Friday, February 4, 2011

In one easy chart: The problem of US Aid to Egypt, and I suspect other authoritarian governments "friendly" to the US.

Public Sector Aid means money that flows through the recipient government, in this case Egypt, for projects administered by the Egyptian governmnent to help people in a variety of ways. If the government is as corrupt as the people believe, then I would suspect the ACTUAL amount of US aid money that reaches the intended recipients is probably about the same that goes to Private Aid groups (i.e. NGO's). I will leave it to your imagination to figure out where the rest goes...(Note: I don't know where the other 1% is--I suspect it is a rounding error)...

Source: Aid Watchers
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