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Foreign Aid For Sustainable Development

After 45 years America's foreign bilateral assistance program lies dead in the water. Its principal flagship, the United States Agency for International Development, has become a dispirited bureaucracy lacking leadership, resources and rationale. Rather than burden USAID with yet more policy reversals and program redirections--as happened after each pivotal change in electoral politics during the last thirty years--the best approach the Clinton administration can take is to scuttle America's bilateral aid program and begin anew with a concise, clearly defined initiative to promote environmentally sound forms of economic growth.

The American public's present disenchantment with foreign

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