you're reading...
Education, News

Foreign Aid Around the World

Foreign Aid
Source: FinanceDegreeCenter.com

Since WWII the United States has led the developed world disbursements of foreign aid almost every year.

●    In 2012, the United States send $37,680,000,000 dollars overseas for foreign aid

A few reasons:

■    National Security
●    Counter-Terrorism focus since 2001
■    Commercial Interests
●    Think of it as an investment
■    Humanitarian Concerns
●    Less suffering makes a better world

What are the objectives?

Peace and Security
●    $10,594,000,000 of the budget
○    Specific areas include
■    Counter-Terrorism
■    Stabilization/Security Sector Reform
■    Counter-narcotics

Investing in People
●    $10,559,000,000 of  the budget
○    Specific areas include
■    Health
■    Education
■    Social Services/Protection of Vulnerable

Governing Justly & Democratically
●    $2,596,000,000
○    Rule of Law & Human Rights
○    Civil Society
○    Good Governance

Promoting Economic Growth
●    $4,405,000,000
○    Agriculture
○    Environment
○    Infrastructure

Humanitarian Assistance
●    $4,091,000,000
○    Protection, Assistance & Solutions
○    Disaster Readiness
○    Migration Management

Who were the top 5 recipients of foreign aid in 2012?

○    Definitions:
■    Per Capita: How much aid the country is receiving per person
■    Gross Domestic Product (GDP): the monetary value of all the finished goods and services produced within a country’s border, generally per year
■    Gross National Income Per Capita (GNI):  the dollar value of a country’s final income in a year, divided by its population
●    A good measurement of standard of living

Top 5 Recipients in 2012

■    Israel
●    $3.075 billion
●    Per Capita: $388
●    GDP: $258.2 billion
●    GNI Per Capita: $28,380

■    Afghanistan
●    $2.327 billion
●    Per Capita: $78
●    GDP: $18.03 billion
●    GNI Per Capita: $570

■    Pakistan
●    $2.102 billion
●    Per Capita: $12
●    GDP: $231.2 billion
●    GNI Per Capita: $1,260

■    Iraq
●    $1.683 billion
●    Per Capita: $52
●    GDP: $210.3 billion
●    GNI Per Capita: $5,870

■    Egypt
●    $1.557 billion
●    Per Capita: $19
●    GDP: $257.3 billion
●    GNI Per Capita: $3,000

Can we afford to be so generous?

●    $37 billion dollars is…
○    1% of Total US Budget
■    20% – Social Security
■    19% – Defense
■    15% – income security
■    13% – medicare
■    10% – health
■    6% – net interest
■    6% – other
■    4% – education & training
■    3% – veterans
■    3% – transportation
■    1% – foreign aid



Taken from www.financedegreecenter.com/foreign-aid.


About WilsonNCTeaParty

The Wilson NC Tea Party is a grassroots, non-partisan movement for liberty and freedom that crosses racial, denominational, and political party lines. We are Independents, Libertarians, Democrats, and Republicans. We are black, white, red, brown, and yellow. We are Catholics and Protestants, young and old, male and female and we are unified around the Judeo-Christian principles and values of our founding. We are bringing “our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor” to the table to be a grassroots voice within Wilson County that stands for constitutionally limited government, free markets, and fiscal responsibility. We put principle before party and vote for those who are most aligned with our values, regardless of their political party affiliations. We put integrity and character before flowery words and polished personas. We put common sense before utopian ideals and progressive paradigms. To learn more about us and to find out how you can get involved, go to https://wilsonncteaparty.wordpress.com/about.


No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.


The Wilson NC Tea Party (WNCTP) does not endorse candidates on the federal, state, or local levels. We are simply pointing our fellow citizens to the principles and values of our founding so that they will be able to vote, in the primary and general elections, for those candidates who are most aligned with those principles and values. With that said all candidate-related posts are for education purposes only.

Also, the views and opinions shared as comments on the WNCTP Blog, by its various members, do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of the WNCTP leadership and volunteer base. Since the WNCTP is “Of The People, For The People, By The People” and believes in the First Amendment, we cannot and will not deny any member their right to “free speech” regarding their political and/or policy positions, but our tolerance of their views does not necessarily reflect consent.

%d bloggers like this: