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Understanding the Last Fifty Years of Global Development

Is the world better off than it was fifty years ago, and what drives these changes?

1.2 percent

of the U.S. federal budget is made up of foreign aid

Source: Council on Foreign Relations

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A Brief History of U.S. Foreign Aid

Where and why the United States gives foreign aid has changed over time.

70 percent

of the global population will live in cities by 2050.

Source: World Resources Institute.

How Development Affects You

Development can be aided by countries, individuals, and international organizations alike.

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