Does America Fumble International Development?
An infographic from the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition compares U.S. development and aid spending to the annual Super Bowl splurge on ads, food, and security.
Published: Feb 2, 2013
Olga Khazan posts the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition's infographic, which is meant to "build awareness among Americans about the important role global development plays in our security, economy, and values,” said Richard Parker, USGLC's communications director. "Granted," writes Khazan, "it’s up for dispute whether more spending on development and diplomacy would be a 'touchdown for America.' And we can’t exactly ship 100 million pounds of chicken wings to Africa. Still, it’s an interesting look at how our international programs compare to one of our national pastimes."
Among the compelling statistics:
Source: The Washington Post, Feb 2, 2013
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