What Trump's foreign aid fight can teach us

Matt Warner

Matt Warner | President, Atlas Network

Last week Trump backed down from his controversial threat to cut billions in unused foreign aid funding. The news, no doubt, came as a huge relief to the more than 90 aid organizations that had joined together to urge him to reconsider. Sam Worthington, president, and CEO of InterAction, an alliance of more than 180 international NGOs, had even considered suing the White House but worried the move would ignite political divisions and renew calls to defund the “aid industrial complex.”

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Matt Warner is president of the nonprofit Atlas Network and editor of the forthcoming book, Poverty and Freedom: Case Studies on Global Economic Development.