Testimony prepared for Hearings of the Subcommittee on Foreign Operations, Export and Related Programs

by Jennifer Davis, The Africa Fund
New York, New York
March 30, 1995
Publisher: The Africa Fund
9 pages
Type: Testimony
Coverage in Africa: South Africa, Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
In her testimony, Jennifer Davis says that The Africa Fund is concerned about the framework within which a review of foreign aid is being conducted and is disturbed by the proliferation of arguments against sustaining current programs of assistance for Africa. The Africa Fund challenges the view of Senator Mitch McConnell that "national security interests have little relevance to the current debate over Africa." The Africa Fund supports earmarking funds for Africa through the Development Fund for Africa. The testimony includes a statement by the Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, the Reverend Desmond M. Tutu, and a resolution passed by the United States Conference of Mayors International Affairs Committee. • The National Interest - Why AID to Africa Is Important • Mutual Economic growth • Emergencies are Expensive • Crisis Prevention - Seizing New Opportunities • Ties That Bind • Continuing Assistance - Supporting the Development Fund for Africa • Goals That Should Drive U.S. Assistance to Africa • One Case History - Assistance for South Africa • The South African Program - Accomplishments and Questions • Weaknesses of the U.S. - S.A. Program • Targeting the Poor • Congressional Mandates • The Development Fund for Africa • Support for South Africa
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to The Africa Fund).
Collection: George M. Houser (Africa collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections