DEVELOPMENT FUNDING FOR AFRICA IN JEOPARDY

URGENT ACTION
by Washington Office on Africa
Washington, DC, United States
June 1996
2 pages
Type: Mailing
Coverage in Africa: Southern Africa, Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Mailing on the Development Fund for Africa (DFA), the African Development Foundation (ADF), and the International Development Association (IDA) of the World Bank. The mailing says the Clinton administration's FY 1997 foreign assistance request, submitted in early March, calls for an increase in African assistance and an "earmark" (or separate allocation) for the DFA. The mailing says at the end of May, the House Appropriations Committee met to consider the FY 1997 Appropriations Bill; the version of the bill which received the committee's endorsement does not include a separate funding allocation for the Development Fund for Africa (DFA), nor does it specify an exact figure for the total amount of Africa-related assistance; the committee also voted to slash funds for IDA from the $934 million requested to a mere $525 million. The mailing says the next opportunity to restore the separate allocation for the DFA and to increase the US commitment to IDA will be when the Appropriations Bill is considered in the Senate; faxes, e-mail correspondence, and calls to the Members of the Senate Foreign Operations Subcommittee are needed immediately; urge the Congress to protect development and humanitarian assistance to Africa by supporting the administration's budget request. The mailing discusses USAID, the UN Development Program (UNDP) and concessional development loans.
Used by permission of the Washington Office on Africa.
Collection: Aubrey McCutcheon Southern Africa Papers, Michigan State University Libraries, Special Collections