Foreign Aid From The United States

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When I chose Brazil as the subject country for examining its foreign aid received, I ran into a bit of a dilemma. Brazil has evolved from being a foreign aid recipient and less developed nation of the past, to become a major foreign aid provider in recent years. This fact places this emerging country in a unique and interesting position as both a donor and recipient as of 2010 records reveal and Brazil’s donor status is on the increase since this new “middle-of-the-road” development status for this intriguing country emerged.
Brazil’s modern history includes 300 plus years of colonization by Portugal form 1500 to 1800, to the establishment of its independent status in 1822. (2) Today, Brazil in its association with BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) bloc partnership, Brazil now distributes close to 4 billion dollars in annual global aid to less developed nations around the world, especially in sub Saharan Africa. (4)
As a recipient of foreign aid, Brazil in 2012 received $2.4 million (US) in international humanitarian aid. Also, during the period of 2003 to 2012, Brazil received $ 4.5 billion (US) in official development assistance (ODA). (1) As a donor nation, Brazil contributed $1.3million (US) in humanitarian assistance in 2013 and $54 million in that same category of international aid (US) in 2012. (1) Due to global austerity, international foreign aid is on a constant decline around the globe. Some estimates place Brazil’s 2015 projected, combined giving,…
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