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U.S. Tries to Reassure Pakistan on Aid (Agence France Presse)

October 14, 2009

Agence France Presse quotes CGD visiting fellow Oeindrila Dube on U.S. aid to Pakistan.

From the article:

"Oeindrila Dube, an expert on foreign aid at the Center for Global Development, said the package had a "disjuncture" by focusing on non-military support but seeking progress on military goals.

The bill also lacks clear benchmarks for how to quantify progress, she said.

"But I think, ultimately, it is a rather large chunk of change and the incentive of the Pakistani government will certainly be to accept the aid package," she said.

"From the US side, there is not much scope left for reforming the language of the bill.""

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