ABSTRACT

U.S. Foreign Assistance to the Middle East: Historical Background, Recent Trends, and the FY2016 Request   [open pdf - 891KB]

From the Introduction: "This report is an overview of U.S. foreign assistance to the Middle East. It includes a brief historical review of foreign aid levels, a description of specific country programs, and analysis of current foreign aid issues. Congress authorizes and appropriates foreign assistance and conducts oversight of executive agencies' management of aid programs. As the largest regional recipient of U.S. economic and security assistance, the Middle East is perennially a major focus of interest as Congress exercises these powers. The foreign aid data in this report is based on a combination of resources, including the United States Agency for International Development's 'U.S. Overseas Loans and Grants Database' (also known as the 'Greenbook'), appropriations data collected by the Congressional Research Service from the Department of State and USAID [U.S. Agency for International Development], data extrapolated from executive branch agencies' notifications to Congress, and information published annually in the State Department and USAID Congressional Budget Justifications."

Report Number:
CRS Report for Congress, R44233
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2015-10-19
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Public Domain
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