US aid policy to watch in 2018

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WASHINGTON — While 2016 was a big year for United States development legislation, last year was markedly quieter, dominated instead by budget debates and efforts to ensure aid funding. While development dollars will once again top the agenda in Congress, there are several other pieces of key legislation.

Those bills could help shape U.S. policy on everything from multilateral aid, to development finance, food security, and internet access.

It won’t however necessarily be an easy year to get things done as Congress contends with a busy legislative agenda ahead of midterm elections.

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