Organizing U. S. foreign aid confronting the challenges of the 21st century by Carol Lancaster

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Published by Brookings Institution Press in Washington, D.C .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • International economic relations,
  • American Economic assistance

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Includes index.

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StatementCarol Lancaster and Ann Van Dusen
ContributionsVan Dusen, Ann, ebrary, Inc
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LC ClassificationsHC60 .L296 2005eb
The Physical Object
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Open LibraryOL27079287M
ISBN 100815797826

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