Ever Wonder Where Your Tax Dollars Are Going – Foreign Assistance by Recipient Country / Region

Ever Wonder Where Your Tax Dollars Are Going – Foreign Assistance by Recipient Country / Region

Ever wonder where your tax dollars are going, or who receives what in economic aid?

This map is a graphical representation of ForeignAssistance.gov’s available data on foreign assistance appropriations by fiscal year. The darker a country’s shading appears on the map, the more funding that U.S. Government country office received in that fiscal year.

Foreignassistance.gov stated that the data reflected in this map does not fully represent the total amount of foreign assistance available in a given fiscal year. At the time of request (the President’s Budget submission to both Houses of Congress that provides a comprehensive outline of all programs the President propose execute in the following fiscal year, and how much money is requested for each) and appropriation (a law that permits agencies to expend public funds), some funds are not requested at the country level.

These funds are initially allocated to regional or functional offices for subsequent allocation to overseas offices or worldwide programs, and are not included in the heat map. In addition to funds from specific country offices, countries may receive funds from Regional or Functional offices, which are currently captured on regional and functional office pages.

Although not visualized on the heat map, the obligated and spent amounts for recipient countries and regions do represent in total the full amount of foreign assistance in a given fiscal year as these totals include the funding originally allocated to regional or functional offices.

The biggest single country recipient of all types of foreign aid – both military and economic— in 2012 was Afghanistan, accounting for over a quarter of all foreign aid.

Together, the top five country recipients in 2012 accounted for 57 percent of all foreign aid.

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In fiscal 2013, the U.S. government funding for humanitarian assistance and international development will total around $23 billion. In addition, the U.S. spent around $14 billion in fiscal 2013 for foreign military assistance – that’s money spent on training foreign armies and providing them with weapons.

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Full Map of Foreign Assistance by Recipient Country / RegionUsers can switch between fiscal years by using the drop-down box in the top right corner of the page. Users can choose a country by clicking the map or by selecting the name of the country from the drop down box above.

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