NGO Round Up on President’s 2010 Budget Proposal
Two news updates from the Chronicles of Philanthropy sum up much of the reaction to President Obama’s 2010 budget from U.S. international development and advocacy NGOs. The headline from the first, which ran yesterday, reads “Global Health Groups Upset by President’s Budget Proposal.” Today, the second ran. It reads “International Antipoverty Groups Pleased with Budget.” Both articles include comments from ONE partner organizations and people ONE works with regularly.
The reactions in many ways mirror ONE’s analysis of the President’s budget proposal; welcoming and applauding the President’s comprehensive approach to alleviating global poverty and some big increases for agriculture and combating malaria. At the same time, ONE has serious concerns about the flatlining of funding for the Global Fund and small increase for PEPFAR.
Following is a round up of the reactions so far to the 2010 budget proposal from ONE Partners and other organizations we work with regularly. Many organizations are still looking at the numbers before they comment. We’ll update the round up when more come out.
InterAction: PRESIDENT OBAMA FULFILLS PROMISE TO BEGIN REBUILDING HUMANITARIAN AND DEVELOPMENT CAPABILITIES WITH DETAILED 2010 BUDGET REQUEST
Bread for the World: FY 2010 Budget Underscores Obama’s Commitment to Address Hunger and Poverty
Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: President Obama Releases FY2010 Budget: Requests $900 Million for the Global Fund
Physicians for Human Rights: PHR Extremely Disappointed in Administration’s Inaction on Syringe Exchange Funding. Urges Stronger Commitment to Global Health Funding, Including Global AIDS Efforts
Global AIDS Alliance: President Obama’s FY10 Budget Breaks His Campaign Promises on Global Issues
Malaria No More Policy Center: Getting the Funding… One Way or Another.