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Foreign aid provided by bilateral aid agencies is also quite problematic.
The KOICA Scholarship Program provides opportunities for people from developing countries to undertake full-time postgraduate study related to development at participating Korean Universities, in line with Korea's bilateral aid program.
Covering the historical as well as contemporary international aid regime during both the Cold War and post-Cold War periods, the paper explores that bilateral aid donors have continued to pursue their geo-strategic, security, political, trade and economic interests while providing aid to developing countries across the globe.
These E30 million come in addition to an amount of E184 million in non-reimbursable bilateral aid granted to Kyrgyzstan for the period 2014-2020.
The West should do more to support Ukraine's economy, with substantial debt relief and more bilateral aid
And on the Gulf aid to these countries: previous years when the price of oil has fallen what we observe is that the bilateral aid goes down but the multi-lateral aid the aid from the Arab Fund or the aid from the Kuwait Fund or from the Arab Development Bank has stayed up or even gone up a little bit in order to compensate for the decline in the bilateral aid.
When Sri Lanka was a low-income country and eligible for foreign aid (until 2010), Japan was by some distance the largest source of bilateral aid.
US Secretary of State John Kerry said there was no justification for the coup, and warned that Washington could seriously consider suspending the USD 10 million in bilateral aid because of this unacceptable development.
And it used its latest report to issue an explicit caution over Pakistan, which is set to benefit from APS446 million of assistance in 2014/15 - making it the largest recipient of UK bilateral aid in the world.
It looks as though an IMF programme will form the core of the package, to be supplemented by US - and possibly EU - bilateral aid.
Thus, it is surprising to see an increased emphasis on bilateral aid channels at the same time that donors are increasingly emphasizing global environmental issues.
Regional security programs complement bilateral aid, providing further assistance for law enforcement, citizen safety, and rule-of-law programs.

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