In light of the U.N. Summit on the Millennium Development Goals, Nonresident Senior Fellow Raj Desai gives reasons why many countries have been slow to make progress toward the 2015 targets. He states that the recent food and global economic crises have had an impact; and given these events, he does not see donor countries increasing their commitments within the next five years.
The U.S. gives 40 percent of the [World Food Program's] budget. So if you cut 40 percent by 40 percent, that would come to 12 million people a year not getting access to food support.