61. Information Memorandum From the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger) to President Nixon 1

SUBJECT

  • Foreign Assistance Figures

Below are the figures on foreign assistance which you requested.2 They are reflected in two categories—(1) bilateral U.S. aid, both non-military and MAP, and (2) aid provided through multilateral organizations. The breakdowns include approved obligations for FY 1971 and requests for FY 1972 as separate entries.

(In billions)
Bilateral U.S. Aid Non-Military MAP Total
End W.W. II through FY 1970 $96.3 $40.2 $136.5
FY 1971 3.9 1.8 5.7
FY 1972 request 5.7 1.3 7.0
Totals $105.9 $43.3 $149.2
U.S. Aid through Multilateral Organizations
End W.W. II through FY 1970 $3.654
FY 1971 .455
FY 1972 request 1.353
Total $5.462
TOTAL U.S. AID Non-Military MAP Total
End W. W. II through FY 1970 $99.954 $40.2 $140.154
FY 1971 4.355 1.8 6.155
FY 1972 request 7.053 1.3 8.353
GRAND TOTALS $111.362 $43.3 $154.662
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At Tab A is a breakout of the specific components of the bilateral U.S. aid.

At Tab B is a breakout of the specific components of the multilateral aid.

Tab A

I. Bilateral U.S. Aid

(In billions)
Formal bilateral aid extended by AID and its predecessor ag encies: $52.0
End W.W. II through FY 1970 $48.2
FY 1971 1.6
FY 1972 request 2.2
Food for Peace 20.9
End W.W. II through FY 1970 18.6
FY 1971 1.2
FY 1972 request 1.1
Eximbank loans 15.8
End W.W. II through FY 1970 12.3
FY 1971 1.1
FY 1972 request 2.4
Post-War Relief 17.2
TOTAL $105.9
MAP 43.3
End W. W. II through FY 1970 40.2
FY 1971 1.8
FY 1972 request 1.3
GRAND TOTAL $149.2

Tab B

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II. U.S. Aid Extended through Multilateral Organizations

Includes contributions to the UN, International Development Association, IBRD, Asian Development Bank, International Financial Corporation & Inter-American Development Bank. A breakdown by agency is available only through FY 1970 except as footnoted.

From W.W. II through FY 1970 $3.654
IDA .952
IBRD .635
ADB .80
IFC .35
IDB 1.950
UN .0017
FY 1971 .455*
FY 1972 request 1.353 **
TOTAL $ 5.462
  1. Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Subject Files, Box 323, Foreign Aid, Volume I 7/70-1971. No classification marking. A stamped notation on the memorandum reads: “The President has seen.”
  2. The request has not been further identified. A similar request was made on February 19, 1972, on the President’s behalf, in a telephone call from Haldeman to Haig, requesting that the data be disaggregated to reflect the totals for Europe and developing nations. Haig replied in White House telegram 20335 (Tohak 52) to Kissinger in Guam, February 20. (Ibid., Volume II 1972) On February 21 the President traveled from Guam to Beijing.
  3. Includes $275 million for IDB
  4. Includes $173 million for UN assistance