Foreign aid declines by 45.0% during July-December 2010 over the same period of 2009. Here is the news!
So it's a good or bad sign?
Good sign: (1) Dependency on foreign funds for development spending reduced, reduction in further level of policy prescription from outside.
Bad sign: (1) Increased pressure on budget financing, may guide the government to cut down a few foreign-aided projects; (2) government borrowing from banking sector will increase, so crowding out of private investment as well as inflationary pressures; (3) foreign exchange reserves declines, so pressure on exchange rate depreciation at the time when remittances growth is declining and import payments is increasing.