Government earmarks extra cash for development aid
The government has agreed to earmark 100 million crowns for the development aid budget in 2017. The increase brings the overall budget for development aid to around 1.0 billion crowns. The foreign ministry is originally reported to have asked for an increase of 200 million crowns. Most Czech development aid is spent on specific projects in chosen countries with smaller slices of spending earmarked for emergency help and transformation aid.