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Is foreign aid meant for development?

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    bismark boateng oposted 8 years ago

    Is foreign aid meant for development?

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    bismark boateng oposted 8 years ago

    I think it is meant for that but due to the bad policies of the receiving governments that hinders their development.

  3. mthurston profile image78
    mthurstonposted 8 years ago

    like bismark says, foreign aid can have all the best intentions, but if you are sending it to the wrong places or it is not getting to those who need it, then aid becomes more a political tool for receiving support at home. 

    In an ideal case, foreign aid would attempt to put a nation (or region, or whatever) in a position in which they can 'develop' for themselves.

    In truth, for many cases, foreign aid is the equivolent of helping someone get by paycheck-to-paycheck. All while our environmental and regulatory regimes discriminate the person enough to keep them from achieving too much success too quickly. If that makes sense...

    Foreign aid is a product and luxury of developed nations, it makes a good soundbite. Its ironic that the same places that foreign aid goes to, are the same places that we refuse to fully open our economic borders to because of things like their use of coal and weak energy policies.

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    thesecondadventposted 8 years ago

    My Dear Sweet Friends,

    All monetary aid unto other nations is a waste of time.  All nations wouldest be better served if we kept our foreign aid, closed our borders, and made all things free unto all herein.  Then shall other nations receive developmental assistance from us with full success.