What Foreign Aid Is There are two words that many politicians like to shy away from, and those two words are, "foreign aid. " Taking a firm stand on either side of this topic is usually side stepped by decision makers. Their opinions are usually based on a case by case analysis. This extremely controversial topic involves whether or not to support the policy of foreign aid to needy or sometimes not so needy countries. What benefits does foreign aid have for the countries that receive it, and does it have any benefits for the countries who give?
...obally, it is done in a extremely strategic manner, which not only assists in promoting better living standards and policies, which make recipient nations more accountable and transparent, but it dramatically increases national security by ensuring that countries adopt policies, which are beneficial to the U.S. but it also creates allies and in instances strengthens allies in turbulent regions. Foreign aid continues to be one of the most important elements of U.S. foreign policy just as it was as far back as the conclusion of the Second World War and as current as our concentrated efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan. So the next time someone dismisses foreign aid as being something unnecessary and irrelevant to our benefit and foreign policy, consider that without it the U.S. wouldn’t have many allies and could possibly not be anywhere near the superpower it is today.
Foreign aid is financial help given by a country to another for purposes of economic stabilization, poverty and living standard. This essay will elaborate an issue that it is necessary to spend money on foreign aid. There are three premises supporting the main conclusion, the first reason is that aid saves lives, while the premises that aid improves education and aid reduces poverty rate both can be objected and rebuttal are also given. Furthermore, there are also two objection given which can be rebutted.
This article describes the flaws and weaknesses of the traditional aid model as implemented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and proposes that all US foreign aid policy be implemented following the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) approach. In this critique, I will analyze the method used by the Heritage Foundation to analyze US foreign aid policy and determine whether or not it followed the policy analysis process as described by the literature.
The Cons of U.S. Foreign Aid As time progresses humankind seeks to better itself. We strive to make life easier, faster, and more efficient. Currently we have telescopes that can see objects light years away, satellites that can track you around the planet, cars that adjust the seat and steering wheel to separate drivers, and computers that fit in your hand and perform a million calculations a second. But not everyone in this world has this technology. In parts of the world there are people who are still advancing, they are hundreds of years behind the technological leaders of this world.
Foreign aid is a type of funding that helps support many countries in great need. Other names for this term are foreign assistance, financial aid, and overseas aid. There are many ways a country can receive aid. One way would be a country giving money to the recipient country. This is the most known form of aid, but the other forms of aid can include tents, food, and weapons.
International aid and development are not that different in definition. Both types of international support have the purpose to give relief, but international humanitarian aid is usually not meant for long term solutions, or when it is, it often fails. International development on the other hand, is designed to not only assist in direct projects but also to look for self-help solutions and to apply strategies to have a country or region to become self-sufficient, so it will not have to rely on international assistance, credits or influence, but could rather become an equal partner in international commerce and economics, so the local or national population would be able to enjoy the same benefits as a developed country with regards to a high quality, social, just and equal life. International development could be in form of one single or many projects in a specific region; it usually involves taking into account the local culture, geographical and political factors as well as the economy. Priority...
In conclusion, if only there was a way to prevent the misuse of funds by finding ways to control the use of money, increase support at the United Nations for US policies, and distribute aid according to need, then the increase of foreign aid would be acceptable. However, until that point, any increase in foreign aid is nothing more than a waste of money into the hands of the corrupt and a method to destroy the countries in which money is flowing into.
Development can be of two types, one is short term development and other is long term development. Humanitarian aid and disaster relief are short term solution to the existing problems. International development is a long term development which is