Address the following based on the
Instructor Insights, lecture, and Webtext materials:
- Foreign aid can
comprise many different things. It can come in the form of food aid, hardware
and machinery, infrastructure projects in the country, financial support, or
even military equipment. This applies to not only government provided foreign
aid, but privately funded aid as well.
- As we have learned
this week and in past weeks, much of the foreign aid given to the developing
world is rarely used for its intended purposes. In fact, it is quite often used
to support the ruling elites of the country who constitute a large portion of
the problem in that country.
the foreign aid, even purely humanitarian aid, causes the situation to get worse
because it merely subsidizes the underlying problem. When we get a cold, we
treat the runny nose and sore throat, but those are symptoms of the problem and not the
underlying problem itself.
Consider the following when crafting
What are some cultural issues that may hinder or advance the effectiveness of
foreign aid in a country?
Are there circumstances where a country should simply be left alone regardless
of the problem?
What may be some reasons why countries should restrict their foreign aid to the
poor in their own countries?
What may be some circumstances where a country should provide foreign aid to