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  • Anforme Why may Official Aid Programmes prove Disappointing in their Impact?

Anforme Why may Official Aid Programmes prove Disappointing in their Impact?

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Tony Darby, Head of Economics and Business Studies at Rugby School reviews reasons why foreign aid from developed countries has a disappointing record in terms of stimulating economic development in developing countries.

Summary of Key Points:

  • The origins of modern day aid programmes can be dated back to the Marshall Plan after World War Two. This was the successful American funding to assist the reconstruction of Europe.
  • Official aid programmes can be divided into those that have humani- tarian aims (normally short term) and those that have development and reduction of poverty aims (normally long term).
  • The G8 agreement at Gleneagles in 2005 led to a promise of asubstantial increase in the amount of official aid being donated but not all pledges have been honoured.
  • A significant amount of official aid goes to a limited number of countries. This can prove difficult to manage and distribute for the countries who receive large donations.
  • Many donor countries prefer to donate to specific projects and also make their aid conditional. This can create further problems for the recipient countries, and reduce the effectiveness of the aid.

This article is featured in ET Volume 18 Issue 4.

Tony Darby, Head of Economics and Business Studies at Rugby School reviews reasons why foreign aid from developed countries has a disappointing record in terms of stimulating economic development in developing countries.

Summary of Key Points:

  • The origins of modern day aid programmes can be dated back to the Marshall Plan after World War Two. This was the successful American funding to assist the reconstruction of Europe.
  • Official aid programmes can be divided into those that have humani- tarian aims (normally short term) and those that have development and reduction of poverty aims (normally long term).
  • The G8 agreement at Gleneagles in 2005 led to a promise of asubstantial increase in the amount of official aid being donated but not all pledges have been honoured.
  • A significant amount of official aid goes to a limited number of countries. This can prove difficult to manage and distribute for the countries who receive large donations.
  • Many donor countries prefer to donate to specific projects and also make their aid conditional. This can create further problems for the recipient countries, and reduce the effectiveness of the aid.

This article is featured in ET Volume 18 Issue 4.

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