ERIC Number: ED328508
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
U.S. Foreign Aid Policy--A Critique. Headline Series No. 293.
U.S. foreign aid efforts aimed at less-developed countries in the post-World War II world, such as humanitarian aid and development assistance, have not been very successful in improving international investment opportunities or contributing to self-sustaining economic growth in the poorer countries. Recent developments in Eastern Europe have led to persistent requests for aid from the United States to help with democratic reforms. Such requests are leading to increased competition for aid between Eastern Europe and long-time U.S. aid recipients, and thus are putting more pressure on existing programs. A real commitment to improving the effectiveness of U.S. developmental assistance requires fundamental changes in both laws and organizational structures. Several specific recommendations for changes in foreign aid programs are made based on the purposes and problems they face. Three separate and distinct purposes of the programs are identified: humanitarian aid, development aid, and security aid. The document includes a glossary, illustrations, questions for students and discussion groups, and an annotated reading list. (DB)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Developmental Programs, Economic Development, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy, Higher Education, International Programs, Secondary Education, World Affairs
Foreign Policy Association, 729 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10010 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Foreign Policy Association, New York, NY.
Identifiers: Foreign Aid