As the Zambian economist Dambisa Moyo argues, the concept of foreign aid is ﬂawed -- not just because corrupt dictators divert aid for nefarious or selﬁsh purposes but also because even in reasonably democratic countries, aid creates perverse incentives and unintended consequences.
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Listen to Representative Nita Lowey, chair, subcommittee on state, foreign operations, and related programs, House committee on appropriations (D-NY), discuss her views on the U.S. national security apparatus and the balance between civilian and military resources.
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U.S. policymakers can no longer afford to ignore Southeast Asia. The United States should use trade, aid, and education to alleviate poverty and prevent terrorism in the region.
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The private sector is recognized as the engine of economic growth, and growth is recognized as a key condition for poverty alleviation. But effectively promoting private investment in the developing world has proven to be a major challenge for those in the field. R. Glenn Hubbard and Lars H. Thunell discuss the relationship between foreign aid and local business in the developing world.
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Watch experts break down the relationship between foreign aid and local business in the developing world.
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Listen to experts break down the relationship between foreign aid and local business in the developing world.
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Amid the latest spate of attacks in Pakistan, furor over a U.S. aid package shows continuing distrust between Washington and Islamabad. CFR's Daniel Markey and Lisa Curtis of the Heritage Foundation say Pakistan poses a difficult challenge.
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Watch Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Pakistan's minister of foreign affairs, examine U.S.-Pakistan relations and critical political, economic, and security issues in the region.
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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's seven-nation trip to Africa will highlight U.S. security concerns from Somalia to Nigeria and expand on efforts to engage leading African states on governance and trade issues.
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Frederick Kaufman explores the problem of world hunger.
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Washington is focusing new military aid to Pakistan on strengthening counterinsurgency capabilities. But distrust between the two countries and Islamabad's continued focus on an Indian threat pose challenges, say experts.
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Steven A. Cook says, "Spending money on democracy promotion in Egypt only made matters worse."
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This PDF presentation, prepared by the Congressional Research Service, details direct U.S. aid and military reimbursement to Pakistan from fiscal years 2002-2010.
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Pakistani journalist Ahmed Rashid argues that the speed and condition by which the United States provides emergency aid to Pakistan will affect how successful the Pakistanis are in combatting the Taliban encroachment.
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Tom Woods and Roger Bate recommend ways to boost Zimbabwe's rapidly deteriorating state without strengthening President Robert Mugabe.
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Francis Fukuyama, the director of the Johns Hopkins International Development Program, reviews two books on the faulty management of foreign aid to Africa.
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Watch experts breakdown the issues of private philanthropic organizations and the impact of philanthropy on U.S. foreign policy.
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Listen to experts breakdown the issues of private philanthropic organizations and the impact of philanthropy on U.S. foreign policy.
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Listen to Dambisa Moyo, author of the new book Dead Aid: Why Aid is Not Working and How There is a Better Way for Africa, share her thoughts on the current system of international development aid.
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