Foreign Aid

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The Curse of Aid

Authors: Simeon Djankov, Jose G. Montalvo, and Marta Reynal-Querol

Using panel data for 108 recipient countries in the period 1960 to 1999, this paper argues that foreign aid has a negative impact on institutions.

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Op-Ed

Why McCain Endures

Author: Michael J. Gerson
Washington Post

“Mccain’s foreign policy idealism has been reaffirmed not because it is wildly popular but because it is unavoidable,” argues Michael J. Gerson.

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Amy Frumin on Foreign Aid

Amy Frumin, a CFR international affairs fellow and former USAID representative in Afghanistan, says Washington's current approach to delivering foreign assistance needs to “reorganized.”

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Reforming U.S. Foreign Aid

Speakers: Mary K. Bush, James A. Harmon, and Leo J. Hindery
Presider: Nicholas D. Kristof

Watch experts discuss U.S. foreign aid reform and the upcoming report of the HELP Commission, established by Congress to determine ways to make U.S. foreign aid more effective.

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Reforming U.S. Foreign Aid (Audio)

Speakers: Mary K. Bush, James A. Harmon, and Leo J. Hindery
Presider: Nicholas D. Kristof

Listen to experts discuss U.S. foreign aid reform and the upcoming report of the HELP Commission, established by Congress to determine ways to make U.S. foreign aid more effective.

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Reforming U.S. Foreign Aid [Rush Transcript; Federal News Service]

Speakers: Mary K. Bush, Leo J. Hindery, and James A. Harmon

The panels from the HELP Commission discuss how to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of U.S. foreign aid. The HELP Commission was established by the U.S. Congress to determine how to achieve these goals, and our panel will review its current work as well as additional measures that can be taken to improve U.S. foreign assistance programs.  

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