Aid FAQs:


Q: Was aid used for four main purposes: diplomatic [including military/security and political interests abroad]?

A: Yes, and developmental, humanitarian relief and commercial.

Q: Is aid efficacious?

A: Yes, but for the purposes of this article we will ignore that.

Q: Is aid given to the Least Developed Countries who have good governments and strategic plans for the aid?

A: Yes, and it is thought that it is more effective.

Q: Is aid distinguished from humanitarian intervention?

A: Yes, and which involves armed forces protecting civilians from violent oppression or genocide by state-supported actors.

Q: Is aid n't Working?

A: Yes.

Q: Is aid argued to often not reach those who are intended to receive it?

A: Yes.

Q: Is aid often pledged at one point in time?

A: Yes, but disbursements might not arrive until later.

Q: Is aid aid given to support development in general which can be economic development or social development in developing countries?

A: Yes.

Q: Is aid given by governments through individual countries' international aid agencies and through multilateral institutions such as the World Bank?

A: Yes, and by individuals through development charities.

Q: Is aid Not Working and How There is Another Way for Africa?

A: Yes.

Q: Is aid material or logistical assistance given to strengthen the military capabilities of an ally country?

A: Yes.

Q: Was aid flown in rapidly?

A: Yes, and regional belief systems, cultural backgrounds and even language seemed to have been omitted as a source of concern.

Q: Is aid delivered in the form of cash or vouchers?

A: Yes.

Q: Is aid given as either grants?

A: Yes, where no repayment is required, or as concessional loans, where interest rates are lower than market rates.

Q: Is aid a large part of this?

A: Yes, and by making money while finding the next best solution for the country in need of aid.

Q: Is aid seldom given from motives of pure altruism?

A: Yes, for instance it is often given as a means of supporting an ally in international politics.

Q: Is aid distributed by local politicians?

A: Yes, and finances the creation of corrupt government such as that led by Dr Fredrick Chiluba in Zambia bureaucracies, and hollows out the local economy.

Q: Is aid material or logistical assistance provided for humanitarian purposes?

A: Yes, and typically in response to humanitarian crises such as a natural disaster or a man-made disaster.

Q: Is aid not targeting the most extreme poverty?

A: Yes.

Q: Is aid what some have called a 'neo-Newtonian' paradigm for thinking and action?

A: Yes.

Q: Is aid income distributions in the recipient country and corruption?

A: Yes.

Q: Is aid oftentimes influenced by the motives of the giver: a sign of diplomatic approval?

A: Yes, and to reward a government for behaviour desired by the donor, to extend the donor's cultural influence, to enhance infrastructure needed by the donor for the extraction of resources from the recipient country, or to gain other kinds of commercial access.

Q: Is aid estimated to increase the cost of aid by 15–30%?

A: Yes, Oxfam America and American Jewish World Service report that reforming US food aid programs could extend food aid to an additional 17.

Q: Is aid "stovepiped" towards narrow?

A: Yes, and short-term goals relating to particular programs or diseases such as increasing the number of people receiving anti-retroviral treatment, and increasing distribution of bed nets.

Q: Is aid generally called foreign aid?

A: Yes, and aid that originates in institutions of a religious nature is often termed faith-based foreign aid.

Q: Is aid offset by other economic programs such as agricultural subsidies?

A: Yes.

Q: Is aid se, Hodan?

A: Yes, "Foreign Aid and Free Trade and their Effect on Income: A Panel Analysis". The Journal of Developing Areas.

Q: Is aid allocated inefficiently?

A: Yes.

Q: Is aid rapid assistance given to a people in immediate distress by individuals?

A: Yes, and organizations, or governments to relieve suffering, during and after man-made emergencies and natural disasters.

Q: Is aid that countries need to develop economically in order to rise from poverty?

A: Yes.