An international survey finds Ghanaians have more confidence in outside agencies and companies operating within the country, than their own government. Ghana Pulse reports.
Is there a coherent foreign policy strategy behind the huge sums of money the Trudeau administration has been quick to pledge in foreign aid spending since taking office or is the government’s foreign aid focus more a reactionary stance to what the Conservatives did or did not do?
Haitians know how to fish but they need access to a boat buoyed by property rights, rule of law and greater access to world markets. Nevertheless, some bright spots have emerged in a move away from the “over-aid” model: mangoes and the reopening of a wheat flour mill destroyed by the 2010 earthquake.
New research provides more evidence that foreign aid undermines good governance.
A UN audit of billions in aid money earmarked for starving Somalis remains largely unaccounted for due to violence and corruption in a country caught between Islamists and a kleptocractic government.
(May 27, 2014) Aid agencies are coming to realize that foreign aid itself may undermine democracy.
(February 6, 2014) Somaliland – the, unrecognized, self-declared state north of war-torn Somalia – attributes a lack of foreign aid to its success.
(January 7, 2014) British foreign aid money is being used to prop up some of the most corrupt countries in the world.
(December 9, 2013) Travel writer and novelist Paul Theroux believes that decades of foreign aid to Africa has hampered the continent’s development.
(November 5, 2013) A Zimbabwe-based newspaper says greater accountability and transparency will help the country’s struggling economy, not foreign aid.
(October 18, 2013) A European Union auditor says billions of dollars in foreign aid to the Palestinian government has been squandered or lost to corruption.
(May 27, 2011) Bill Gates’ version of foreign aid should look to Microsoft’s original recipe for success to empower Africa.
The merry-go round of aid: Foreign aid goes in and comes out in developing countries flush with cash
(Dececember 30, 2010) Brady Yauch writes that a recent World Bank program in India has reignited the debate on when “developing” countries should stand on their own two feet.
(December. 23, 2010) Canada’s foreign aid agency once again finds itself in the middle of a corruption scandal involving its funds.
(November 19, 2010) A speech given at the University of Waterloo by Probe International’s Executive Director, Patricia Adams, on the failure of foreign aid in Haiti.