Aid Dependency in the Developing World Essay

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Aid Dependency in the Developing World.
Objective of Paper
War, famine, disaster, civil conflict, religious conflict, and the endless list of unfortunate circumstances that plague the developing world. So the more fortunate nations send something called “aid”. For hundreds of years aid is something that has been distributed in an attempt to alleviate the hardships that befall the undeveloped, but something has arisen in recent years. What if these developing nations are not using this aid to the best of their ability? What if this is a waste of time and resources? Today a concern among developed nations is the sustainability of foreign aid being distributed to developing nations. This is elaborated on by the non government organization
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In addition to reviewing the economic aspect on the aid-revenue relationship, this essay brings in the longstanding political science view particularly in relation to corruption with in the aid recipients nation. Another focus will be on state-building to consider the potential impact of aid dependence on the relationship between state and institutions as well as their relations to the aid distribution process as a whole. We then recognize that dependent states which can raise a substantial proportion of their revenues from the international community, have the ability, and possibly the tendency to be less accountable to their citizens and under less pressure to maintain legitimacy. As a result, substantial increases in aid inflows over a sustained period could have a harmful effect on development in developing nations.
Why does it matter? Pt. 1
The first issue when discussing foreign policy is always definitions. The first term that needs to be defined is “Aid” or humanitarian assistance. The Global Humanitarian Assistance, a NGO that analyzes aid distribution, production, and effectiveness define Humanitarian Assistance as aid and action designed to save lives, alleviate suffering and maintain and protect human dignity during and in the aftermath of emergencies”(GHA 1). This includes but is not limited to…

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