Foreign aid 101: A quick and easy guide to understanding US foreign aid
Oxfam sets out to dispel the common myths around foreign aid and answer some of the most fundamental questions as to why the US gives foreign aid and how to make it more effective.
Published: May 20, 2011
Why does the US give foreign aid? How much does foreign aid cost? What is the US doing to make foreign aid more effective? And why does Oxfam care about foreign aid?
In its revised edition of "Foreign Aid 101," Oxfam sets out to answer these fundamental questions through a quick and easy guide to understanding foreign aid. The report dispels common myths about aid, explains the terminology, and through examples illustrates how the US is making foreign aid more effective while also making recommendations on how the US can ensure that its foreign aid leads to broad-based growth.