In an interview with Slate magazine, Zambian-born, Oxford-educated international economist, Dambisa Moyo contends that the international aid model is broken and that aid programs actually leave recipients worse off.
The points that she raises could begin an interesting discussion of how U.S. communities get the support for maintaining healthy environments for all their residents. The points that she makes of the role that aid plays in allowing African leaders abdicate their responsibilities is also thought provoking.
Federal Programs Related to - International Economic Assistance
Programs that provide technical assistance and training, loans and loan guarantees and other forms of support to stimulate the economy, expand employment opportunities, encourage the establishment and growth of commerce and industry and otherwise enhance the economic development of countries outside the United States.
Federal Programs Related to - International Relief
Programs that provide immediate emergency services to countries affected by conflict, natural disaster, or poverty. Humanitarian Aid; International Disaster Assistance; International Earthquake Relief; International Flood Relief
Federal Programs Related to - Rural Economic Development
Programs that provide technical assistance, venture capital, loans, loan guarantees or other forms of management support to encourage the establishment and growth of business and industry in rural areas. Rural Industries
In partnership with the Unreasonable Group, the Nike Foundation is set to launch the Girl Effect Accelerator this November to help social entrepreneurs whose business startups focus on helping economically disadvantaged adolescent girls.