Aid to Africa: So Much to Do, So Little Done, by Carol Lancaster Future Positive: International Co-operation in the 21st Century, by Michael Edwards
For 50 years, foreign aid programs have been a standard feature of Western dealings with non-Western places, guided by seldom-questioned notions of assisting “modernization” and “development.” In the case of the U.S., foreign aid was long tied to the nation’s military and geopolitical strategies as defined by the cold war.
David Sogge is a fellow of the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam. He edited Compassion and Calculation: The Business of Private Foreign Aid (1996) and wrote Give and Take: What's the Matter with Foreign Aid? (2002).