Foreign Aid Essays


Neocolonialism Trade and Cocoa

respective economies. However, most gained no ground and remained dependent on things like foreign aid to survive. Such hardship brought in a new form of power dynamics, neocolonialism. Neocolonialism is a stark reminder of the power developed nations have over former colonies; West Africa's cocoa industry demonstrates how poorer nations remain poor through the limited export of raw resources that maintain dependence and diminish innovation. Background Neocolonialism is “a situation of infringed national sovereignty and intrusive influence by external elements” (Langan, 2018, p. 1). While countless scholars may feel ‘squeamish’ if someone invokes the term, it rings true for… Continue Reading...

Africa from Colonialism to Neocolonialism

transactions of an economic nature. There is also the foreign aid theory. In this case, neocolonialism is deemed to be a consequence of foreign aid, whereby after the exit of colonial powers, former colonies deemed it fit to enlist foreign aid so as to further advance the development agenda. Soon a veritable link was created between the providers of aid and the countries in need of such aid. Those advancing this point of view, like Lagan (2017), are of the opinion that loans constitute a significant portion of foreign aid. In essence, the said loans bear high interest rates.… Continue Reading...

The Impact Of War on Iran

The Effects of War and Peace on foreign aid on Iran Prior to 9/11 and the invasion of the Middle East by the U.S., the countries in this region, from Afghanistan to Pakistan to Iraq, Egypt and Libya, had used foreign aid and investment to stabilize their governments and build up their economies. In the wake of 9/11 and with the threat of war and revolution, upheavals have occurred, governments have been toppled, and societies have been decimated. As Scott and Carter (2015) point out, “no region in the world has… Continue Reading...

Palestine and the Jewish State

2009. Public diplomacy and journalism. American Behavioral Scientist, 52(5), pp.772-786. Zanotti, J., 2018. U.S. foreign aid to the Palestinians. Congressional Research Service. Retrieved from https://fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/RS22967.pdf Continue Reading...

Lending Institutions Human Capital and Health Care

growth and development (Gostin et al., 2009). Ascertain the degree to which the leadership of your chosen country has used foreign aid to improve its health care system. Support your response with concrete examples. foreign aid can be a significantly sensitive subject, especially in developing nations, owing to the reason that there is no particular formula or tracking the funds provided and ascertain whether it is going where it is purposed to. According to Nagarajan (2013), international aid for health might come in billions of dollars, but is it a portion of what most recipient national governments spend on healthcare… Continue Reading...

Democratic Development in Africa Challenges

that African nations have had to meet to access loans and foreign aid has been Western democratization. Two of the most prominent institutions at the forefront of advancing this agenda have been the World Bank and the IMF. The said western democratization has often been presented against a backdrop of the adoption of political and moral standards of the West. It should be noted that as Cheru points out, soon after independence, the conditionality of aid advanced to Africa was largely limited to economic advancement of the continent.[footnoteRef:11] However, later on, “restructuring the domestic politics of African countries became… Continue Reading...