Jeffrey Sachs On Foreign Aid

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On the basis of the viewpoints ascertained above, I firmly agree with author Jeffrey Sachs on the premise of utilizing foreign aid as a tool for economic development and helping improve the lives of others however, regarding policy I contend that state governments should not become the direct beneficiaries of aid. This is to say that instead of providing capital resources to governments which according to Swanson’s article can “make governments more despotic, and can also increase the risk of civil war since there is less power-sharing”1 [3] we should instead focus on a project based-approach forms of foreign aid as seen evident in the combat of malaria in Africa. Such approaches have (according to Sachs) have been successful. For example,
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