We need aid that helps locals, not multinationals and bloated NGOs | Antony Loewenstein

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I investigated in Afghanistan, Haiti and PNG. Too often I heard stories of western governments swooping in and dictating terms

Foreign aid has the power to save lives but also to corrupt nations. It’s regularly used as a political football as some argue for more financial support to the world’s most vulnerable people while others believe more money should be spent at home. It’s a false distinction, however, because the key issue is whether western aid is well targeted and empowering people to make their own choices on how to improve their lives, allowing them to eventually become more self-sufficient.

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