Essay on The Effects of War and Peace on Foreign Aid

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The Effects of War and Peace on Foreign Aid

SOC 300

Submitted to:
Prof. Bernard Curry
Feb. 11, 2014

Submitted by:
Roberto Tan III

There so much said and written about foreign aid that it has become difficult to justify its effectiveness. But if we look at the overall picture in the eye of citizens of a developing country, an honest assessment might conclude that progress has been made. Though, profound social disparities and extreme poverty are still lurking in some parts of this fragile planet.
Foreign aid is the transfer of capital, goods, or services from one country to another. And aid can be given in numerous forms - from humanitarian emergency assistance, to food aid, military assistance, and so on.
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The early 1990s saw the development of several NGO co-ordination mechanisms, a UN-induced growth of Afghan NGOs and the development of new programs in the west and north. This contributed to both – improved quality of aid programs and boosted the protection role of agencies. It is during this stage, production in agriculture increased due to the stable developments in local-rural areas. This approach became central on evaluating foreign aid effectiveness from 1990s up to present day.
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On one hand, violent resistance may ultimately have positive social outcomes – the assertiveness of historically excluded groups such as the Hazaras as an example. On the other hand, peace may be linked with specific political agendas, and along with the interests of dominant sects – ‘national reconciliation’ which was promoted by the Najibullah regime in effort to drive equitable peace and unity.
Was Foreign Aid Successful?
Aid projects of the of the ‘first generation’ which provided solely on humanitarian relief and ‘second generation’ which provided support in the rural areas, helped support livelihoods in different sectors, boosted the local economy and possibly reduced local-based conflicts over resource competitions. But did these bring peace? Such successes of the approach did not do enough in bringing home peace. However, it became an important component of coping strategies and providing alternatives to a warring economy. Aid agencies have