Role of Foreign Aid in Afghanistan's Reconstruction: A Critical Assessment
6 Pages Posted: 1 Oct 2013
Date Written: September 12, 2012
Foreign Aid has played significant role in reconstruction and development of least-developed countries. It has also historically assisted in post-war reconstruction. However, in majority of the cases, such assistance are siphoned off before they reach the country and mostly do not reach to the needy people at the bottom of the pyramid. Afghanistan is no exception. There has been massive flow of foreign aid to Afghanistan since the inception of the new Afghan government in 2001, but the desired outcome of these aids has always been under question. Most of the time these aids were donor-driven and were put to short-term projects for showing off rather than mean to assist. This Paper will briefly analyze the effectiveness of foreign aid in Afghanistan since 2001 and its future prospects.
Keywords: Foreign Aid, Donor-driven, Short-term projects, Aid effectiveness
JEL Classification: F35
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