Ineffective Foreign Aid in Africa

The effect of the United States’ domestic politics on its foreign policy and how this may impact countries receiving US financial aid is rarely considered. This includes Tanzania as it receives aid from the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, or PEPFAR. Although this article is a little dated, it describes some key issues pertaining to the distribution of AIDS relief funds, such as mixing morality with aid and the difficulty of tracking the effectiveness of funds. Further explanation of the current problems with general international aid organizations can be found here.

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