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Author Myers, Nathaniel, author

Title Hard aid : foreign aid in the pursuit of short-term security and political goals / Nathaniel Myers
Published Washington, DC : Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (v, 36 pages)
Series Carnegie paper
Working papers (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace)
Contents Summary -- Introduction -- Background and context -- Needs in Washington -- Challenges in the field -- To what end? -- Aid hoc : the shortcomings of the current approach -- Looking ahead -- Conclusion
Summary "Facing serious crises in the Middle East and beyond, Washington is again turning to foreign aid to help advance urgent short-term security and political priorities. This so-called hard aid entails goals and challenges that are distinct from traditional development and humanitarian aid programs, but Washington is relying on existing aid systems and structures to pursue such work in crisis countries like Syria and Yemen. While this ad hoc approach is administratively and politically convenient, it reduces strategic effectiveness and undercuts long-term development efforts. Both legislative and executive action should be taken to redress these failings"--Publisher's web site
Notes "September 2015."
Series from resource home page
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 33-36)
Notes Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (Carnegie, viewed September 4, 2015)
Subject United States. Agency for International Development -- Appropriations and expenditures
United States. Agency for International Development.
Economic assistance, American
Economic assistance, American.
Expenditures, Public.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Appropriations and expenditures
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, publisher