Outright aid grants are more financially viable than donations with follow up schemes.
Research conducted by Richard Blattman of Columbia University explored the effectiveness of outright grant donations within two separate studies in Uganda.
His study found grants paid directly to those affected by poverty were effective in generating benefits at a much lower cost.
In one study, grants were given to villagers who created a proposal of grant use. After 4 years and no follow ups most recipients were still practising a trade, having increased their income by 40% while amassing a 57% increase in business assets.Read more at Columbia University