The US gives money to help Indonesia and other countries fight terrorism. But research shows that this money might not be effective, unless it directly reaches former extremists.
The money is evenly split between military support and funds for economic, humanitarian and other needs.
Assistance that began when the Soviet Union collapsed has grown since Russia’s annexation of Crimea, in southern Ukraine, in 2014.
The Trump White House questioned the value of foreign aid and neglected policies related to helping low-income countries. But US aid had already needed improvement.
There are significant economic and social pull factors behind the popularity of used clothing.
Some entrepreneurship support models work better than others. Governance and structure is key to their success, or failure.
These shipments are rarely just about saving lives.
Director Alfonso Cuarón’s ‘Roma’ has received 10 Oscar nominations. Here, a sociologist explains the hidden historical and cultural context of the film.
Donald Trump seems vague on many policies except one: undoing as much of Barack Obama’s legacy as possible.
All recent Republican presidents have cut off foreign aid tied to abortion. Trump’s expansive version of those restrictions endangers billions slated for HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases.
A study of how the Young African Leaders Initiative handles its business exposes typical weaknesses, mainly lack of understanding local context, suffered by many foreign aid programmes.
Contraception saves lives, and U.S. spending on it abroad had an unintended upside when it formed the backbone of early HIV prevention efforts.
The proposed foreign aid cuts by US President Donald Trump will have a devastating impact on healthcare in Africa.
An active outbreak of a type of bird flu in China raises concerns about worldwide pandemics. Ebola and Zika viruses still threaten. Here’s why this is not the time to cut funding.
An abundance of natural resources has helped Kazakhstan attract billions in investments. Despite its booming economy, the government is unlikely to move towards democracy any time soon.
The time has come for developed nations to eliminate the large pockets of ignorance which exist in their societies about Africa and other peoples. Globalisation demands that people think differently.
US President Barack Obama would do well to refocus America’s interventions in Africa to support peaceful activists fighting for democracy.
Between 1995 and 2013 the US provided about US$98 billion in aid to sub-Saharan Africa. But the country’s economic and political reach is slowly declining.
For decades, higher education in developing countries has not been a priority for international aid donors. That is now changing.