Accession Number : ADA536528


Title :   Foreign Assistance Dependency: Breaking the Cycle Through Advanced Education


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Cazier, Paul S


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a536528.pdf


Report Date : Dec 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 147


Abstract : This thesis addresses the importance of foreign assistance to U.S. national security. The history of U.S. foreign assistance suggests that a lack of consistent objectives is one of the primary challenges facing effective U.S. aid operations. Strategic aid planners can increase operational effectiveness by focusing on the following four planning considerations: (1) maintaining focus on recipient objectives, (2) stable funding, (3) making programs self-sustaining, and (4) minimizing dependency on U.S. appropriations or NGO donations. This thesis evaluates these factors in the context of three higher education foreign assistance programs. The Ford Foundation's International Fellowship Program offers an example of an international nonreligious NGO. The USAID-Higher Education for Development Training, Internships, Exchanges and Scholarships partnership in Mexico provides an example of a bilateral foreign assistance program. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Perpetual Education Fund offers an illustration of the humanitarian operations of an international religious organization.


Descriptors :   *NATIONAL SECURITY , *FOREIGN AID , *UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT , TRAINING , HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE , PLANNING , HISTORY , INTERNATIONAL TRADE , FINANCE , ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT , EDUCATION , ORGANIZATIONS , STABILITY , THESES


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE