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):

Report Date:

2010-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

147.0

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 Foundations 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.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE