Development Community Should Reframe Aid As Foreign Investment

Center for Global Development’s “Views from the Center”: Aid Should Be Seen as Foreign Public Investment, Not Just Charity
Jonathan Glennie, visiting fellow at the International Development Institute at King’s College London and director of policy and research at Save the Children U.K., and Andy Sumner, visiting fellow at CGD, write, “…[I]t is time the aid community started to talk about aid as investment not just charity. It could start by renaming aid ‘international public investment,'” and they suggest four reasons to reframe aid as foreign investment (8/25).