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Donor Countries Increasingly Tying Aid To Own National Interests, Short-Term Gains, ODI Research Shows

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Poor lose out as rich countries link aid with trade: think-tank
“Rich countries are using their aid budgets to promote their own national interests rather than focusing on helping people in poor countries, according to research published by a global think-tank on Tuesday. As populism and economic pressures rise, countries that have pledged to spend part of their national income on aid are opting for short-term political or economic wins over poverty reduction, Britain’s Overseas Development Institute (ODI) said…” (Taylor, 3/25).