Oxfam Report On Foreign Aid Is Informative But ‘Glosses Over’ Military Aid, Blog Says

In Humanosphere, development blogger Tom Paulson discusses a report released by Oxfam America on foreign aid. Paulson writes that the report “does a pretty good job of translating the fuzzy and sometimes absurd lingo used by the aid and development community. … [However, what] Oxfam glosses over in its effort to make the case for aid is that our government counts military aid — and some other forms of economic assistance that have little to do with fighting poverty and inequity — as ‘aid’…” (4/2).