How should aid be given in the 21st century?

China and the United States have similar motivations for foreign aid but different methodologies. For the U.S. aid is given with conditions. China believes that they should have a policy of non-interference. Both have advantages and disadvantages. For either methodology aid is only effective if it is tailored for each recipient country. In any scenario, both countries have much to gain by providing foreign aid. Determining the motivations is vital to understanding aids effectiveness. With current U.S. political climate turning inward for a more nationalistic view, ensuring that foreign aid is effective and necessary will help policy makers justify foreign spending to their constituents.

GMA 400L - Senior Seminar Research Lab