The notion that foreign aid increases economic performance and generates economic growth is based on Chenery and Strout's Dual Gap Model(Isse 129).
Chenerya and Strout (1966) claimed that foreign aid promotes development by adding to domestic savings as well as to foreign exchange availability, this helping to close either the savings-investment gap or the export-import gap. Carol Lancaster defines foreign aid as "a voluntary transfer of public resources, from a government to another independent government, to an NGO, or to an international organization (such as the World Bank or the UN Development Program) with at least a 25 percent grant element, one goal of which is to better the human condition in the country receiving the aid." Lancaster also states that for much of the period of her study (World War Two to the present) "foreign aid was used for four main purposes: diplomatic [including military/security and political interests abroad], developmental, humanitarian relief and commercial." Most official development assistance (ODA) comes from the 28 members of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC), or about 5 billion in 2013.
Standards delimiting exactly the types of transfers considered "aid" vary from country to country.
For example, the United States government discontinued the reporting of military aid as part of its foreign aid figures in 1958.
Official development assistance (in absolute terms) contributed by the top 10 DAC countries is as follows.
European Union countries together gave .73 billion and EU Institutions gave a further .93 billion.
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Aid can also be classified according to its source.A further .9 billion came from the European Commission and non-DAC countries gave an additional .4 billion.Although development aid rose in 2013 to the highest level ever recorded, a trend of a falling share of aid going to the neediest sub-Saharan African countries continued.If you need further assistance please visit Admissions and Records, the Computer Commons, or email [email protected] international relations, aid (also known as international aid, overseas aid, foreign aid or foreign assistance) is – from the perspective of governments – a voluntary transfer of resources from one country to another.