Foreign aid is the international transfer of capital, goods, or services from a country or international organization for the benefit of the recipient country or its population. Aid can be economic, military, or emergency humanitarian (e.g., aid given following natural disasters).
In fiscal year 2010, the U.S. government allocated the following amounts for aid:
- economic assistance: $37.7 billion
- military assistance: $15.0 billion
- total economic and military assistance: $52.7 billion
- Encyclopædia Britannica Online. "foreign aid 2012.". Referenced 2012-03-29.
- U.S. Overseas Loans and Grants (Greenbook), "Program and Account Reports". See also the http://gbk.eads.usaidallnet.gov/about/program_summary.pdf summary. Accessed January 31, 2012.
- Foreign aid at Wikipedia
- Foreign Aid by Deepak Lal at The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics
- "Substitute for Foreign Aid" by Friedrich A. Hayek, April 1953
- The Foreign Aid Debacle by Laurence M. Vance, December 2000
- The Futility of Foreign Aid by Jude Blanchette, July 2003
- "Corruption and Foreign Aid" by Mark Thornton, November 2002
- A High Quality of Mercy by Carol Adelman, January 2005
- "A Foreign Aid Disaster in the Making" by Thomas J. DiLorenzo, January 2005
- The History of Foreign Aid Programs (audio) by Thomas E. Woods, Jr., February 2007
- "Not Tax-Funded Aid to Myanmar" by Laurence M. Vance, May 2008
- Ernesto Sirolli: Want to help someone? Shut up and listen! (video) with Ernesto Sirolli