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Foreign Aid and Development

Foreign Aid Policy in 2012 Elections

Issues 2012 provides candidates for elected office the ability to quickly identify the key issues of the day and present clear policy recommendations, supported by facts, for addressing them. Read More.

2013 Index of Economic Freedom

Since 1995 The Heritage Foundation, in partnership with The Wall Street Journal has tracked the march of economic freedom around the world with the influential Index of Economic Freedom. Read More.

The United Nations and Development

The current U.N. development system promises too much and demands too little of its member governments. Its autocracy, secrecy, bureaucracy, and self-aggrandizement reflect the worst of its members. Read More.

While foreign assistance can sometimes assist in promoting economic growth and development, far more important are a country's economic policies, the rule of law, and good governance. Rather than focusing on the level of aid, America should focus its efforts on encouraging developing countries to adopt policies conducive to economic growth and development.

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Experts on Foreign Aid and Development