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- International aid
- Foreign aid
- Bilateral aid
- Multilateral aid
- Humanitarian assistance
- Non-profit organizations
- Non-governmental organizations
- International economic development
- International development
- Economic assistance
- Developing countries
- International relief
- World politics
- Government policy
- Government aid
- Military assistance
International aid (also referred to as foreign aid or overseas aid) is the assistance given from one country to another, most often from a richer country to a poorer country.This could be individual, organizational or governmental aid and may be motivated by humanitarianism or diplomacy. Assistance may vary in form, ranging from monetary to emergency supplies to military assistance. In an increasingly global society, any type of assistance influences the foreign policies and the economies of both the giving and receiving countries.
Suggested reference sources
- CQ Researcher - This tool gives overviews of major topic areas (including foreign aid). Find articles, lists of other resources, as well as Pro and Con sides for most topics.
- Encyclopedia of the Global Economy – This two volume set examines historical events, key people, and issues that have shaped the global economy. Also gives a timeline of key events in the development of the global economy.
- The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History - This resource offers both assessment and analysis of the key episodes, issues and actors in the military and diplomatic history of the United States and how those episodes impact foreign policy.
- The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World - This encyclopedia provides information about major world developments from 1750 to the present, with close attention to social, economic, cultural, and political topics.
- Worldmark Encyclopedia of National Economies - Gives analyses of countries’ economic environments.