Prof. Natsios: Foreign Aid Architecture
Foreign Aid Architecture
by Amina Khan, MSFS '10
In an article in 2008, “the US has a scattershot approach to poverty” Andrew Natsios articulated, “Poverty reduction relies on robust and sustainable economic growth. US policies toward developing countries at present involve far too many agencies chasing too few dollars and without any guiding framework.”
Looking at the foreign aid architecture - in terms of structure, style and method of design, we asked Professor Natsios whether streamlining the multiple agencies with better coordination would solve the problem of being scattershot or is something more structural and systemic necessary. If so what is that?