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Does Aid Work?

Synopsis
A short animation (2.5 minutes) made by the Health and Education for All Campaign putting forward the case that aid makes a difference to the lives of the poorest people around the world and answering the argument that aid actually prevents countries from developing. If given correctly, aid can help to reduce corruption. The money can be spent in a way that empowers people in developing countries to speak up, tell their governments what they need and hold them accountable for how aid money is spent.

A second short animation entitled GOOD AID is available at http://www.oxfam.org/en/video/2010/good-aid. Good aid needs to be targeted at the poorest people. It needs to be used for providing public services schools, hospitals, police forces, democratic institutions and promoting rights for women in developing countries. So, when aid is used to support developing country budgets, provided long-term and without unnecessary strings attached, governments in developing countries can make effective plans to help the poorest people in their country. And that is aid that really can change lives.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2010
Documentation
The Oxfam report: 21st Century Aid: Recognizing success and tackling failure is available at http://www.oxfam.org/en/policy/21st-century-aid
Subjects
Development studies; Politics & government
Keywords
developing countries; international aid; policy studies

Online availability

URI
http://www.oxfam.org/en/video/2010/does-aid-work
Price
free
Delivery
Streamed

Production Company

Name

Oxfam

Web
http://www.oxfam.org/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01865 339 100
Fax
01865 339 101
Address
International Secretariat
Suite 20
266 Banbury Road
Oxford
OX2 7DL

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