In this unit, we will begin to look at the world of international aid and development, briefly examining some of the challenges that surround this field. The article below is our starting point – it sheds light on real-world experiences and explores the accusations of aid being “neo-colonial”. We hope that through reading and thinking about this article and others throughout the predeparture orientation courses (both online and in-person) you will gain a deeper understanding of the multifaceted nature of aid and factors that influence its effectiveness.
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