Accession Number : AD0652650

Title :   HOW MUCH AID FOR UNDERDEVELOPED COUNTRIES,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Pincus,John

Report Date : MAY 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : The author concludes that we are a long way from felicity in the relations between rich and poor countries. There is a heritage of mistrust, reinforced by the LDCs' knowledge that they are dependent on rich countries for technological progress, for economic and technical assistance and often even for the exemplars of society's cultural standards, both popular and elite. In this hothouse of resentment and dependence, we can expect a luxuriant growth of hostility, rationalized on ideological grounds, and easily utilized as elements of broader international power conflicts. Therefore, in many cases, the choice is between providing aid where the political or social conditions are inopportune, and not providing aid at all. In neither case is there much hope for rapid development, in the absence of major polictical and social changes.

Descriptors :   (*FOREIGN AID, FEDERAL BUDGETS), COSTS, POLITICAL SCIENCE, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, ECONOMICS, SOCIOLOGY, GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN)

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE