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Rethinking aid in developing countries: A framework

Schantz, Haley
When we look at the history of aid, we see that the outcomes are not always reflective of the original goal. So how can we make sure that our aid is effective and accomplishing its original goals? I developed this framework to work as a visual aid for companies and organizations involved in aid in developing countries and communities. This framework is a two-by-two model based on two important factors of aid: sustainability and contingency. After looking at the different aspects of each quadrant in the framework, we see that every type of aid has its place in charitable giving, as long as it is used in the ways in which it is merited. We are also then able to take companies and individual types of aid and see how they fit into the framework.