New Internationalist

Boomerang Aid

August 1983

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REAL AID [image, unknown] Exports and aid

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Boomerang aid
'Tying' aid to exports from donor countries means that 7 out of every 10 aid dollars come straight back to the donors. This diverts aid from its real purpose - the relief of poverty.

Illustration: Clive Offley
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