Is the Philippines hobbled by foreign aid?

Nearly three decades since streams of foreign aid were poured to the country, the Philippines still confronts a glaring contradiction in its pursuit of development goals. On one hand, official development assistance (ODA) flows to the country under the banner of development have reached billions of dollars. On the other side, majority of the Filipinos remain stuck on the same state of underdevelopment.

What went wrong with the foreign aid fairytale?

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  • Aidwatch Philippines details the processes and actual impacts of aid in the country
  • BetterAid compiles the latest news regarding the engagement of civil society groups in the run-up to the Busan Fourth High-level Forum on Aid Effectiveness

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