Aid is working, let's tell the world to keep the hope alive
Many people in the developed world are aid weary. They know billions of dollars go into aid, and yet the problems never seem to go away. This leads them to question if the money ever gets to where it is needed, and even then, if it is used wisely. The media seems full of stories of corruption, waste and broken systems. But that’s not the whole story. Effective aid programs help developing countries become self-sufficient. They do not replace those countries’ efforts, but rather support the important work that’s already under way. While not all aid projects deliver the kind of returns we hope for, very many do—and it’s critical to keep the support for those projects flowing.