Date of Award

1-1-2010

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Josef Korbel School of International Studies

First Advisor

Peter Van Arsdale

Second Advisor

Susan Manning

Keywords

capacity building, community service, complementary currency, dependency, humanitarian aid, reciprocity

Abstract

"A Response to Aid Dependency: Service for Aid" by Angela Bennett is a composition reviewing literature on humanitarian assistance and aid dependency. She appraises current programs which delivery humanitarian assistance by utilizing reward incentives for participation in social programs in order to combat dependency on outside sources of support. The author uses her experience as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Dominican Republic for examples of expectance on aid. The Service for Aid model is proposed as a new approach to humanitarian aid delivery, requiring recipients to participate in capacity and capability building programs in order to earn aid in the form of a complementary currency. The earning of credit in the form a complementary currency will stem dependency, and provide sustainable routes to development for disadvantaged communities. The work is divided into two parts, Part I is the theoretical overview of the issue of aid dependency and incentive-based programs aimed at creating behavior change; Part II is a program proposal which implements the Service for Aid model and furthermore is the author's response to aid dependency.

Provenance

Recieved from ProQuest

Rights holder

Angela Lynn Bennett

File size

84 p.

File format

application/pdf

Language

en

Discipline

International relations

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