Date of Award
Josef Korbel School of International Studies
Peter Van Arsdale, Ph.D.
Susan Manning, Ph.D.
Capacity building, Community service, Complementary currency, Dependency, Humanitarian aid, Reciprocity
"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.
Bennett, Angela L., "A Response to Aid Dependency: Service for Aid" (2010). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 65.
Received from ProQuest
Angela L. Bennett