Is foreign aid a big waste?

Bill Gates takes a realistic look at a few of the most common myths surrounding foreign aid.

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Is foreign aid a big waste?

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Bill Gates takes a realistic look at a few of the most common myths surrounding foreign aid.
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  1. Is foreign aid a big waste?

    Slide 1 - Is foreign aid a big waste?

    • Bill Gates
  2. Are we spending too much?

    Slide 3 - Are we spending too much?

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    • 1%
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    • 1%
    • $30 = 120
    • vaccinated against measles
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    • Economic Growth
    • © Getty Images, Tom Cockrem
  6. Is aid wasted on the corrupt?

    Slide 7 - Is aid wasted on the corrupt?

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    • Corruption
    • (Phnom Dambang village, Cambodia, 2011)
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    • Measurement Validation Transparency
    • (Phnom Dambang village, Cambodia, 2011)
  9. Does aid breed dependency?

    Slide 10 - Does aid breed dependency?

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    • Direct aid
    • Research
    • Foreign
    • Aid
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    • (Morogoro region, Tanzania, 2010).
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    • Countries no longer receiving aid
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    • The bottom line…
    • A phenomenal investment
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    • 1980
    • 1985
    • 1990
    • 1995
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    • 2005
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    • 2015
    • 2020
    • 2025
    • 2030
    • 2035
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    • Low-income &
    • lower-middle-income countries
    • U.S. in 1980
    • 15 deaths
    • per 1,000 births
    • Deaths per 1,000 Births
    • By 2035
    • child mortality in nearly all countries can be as low as the U.S. in 1980.
    • Historical data from World Bank, World Development Indicators. Projections adapted from Lancet Commission on Investing in Health, “Global Health 2035: A World Converging within a Generation,” Lancet, December 3, 2013, Appendix 5.
  15. http://www.gatesfoundation.org/

    Slide 18 - http://www.gatesfoundation.org/

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  16. http://www.gatesfoundation.org/

    Slide 19 - http://www.gatesfoundation.org/

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