Kauffman, Kenneth M.; Stalson, Helena
July 1967
Foreign Affairs;Jul67, Vol. 45 Issue 4, p715
Academic Journal
This article summarizes the economic assistance of the U.S. to developing nations. The countries assisted by the country from 1956 to 1965 are the following: India, Pakistan, Korea, Vietnam, Brazil, Turkey, Egypt, Taiwan, Chile, Israel, Colombia, Iran, Indonesia, Mexico, Argentina, Jordan, Morocco, Greece, Laos and the Philippines. There are striking differences between total aid expenditures in a country and assistance per capita. India is first in total but nineteenth in per capita aid among the first twenty recipients. Pakistan and Brazil rank high in total but low in per capita assistance. Conversely, Israel, Jordan and Laos are rather far down the list of total aid but rank first, second and third in aid per capita. Evidently countries with large populations tend to receive more aid, but not nearly in proportion to the number of their inhabitants. There have also been a few significant changes in the ranking of countries. Compared to their positions over the entire period 1945-65, Chile, Colombia, Egypt and Iran in the last ten years have moved up in the ranking of total aid received, while Greece and the Philippines have gone down. Over the ten-year period, 1956-65, the terms of U.S. economic assistance have become progressively harder. During the first quinquennium, 42 percent of bilateral economic aid commitments were loans, in the second, 60 percent.


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