Canadian Government Foreign Aid Programs Help To Alleviate Poverty?
Foreign aid refers to the assistance that more developed or industrialized countries extend to poorer or developing countries. This idea came about after the establishment of the Marshall plan that was meant to help the then destroyed Europe to come back to its initial situation after the effects of World War II. After restructuring of Europe through this plan, there rose a need to also to consider other countries like Asia and African countries to help assist them in their development. It is at this moment that Canada also came up with straggles on ways to assist the then poor and developing countries.
In 1995 it entered the Colombo plan which was directed to help the Asian countries in advancing in development. In the next twenty years its aid was felt through the Asian and African countries which are so up to date. The plight for poverty alleviation in the world is an ethical stand. The developing countries are undergoing various problems which finally lead to poverty and some are as a result of poverty. Some of the problems are HIV and AIDS spread, drought, illiteracy, food shortage among others. It is then the plight of the foreign body to meet these needs. It is only unfortunate that Canada has listed this as one of its last objectives in the government budgetary plan. (Chipnik, 2009).