The purpose of this study is to evaluate critically
the role Canadian foreign aid has played in the development of
targeted countries. Since the object of foreign aid should be the
creation of economic growth (for reasons explained below), we
examine research that looks at the effects of aid on growth and
specific standard-of-living indicators. An extension of this
research suggests that we take a different approach to those
countries with good governance than to those with bad governance.
In this context, we examine the Canadian foreign aid record.
Finally, this study examines the appropriate role of aid in
different institutional environments and how to best assist less