Technical assistance as a form of foreign aid

Graves, Carla Anastasia. (1986). Technical assistance as a form of foreign aid Honours Thesis, School of Economics, University of Queensland.

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Author Graves, Carla Anastasia.
Thesis Title Technical assistance as a form of foreign aid
School, Centre or Institute School of Economics
Institution University of Queensland
Publication date 1986
Thesis type Honours Thesis
Total pages 99
Language eng
Subjects 14 Economics
Formatted abstract
     Technical assistance as a form of foreign aid has an important role to play in the development process of Less Developed Countries (LDCs). Currently Australia adopts a piecemeal, narrow approach to its technical assistance program which appears to be poorly planned and managed. This thesis advocates that Australia should increase its technical assistance program and proposes a possible avenue by which this can be achieved. Young graduates with two or three years experience and retirees should be encouraged to participate in Australia's technical assistance program. Based on international experience and Boxer's Austral an study conducted n 1969, the suggested program is designed to help over the aid pessimism generated in the 1970s and increase Australian public awareness of the aid process and the problems faced by many LDCs.

      The thesis raises several issues including 1) the relationship between a broadly based participation in a technical assistance program and greater public awareness, and 2) the fact that the targeted groups have the motivation and skill to contribute towards the development of LDCs whilst obtaining several benefits for their efforts. The thesis also recognises the problems associated with this type of technical assistance and offers a number of solutions to minimise these.

      Finally, this thesis was inspired by the belief that such program has great potential to improve the effectiveness of the Australian technical assistance effort in a cost effective manner.

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