One of the primary whole-of-government instruments for stability and reconstruction (S&R) operations is foreign assistance. However, social-science research reveals serious uncertainties and disagreements about the role and effectiveness of aid; it also raises what can be seen as recurring dilemmas, or at least tensions. This chapter attempts to synthesize the related literature and clarify selected issues, primarily for the purpose of informing government officials concerned with S&R.
|Title of host publication||Dilemmas of Intervention|
|Subtitle of host publication||social science for stabilization and reconstruction|
|Editors||Paul K. Davis|
|Number of pages||30|
|State||Published - 2011|
|Name||Social Science for Stabilization and Reconstruction|