Disbursements vs. Aid Received. One of the most critical issues in the foreign-aid conversation is disbursement. Most disbursements are measured in terms of money given, such as how many dollars were donated or how many low-interest loans were extended. Many foreign-aid bureaucracies define success on the basis of nominal monetary disbursements.
The main reporting platforms for international humanitarian assistance are the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) and UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)’s Financial Tracking Service (FTS).
Currently, Congress wants to cut defense spending by lowering the amount of aid given to foreign militaries. Money saved from proposed cutbacks could benefit the U.S. military, which is closing military bases, freezing pay raises for service members, and cut the defense budget by $78 billion in 2011.
Foreign aid is one the largest sources of foreign exchange. There are five different types of foreign aid programs. What is the definition Foreign Aid? Foreign aid is defined as the voluntary transfer of resources from one country to another country. This transfer includes any flow of capital to developing countries.