Over the past 150 years, Americans have responded repeatedly to the needs of people in foreign lands, providing aid in times of natural disaster, in the wake of war, in the development of resources, in the eradication of disease and poverty and in the battle against hunger. This challenging task has been tackled again and again by churches, corpora
Table of Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- The Long Emergence of Private Foreign Aid -- War Relief Activities and Their Aftermath -- From War Zone Relief to Global Development -- Private Support for Foreign Assistance -- Churches and Individuals -- Foundations -- U.S. Corporations -- The Private Voluntary Organizations -- PVOs: What Are They? -- PVOs and the U.S. Government -- PVOs and Intergovernmental Agencies -- The Special Case of PVOs and Refugees -- Future Issues: Indigenous PVOs in the Third World and Global Education at Home -- Conclusions and Future Options -- Rethinking Foreign Aid -- The Continuing Need: Private Initiatives for Relief and Development -- Epilogue
Landrum R. Bolling is research professor of diplomacy at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. He has also served as president of Earlham College and chairman of the Council on Foundations. Craig Smith is an independent consultant based in Washington, D.C. His clients include the White House and the UN, for which he is engaged in an effort to build ties between governments and philanthropic organizations.