The Humanitarian Aid Industry: Corruption, Neoliberalism and Fraud

Conflicts of interest that arise amongst related parties drive the decision making authority within the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). I know this first hand. At greater lengths, the realm of the Humanitarian Industrial Complex ( the material conditions beneath the framework that Not-For-Profit and NGOs operate upon) has been compromised since it’s very design….

sealTranslated by Paul Antonopoulos – CSS Project Director;  MENA and Latin America Research Fellow

Furthering the Critical Deconstruction of the Non-Profit Industrial Complex

This piece should be read in tandem with CSS’s “What is the Non-Profit Industrial Complex?

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By MisionVerdad – The humanitarian industry circulates $150 billion a year – its main driver is poverty and its key machinery is non-governmental organizations (NGOs). These can accurately be compared to large corporations: they have to beat the competition by securing the greatest amount of donations to snatch markets from other organizations.

80% of NGO funds come from governments. The three largest donors on the planet are the United States, the European Union and Great Britain. This allows them to decide how and where it is invested, consequently they do not choose the poorest countries but where they have a political and/or economic agenda.

These public funds transferred to private sectors…

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