Foreign aid under attack

“Critics [of foreign aid have] increasingly questioned the purpose, philosophy and methods of those who dispensed and received development assistance. Some charge that aid is a tool for serving the political and economic interests of donor countries. Moreover, aid props repressive Third World governments, worsens inequality, and destroys the environment. Others attack aid as a needless and costly subsidy that sustains bloated Third World bureaucracies and discourages recipient governments from carrying out needed policy reforms or supporting private sector growth. Both left and right condemn the inefficiency and corruption that too often plague foreign aid”(Thomas D. Lairson and David Skidmore 1997). What are your thoughts?