I said in a recent post that there is an argument that foreign aid is actually harmful to third world countries.
The argument is made clearly and forcefully by Dambisa Moyo in her book Dead Aid. You should listen to her. She is from Zambia, has a doctorate from Oxford and is frighteningly articulate.
Incidentally, the Hoover Institution, which made the video, is a favourite resource of mine. Peter Robinson, who conducts the interviews, is intelligent and urbane. He always educates himself on the subject of the interview – characteristically a book by his interlocutor. Other interviews have been with Thomas Sowell (a major hero of mine), Jonah Goldberg (ditto) and a host of others.