What has it achieved so far?
Turkey’s foreign aid adventure has started in 1947 when the country received considerable amount of aid in the framework of US’s Marshall Plan. For Turkey, the aid landscape has changed as well as the roles between many recipients and donors since then. The country is now an important emerging donor with over 3 billion USD (as of 2013) official development assistance mainly to Central Asia, Middle East and Africa.
Still, what good did foreign aid programs make for Turkey to this day so that it now tries to replicate them for others so eagerly? Let’s have a quick look over some macroeconomic indicators.