I have my MS in Globalization and Development and have studied in depth the long reaching effects of foreign aid. While there are many troubling inefficiencies within the current aid apparatus, foreign aid is still a fundamental part of US foreign policy. Without the 'Development' part of the 3 Ds (Defense, Diplomacy, Development) the effectiveness of policy is greatly diminished. I truly believe that the intent of foreign assistance should be to at some point make its existence unnecessary. It has been proven time and time again that starting small - with the girls education - has a ripple effect that reaches all ends of society. Educated girls and women drive forward the development of their countries. Education programs decrease the necessity of emergency assistance and poverty alleviation programs, which have been a drain on the system in the past. Educated girls, raise educated children. These men and women can then in turn contribute the economic, social, and political development of their own countries - without the assistance of foreign aid.