Phi Beta Iota: An extremely important document, last revised in 2004 but timeless in value. What most people do not realize about aid is that:
a) most aid is delivered without actually asking the people what they need or want
b) most aid organizations deliver less than 20% of donations to the field, in many cases less than 5%
c) aid generally creates black markets and incentives corruption — it prolongs conflicts to keep the aid coming for criminal exploitation purposes
d) there is no vehicle at this time for harmonizing micro-aid to the household and village levels and that appears to be the most urgent need
e) aid to one tribe can be destabilizing if other tribes feel slighted — there are cultural nuances that most national intelligence establishments simply do not understand.
2004 DoNoHarmHandbook (PBI Safety Copy, 25 Pages)