SKIN COLOR AND FOREIGN AID | 2002-01-19
The only American foreign aid programs that have been successful were for white countries, and for Japan.
The Marshall Plan after World War II did help Europe and Japan pull themselves out of the devastation and ruin. Naturally, all the successes of those countries were attributed to "The Marshall Plan." You will regularly see quotes like "Europe recovered due to the Marshall Plan."
This is, to put it mildly, a bit overstated.