Looking beyond the facade of Western aid, this article exposes the manipulative tactics employed by Western countries. With keywords like “West aid with strings attached” and “Aid from the West, Not What You Think,” discover how countries in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Latin America are influenced and manipulated by the likes of the EU, IMF, and World Bank. Explore the detrimental effects of IMF loan arrangements, the imbalanced voting power in these institutions, and the normalization of plutocracy. Unearth how Jordan was severely impacted by the International Monetary Fund’s lending programs, leading to economic stagnation and the weakening of local sectors. It’s time to reject Western aid and seek more equitable alternatives.