Wednesday, July 24, 2013

ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES ESSAY: AID TO UNDERDEVELOPED COUNTRIES


There are vast differences in standard of living and quality of life between western countries and the third world, which has prompted the push to supply aid. Yet is supplying aid to these countries the best and only way to help them? Are there other better ways of giving them a helping hand? Is it possible that giving these countries international aid also has disadvantages? Do your research and write your essay.
Reading material to annotate
1.       “Advantages and Disadvantages of Aid”
Make sure to click page 2 and 3 to get the full picture. Page 1 can be used for the introduction; page 2 and 3 for the main body
2.       “Giving Aid to the Poor Countries is Hardly an Act of Generosity” http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/poverty-matters/2011/jun/14/aid-is-hardly-an-act-of-great-generosity-effectiveness
3.       “Advantages and Disadvantages Of Giving Aid to Poor Countries” http://www.bukisa.com/articles/275946_advantages-and-disadvantages-of-giving-international-aid-to-poor-nations
4.       “The Advantages of Giving International Aid to Poor Countries” http://expertscolumn.com/content/advantages-giving-international-aid-poor-countries
      "Where Does Aid Money Really Go and What Is It Spent on?"http://edition.cnn.com/2013/10/09/opinion/where-does-aid-money-really-go/index.html?iid=article_sidebar
Videos to watch and make notes on
1.       “Don’t Give a Goat for Christmas; The Aid System Doesn’t Work” Copy paste: http://www.intelligencesquared.com/events/versus-aid/   This wonderful video approaches the issue from another perspective
2.        “The Danger of a Single Story” http://www.ted.com/talks/chimamanda_adichie_the_danger_of_a_single_story.html

3.       “Want to Help Africa? Do Business Here” This wonderful video suggests solutions. http://www.ted.com/talks/ngozi_okonjo_iweala_on_doing_business_in_africa.html
4. "Action for Africa" http://www.ted.com/talks/bono_s_call_to_action_for_africa.html

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