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What are the different forms of aid given by more economically developed countries? Explain how useful the aid is and evaluate why some aid is more successful than other aid.

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What are the different forms of aid given by more economically developed countries? Explain how useful the aid is and evaluate why some aid is more successful than other aid. Aid is help given between More Economically Developed Countries (M.E.D.C's) and Less Economically Developed Countries (L.E.D.C's). This help is usually given after a disaster and is known as emergency aid; it comes in the form of food, clothing, shelter, money, medicine, and services, which their country might not have like doctors and teachers. Aid can also be given over a long period of time to help develop their country; this is known as development aid. This project is hoped to improve the living standard of the local people. L.E.D.C's need aid because they have high populations and little wealth; they would need development aid to help with this. There also seems to be more natural disasters and internal fighting, Rwanda for example has internal fighting and natural disasters. ...read more.

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The donor country benefits because it gives work to their own population and money is returned back from the sales of machinery and equipment. The recipient country usually falls into a higher debt because eventually it has to pay the donor country back the loan with a relatively high rate of interest, for example this happened with Brazil and the Iron Ore trade. Political Aid is also another form of Government Aid; it is where countries give aid to other countries that have the same political views as them. For example the USA used to give Political Aid to countries which were anti-Communists whilst the USSR gave Political Aid to countries such as Cuba and Eastern Europe who were Communists. The threat of communism is not so great now so donor countries often give aid to other countries where they hope to set up trade links and industries. The only reason that Tied Aid and Political Aid is given is because the donor country thinks they will benefit. ...read more.

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In Kuso simple dams were constructed to collect water. Water flowed into different pond for different functions, one pond for drinking water another for cleaning, and another one for the animals. This improved the hygiene of the community where it is placed. Water was also collected in containers made from cheap, local materials. Aid that can be given by both governments and NGO's is known as Project Aid. Project aid is given for special developments like road building or providing water supplies. The donor country usually has some say over what the money is spent on but this is in consultation with the local people, even more so when the NGO's are involved. All of this aid has been successful because the donors have used resources from the local area which means they don't have to import expensive materials, Donors have also exploited the local education by teaching them face to face instead of by books which many of the people can't read. By: Martin Cotton Form: 11/16 ...read more.

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