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Explain why there is a need for world development.

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11th June 2007 Aii- Explain why there is a Need for World Development At the moment, in the world, there are many cases of poverty and debt. There are individual people who are relatively poor and in some cases in absolute poverty. There are also countries called LEDCs that can call themselves poor, (Less Economically Developed Countries). For example: Bangladesh or Mali. MEDC stands for More Economically Developed Country; these are countries that are developed and wealthy (Britain and Japan). There are still some countries, like Brazil and Malaysia, which are classed as 'Developing Countries'. Relative Poverty is the comparison or one person/country against another richer person/country. Although they may have all of their basic needs they may not have some of the luxuries the other person/country does. ...read more.


There is a need for world development because the poorest countries in the world are growing so many cash crops in order to raise money to pay back loans and afford other basic needs that they have barely enough land to grow crops to feed themselves. Cash crops are basically crops grown to sell rather than consume. Most LEDCs are situated in areas that are extremely vulnerable to Natural disasters (earthquakes, floods etc.). It is extremely hard to rebuild and return to normal after disaster like these, even for MEDCs. It is especially hard for LEDCs, as they have invested all of their money into their buildings and if they fall down or get damaged then it would take years to pay for them to be restored/ repaired. ...read more.


To conclude, it is obvious that there is a lot that is needed to improve in the world today, especially in the LEDCs. We need all loans taken out by them to be dropped so that they can start looking after their citizens. We need countries to develop because we are all interdependent countries, we need them to give us tea, coffee, chocolate, and lots more, and they need us to give them English products. We should follow the guidance of the bible and the Catechism of the Catholic Church because we are all one big, global community. People have stopped caring about it; they have got what is called 'compassionate fatigue' they have become immune to the shocks they get from hearing that "a person dies every 3 seconds" etc. Therefore, something has to be done... quickly. ?? ?? ?? ?? Hannah Smith 9.1 R.E ...read more.

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