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Advantages and Disadvantages of Aid to an LEDC Many countries are given aid, with this aid comes the question if it is good or bad since there are both advantages but also disadvantages. What type of aid is best long term aid or short term aid, and what are the pro's and con's of these. Giving money to an organization does not mean that all the money you give will be used to help these people. When aid is sent to a country it often happens that everything has to go thru government officials, this means that when we for instance ship food some might be kept, and therefore the people who it is meant for will not get everything that was meant for them. ...read more.


These people just need short term aid so that they can get everything together, they don't have to be taught how to do things. Agricultural aid can help increase the food quantity and quality, this most likely means that more people will be able to supply themselves with food. However not everything is what it seems these projects are sometimes run by foreign companies and mostly on bigger scales and therefore the smaller farmers will usually not benefit from this. Another factor is that these projects are not always created for the inhabitants of that country but just because there is cheap labour there, however there is one advantage for the inhabitants ...read more.


If people do not work it will make it even harder for the country and economy to develop. The best solution for helping a country is in my opinion teaching them all different useful things that will help them develop and make them able to provide for themselves. Send them farming equipment instead of food, send them the equipment for making food instead of sending them food. All of these can be considered as long term since the country will not keep requiring aid. Just giving the LEDC's food and supplies clearly does not help the development of the country. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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