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Rimsha Arif IB1-5 Discuss how aid has reduced disparities. In order to reduce disparities, aid must be effective. The aim for providing aid is to help poorer countries develop their economies and to improve services in order to raise their standard of living and quality of life. The different types of aid, including official aid and voluntary aid and long-term and short-term can be assessed to determine whether they can reduce disparities. Effective aid provides humanitarian relief and provides the resources needed to invest in large scheme projects. This reduces disparities as the people are able to develop, improve their standard of living and start to become independent. ...read more.

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The British public also donated 101 million to the Disasters Emergency Committee Appeal for Haiti, to support one of the largest humanitarian responses. The British government also funded medical professionals to set up 16 major cholera treatment centers as by October 2011, cholera had broke out in Haiti. These actions are considered effective as they will help Haiti in the long run and they focus on developing the country by donating in the form of goods. Aid can also be ineffective if it is used to fund projects that don?t help the long term development of a country. A constant supply of aid can cause dependency on the poorer country. ...read more.

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For example, the Dam is seen as unsustainable because to create the reservoirs, large areas of rainforests have to be destroyed, causing deforestation. Roads also had to be built for electricity pylons which further causes environmental destruction. The electricity produced by the Dam will not benefit the poorest people as it will go the core city, Kuala Lumpur. In conclusion, the impacts of aid should be evaluated to see whether they are effective and can help reduce disparities. Aid should be given as long as it helps develop the country, through long-term projects and improve the standard of living of the people, as seen in Sierra Leone and Haiti. The aid provided must avoid increasing debt for the country and exploitation of physical and human resources and should result to long-term benefits, unlike the Pergau Dam. ...read more.

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