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    The Debt Crisis of the Eighties and Nineties

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    The Debt Crisis of the Eighties and Nineties The debt crisis of the 1980s and 1990s has been one of the largest economic disasters of the 20th Century. It has caused widespread poverty, famine and starvation across many of the third world countries it has touched. The Crisis did not go by unnoticed however. Since the mid 1990s world governments have awoken to the horrible reality that such debt causes with attempts to lighten the devastating affects with such programs as the Brady plan,

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    keep people poor. Christian Aid as stated above help many countries with their problems; one of these, which I will elaborate on, is to correct the problems arising from debt in third world countries. These problems arise when the third world countries borrow money to make their country a better place. However, the interest is so high that it is impossible to pay back the money borrowed. Therefore, a campaign has been made to cancel the debts of the world's poorest countries and as I will

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    globalization and overseas donations. The clothes that we send as donations and that we hope helps unfortunate people in both our local areas and in the world, becomes a source of commerce and profit in poorer countries. As much as 95% of donated clothing from the U.S. are sold to poorer countries. This has created a climate in which other industries are failing to thrive in Zambia. Second hand clothing selling is the only business that is making money, which also limits the ventures that people in Zambia

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    To Forgive or Not to Forgive

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    many countries in the world today. Some of the more economically stable countries are able to pay off their debt through strategic budget planning. However, there are many countries that constantly struggle to solve their debt problems. In response of this issue, the IMF and the World Bank have designed a framework to provide special assistance for heavily indebted poor countries that pursue IMF and World Bank supported adjustment and reform programs. This framework has been called the Heavily Indebted

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    Poverty In Uganda Essay

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    farmers living in remote areas scattered throughout the country. The poorest areas of the country are in the north, where poverty incidence is consistently above 40 per cent and exceeds 60 per cent in many districts. The vast majority of Uganda 's poor rural people live in fragile, dry and sub-humid regions where the variability of rainfall and soil fertility means that farming presents a challenge. Uganda is a source, transit, and destination country for men, women, and children subjected to forced labor

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    causes of poverty in the poorest nations which debt relief would not resolve. Also, relief would not make much difference as it is possible that corrupt leaders and poor governments in general would not use the money available sensibly. However, debt relief would still have a positive impact, in cases of good governance it helps countries to spend more on and improve vital services such as healthcare and education. This, in turn, will contribute to the achievement of the Millennium Development goals

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    - Only ten to twelve countries account for seventy five percent of Africa’s total debt. - Over 60 percent of Africa’s debt is owed to official creditors such as the World Bank, The IMF and world leaders. - The high interest rates alongside the cost to reschedule debt have forced Africa and other developing regions into a relapse of instability The Heavily Indebted Poor Countries initiative (HIPC) was set up in 1996 to reduce the debt of the poorest countries. Poor countries are eligible for the scheme

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    Aid for Donor Interests

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    Lack of development in countries in the so-called `Third World' has many political and economical reasons. Historians explain the inadequacy of developing countries with the early imperialism and the resulting colonization of the South. Exploitation of mineral resources, deforestation, slavery, and the adaptation of foreign policies shaped the picture of today's suffering and struggling civilizations and natural rich continents. The omission of concessions and equal negotiations between dependency

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    Cameroon Profile

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    Cited https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/countrytemplate_cm.html> African Journal of International Affairs, Vol. 9, Nos. 1&2, 2006, pp. 91–106 http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-living-abroad/travel-advice-by-country/country-profile/sub-saharan-africa/cameroon?profile=today http://www.spm.gov.cm/en/prime-minister/biography.html>

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    adopted SAPs to continue receiving western aid from multilateral aid institutions. Conditional lending now focuses on pro-market policies (Haque 1999). The policies of privatization were to rationalize public sector investment, and make developing country industries globally competitive (Noorbakhsh & Paloni 1999). SAPs force recipient states to privatize most state-owned industries and drastically reduce the amount of social programs. These radical reductions of social programs can be highly detrimental

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