Discuss the advantage and disadvantage of giving international aid to poor countries.
June 14, 2014
Although international aid to poor countries is an honorable behavior of a society, some countries are claiming to be donors but basically have the target of getting more and more benefits by offering help. Despite that, poor countries will get badly needed aid from external helpers, even if it will backfire and cause a big problem with debts. Another criticism is that donors say one thing but do another one. They are just trying to look like heroes and to develop economic assistance for their businessmen. In this report, I will explain why the government of all poor countries should ask for help very carefully, and look at the advantages and disadvantages of foreign help.
Firstly, if a country has asked for help, it means that it is ready to follow international rules and laws. Otherwise the country will not be helped from others’ and the government knows that. As a result the society becomes more civilized. Secondly, poor countries could improve quality of the citizen lives by foreign aid. In addition, this is a good way to get palliation of consequences of humanitarian disasters.
However, critics have a number of concerns about development assistance to developing countries. One of the most important of these is that developed nations use aid as a lever to open poor country markets to their products and the recipient must use overpriced goods and services from donor countries. Also rich countries usually deny market access for poor country products.
Another concern is that donors are able to interfere in the internal affairs of the country under the guise of peacekeeping purposes, than are breaking its sovereignty. For example, assassination of Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi was the result of political games of developed countries under the mask of peacekeeping purposes.
In conclusion, international aid to poor countries is a great deal of a society, but usually donor countries are just trying to look like heroes and to develop assistance for their businessmen and political interests. For example, Libyabecame a poor country with many humanitarian problems after such assistance. The most
important is a mutual aid between nations , however, it may be that recipient will give more issues than it had before the help.