Motion against Provision of Aid to Developing Nations

Motion against Provision of Aid to Developing Nations Firstly, the use of aid in developing countries leads to over dependency amongst the developingnations. The countries do not have anywhere else to face when they need assistance. They will not develop the resources they have because they know they will get aid when they need it (Wilkinson &amp. Pickett, 2009:350).
Secondly, most of the aid given does not accomplish its task. It is lost in corrupt deals. Governments swindle the money meant for development of infrastructure and put it into different uses other than the expected ones (Wilkinson &amp. Pickett, 2009:350). The goal is to have the money reach the poor, but in most instances, the poor remain poorer.
Thirdly, the countries giving aid will place the recipient countries under too much pressure. These countries have to change their political and economic policies to suit the needs of their donating countries, and this shows that the recipient country owes the donating country a favour (Wilkinson &amp. Pickett, 2009:351).
Fourthly, the donating countries may have it as a condition that foreign companies need to manage the funds given, denying the hosts a chance to make their decisions. Since the developing nation needs the money, it is very easy to have them agree to such terms, but it will hurt its economy owing to the amount sent abroad rather than invested in the country (Wilkinson &amp. Pickett, 2009:352).
Fifth point is that the amount of money sent or the form of aid given could benefit large-scale projects while the common citizen who can only handle the smaller projects remains a spectator. The goal is to develop the lowest earning person to become self-sufficient, but the use of aid denies them this chance (Wilkinson &amp. Pickett, 2009:350).
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