In groups, you will discuss how one of the following can reduce disparities in a given country or region :
  • —Trade and market access
  • —Debt relief
  • —Aid
  • —Remittances
—Then, using various case studies, evaluate the effectiveness of strategies designed to reduce disparities.
  • Clearly describe the various organizations and players attempting to reduce disparity (NGO, UN organizations, IMF, WTO, World Bank, etc)
  • Give specific details of the various strategies
  • Have case studies describing the positive and negative ways each strategy can reduce disparity.
  • Use proper vocabulary
  • Discuss: Offer a considered and balanced review that includes a range of arguments, factors or hypotheses. Opinions or conclusions should be presented clearly and supported by appropriate evidence.
Useful resources:
  • IB Study guide p.28-31
Trade and market access

Micro loans (Kiva)

Debt Relief
Addicted to Aid, part 1


The dark side of remittance economies


Due Date: TBA