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.
  • Clearly define the type of disparity the strategy is reducing (or not)
  • 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.
  • Evaluate: Make an appraisal by weighing up the strengths and limitations.

You will present your findings to the rest of the class on Friday, along with a one page factsheet.

Useful resources:
  • IB Study guide p.28-31
  • Codrington
Trade and market access


Micro loans (Kiva)

Debt Relief
Aid
Addicted to Aid, part 1

Remittances

The dark side of remittance economies

 

Due Date: TBD