You will become familiar with the following:

  • Aid
  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • Fair Trade
  • Debt Relief
  • Market Access and Trade (Free Trade)
  • Government (and policy)
  • Remittances
  • Micro financing


Period 2: Government and policy

In groups of 2, find a recent news article about a change in government policy aimed at reducing disparity in terms of:

  • Gender equality
  • Market access
  • Ethnicity
  • Sexual orientation
  • Land ownership
  • Health
  • Human trafficking
  • Education
  • Economic disparity (income)
  • Employment
  • Trade liberalization
  • Free trade zones


  • How have your ideas changed about reducing disparities?
  • What difficulties are there when trying to reduce poverty?
  • What do you think are the misconceptions about poverty and LICs?
  • How can individuals help people in their communities and abroad in gaining a better quality of life?
  • What might be the environmental impacts of LICs becoming more developed? Are there solutions?
  • Is a more equal world possible?