Aid is given to LEDCs in order to improve the standard of living or quality of life.

Types of Aid[edit | edit source]

Bilateral Aid[edit | edit source]

This is given by a donor country (MEDC) to a receptor country (LEDC) to finance projects in their country. The receptor country is forced to buy products from the donor country.

Advantages of this type of aid saves lives and provides money to help people

Disadvantages of this type of aid Involves taxes, large Debt

Multilateral Aid[edit | edit source]

This is when MEDCs give money to an organisation who decide where the money goes to.

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Non-Governmental Organisations (Charities)[edit | edit source]

Charities raise money for project in LEDCs. They normally aim for small-scale projects that help those in need directly.

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Short-Term Aid (Emergency Aid)[edit | edit source]

This is aid given after an LEDC suffers a natural disaster.

Advantages of this type of aid are it helps people in need immediately and goes to places/people most in need, also with a less chance of corruption.

Disadvantages of this type of aid is that it is temporary.

Long-Term Aid[edit | edit source]

This is aid that helps LEDCs for the future.

Advantages of this type of aid are that it is immediate so the country/city can recover quickly

Disadvantages of this type of aid are that it does not improve the development of the country.

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