Development Aid for Poor Nations

Archive Report

Plight of the Underdeveloped Nations

Deteriorating Condition of Have-Not Contries

Rapidly Deteriorating economic conditions in the underdeveloped nations of the world give urgency to pleas for major rescue efforts by the industrial powers. Poverty and hunger seem to be spreading through many of the three score or more poor countries, some of them newly independent, that make up the so-called underdeveloped world. Population pressures, widespread illiteracy, archaic agricultural practices, political instability, and overwhelming indebtedness form parts of the bleak picture. Furthermore, the gulf between rich countries and poor has been growing wider rather than narrower.

The rich nations show little inclination to expand their foreign aid programs, despite warnings that the alternative may be a new kind of class war that would pit the very poor states ...

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