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If there is so much aid in developing countries, why poverty is increasing in these regions and the industrialized world?

I'm doing a question for my project. Not only that poverty is increasing in the developing world for the worse, it is increasing in the industrialized world, especially the United States.


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  • Dec 9 2012: The thing is that "industrialized world" has a wrong concept of "aid". Aid in the form of money (or material goods) most of the times ends in the wrong hands and only serves to make the rich wealthier. Poverty cannot be cured with money, poor countries are poor because they don't have enough scientist, engineers and college graduates in general, so if you want to help them really, don't send money, instead build schools and engage people (of all ages) to go there and study hard. Education is what makes the difference. Uneducated people is doomed to be poor.

    I don't think poverty is getting worst in developing countries (I live in one) but what is happening is that the gap between the richer and the poorer is becoming bigger every day, and I think that is happening all around the world. The social strata are getting thinner at the top and thicker at the bottom.

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