International Aid 01
What do you know about international aid?

International Aid 01

This KS3 Geography quiz looks at international aid. In simple terms, international aid involves helping other countries. International aid is a voluntary transfer of resources from one country to another, given at least partly with the objective of benefitting the recipient country. Sometimes aid is given with certain conditions attached, for example one country will give money to another to build factories but in return, the country receiving the aid must buy the raw materials from the country giving the aid.

There are different forms of aid. Some aid is given in the form of money which can then be spent on projects like building dams to generate hydroelectric power or roads and bridges. Other aid is given in the form of materials and manpower e.g. aid sent to a country after an earthquake. Aid doesn't always come from governments, there are many charities that give aid to LEDCs. These charities usually provide a combination of volunteers and money for local projects that directly benefit a specific community.

Which statement is false?
Aid always gets to those who need it the most
Aid may be too technical for the skills of the people
Corruption means aid can be wasted
LEDCs spend a lot to pay back the loans
Unfortunately, the most needy people do not always benefit from international aid unless it comes from a charity. Charities tend to work more locally with the intention of improving the lives of people who need help the most
Which aid is only given if a country agrees to make certain changes?
This is a criticism of bilateral aid as it is often conditional
Charities not connected to governments are called what?
Non-Governmental Organisations
Aid from one country directly to another is called what?
A criticism of bilateral aid is that it sometimes is given through political motivation and may therefore not really benefit the recipient country in the long term
Aid given by an international organisation rather than by an individual country has what name?
The money and resources donated by multilateral aid will have originally come from several different countries and added to a 'pool' of money and materials
Which of these is intermediate technology?
Combine harvester
Hand pump for raising water
Nuclear power station
Oil refinery
Simple to build, easy to repair
What is another name for short-term aid?
Emergency aid
Hazard aid
Rapid aid
It's used to solve immediate problems e.g. after a natural disaster
The IMF gives aid and is the International what?
Meal Fund
Medical Foundation
Monetary Fund
Movement for Famine
The IMF is an agency of the United Nations
Simple technology that matches people's skills is called what?
Basic technology
Intermediate technology
Medial technology
Tailored technology
Intermediate technology involves basic tools, machines and systems that can be easily constructed, used and repaired locally in disadvantaged areas
The organisation Jubilee 2000 encourages governments to cancel what?
Building projects
LEDC debts
Military invasions
Some won't cancel because of money made on interest from loans
Author:  Jan Crompton

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