Asked 27th Dec, 2017

What are the basic problems of a developing country? Political instability, Crime in the administration, Bureaucracy of the donors or Mismanagement?

Developing countries are suffering from different types of problems . What are those and why they are ?

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28th Dec, 2017
Ali Alhayany
University of Diyala
Most of your reasons are too right which caused a negative effects on educational operation.
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Today, the problems facing developing countries revolve around what are generally called “structural constraints” to development. First among these is geography—not just in the historical sense described above—but also in the more contemporary aspect that a modern economy cannot function without a division and diversification of labor. Thus, countries with small populations may have trouble developing and gaining access to markets, while landlocked countries may struggle to integrate with global markets and expand their economies.
Other common constraints on development are high economic poverty, hunger, high mortality rates, unsafe water supplies, poor education systems, corrupt governments, war, and poor sanitation. These factors all combine to create what the World Bank calls “poverty traps”—cycles that must be broken for countries to develop.
Countries can avoid poverty traps, however, with strong policies. Likewise, geographic advantages do not always result in sound development in cases when governments squander valuable natural resources. The World Bank, therefore, recommends that countries focus on six areas of policy to improve chances of development:
  • Investment in education and health
  • Increasing productivity of small farms
  • Improving infrastructure (for example, roads)
  • Developing an industrial policy to promote manufacturing
  • Promoting democracy and human rights
  • Ensuring environmental protection
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27th Dec, 2017
Vladimir Valentinovich Egorov
Russian Academy of Sciences
The basic problem of a developing country is that it is not yet a developed country. Political instability, Crime in the administration, Bureaucracy and Mismanagement are present in almost any country, including in developed one, though sometimes to a slightly lesser degree. It is better to be rich and healthy than poor and sick.
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27th Dec, 2017
Mushtaq Ahmad
Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission
corruption and dishonesty
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Yes Dear Professor Vladimir Valentinovich Egorov , I think you are absolutely right that these types of problems are everywhere in the world with different degrees.
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Mushtaq Ahmad
Yes, Professor Mushtaq Ahmed . This global problem. Dishonest and corrupted people are one of the main causes. I do agree with you.
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Thank you Professor Mutasem Z. Bani-Fwaz . More often the policy of the country and culture of the society are the indirect factors for the same.
Thank you Professor Monyer Abd Al-Fatlawi . Yes Mismanagement is one of the most burning factor.
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28th Dec, 2017
Afkar Hadi
University of Baghdad
I do not like this discussion on this subject because it brings negative energy.
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