Development Dilemas - Sierra Leone

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  • Created by: Katrina
  • Created on: 15-03-13 21:34

Economically

  • Large quantities of iron ore and oil have been found
  • Population isn't currently benefitting from mining wealth - Politicians are trying to change this
  • 50% lack clean water
  • Very poor country (LEDC) - Stagnating economy
  • 70% of 6 millionlive in extreme poverty
  • GDP could grow by 30% - But is starting from a low level
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Socially

  • People travel 150km
  • Gondoma centre is completely free - NIC funded - reliant on donations
  • Healthcare centre has radio linkup
  • Significantly cut the rate of maternal mortality (61%)
  • One hospital where doctors are available 24/7
  • Saving lives
  • Lack of access to toilets
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Politically

  • Healthcare improvements
  • Mainly wnts to improve youth education, future economy, loyalty, 60% of voters under 35 (BIO)
  • Renegotiate mining agreements (BIO)
  • Corruption (someone in power exploits people or misspends funds) - said he would convict - he hasn't in 10 years
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Reasons why future development may be prevented

  • Corruption
  • NGO funding ceases
  • Development needs to be sustainable
  • Overdependence on NGOs
  • Sustainable management of resources
  • War
  • Natural disaster
  • Climate Change
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