Factbites
 Where results make sense
About us   |   Why use us?   |   Reviews   |   PR   |   Contact us  

Topic: Less developed countries


Related Topics

In the News (Fri 19 Jul 19)

  
  Freedom for Less Developed Countries | The Foundation for Economic Education: The Freeman, Ideas on Liberty
For these countries to truly improve their condition, it is necessary for them to establish an institutional framework which will attract not only foreign investment, but encourage domestic savings and investment as well.
This rather recent development, however, is due to the influence the industrialized countries exert on the less developed countries.
This is not to argue that voluntary aid to the needy in the less developed countries should not be granted.
www.fee.org /publications/the-freeman/article.asp?aid=581   (2411 words)

  
  Third World - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Some dislike the term developing countries as it may imply that economic development (industrialisation) is the only way forward, while they believe it is not necessarily the most beneficial.
Many third world countries believed they could successfully court both the communist and capitalist nations of the world, and develop key economic partnerships without necessarily falling under their direct influence.
It is also sometimes used to describe extremely poor countries with almost no industrial infrastructure to speak of or as a synonym for "least developed countries".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Third_world   (1029 words)

  
 less developed country - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about less developed country   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Any country late in developing an industrial base, and dependent on cash crops and unprocessed minerals; part of the developing world.
The terms ‘less developed’, ‘least developed’, and ‘developing’ imply that industrial development is desirable or inevitable.
The Group of 77 was established in 1964 to pressure industrialized countries into giving greater aid to less developed countries.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /less%20developed%20country   (120 words)

  
 Population Growth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The more developed countries in Europe and North America, as well as Japan, Australia, and New Zealand, are growing by less than 1 percent annually.
Many less developed countries have high growth rates that are associated with short doubling times, but are expected to grow more slowly as birth rates are expected to continue to decline.
Less developed countries: Less developed countries include all countries in Africa, Asia (excluding Japan), and Latin America and the Caribbean, and the regions of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia.
www.prb.org /Content/NavigationMenu/PRB/Educators/Human_Population/Population_Growth/Population_Growth.htm   (1284 words)

  
 World Population Profile: 1996 -- Highlights
Developing countries of Asia will contribute 176 million persons to world population increase during the next 4 years, with a fourth of this increase, or 44 million persons, to be added in China.
Projections of the Bureau of the Census indicate that only 50 to 60 percent of the developing nations are likely to achieve the ICPD mortality reduction goals set for the year 2015 in spite of ongoing improvements in child survivorship in the developing world.
In developing countries today, five times as many couples are using contraception as in the 1960’s.Nevertheless, the full range of modern methods is unavailable to as many as 350 million couples worldwide.
www.census.gov /ipc/www/wphilite.html   (1163 words)

  
 Least developed countries -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Often abbreviated as LDCs, it is sometimes written as LLDCs to avoid confusion with (additional info and facts about Less Developed Countries) Less Developed Countries, but this too may cause confusion with the "Landlocked developing countries," which the UN had abbreviated as LLDCs.
They are commonly marred by ethnic clashes and lasting legacies of (Exploitation by a stronger country of weaker one; the use of the weaker country's resources to strengthen and enrich the stronger country) colonialism.
Almost half of LDCs are in (The region of Africa south of the Sahara Desert) Sub-Saharan Africa.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/l/le/least_developed_countries.htm   (1112 words)

  
 Multinational Business Review: Debt-forgiveness for less developed countries   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Countries that continue to accumulate arrears in their foreign debts were made ineligible to receive the IMF's so called, "helping hand." This policy greatly increased the private banks' bargaining power in dealing with debtor countries.
The overall weighted average cost of borrowing for all less developed countries was 11.9 percent during 1980 through 1991 which is substantially higher to justify financing long-term developmental projects.
It is paradoxical to note that during the 1980s the taxpayers in industrialized countries were led to believe that they would not be sharing the risk of loan defaults by developing countries.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3674/is_199404/ai_n8725280   (1411 words)

  
 USAID: Recurrent Cost Problems in Less Developed Countries
Development projects can be divided conceptually along a continuum measuring the degree to which the outputs partake of the nature of a public good.
LDC's have been pushed into many of these activities by donors who are then surprised when credit funds become decapitalized and physicians not paid.
Consequently, many countries are going to face a reduction in their ability to finance the recurrent costs of their development portfolio over the near term.
www.usaid.gov /policy/ads/200/rec_cost/rc_causes.html   (6961 words)

  
 Freedom for Less Developed Countries   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Some of the countries in the world that presently enjoy a relatively high standard of living either never possessed colonies or, if they did, the history of their colonialism is inconsequential.
For these countries to truly improve their condition, it is necessary for them to establish an institutional framework which will attract not only foreign investment, but encourage domestic savings and investment as well.
This rather recent development, however, is due to the influence the industrialized countries exert on the less developed countries.
www.libertyhaven.com /personalfreedomissues/freespeechorcivilliberties/freedomless.shtml   (2433 words)

  
 Contraceptive Shortages Loom in Less Developed Countries   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
To many people in less developed countries, where thousands of people per day become infected with HIV and where the lifetime risk of maternal mortality is as high as one in seven women, contraceptives are life-saving devices.
Hutchings explained that, as donors emphasize greater self-reliance in countries receiving population assistance, training is needed to increase skills in forecasting, financing, and managing the delivery of contraceptives.
Less than 40 percent of current users of modern contraceptive methods in 87 donor-dependent countries studied by IWG get their contraceptives from the private sector; the majority of current users rely on their local and national governments, which all too often lack sufficient funds to guarantee regular access for all in need.
www.prb.org /Template.cfm?Section=PRB&template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=3643   (1516 words)

  
 WTO | Development - Who are the developing countries in the WTO?
That a WTO member announces itself as a developing country does not automatically mean that it will benefit from the unilateral preference schemes of some of the developed country members such as the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP).
None of the countries which have negotiated accession since the WTO came into being in 1995 have been allowed to use the transitional periods set out in the WTO Agreement that were granted to developing countries that were members of the GATT.
However, all those developing countries were eligible to benefit from technical assistance provided by the WTO Secretariat and WTO Members.
www.wto.org /english/tratop_e/devel_e/d1who_e.htm   (293 words)

  
 New Population Policies: Advancing Women's Health and Rights
An important factor contributing to this change in attitude was a growing body of data and research for less developed countries that showed high rates of population growth, high rates of infant and maternal death, and a widespread desire by women to limit childbearing.
While governments in less developed countries were embracing population policies, and family planning in particular, women's health and rights advocates became increasingly critical of population policies and family planning programs in less developed countries.
As a whole, the less developed countries fared better than the donor countries in meeting the commitments made in Cairo, in spite of the economic crisis in Southeast Asia and the widespread effects of HIV/ AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa.
www.prb.org /Content/NavigationMenu/PRB/AboutPRB/Population_Bulletin2/New_Population_Policies__Advancing_Womens_Health_and_Rights.htm   (14537 words)

  
 Less Developed Countries
As countries develop the occupational structure of the labor force changes.
The darker the color the more developed is the transportation system and hence, a greater the degree of economic development is assumed.
Developing countries (DVCs) are 107 unindustrialized nations heavily committed to agriculture.
www.harpercollege.edu /~mhealy/eco212/review/ldctextoutline.htm   (2639 words)

  
 Impact in less developed countries
Developed countries can make cost-effective contributions to less developed countries by helping them to adopt free software technologies.
Since the building blocks available for these developments are accessible to any developer, and since free software distribution channels are almost equally accessible for all projects (for instance, if a given program enters Debian, it is distributed with any Debian-based distribution around the world), these projects have many possibilities of succeeding.
As a conclusion, it can be said that libre software levels the ground, and make it more possible to less developed countries no only to benefit of software technologies, but also to participate in their development.
www.eu.conecta.it /paper/Impact_in_less_developed.html   (491 words)

  
 Agriculture In More and Less Developed Countries <p>By Ross Thomas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The world can be divided into the less developed countries, where the output of the farm is used on or near the farm where it is produced, and the more developed countries, where the farmer sells the crops and livestock.
Another practice of subsistence farmers in less developed countries is pastoral nomadism.
The agriculture that they know in less developed countries is for survival,and for the well being of their own families.
www.acu.edu:9090 /~armstrongl/geography/agri.html   (1939 words)

  
 Fundación Vía Libre - Proprietary Software and Less-Developed Countries - The Argentine Case   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Current patent and copyright law in most countries, developed or not, allow authors to license the right of use of commercial software under very restrictive terms, which in effect prevent users and potential competitors from accessing the source code of the software they are using.
UNDP used to have a project for 'sustainable development networks' encouraging the widespread use of free software in less developed countries, but we have no recent news on how that project has evolved.
This encourages development of free software, which broadens the range of problems that can be solved with it, and increases acceptance of free software by the users.
www.vialibre.org.ar /index.php/article/articleview/15/1/8   (2731 words)

  
 Impact in less developed countries
In the open source world, any developer (be it an individual or a company) in any part of the world has, at least in theory, access to any open source project (provided some minimal infrastructure, like a reasonable Internet access).
Since the building blocks available for these developments are accessible to any developer, and since free software distribution channels are almost equally accessible for all projects (for instance, if a given program enters Debian, it is distributed with any Debian-based distribution around the world), these projects have many possibilities of succeeding.
As a conclusion, it can be said that libre software levels the ground, and make it more possible to less developed countries no only to benefit of software technologies, but also to participate in their development.
eu.conecta.it /paper/Impact_in_less_developed.html   (491 words)

  
 Virtual Libraries: Their Potential for Less Developed Countries - 61st IFLA General Conference
LDC libraries that regard themselves to have "good computing equi pment" can aim to develop and use gophers, which need less trendy equipment.
A u ser from an LDC country will still require background knowledge to be able to grasp the virtual reality system content and the ability to manipulate such environment.
A problem that less development countries may also face is that highly developed countries will speed out the generation of knowledge consequently scientific and technological progress.
www.ifla.org /IV/ifla61/61-lauj.htm   (3178 words)

  
 Some Thoughts On Living In The Less Developed World: Emerging Markets ~ by Jurgen Klemann
No matter what the differences and similarities of these countries may be, one way or another, they all belong to the less developed world.
As living in the less developed world is not necessarily the same as living in Gringolandia and Western Europe, it may be worth chatting a little about living in the less developed world.
In a nutshell, in case you are toying with the idea of relocating to a less developed country widespread poverty there does not necessarily have to affect your quality of life.
www.escapeartist.com /efam/59/Living_Developing_World.html   (2315 words)

  
 »»Less-developed-countries Reviews««
Institutions and Economic Development: Growth and Governance in Less-Developed and Post-Socialist Countries (Johns Hopkins Studies in Development)
An analysis of capital underutilization in less developed countries : a trade theoretic approach
Aquaculture Development in Less Developed Countries: Social, Economic and Political Problems
www.financial-book-review.com /Lehman-Brothers-Government-Corporate-Bond-Index/Less-developed-countries   (341 words)

  
 About LUNIDA
In this context it is of great importance that we increase our knowledge about the conditions in less developed countries.
LUNIDA is a contact-, information-, and co-ordinating body for activities at the university focusing upon less developed countries.
s the basis for the establishment of LUNIDA, an inventory of all projects pertaining to less developed countries was undertaken in the fall of 1993.
www.lu.se /u-centrum/about.html   (247 words)

  
 NCPA - International Issues - Population Levels Stabilize In Developed Countries   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Natural population growth has essentially stopped in industrialized countries and shifted almost entirely to the less developed countries of Africa, Asia and Latin America.
In 1950, there were twice as many people in less-developed countries than in developed ones -- a proportion that could climb to almost 6-to-1 in 2050.
The developing world's population is projected to increase by 2.9 billion by 2050 -- compared with only 49 million in the more developed countries.
www.ncpa.org /pi/internat/pd052201d.html   (218 words)

  
 USAID: Recurrent Cost Problems in Less Developed Countries
The past five years have seen a continuation if not worsening of the adverse international economic environment which threatens the ability of the less developed countries to grow at a rate necessary to maintain current levels of economic activity, let alone reduce the level of poverty in which the majority of their populations find themselves.
For low income countries as a group the total standby and EFF agreements have grown from 421 million SDRs in 1977 to 3,382 SDRs in 1980, an eight fold increase.
These coefficients are drawn from a very restricted sample of developing countries and are meant to illustrate the variability one can observe across sectors and projects.
www.usaid.gov /policy/ads/200/rec_cost/rc_introduction.html   (633 words)

  
 Special Considerations in Less Developed Countries   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
It is useful to consolidate some of the factors that are of particular importance for organising cost-effective voting operations in less developed countries.
In less developed societies, there are likely to be a number of factors that will require greater attention during voting operations planning and implementation.
less in-house resources within the electoral management body, and a potential need to carefully guard transparency and integrity where resources of other state organisations are required for voting operations tasks (see Transparency and Integrity);
www.aceproject.org /main/english/po/po36.htm   (364 words)

  
 Glossary of Terms: L
Country characterized by minimal industrialization, low technological development, low per capita income, and high population growth rates.
Many of these countries are found in Asia, Africa, and Central and South America.
Lovelock, James E. British scientist and naturalist who is most famous for his development of the Gaia Hypothesis.
www.physicalgeography.net /physgeoglos/l.html   (1706 words)

  
 [Pharm-policy] Access to fluconazole in less-developed countries
The recommended regimen is 400 mg fluconazole daily for 12 weeks, followed by lifelong maintenance therapy (200 mg daily).3 In many countries that recognise medicine patents, Pfizer has had a market monopoly for fluconazole for the past 12 years.
Pfizer sells fluconazole in less-developed countries at the same prices as those in more-developed countries and has so far refused to offer voluntary licences in poor countries so that other health ministeries could arrange for production or importation of an affordable generic supply.
In those countries where fluconazole is not patented, we obtained generic and Pfizer's private wholesale prices.
lists.essential.org /pipermail/pharm-policy/2001-January/000579.html   (529 words)

  
 Features of Less Developed Countries and Ways to Development
Children seen as an economic asset able to work soon (developed countries have children as economic liabilities)
Note: it is by no means clear that the world economic system can contain and spread the levels of debt under which both developed and developing countries now function, and capitalism may well crash as did socialist countries in the 1990s (from overbearing economic, nationalist and military pressures).
To escape from a cycle of poverty and under development, Less Developed Countries must withdraw from the world economic system that has served them so badly and concentrate on developing viable subsistence economies using intermediate technology."
www.change.freeuk.com /learning/socthink/ldcs.html   (798 words)

Try your search on: Qwika (all wikis)

Factbites
  About us   |   Why use us?   |   Reviews   |   Press   |   Contact us  
Copyright © 2005-2007 www.factbites.com Usage implies agreement with terms.