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Environmental ODA to Africa : Policies, determinants and implication

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Frame of Image al issues. As an illustration, for example, the poor tend to increase farmland by wiping out dense forests, secure firewood through logging, or overuse land to raise grain production. This results in land degradation. A repetition of this year after year will aggravate climate change, which will in turn bring about desertification, drought, and
soil erosion – ultimately leading the poor into an environmental trap. Seeking environmental conservation, however, by restricting economic activity in the lowincome bracket will only make their difficult lives worse. The markedly high poverty rate on the African continent, in particular, points to the necessity for an appropriate, albeit tricky, balance between environmental conservation and economic development strategies.
African
countries can only escape the environmental trap holding them back by initiating autonomous efforts to improve the environment. This is easier said than done, for African nations lack awareness on environmental conservation and
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improvement, not to mention their low internal capabilities on any environmental issues. Jeffrey Sachs argues that aid can make a positive impact on developing countries by pushing them out of a low-equilibrium poverty trap into a high-equilibrium economy. Environmental ODA of high quality can likewise push Africa out of the environmental trap.
recording a mere 18 percent. Japan has taken a step forward, however,


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Title Environmental ODA to Africa
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Policies, determinants and implication

Material Type Reports
Author(English)

Kwak, Sungil; Jeon, Hyelin

Publisher

Korea Institute for International Economic Policy

Date 2014
Series Title; No World Economy Update / 4-17
Pages 5
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
File Type Documents
Original Format pdf
Subject Territorial Development < Environment
Official Aid < Development Assistance
Holding Korea Institute for International Economic Policy