Topic- ethical issues in international relations and funding
7) What are the ethical issues involved in international funding. Discuss.(250 words)
Lexicon Ethics; Values and ethics in public administration
Discuss- this is an all-encompassing directive which mandates us to write in detail about the key demand of the question. we also have to discuss about the related and important aspects of the question in order to bring out a complete picture of the issue in hand.
Key demand of the question.
The question wants us to write in detail about the ethical issues involved in international funding.
Structure of the answer
Introduction– Write a few introductory lines about the international funding- sources, purposes and patterns (e.g from developed countries to developing or underdeveloped countries) etc.
Discuss in points about the ethical issues involved in international funding. E.g Mention and briefly describe the conditional funding and its cons. E.g The donors shape the policy framework and strategies through impositions, seriously undermining the rights, choices and decisions of the people to determine their own demands and actions needed for their own development; Local societal diversities and local ownership are ignored by conditionality; aid conditionality infringes on countries’ democracy and sovereignty; economic policy decisions, such as whether to privatize essential services or liberalize trade barriers within any given country – developing or developed – should be made by national governments and not influenced by leverage of increased external funding etc.
Conclusion– based on your discussion, form a fair and a balanced conclusion on the given issue.