The Effects of War and Peace on Foreign Aid



Assignment 1: The Effects of War and Peace on Foreign Aid
  Due Week 4 and worth 200 points

Use  the Internet to research one (1) developing nation of your choice. Your  research should include an examination of the effects that war and  peace have on the distribution of foreign aid, as well as the material  covered by the Webtext and lectures in Weeks 1 through 3.

Write a three to four (3-4) page research paper in which you:

  1. Assess  the positive and negative effects that peace and war, respectively,  have on the distribution of foreign aid in the developing country that  you have selected. Support your response with concrete examples of each  of the results that you have cited.
  2. Analyze  the specific actions that the leadership of the selected country has  taken, through the use of its foreign aid from donor nations and  international lending institutions, to relieve the severe problems  caused by warfare.
  3. Discuss  whether or not the extension of foreign aid has successfully reduced  poverty and the incidence of warfare in the selected country. Support  your response with examples.
  4. Use at least five (5) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note:  Wikipedia, blogs, and other nonacademic websites do not qualify as  academic resources. Approval of resources is at the instructor’s  discretion. Resources must also be within the last seven (7) years.  

When referencing the selected resources, please use the following format: 

  • Webtext Format:
    • Name of the author. Name of title. Retrieved from website url.
      • Example:

Understanding development (4th ed.). (2016). Asheville, NC: Soomo Learning. Available from:

  • Lecture Format:
    • Name of the Author. Name of the lecture [lecture type]. Retrieved from lecture url.
      • Example:

Strayer University. (2013). Understanding Development [PowerPoint slides]. Retrieved from /bbcswebdav/institution/SOC/300/1136/Week1/lecture/story.html.

  • Internet Resources:
    • Author’s Name. (Date of publication). Title of the resource. Retrieved from website url.
      • Example:

Wuestewald, Eric. (2014). Portraits of people living on a dollar a day. Retrieved from

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be  typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with  one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA  or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional  instructions.
  • Include  a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s  name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover  page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment  page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Analyze  how funding in the form of aid, investment, and loans moves from  industrialized nations to the developing world to alleviate the problems  caused by warfare.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in sociology of developing countries.
  • Write clearly and concisely about sociology of developing countries using proper writing mechanics.

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