Ldc's: Least Developing Countries

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What are LDC’s?

LDC’s also known as the least developed countries for example, Somalia, Afghanistan, Haiti and many more. A country is classified among the Least Developed Countries if it meets three criteria
1. Poverty – adjustable criterion based on GNI per capita averaged over three years.
2. Economic vulnerability (based on instability of agricultural production, instability of exports of goods and services, economic importance of non-traditional activities, merchandise export concentration, handicap of economic smallness, and the percentage of population displaced by natural disasters).
3. Human resource weakness (based on indicators of nutrition, health, education and adult literacy)

The Committee for Development Policy (CDP) of the
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The barriers children and their family’s encounter when trying to access physical and mental health care compound these effects.

Poverty and academic achievement
1. Poverty has a particularly adverse effect on the academic outcomes of children, especially during early childhood.
2. Chronic stress associated with living in poverty has been shown to adversely affect children’s concentration and memory, which may impact their ability to learn.
3. The National Center for Education Statistics reports that in 2008, the dropout rate of students living in low-income families was about four and one-half times greater than the rate of children from higher-income families (8.7 percent versus 2.0 percent).
4. The academic achievement gap for poorer youth is particularly pronounced for low-income African American and Hispanic children compared with their more affluent White peers.
5. Under resourced schools in poorer communities struggle to meet the learning needs of their students and aid them in fulfilling their potential.
6. Inadequate education contributes to the cycle of poverty by making it more difficult for low-income children to lift themselves and future generations out of
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They can by creating more job opportunities for the local communities The U.N. says, “unemployment and underemployment lies at the core of poverty. For the poor, labor is often the only asset they can use to improve their well-being.” You can also remove poverty by educating women and girls, which impact the rest of the societies in which these girls and women live. A woman’s degree of education is linked to the age at which she marries and has children, to her health and diseases, to her economic opportunities, to her social standing, and to her general future wellbeing.

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