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    Broadly speaking the recent boom in mining investment in South America has generated wealth and presents an opportunity for economic growth and development but mines are not an infinite resources and increasing production has brought many international bodies to question environmental and political issues and whether the opening of these new mines bring all the benefits promised by the mining companies and government officials. Toronto is the global financial headquarters of the mine industry and close to 60% of mining companies around the world are listed on the TSX. An overall of 75% of mining companies are headquartered in Canada. This means if you are Canadian you are almost certainly invested in a mining company and the social and environmental…

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    The following analysis will examine the roles and obligations of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) by outlining different options in assisting the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in order to end the existing conflict and build a long-term sustainable peace. DRC, previously known as Zaire, has been fighting an uneasy battle for the rights and lives of its people against the increased violence from the rebels over natural resources, ethnicity and power. CIDA’s agenda to aid…

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    The field of International Development and Foreign Relations is an interesting and complex area in the study of politics and public policy. In this paper, I will discuss three very different but intertwined organizations. Walmart, the Center of Global Development, and the United States Agency on International Development are not commonly associated, however they all play a major role in global policy. This paper is going to show how each organization is interrelated in the field of global…

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    Interest I am studying International Studies for my undergraduate degree and also have been working as the head intern at the Institute of Asia Pacific Studies (IAPS), a tri-campus research institute in the University of Nottingham Ningbo China. Given my extreme interest in the fields of politics, in particular politics and theory of development, I want to deepen my understanding of the subject by undertaking postgraduate studies in Development Studies at the University of Cambridge. I have…

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    Tata Nano Case Study

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    CASE BRIEF – TATA NANO DESCRIPTION Tata developed and started manufacturing Tata Nano, “the cheapest car in the world”, and has to decide the level of production capacity. Should Tata be conservative risking to cede market to competitors or should they make an aggressive commitment? EVALUATIONS Tata worked years to develop a ULCC (Ultra Low Cost Car) targeting the bottom end of the pyramid of the Indian population. The development of Tata Nano was based on 3 main targets: cost lower than Rs 1…

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    International investment law as an instrument for sustainable development The relation between international investment law and sustainable development is ?two sided?.[footnoteRef:2] This statement is also supported by Newcombe, he states sustainable development is indeed needed in the future, thus, foreign direct investment (FDI) could be the main instrument to ensure any development agenda.[footnoteRef:3] Furthermore, Foreign direct investment also contributes toward financing sustained…

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    Oxfam

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    Oxfam is an “international confederation”, which is comprise of 17 member organizations, including Great Britain and Hong Kong .These organizations also work together with partners and local communities in more than 90 countries. Oxfam is committed to make a world without poverty and it emphasizes the power of people, through practical, innovative ways to help to alleviate poverty and injustices. The initial concern of Oxfam was simply food provision to relieve famine, and over the years it…

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    four, his speech became well known for “Point Four” as it set the foundations for “the improvement and growth of underdeveloped areas,” (Truman 44). The theory of development that Truman bases point four off of is the modernization theory of development. The modernization…

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    a strong capacity to aspire, poverty and society can be altered to become developed and successful by establishing a plan and follow set norms. For a poor society to build their desired prosperous future, it must revolt against social structures that only constrain the less wealthy population, create a strong voice in order to promote their ideas and deserves against constraining the poor from governmental and civic action, and stay open to opportunities that promote success and prosperity for…

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    Underdevelopment In Haiti

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    Underdevelopment: More Than a State of Mind Student Name: Fujia Wang Student Number: 214122782 Instructor Name: Miguel Gonzalez Course Name: INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT STUDIES Words: 1040 In 2010, Haiti was struck by a devastating earthquake that destroyed land and lives alike, almost wiping clean the capital city of Port-au-Prince. Because of the underdeveloped nature of Haiti at the time of the natural disaster, the country was susceptible to…

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