Year 8 Geography Research Report

By Willow Westwood

The International Monetary Fund (IMF)

The Aims and Principles of the IMF

The International Monetary Fund works to advance global growth and economic stability. It provides advice and help for people or countries with financial economic difficulties. The IMF also helps with developing nations to help them achieve macroeconomic stability and reduce poverty. The IMF's main aim is to help ensure stability in the international system. The IMF does this in three ways: keeping track of the global economy and the economies of member countries, lending to countries with payment difficulties and giving practical help to the member countries.


Video- IMF

About the IMF

Summary of the Video

In this video it really tells us what the International Monetary Fund is about. The video tells us how the organisation came about, how it started and a basic over view of what they do and how they do it.


Newspaper article- IMF

Summary of the newspaper article

This article talks about how the IMF plans to give Pakistan a $US5.3 billion ($5.8 billion) bailout package to help fix their energy crisis. The package is expected to calm the Western fears about the state of Pakistan's economy. This is relevant to the IMF as they are the ones giving the bailout package to Pakistan. This is assisting a global issue as the energy crisis in Pakistan is a big problem which needs to be addressed.


Assessing the aims of the IMF

The IMF is definitely achieving their goals because overall the world is financially stable. There have been ups and downs but because of the IMF no individual country has not gone bankrupt for as long as the IMF have been running for. They have made sure that the financial economic status of every member country is stable or either going uphill. This is a huge achievement as this is the IMF’s main goal and in achieving this goal they have made the world a more stable place to live.


Caritas Australia

Aims and Principles of Caritas Australia

‘Caritas Australia helps people help themselves — regardless of ethnicity, religion or political beliefs.’

Caritas Australia supports long-term development programs in poor or non-developed communities in Africa, Asia, East Timor, Latin America, Indigenous Australia and the Pacific -helping oppressed people to find their dignity by taking control over their lives and overcoming poverty in which they used to live.

'Responding to emergencies

Implementing Disaster Risk Reduction strategies

Helping farmers with sustainable agricultural practices

Building water catchments in regions like Ethiopia, so communities have access to fresh, clean water and are able to grow crops.

Providing access to education and workshops so vulnerable people can learn new skills.

Training rural midwives to be able to have a quality pregnancy, be able to deliver healthily and be able to care for their baby after birth.

Alleviating poverty in Indigenous Australia through projects'


Video- Caritas Australia

Introduction to Project Compassion 2013

Summary of the video

Caritas Australia runs a program called Project Compassion. In this video it talks about how the program (Project Compassion) which is run by Caritas is going to help and deliver support to those in need. The video is about how through this program, Project Compassion will open the doors for people who have lived in the slum all their lives and give them a brighter future with more opportunities.


Newspaper article- Caritas Australia

Summary of the Newspaper article

In this news paper article it talks about how the federal government plans to take $400 million of foreign aid money to pay for food and housing for asylum seekers in Australia. This article addresses the problem of asylum seekers. Caritas Australia is not happy about this new plan as they love to see foreigners being helped and being brought out of poverty. Instead of the money being spent on someone in the most desperate of situations they are now deciding to use the money within Australia. As Australia is one of the richest countries on the planet, having the money being taken away from something as important as foreign aid makes Caritas question this decision as they believe that this money should be given to the people who are the poorest of poor. It has a lot to do with Caritas as they are the one of many being affected and hurt from this divert of plan.


Assessing the aims

Caritas has definitely achieved their goals as their main goal is to provide help no matter the race, religion or political beliefs. They have definitely done this effectively as they help so many people worldwide with whatever issue they are faced with. For example in the rural regions of Africa children had to walk hours to get clean drinking water. Caritas Australia helped regions of Africa by putting in a well nearby there village to make it safer, easier and healthier for the people of that town in Africa. They have done so many things for so many different countries no matter who they are.


Bibliography

Walsh, D. (2013) http://www.smh.com.au/world/imfs-58b-bailout-to-he lp-fix-pakistans-energy-crisis-20130705-2phc0.html (accessed: 15/09/2013).

International National Monetary Fund. (2013)http://www.imf.org/external/ (accessed:15/09/2013)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObTZKHSAI7w (accessed: 15/09/2013).

Caritas Australia. (2013)http://www.caritas.org.au/ (accessed: 15/09/2013).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYkUkTkN060&feature =c4-overview-vl&list=PL1DFB5C3C94B31BF7 (accessed: 12/09/2013)

(2012) http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/aid- to-be-diverted-for-asylum-seeker-costs-20121217-2b j56.html (accessed: 12/09/2013)