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.
Summary of the Video
Newspaper article- IMF
Summary of the newspaper article
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.
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
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
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.
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