Least developed countries (LDCs) are caught in a vicious cycle of debt and aid. Stiff and biased trade barriers by industrialised countries helps complete the exploitative bind
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The total number of people living on less than US $1 a day in the LDCs during 1995-99 was 307 million. Total population of the LDCs is 613 million
With most of the resources meant for immediate survival little is left to build a country
| Perpetual poverty in the LDCs is a grim mix of
foreign aid and biased
Foreign doles and a skewed trade regime aids greater poverty
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