Essay: Poor economic conditions in developing nations
Most destinations of funds meant for conserving the environment is the poor nations. This is proved by the fact that Africa receives the biggest share of these funds. Between 2004- 2005, the total official development assistance for Africa rose by 32 percent from the previous period to US$ 107.1 billion. This means that poor nations are the least contributors to conservation measures. This is attributed to the fact that they are poor.
Countries with high poverty rates have vey poor records of conserving the environment, which are very common with African states. Erecting preconditions for those countries to receive environmental aid will be futile, as nobody will diver their attention from the struggle foe better economies.
It is also probable that citizens of such nation have poor educational backgrounds about the need to conserve the environment. When economies improve, the general living standards improve too. For instance, the Cheong-Gye stream in South Korea was in a very poor condition back in 1960s when the nation was still at very low economic thresholds. By the year 2005, the government of the republic embarked into a major clean up projects that left the stream very fascinating. This was only possible after the economy of the nation improved and people were comfortable to commit themselves to such projects. Putting this into the broader picture of donations, this country could utilize such fund efficiently if it were to receive them when developed. The nation had to focus it efforts to economic prosperity before embarking on environment conservation.