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Assignment 2: Lending Institutions, Health Care, and Human Capital
Due Week 9 and worth 200 points

Use the Internet to research one (1) developing nation of your choice. Your research should include an examination of lending institutions, health care, and human capital, as well as the material covered by the Webtext and lectures in Weeks 6 through 9.

Write a three to four (3-4) page research paper in which you:

  1. Explore whether or not funding from international lending institutions like the World Bank and the IMF are helping or hindering the social, economic, or political development of the country that you have selected. Support your response with examples.
  2. Discuss, with examples, at least four (4) substantive ways in which a healthy population strengthens the economy of the country that you have selected.
  3. Ascertain the degree to which the leadership of your chosen country has used foreign aid to improve its health care system. Support your response with concrete examples.
  4. Use at least five (5) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia, blogs, and other nonacademic websites do not qualify as academic resources. Approval of resources is at the instructor's discretion. Resources must also be within the last seven (7) years.

When referencing the selected resources, please use the following format: 

  • Webtext Format:
    • Name of the author. Name of title. Retrieved from website url.
      • Example:

Soomo. Understanding Development [Webtext]. Retrieved from http://www.webtexts.com/courses/9218-cathey.

  • Lecture Format:
    • Name of the Author. Name of the lecture [lecture type]. Retrieved from lecture url.
      • Example:

Strayer University. (2013). Understanding Development [PowerPoint slides]. Retrieved from/bbcswebdav/institution/SOC/300/1136/Week1/lecture/story.html.

  • Internet Resources:
    • Author's Name. (Date of publication). Title of the resource. Retrieved from website url.
      • Example:

Wuestewald, Eric. (2014). Portraits of people living on a dollar a day. Retrieved from http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2014/04/living-on-a-dollar-a-day-photos-renee-byer-thomas-nazario.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions. 
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Determine how human capital is used and what effect gender disparity has on these decisions.
  • Determine what role health plays in developing economies.
  • Examine the role that the International Monetary Fund and World Bank play in transfers and the conditions they set to effect this funding.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in sociology of developing countries.
  • Write clearly and concisely about sociology of developing countries using proper writing mechanics.

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

 

Points: 200

Assignment 2: Lending Institutions, Health Care, and Human Capital

Criteria

 

Unacceptable
Below 60% F

Meets Minimum Expectations
60-69% D

 

Fair
70-79% C

 

Proficient
80-89% B

 

Exemplary
90-100% A

1. Explore whether or not funding from international lending institutions like the World Bank and the IMF are helping or hindering the social, economic, or political development of the country that you have selected. Support your response with examples.
Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely explored whether or not funding from international lending institutions like the World Bank and the IMF are helping or hindering the social, economic, or political development of the country that you have selected. Did not submit or incompletely supported your response with examples.

Insufficiently explored whether or not funding from international lending institutions like the World Bank and the IMF are helping or hindering the social, economic, or political development of the country that you have selected. Insufficiently supported your response with examples.

Partially explored whether or not funding from international lending institutions like the World Bank and the IMF are helping or hindering the social, economic, or political development of the country that you have selected. Partially supported your response with examples.

Satisfactorily explored whether or not funding from international lending institutions like the World Bank and the IMF are helping or hindering the social, economic, or political development of the country that you have selected. Satisfactorily supported your response with examples.

Thoroughly explored whether or not funding from international lending institutions like the World Bank and the IMF are helping or hindering the social, economic, or political development of the country that you have selected. Thoroughly supported your response with examples.

2. Discuss, with examples, at least four (4) substantive ways in which a healthy population strengthens the economy of the country that you have selected.
Weight: 25%

Did not submit or incompletely discussed, with examples, at least four (4) substantive ways in which a healthy population strengthens the economy of the country that you have selected.

Insufficiently discussed, with examples, at least four (4) substantive ways in which a healthy population strengthens the economy of the country that you have selected.

Partially discussed, with examples, at least four (4) substantive ways in which a healthy population strengthens the economy of the country that you have selected.

Satisfactorily discussed, with examples, at least four (4) substantive ways in which a healthy population strengthens the economy of the country that you have selected.

Thoroughly discussed, with examples, at least four (4) substantive ways in which a healthy population strengthens the economy of the country that you have selected.

3. Ascertain the degree to which the leadership of your chosen country has used foreign aid to improve its health care system. Support your response with concrete examples.
Weight: 25%

Did not submit or incompletely ascertained the degree to which the leadership of your chosen country has used foreign aid to improve its health care system. Did not submit or incompletely supported your response with concrete examples.

Insufficiently ascertained the degree to which the leadership of your chosen country has used foreign aid to improve its health care system. Insufficiently supported your response with concrete examples.

Partially ascertained the degree to which the leadership of your chosen country has used foreign aid to improve its health care system. Partially supported your response with concrete examples.

Satisfactorily ascertained the degree to which the leadership of your chosen country has used foreign aid to improve its health care system. Satisfactorily supported your response with concrete examples.

Thoroughly ascertained the degree to which the leadership of your chosen country has used foreign aid to improve its health care system. Thoroughly supported your response with concrete examples.

4. Writing / Support for Ideas
Weight: 6%

Never uses reasons and evidence that logically support ideas.

Rarely uses reasons and evidence that logically support ideas.

Partially uses reasons and evidence that logically support ideas.

Mostly uses reasons and evidence that logically support ideas.

Consistently uses reasons and evidence that logically support ideas. 

5. Writing / Grammar and Mechanics
Weight: 6%

Serious and persistent errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

Numerous errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

Partially free of errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

Mostly free of errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

Consistently free of errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

6. Writing and Information Literacy / Integration of Sources
Weight: 6%

Serious errors in the integration of sources, such as intentional or accidental plagiarism or failure to use     in-text citations.

Sources are rarely integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing, using in-text citations.

Sources are partially integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing, using in-text citations.

Sources are mostly integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing, using in-text citations.

Sources are consistently integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing, using in-text citations.

7. Information Literacy / Crediting Sources in APA
Weight: 6%

Lack of citations and / or lack of reference section and / or citations don’t correspond to listed references.

In-text citations and references are given, but not in APA format.

Partially shows correct (or approximately correct) use of in-text citations, with matching references using APA format.

Mostly shows correct use of in-text citations with matching references using APA format.

Consistently shows correct use of In-text citations with matching references using APA format.

8. Information Literacy / Research
Weight: 6%

Quantity and/or quality of sources are unacceptable.

Too few references and / or references are of poor quality.

Number of sources is less than expected and / or the quality of sources is questionable. 

Number of sources is sufficient and the quality of sources is mostly good. 

Number of sources is sufficient and the quality of sources is good. 

 

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