"This pamphlet is a Canadian version of a paper originally written by Eric Jay, for Christian Aid, Britain c1975" -- p. 15.
Pamphlet jointly published by: The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund; Canadian Lutheran World Relief; The Committee on Inter-Church Aid, Refugee and World Service; The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace; and World Development, Service and Relief. -- back cover.
Contents: What is World Development ? -- Why are there rich and poor countries ? -- There is poverty in Canada too. Shouldn't charity begin at home ? -- Is the situation improving at all ? -- Wouldn't birth control solve problems ? -- Is there enough food to go round ? -- Canada became prosperous through trade. Why can't the Third World ? -- Can we afford to make trade concessions to them ? -- What about the aid which pours into the poor countries ? -- But suirely Canadian aid is very generous ? -- Canada has its own poverty problems so why should we give more aid or better trade deals to the Third World ? -- Does increased aid mean more taxation ? -- Why can't "The Arabs" pay for development ? -- How much aid is wasted through misuse and corruption ? -- Wouldn't they be better off if they hadn't seized independence so soon ? -- Can't voluntary aid organizations solve the problem ? -- Can't the public do any more ? -- If it's a moral question, why don't the churches given a lead by surrendering their wealth ? -- But isn't man's spiritual need more important to Christians than his material need ? -- If I am concerned about world development, what can I do ?
Twenty questions on world development : a Canadian perspective