This genre of essay requires you to analyze problems, suggest solutions, and evaluate the proposed solutions. In this assignment, you will be asked to apply your knowledge and analytical skills to a real-world problem. The goal is that you can see the usefulness of what you have learned and how it helps you think about real-world problems. Also, you may be the one who actually finds a solution!!
The process of writing problem-solution essays includes the following steps (Marshall, 2017):
Provide background or contextual information related to the problem in question
Describe the problem in details
Suggest possible solutions and justify your suggestions by reviewing how the problem has been addressed in the literature and analyzing how the problem may be solved.
Evaluate the proposed solutions by means of considering factors that may negatively or positively affect the implementation of the solutions.
Poor countries of the world are now facing the Coronavirus pandemic. Low-income countries have health systems with less resources and are also economically more vulnerable to the negative economic impact of lockdown. Citizens in LIC countries living in extreme poverty may not find it easy to quarantine as they may be living in overcrowded environments or may need to work in order to find enough resources to eat.
In addition, the government in low-income countries face limited access to financial markets and may not be able to borrow enough resources to implement economic stimulus measures like the ones applied in the developed world (suspension of foreclosures on rent, increase unemployment insurance coverage, loan programs to small business, rescue funds to affected industries, etc…).
For these reasons, dealing with the Coronavirus outbreak is a lot more challenging in low-income countries.
Write an Essay of no more than 600 words where you discuss the problem that low income countries are facing due to the coronavirus outbreak. Offer 3 policy recommendations (or “solutions”) on how to deal with this crisis. What should be the role of developed countries?