Presentation Writing Service
Sudan and Its Poverty
Guidelines for PS182 Class Presentation
Parts of your presentation
Your presentation must include the following two parts
- A short report of 5 minutes or so on poverty in the country that you are studying. Give us the basic facts: the population of the country, the kind of government, poverty rates, education rates, leading cause of death of poor people, colonial history, relevant health statistics, leading industries etc. But focus on one or two interesting aspects of poverty in that country, and why they are especially interesting. This might be especially interesting cause of poverty there, recent breakthroughs in decreasing poverty there etc.
- A short report of 5 minutes or so about how the course has changed your views of the nature of poverty, the cause of poverty and the ethics of poverty. Here you can discuss either poverty in America, in the poorest parts of the world or both.
To Focus on
- It is essential that you integrate in a thoughtful way empirical findings, concepts and arguments that we learned in the course in order to demonstrate that you understand the course material.
The purpose of the presentations is to learn from your fellow students. You must incorporate the valuable feedback you receive from you classmates into your final paper. Whether it is some of the questions that they asked or some of the objections they offered. So be sure to take notes soon after completing presentation.
Sudan and Its Poverty
The Republic of Sudan or the Sudan is an Arab Republic located in the Nile Valley of
North Africa. It is bordered by Egypt (North), South Sudan (South), Eritrea, the Red Sea and
Ethiopia (East) and Chad (West). Its capital is Khartoum and the official religion is Islam.
The total population of the country in 2010 was 43,551, 941 and the rural population was
23,866,463. Sudan is basically a federal presidential representative democratic republic. It has a
multi-party system in which the President is the main head of the State, government and also the
commander-in-chief of the People’s Armed Forces (Government Bodies and Federal Ministries
of Republic of Sudan, 2013).
The population below poverty line is 46.5% and the household income or consumption
by percentage share for the lowest is 2.7% and for the highest it is 26.7%. The total literate
population of the country is 71.9%. The education rate among males is 80.7% and among
females is 63.2%. The school life expectancy of the children from primary to tertiary education
is 4 years (Africa: Sudan, n.d.).
Sudan was under the combined administration of Britain and Egypt from 1899. Later
when the Egyptian Nationalism Movement gained force after World War I, The British expelled
the Egyptian officials from Sudan. In 1953, Britain and Egypt again signed an agreement to grant
Sudan self-government within three years and finally in 1956 the British and Egyptian troops
evacuated the country.