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Top 15 International Economic Organizations

Reading Time: 5 minutes There are many international economic organizations. In this post, I’m going to give you important facts you must know about 15 of these international economic organizations. 1. International Monetary Fund (IMF) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is a financial institution set up to manage the international monetary system. The IMF also aims to create favourable …

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Definition of Economics Explained

Reading Time: 2 minutes ECONOMICS   DEFINITION: Economics is a science which studies human behaviour as a relationship between ends and scarce means which have alternative uses.   ENDS/WANTS   MEANING: Ends are wants or desires that individual consumers, firms or businesses and government are constantly using their scarce resources to satisfy. They are in the form of goods …

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The Second Account of Creation

Reading Time: 2 minutes The second account of creation is also known as the Yahwist account (Gen. 2: 4 – 25) HIGHLIGHTS The following are the key points in the second account of creation as found in the Bible. 1.      Man was created first before woman. 2.      Man was formed from dust and God breathed into his nostril the …

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8 Practical Ways to Increase Agricultural Output in Developing Countries

Reading Time: 4 minutes It is entirely possible to increase agricultural output in developing countries. Many developing countries, including those in West Africa and the rest of the continent record poor agricultural output every year. This is in spite of the fact that most of these countries boast of the best natural resources suitable for agricultural production in the …

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Distinguish Between Foreign Aid and Foreign Investment

Reading Time: 1 minute Foreign Aid Foreign Aid is the assistance (in the form of resources or commodities such as foreign currency, equipment, technical skills, food, relief items etc.) mostly given by rich countries (Britain, the USA, Germany, Japan etc.) or international organizations and financial institutions (the World Bank, the I.M.F., Peace Corps, specialized agencies of the UN etc.) …

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Top 5 Types of Economic Cooperation Explained in Simple Terms

Reading Time: 2 minutes Do you want to know the basic features that make one form of international economic cooperation different from the others? Maybe you are not familiar with the names of  the various types of international Economic cooperation. We are talking here about forms of international economic cooperation or integration like Free Trade Area, Customs Union, A …

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76 Probable WASSCE Economics Questions

Reading Time: 4 minutes   There is a good chance you may come across one or two of these WASSCE Economics questions on problems African economies keep facing in your next WASSCE or other  examination. 76 Probable problem- related questions in WASSCE Economics 1. What factors account for the low productivity of agriculture in your country? 2. What factors …

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Describe Joshua’s Sending of the Two Spies

Reading Time: 2 minutes   Moses died at the age of 120, still a strong man, on Mount Nebo in the Land of Moab near Jericho. This was just before he had laid his hand on Joshua, the son of Nun, a man full of spirit and wisdom but not equal to Moses, as his successor. The sending of  …

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The Significance of the Jerusalem Temple in the Life and Ministry of Jesus

Reading Time: 1 minute   It is almost impossible to discuss the life and times of Jesus without mentioning the Jerusalem Temple. This shows how prominently the Temple featured in the work of Jesus. What was the Jewish Temple?   Unlike the Synagogue, there was only one Temple in the whole of Israel.   1. The first temple was …

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Describe the Role of the Synagogue in the Life and Ministry of Jesus

Reading Time: 1 minute   The Synagogue was one of the best known social and religious institutions in Israel at the time of Jesus. Here are some key functions of the Synagogue during the time of Jesus. 1. The Synagogue was a meeting place for public worship on the Sabbath and on Jewish festival days. 2. The Synagogues, at …

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Significance of Joshua’s Farewell Message to the Israelites at Shechem

Reading Time: 2 minutes   Joshua’s farewell message to the Israelites at Shechem was one of the key moments in the history and religion of Israel. I am about to show you two aspects of Joshua’s farewell message at Shechem. Contents of the message The significance of the message Introduction When the Israelites arrived at Canaan, they conquered many …

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Who Were the Sadducees at the Time of Jesus?

Reading Time: 1 minute   The Sadducees, just like such other groups as the Pharisees, the Herodians and the Zealots played a major role in the life and ministry of Jesus. Here is a short list of points stating the characteristics and beliefs of the Sadducees as found in the Synoptic Gospels. 1. The Sadducees were a small but …

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Top 7 Characteristics and Beliefs of the Pharisees

Reading Time: 1 minute   You cannot fail to feel the presence of this group in the narrative of the life and work of Jesus as recorded in the Synoptic Gospels of the New Testament. So who were the Pharisees and what did they stand for? In this very brief post, I present to you the main things you …

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