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How can safe drinking water contribute to the cycle of deprivation? Have a look at the image below. Every MEDC on Earth has access to safe drinking water, while many LEDCs do not. Is there a link? Can you become more developed if you do not have safe drinking water? Is it possible to develop a strong economy while your population is drinking contaminated water and getting sick? And which comes first: does safe drinking water lead to improved economies, or does an improved economy and wealth mean that safe drinking water is generated? Chicken and egg. You decide.

It would be worth your while doing some comparative research : look at $GDP per capita for countries along the development continuum and see if there is a link between wealth and access to safe drinking water.

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