You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Many governments think that economic progress is their most important goal. Some people, however, think other types of progress are equally important for a country. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
Write at least 250 words.
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It is a debate whether a government should focus on its economic prosperity or to concentrate the development of other sectors. As different countries have different priority needs, the focus may differ, but in most cases it is wise to focus on the economic progress.
On the one hand, there are some who think that a country has to focus on sectors which do not fetch economic benefits directly as return to investments. To be precise, if money is spent on sectors like education and social welfare, a strong generation of skilled population with good standards of living is made possible. In short, it is important to create a situation in which people live harmoniously with superior skills, knowledge and a good happiness index rather than just having a lot of money.
By contrast, there are people who think that economic progress is the base of any type of development. To be clearer, it is difficult for a country to focus on areas like poverty alleviation, food scarcity, unemployment, and illiteracy if it has not enough financial resources. In this world of unstable and unpredictable economic conditions, the primary goal of every nation should be gaining economic independence rather than maintaining economic interdependence.
In my opinion, it is quite justifiable for a government to concentrate on its priority need. It may not be always focused on economic growth. Health maintenance, education and food security are some of those. However, one needs to understand that money is the fundamental factor to carry-out any such development.
To conclude, it is clear that a government should invest on both economic and non-economic sectors. The fact is that more concentration should be given to economic prosperity, without which none of the other developments is made possible.