An analysis of most developed countries in Europe against most developing countries in Africa portrays a number of similarities as well as differences. It is interesting to note that both countries conduct similar processes and activities. However, differences are observed when one analyzes the level of efficiency and organization that that characterizes the conduct of processes in both types of countries. A number of Illustrations can be used to show how similar processes are conducted differently when one compares developed countries against developing countries.
For example, both developed countries i.e. countries in Europe and those that are still developing i.e. countries in Africa conduct electoral processes to select their presidents and other types of leaders. However, both types of countries portray some level of difference in the manner in which they conduct their elections. This difference is seen in the fact that electoral processes in developed countries are usually more peaceful and organized when compared to electoral processes in the developing countries. A good illustration of how developed countries conduct organized and peaceful elections can be obtained by analyzing the recently concluded American elections in which Barrack Obama was declared the winner. Mitt Romney who was Obama’s competitor in the elections was quick to concede defeat after elections and gave even gave a speech in which he wished President Obama a prosperous second term.
However, the situation in most developing countries in Africa is not the same. This is evidenced by the fact that most presidential candidates in Africa refuse to concede defeat after losing elections. Instead, most presidential candidates in Africa usually opt to rally their supporters to instigate violence as a method protesting their loss of elections. It is also important to note that many developing countries conduct disorganized elections that are characterized by rigging and lack of transparency. There is, therefore, a huge difference in the manner in which elections are conducted in developed and developing countries.
A comparison of the manner in which developing and developed countries offer public services to their citizens can also be carried out to illustrate the similarities and differences between the two types of countries. While it is obvious that citizens in both countries require similar public services such as the provision of health services, education, water etc, the manner in which these services are provided to citizens in both types of countries is quite different. The difference can be illustrated by the fact that almost all citizens in developed countries enjoy efficient supply of basic public services while only a few citizens in developing countries can claim to have a good access to the same public services.
For example, most developed countries have many hospitals that ensure that their citizens do not have to go for long distances to look for healthcare. There are also many schools in developed countries that ensure that children will not have to go for long distances in order to learn. Other public services such as water and electricity are supplied sufficiently to citizens in developed countries and most citizens in these countries do not have complaints about their ability to access such services. However, in most developing countries, citizens have to undergo a lot of trouble to access almost all basic services. For example, most of the people who live in the rural areas of developing countries face a challenge of accessing hospitals, and schools. Access to electricity and water is also a major challenge facing a significant portion of the people living in the rural areas of developing countries.
The level of use of various forms of technology can also be used to show how developed countries differ from developing countries. Although both types of countries are similar in that they use some form of technology, their levels of use greatly differs. The difference is seen by the fact that the technology used in developed countries is greatly advanced when compared to the level of technology that is used in developing countries. For example, most developed countries in the world fully rely on information technology to operate most aspects of their countries. However, an analysis of the use of information technology in developing countries shows that most of these countries have been quite slow to adopt the use of technology thereby forcing residents in these countries to use manual methods to run most of their operations and processes.
Although both developed and developing countries face similar challenges that are caused by nature, their severity of the impact caused by natural calamities greatly differs in both countries. Nature poses threats such as famine, disease, flooding etc to both developing and developed countries. However, it has been observed in the past that the severity or suffering experienced by people in the developing countries as a result of the occurrence of natural calamities such as floods and famines has been greater that the impact that similar calamities have on developed countries. This is because most developed countries have been able to come up with measures aimed reducing the impact that these calamities have on their countries whenever they occur as compared to developing countries which have little or no safeguards to protect themselves from the severe impact of such natural calamities.
It is evident from the above discussion that both developing and developed countries experience the same needs and wants. However, there exists a huge difference in the ability of citizens in these two types of countries to access their basic needs and wants. There is also a huge difference in the manner in which similar process are conducted in both types of countries.