The Development Gap

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  • Created on: 07-06-16 11:16
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  • Factors affecting development
    • Limitations of measures of development
      • misleading as they are averages
        • Don't show up variation or elite groups within the country
      • Shouldn't be used on their own as some aspects develop more quickly than others
    • Environmental factors affecting a country's development
      • Poor climate
        • Won't be able to grow much
          • malnuitrition
            • Low quality of life
          • Less money to spend developing the country
      • Poor farming land
        • Won't be able to grow much
          • malnuitrition
            • Low quality of life
          • Less money to spend developing the country
      • Limited water supplies
        • Lots of natural hazards
          • Spend a lot of money rebuilding
            • Reduces quality of life for people affected
          • Few raw materials
            • Make less money as they have fewer resources to sell
          • Political factors affecting a country's development
            • Unstable government
              • Might not invest in healthcare. education and improving the economy
            • Corrupt government
              • Some people get richer by breaking the law whilst others have a low quality of life
            • War
              • Equipment is expensive, buildings get destroyed and fewer people work
                • Less money to spend on development
                • Lower quality of life
          • Economic factors affecting a country's development
            • Poor trade links
              • Trades a small amount with few countries
                • Won't make a lot of money
                  • Less to spend on development
            • Debt
              • Borrow money from  other countries and international organisations
                • This has to be paid back, sometimes with interest
                  • Any money a country makes is used to pay back debt
                    • Less to spend on development
            • Economy based on primary products
              • Don't make much profit
                • Won't make a lot of money
                • Prices tend to fluctuate
              • Social factors affecting a country's development
                • Clean drinking water
                  • If people only drink dirty water they will get ill
                    • Reduces quality of life
                    • Ill people can't work so don't contribute money to the economy
                      • Less money to develop
                    • Cost money to treat
                      • Less money to develop
                • Equality of Women
                  • If they have a equal place in society they are more likely to be educated and  work
                    • Better quality of life
                    • Contribute money to the economy
                      • More money to develop
                • Child education
                  • Get better education so get better jobs
                    • Better quality of life
                    • Contribute money to the economy
                      • More money to develop

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