Bridging the Development Gap

Nature of the Development Gap: Measuring Development, Millenium Development Goals, Development Theories, Key Players in Development, Global Trade and the Development Gap

Consequences of the Development Gap: Megacities, The Ethnic Dimension, Social Unrest and New Political Movements, Positives and Negatives of Development

Reducing the Development Gap: Aid, Trade, Debt Management / Cancellation, Tourism

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Bridging the Development
Gap Revision…read more

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Nature of the
Development Gap
Development indicators, theories,
players and trade…read more

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Development ­ the ways in which a
country seeks to develop economically and
to improve the standard of living for its
Development Gap ­ the widening
difference in level of development between
the world's richest and poorest countries. It
can also occur within countries, for example,
between regions or between urban and rural
areas.…read more

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Global Inequalities in
World Bank Development Map, dependent
on access to world markets
Order of development: white, purple, green,
pink…read more

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Measuring Development…read more

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Economic Indicators of
Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
­ The total value of the goods and services produced in a country in a
year, divided by the population
­ Measures economic growth (+)
­ Ignores social development (-)
Gross National Income (GNI)
­ The GDP of a country plus income from overseas investment
­ Takes into account overseas investment which often accounts for a
significant proportion of income for MDCs (+)
­ Measures economic growth (+)
­ Ignores social development (+)
Purchasing Power Parity (PPP)
­ The income per capita taking into account the consideration of the cost
of living
­ Cost of living varies widely and therefore similar incomes may lead to
very different standards of living
­ Ignores different needs of population (e.g. amount of land needed for
rural and urban workers)…read more

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