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Bridging the Development Gap
Case Studies
Living on the wrong side of the gap: Uganda ­

Uganda should be wealthy due to its good climate (2 rainy seasons), relatively small
population and arable/fertile land, however its HDI is 0.505 (almost half of the UKs) and GDP
merely $1454 just 4.4%…

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still high. Life expectancy has fallen from 59 years at independence to just 46 in 2001.
In 2003, Kenya was ranked 146 out of 174 in the Human Development Index. The number of
people living in absolute poverty (on less than US$1 per day) has risen from fewer than 4…

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extremely poor and only 5% live in permanent Ghore Fera provides
housing. Rents rise as demand continues to transportation, resettlement,
exceed supply even further so many migrants and incomegeneration loans,
end up in crowded slums. About 4.2 million to help migrants return to
people live in the slums which have…

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With an aim to reduce poverty, the Government carried out The Tanzanian Household Budget
Survey covering 22,000 households and compared the results to a similar survey that was
carried out in 1991/92. It found that:
1. Rural areas were much poorer than urban and the gap was widening.
2. Women…

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finance. 40% of India's 1.3 million workers in the IT industry are based in Bangalore.
British Airways set up its accounting operations in India in 1996, setting a trend for what has
become known as outsourcing. Wages in India are 10% that of London, savings TNCs
considerable costs.
IBM, alone,…


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