How the development gap can be measured

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  • Created on: 09-05-13 10:18

How can the development gap be measured?

Gross Domestic Product (GDP)- Total value of goods and services of a country in a year. Does not show how wealth is distributed within a country and does not show what the government is spending its money on.

Human Development Index (HDI) - Health (life expectancy), Wealth (GDP) and education (education attainment). the Index has a maximum score of 1.0

Gender Related Development Index (GDI) -  same factors measured as HDI but separate scores for men and women

Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) - created in 2000, these goals aim to be completed by 2015.                                                                                                                            eradicate extreme hunger and poverty                                                                                                                                universal primary education                                                                                                                                                promote gender equality                                                                                                                                                    reduce child mortality                                                                                                                                                         improve maternal health                                                                                                                                                    combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other deseases                                                                                                                  environmental sustainability                                                                                                                                               create a global partnership for development

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