Geography - what is development and how do we measure it?

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AC
Advanced Countries - A group of countries classified by the IMF as higher class. For example UK, USA, Australia, Canada, France, Germany and Spain.
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EDC
Emerging and Developing Countries - A group of countries classified by the IMF as middle class. For example Russia, India, Argentina, Iraq, Iran and Saudi Arabia
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LIDCs
Low Income Developing Countries - A group of countries classified by the IMF as lower class. For example Chad, Bangladesh, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea, Kenya and Somalia.
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GNI
Gross National Income - A measurement of economic activity (goods, services and overseas investments) that is calculated by dividing the gross (total) national income by the size of the population.
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BR
Birth rate - The number of births a year per 1000 of the total population
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NEE
Newly Emerging Economy - About 80 countries that have begun to experience higher rates of economic growth, usually due to rapid factory expansion and industrialization. The number of these countries has increased rapidly in recent decades du to glob.
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Access to safe water
The percentage of people who have access to water that does not carry a health risk such as cholera.
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LR
Literacy Rates - The percentage of people with basic reading and writing skills
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HIC
High Income Country - A group of about 80 countries classified by the World Bank as having high average incomes (GNI per capita) of US$12,736 (2015). Around half are sometimes called 'developed' countries.
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HDI
Human Development Index - A measure of development which includes the country's wealth, average life expectancy and adult literacy rates to allow comparison of economic and social development with other countries.
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People per doctor
The number of people who depend on a single doctor for their health care needs
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DTM
Demographic Transition Model - A diagram showing changes over time in the population of a country
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DR
Death Rate - The number of deaths a year per 1000 people
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LIC
Low Income Country - This group of around 30 countries is classified by the World Bank as having low average incomes (GNI per capita) of US$1,045.00 or below (2015). Agriculture still plays an important role in their economies.
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QoL
Quality of Life - Well-being of individuals/societies, outlining - & + features of life. It observes life satisfaction, including everything from physical health, family, education, employment, wealth, religious beliefs, finance and the environment
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IMR
Infant Mortality Rate - The number of babies that die in under one year of age, per 1000 live births
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LE
Life Expectancy - The average number of years a person can be expected to live
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Emerging and Developing Countries - A group of countries classified by the IMF as middle class. For example Russia, India, Argentina, Iraq, Iran and Saudi Arabia

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EDC

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Low Income Developing Countries - A group of countries classified by the IMF as lower class. For example Chad, Bangladesh, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea, Kenya and Somalia.

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Gross National Income - A measurement of economic activity (goods, services and overseas investments) that is calculated by dividing the gross (total) national income by the size of the population.

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Birth rate - The number of births a year per 1000 of the total population

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