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What does GNP per capita measure?
Gross National Product (GNP) per capita is a country's GNP, divided by its population (Per capita means per person).
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What is the problem of using GNP as a measure of wealth?
A disadvantage of using GNP is that it does not show differences in wealth within a country. This problem is greatest in developing countries where there is a huge gap between rich and poor.
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What is meant by the term development?
Development is the process of a country becoming more economically developed in order to improve the quality of life~
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What do the letters HDI stand for and which 3 variables construct the HDI?
HDI stands for 'Human Development Index', which combines information on – life expectancy, literacy rates and the purchasing power of money. It was created by the United Nations as its own measure of development.
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Why is HDI considered by some a better measure of development than GDP?
It is able to show differences in levels of development within a country as well as between countries. It also combines economic and social indicators which represents the quality of life better.
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What is economic development?
Economic development aims to increase income and wealth through industrial growth.
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What is social development?
Social development is about providing essential services such as education, healthcare and housing.
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What does GNP stand for?
Gross National Product (GNP) measures the total economic output of a country, including earnings from foreign investments.
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What does GDP stand for?
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is the total value of goods and services produced by a country in a year.
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What is the definition of 'Quality of life'?
Quality of life is a measure of how happy and content people are with their lives.
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What is meant by the term interdependence?
Countries which are interdependent work together and rely on each other for help.
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What is a self help scheme?
Schemes which give people the tools and training to improve their homes. Low-interest loans may be used to help people fund these changes. People may be given legal ownership of the land.
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What is appropriate technology?
Appropriate technology is simple or small-scale machinery and tools that, because they are easy to produce and maintain, are of most use in developing countries.
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What is aid?
Aid is money or resources that are given or lent on favourable terms to developing countries.
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How can trade be unfair?
Trade can be unfair as poorer countries mainly export low-value primary goods while richer countries mainly export expensive manufactured goods. The poorer countries therefore make much less.
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What does WTO stand for? Outline the role of the WTO.
The World Trade Organisation (WTO) is an international body whose purpose is to promote free trade by persuading countries to abolish import tariffs and other barriers.
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What does the Fairtrade Labelling Organisation do?
The Fair Trade Organisation guarantees that the producer receives a fair price for their product regardless of the price on the world market. This means their quality of life should improve.
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GHANA~ Where is it located? What's the climate like?
Ghana is located in West Africa, bordering the Ivory Coast. Has a wet and dry season. During the wet season it experiences conditions rather similar to equatorial areas. In its dry season the weather is very warm and dry like in hot deserts.
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What are the main characteristics and products of Ghana's international trade?
Ghana's main export is cocoa; it also exports gold, timber, tuna and diamonds.
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Describe the following type of aid- bilateral aid.
Bilateral aid is given by government of one country directly to another. It can be in the form of money, food, equipment and technical assistance.
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Describe the following type of aid- multilateral aid.
Multilateral aid is assistance given to poor countries through international organisations such as the World Bank. Each organisation has its own programme funded by richer countries.
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Describe the following type of aid- voluntary aid.
Voluntary aid comes from charities such as Oxfam. These non-government organisations rely on private donations and gifts from buisnesses.
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What is the name of the section of the world which is considered more or less economically developed parts of the world.
Voluntary aid comes from charities such as Oxfam. These non-government organisations rely on private donations and gifts from buisnesses.
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