Introduction To DevelopmentPresentation Transcript
Development What is it? What are the challenges?
Per Capita Gross National Product United States & Japan = + $27,000 U.K. & Germany = $23,000-27,000 Italy & Australia = $15,000-23,000 Brazil & Mexico = $3,500-6,000 China & Romania = $500-1,000 India & Mali = < $500
Obstacles to Development Population Growth Geography/Natural Resources Education/Technology Religion External Debt Corruption War and It’s Aftermath
Population Growth The challenge of the future is a balance between: the rights of the individual vs. the sustainability of the planet. What are the specific rights of the individual that are involved? What are the pressures put on the planet?
World Map: Political with Infant Mortality Rate Map 17 of 76
World Map: Political with Life Expectancy Map 18 of 76
Geography/ Natural Resources Draw a map of the world. Shade the areas that you believe are the developed areas of the world. Choose five major economic powers.
Group of 8
Group of 77
World Map: Political with Annual Precipitation Map 12 of 76
Education/ Technology Importance Challenges Limited educated elite Limited money Children must work
Political with Percentage of Labor Force in Agriculture
Political with Literacy Rate
Religion – Is development a Western concept and goal? Hinduism Buddhism Judeo-Christian Islam
External Debt In 1970 In 2002 $25 b. (world’s 60 poorest) $523b. $11b. (Africa) $295b. Budgets of the World Mali = $1.8 b. (‘06) Nigeria = $30.6 b.(‘08) Angola = $27.1 b. China = $868 b. New York City = $60 b. (‘07) Montana = $4.7 b.
Countries In the Red Bulgaria Cameroon Ivory Coast Ethiopia Honduras Jordan Madagascar Syria Tanzania Sudan and Zambia = 2x Angola = 3x