Key Question: Are LIDCs likely to stay poor?
This enquiry question is studied through one case study of an LIDC to answer sub-questions a, b and c.
This will be assessed as a poster or PowerPoint presentation. Your presentation should be 5-10 minutes long and will be formally assessed. All information
is found on pages 182-195 of your textbook.
Key question What this means What to include on your Poster/PowerPoint Complet
a) How has an
Overview of the economic development of an
LIDC, including influences of population, society,
technology and politics, particularly in the past 50
years, or post-independence.
Introduce the location of Ethiopia with a fully annotated map showing surrounding counties.
A fact file of Ethiopia with key development indicators including exports, imports, GDP, life
expectancy, population, HDI, birth and death rate, infant mortality rate).
Explore whether Rostow’s model can help
determine the country’s path of economic
An introduction to the Rostow Model explaining each stage.
An overview of which stage Ethiopia is at with clear reasons why.
The extent to which the relevant Millennium
Development Goals have been achieved for this
An introduction to the 8 Millennium Development goals.
Evidence of the progress Ethiopia has made towards each goal.
A summary explaining Ethiopia’s development priorities for the future.
Investigate how the LIDC’s wider political, social
and environmental context has affected its
An overview or timeline of the history of Ethiopia including colonial past, conflicts, key events.
An annotated map to show how the physical geography of Ethiopia has influenced the
country’s development. Include specifics on climate, relief, temperatures, drought, and disease.
A summary to explain how the politics, society, technology and physical geography have
affected Ethiopia’s level of development
The country’s international trade, such as potential
reliance on a single, or few, commodities and how
this influences development.
An overview of Ethiopia’s main exports. A graph should be included.
A map showing where Ethiopia trades around the world.
Future economic growth for Ethiopia.
b) What global
The benefits and problems of trade and Trans
National Company (TNC) investment for
Which TNCs currently operate in Ethiopia?
The advantages and disadvantaged of having TNC investment in Ethiopia.
The advantages and disadvantages of international
aid or debt relief for its development.
Examples of different aid projects that exist in Ethiopia.
The impact of debt relief in Ethiopia.
strategy is most
Compare the advantages and disadvantages of one
top-down and one bottom-up strategy in the
The difference between a bottom up and top down strategy.
An overview of specific bottom up strategies in Ethiopia including Farm Africa and
Abyssinian Flight Services.
An overview of specific top down strategies including the Growth and Transformation
Plan and investment in renewable energy,
A comparison table to show the limitations of bottom up and top down strategies.
Compare cost, how each improves quality of life, sustainability).
An overview of what sustainable development is.