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The Development Pathway

 
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Starter

 
 
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Activities

 

Presentation

 

Definitions

So what do the following acronyms stand for:

  • LLEDC
  • LEDC
  • RIC
  • OPEC
  • NIC
  • MEDC
 

Task 1

For each of the countries mentioned in the above presentation use the CIA World Factbook to find their GDP - per capita (PPP) and Life expectancy at birth (Total Population). Put the data into a table in either Word or Excel (or similar application).
 

Task 2

Download and print the following document:
 

Task 3

Using the data you collected in Task 1 label all of the points marked on the unlabeled graph.
 

Task 4

Circle all the LLEDCs on one colour, circle the LEDCs in another colour, circle the RICs in another colour and so on. Produce a key to show what each colour represents.
 

Task 5

Using the CIA World Factbook to collect GDP - per capita (PPP) and Life expectancy at birth (Total Population) data on the following 10 countries:

  1. Singapore
  2. Mexico
  3. Egypt
  4. Sudan
  5. Oman
  6. Malaysia
  7. Greece
  8. Japan
  9. United Arab Emirates
  10. Taiwan
 

Task 6

By plotting them onto your graph decide where on the development pathway the above 10 countries are.
 
Geography Review

Review

 
Can you find any countries that are anomalies [anything unusual or difficult to explain] in terms of countries with high GDP per capita values and low Life Expectancies or low GDP per capita values and high Life Expectancies?
 

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