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Measurements of regional and global disparities

What do we expect?



Single index measurements



HDI - Composite measurements



Correlations - spearman's rank



Happy Planet Index

http://www.ted.com/talks/nic_marks_the_happy_planet_index?language=en

What are the limitations to the current ways of measuring progress?

What do people consider to be important in life?

How can this be measured?

What is the relationship between ecological footprint and happy life years?

How have Costa Rica achieved success in this new measurement of progress?

How should countries be aiming to achieve improve HPI?


The Origins of disparities












Continental Scale: Why is Africa the poorest continent?

BBC News: Why is the African Continent Poor?




How do trade blocs affect Africa?
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/4510792.stm

Origins of disparities in the Philippines





Examine the progress made in meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in poverty reduction, education and health.

MDG progress class map



Lesson Wednesday 26.11.14




DG 15 mark answer example


Summary of progress

http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/2014%20MDG%20report/MDG%202014%20Progress%20Chart_English.pdf
http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/interactive/2013/sep/24/millennium-development-goals-data-interactive

http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/2014%20MDG%20report/MDG%202014%20Progress%20Chart_English.pdf

Reduction of Global Disparities





Core and Periphery Theory

Watch the video and make notes on the key points relating to core and periphery theory.