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  • United Nations 1998 Human Development Index
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    Comparing The Old United Nation's Human Development Index To The New One The United Nations is an international organization established immediately after World War 2 to maintain international peace and security and to achieve cooperation in solving international economic, social, cultural and humanitarian problems. The United Nation's Charter, which is the organization's governing treaty, was first drawn up in 1945 at a meeting held in San Francisco. The principle organs of the United Nations c...
  • Aid And Development Programmes
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    For many decades the Western world has looked at underdeveloped countries and tried to solve the social and economic problems that these countries face. We have all seen the harrowing media coverage of natural disasters, such as the cyclones in Bangladesh and the drought in Ethiopia leading to hundreds of thousands of people starving to death. It is admirable that many richer countries have set up administrations that look towards these third world countries with aid and development in mind, eve...
  • Migration Levels Into Urban Developed Countries
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    The need to migrate from lower developed countries to developed countries is generally due largely in part to financial reasons. In most cases, the attractiveness of higher wages in urban environments usually outweighs the inconvenience of being away from family members and becoming acclimated in a new environment. In lower developed countries, under-employment is high and the demand for labor is low. As such the problems arises with rural to urban migration. This migration into urban cities is ...
  • Dependency Burden In Developed Countries
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    Obstacles Toward Development In this every day changing world, many of us are living in a comfortable home, have enough food to eat, well clothed, healthy, and financially independent. All these are provided to us because we are living in a well-developed country. Others in the third world nation are not so lucky. They may have no shelter, limited food supply, and unemployed. This is because their country is not welldeveloped like ours. Problems that stop these countries from developing are 1. L...
  • Premise Of Summer's Argument
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    Larry Summer's Memo A controversy exists whether the World Bank should be encouraging migration of dirty industries to less-developed countries. Larry Summer challenges that the World Bank should persuade such a migration. Others contend that these less-developed countries, despite their economic plight, should not be coerced into harboring dirty industries, a position I support. (A 1) In his first argument Summer wants to force a sudden increase in pollution, which would cause an improvement in...
  • Policies And Institutions To The Developing Countries
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    KICKING AWAY THE LADDER There is currently great pressure on developing countries to adopt a set of "good policies" and "good institutions" - such as liberalisation of trade and investment and strong patent law - to foster their economic development. When some developing countries show reluctance in adopting them, the proponents of this recipe often find it difficult to understand these countries's tumidity in not accepting such a tried and tested recipe for development. After all, they argue, t...
  • 30 Of The Less Developed Countries Population
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    Overpopulation and the Economical Effects Introduction Currently there are more than 6 billion people living in the world and this number is expected to double in a short period of time. Many researchers and theorists feel that the world does not have a carrying capacity for this amount of people. The overpopulation of the world, brings a fear of overcrowding and an apprehension that the resource base will become to low, perhaps even non-existent. In 1900, the world population was 1.6 billion pe...
  • Understand From Term Development
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    What I Understand From Term 'Development " From what I understand from the term, a developed country, it is the dividing line between an advanced country and a developing country. It is generally based on per capita income. Those with per capita incomes of less than one fifth of the level of those in the US are considered 'undeveloped'. The definition is very similar to explanation of wealth and poverty. It also suggests the balance of power between the two countries which are at different stage...
  • Bradshaw And Wallace The Modernization Theory Believes
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    I found the book Global Inequalities quite interesting as well as being very informative. I enjoyed reading this book because unlike many other texts it was not very "cut and dry", rather it was easy to read and Bradshaw and Wallace did a good job illustrating major points. This made the book easy to read because it did not require me to re-read many passages to understand the ideas presented. Prior to reading this book, I did not have too much knowledge about world events that have occurred in ...
  • Food In The Developed Countries
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    Right now, developing countries are starving to death and the developed countries are worried about which type of cheese they should buy. This is called an imbalance in food supply. There's too much food in the developed countries, and not enough in the developing countries. Three quarters of the world's population is inadequately fed and the majority of these live in the developing countries. Massive surpluses exist in Europe and the US. Malnutrition and under nutrition is generally caused by p...
  • 3 2 Long Term Solutions Developing Countries
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    CONTENTS: Subject page Contents. 1 1.0 Problems in developing countries. 2 1.1 Political problems 2 1.2 Environmental problems 2 1.3 Health problems 2 2.0 The role of civil / environmental engineers 3 2.1 How are engineers able to help with these problems 3 3.0 Existing solutions. 4 3.1 Long term solutions 4 3.2 Short term solutions. 4 4.0 Conclusions 5 References. 6 1.0 Problems in developing countries Developing countries suffer from short life expectancy, because of extremely low living stand...
  • Less Developed Countries
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    The gap between rich and poor in the world today. In the world of 1995, there are still huge differences between rich and poor, developed and less developed countries. But why Who is to blame What can we do about it Many things have been tried out to solve these problems, but does it work It seems bizarre, that we, modern, intelligent people, have not yet succeed to get rid of the differences between DCs (developed countries) and LDCs (less developed countries). We try, don't we Every year, we g...
  • Least Developed Country Members
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    DEVELOPED, DEVELOPING, AND LEAST DEVELOPED COUNTRIES 1. General definitions Term: Developed countries Definition: Countries with high levels of real national income per head and relatively large tertiary sectors. Term: Developing countries Definition: Countries with low levels of real national income per head and relatively large primary sectors. Term: Less Developed Countries Definition: Countries who are generally characterized by low levels of GDP and income per head. They usually have a heav...
  • Integration Of Economy The Developing Countries
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    Globalization, as coined cited in Landau (2001), is! SS internationalization of markets where products are widely traded, capital is mobile, not particularly site-specific, and will move to different location should profits be higher (and secure); consumption patterns in different countries are not mutually exclusive, or at least can be catered to by extending the product range, and prices are sensitive across borders and predominantly set in world (cross border) markets. !" Globalization is rea...
  • Lower Trade Barriers In Developed Countries
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    New York Times Date of Article: 04/14/03 Article by: The Associated Press The article states that the World Bank is urging well-off countries to lower their trade barriers. According to the World Bank, global poverty can be cut in half by 2015 if rich countries will lower their trade barriers and also increase foreign aid. The article also speaks of the need for developing countries to invest heavily in education, and that education, coupled with lower trade barriers in developed countries is th...
  • Infant Mortality Rate Of Kenya
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    Development and Health 1. Infant mortality: The average number of deaths of children under 1 year of age per 1000 live births. 2. Life expectancy at birth: The average number of years a person born in a particular country might be expected to live. 3. Since medical care has advanced remarkably over the past century, even the less economically developed countries have adequate amount of medical and food supply. Another reason might be the aide from the economically more developed countries. 4. Th...
  • Western Countries Setting Priorities On Personal Freedom
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    Both the development of technological tools and the uses to which humanity has put them have created modern civilizations in which loneliness is ever increasing. Humans during their history have always been social animals - in order to survive they lived in groups and for a long time it was an economical necessity. Today technological development made it possible for many people to live alone. More and more people in developed countries are choosing personal freedom and put their personal intere...
  • Developing Countries A Lot Of Help
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    Nowadays, there are lots and lots of people suffering from poverty all over the world. The gap between the rich and the poor is still increasing. Day by day, the rich become richer and richer, while the poor become poorer and poorer. The situation now is very serious. Well, there is a hot wire. In the middle of February, the government of George Bush Junior made a plan that from now on, 50 percent of the money, which World Band would send to the poor countries, would be just direct help instead ...
  • Modern Developing Countries Face Population Problems
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    THE ECONOMIC PROBLEMS OF THE DEVELOPING COUNTRIES In the age of jet aircraft, the time distance which separates the United States from one of the the developing countries of Asia, Africa, or Latin America is only a matter of hours. Measured in economic distance, the gap is more like that between the present and the Dark Ages. Over the past century the time distance has been constantly narrowing; during the same period the economic distance has become immeasurably wider. The United States and the...
  • Development In The Third World
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    It can be argued that the concepts of 'third world' and 'development' are interrelated and although each has a distinct definition, they are said to be highly correlated. The term 'third world' became a term used to identify the world's underdeveloped countries and it became quite popular during the 1960's. Nations categorised as 'third world' countries are usually characterised by being poor and technologically backward although their potential for advancement was not doubted, as they usually p...

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