Developing Country Project
Outcome: develop a portfolio of information and articles related to a specific LEDC.
Rationale: having in-depth knowledge of a specific LEDC will give you a strong foundation for the development unit & give you specific examples to draw upon for your external assessments. Additionally, having a compilation of articles will help you with your IA commentaries.
- Choose an LEDC. Simple. Look at the list.
- Create a website through your Baldwin email.
- USE CHROME. Google Sites doesn't work right in Safari.
- Log in to your Baldwin email.
- Watch the video at the right.
- Make it pretty. Put in a picture of the flag. Add images of the main cities, the people, and so forth. You can put these on the homepage or you can create a separate "images" page
- Send the link to Mr. Penn (find the paper clip icon to the left of the "publish" button at the top of the page
Growth & Equity
Make a page called "equity and growth". On that page place the following:
- the five most recent Gini index numbers (with years)
- GDP per capita
- GNP (or GNI) per capita
- an article that discusses one way the government is trying to achieve a more equitable distribution of income
- an article that discusses one fiscal policy the government is using to achieve economic growth - provide a link and a summary
- an article that discusses one monetary policy the government is using to achieve economic growth - provide a link and a summary
- an article that discusses one supply-side policy the government is using to achieve economic growth - provide a link and a summary
- a photograph of an "average" family's food intake
- a photograph of the "average" family's belongings
- a photograph of something else that is very different from you
- a photo of the skyline of the capital city
- a photo of a slum area of the capital city
- **a screenshot (use Google Public Data and show your country, the US, and two other countries of your choice) of the following
- debt and deficit
- debt and deficit as a percentage of GDP
- debt and deficit and long-term interest rates
Make a page called "Employment." On that page place the following:
- data on the makeup of the economic sectors (manufacturing, services, agriculture)
- data on the leading exports of the country
- data on the most valuable industries in the country (ie coffee farms, manufacturing of clothing)
- data on youth unemployment
- an article talking about one employer in the country - provide a link and a summary
- an article talking about one employment-related issue - provide a link and a summary
- an article talking about one thing the government is trying to do to bring unemployment down - provide a link and a summary
Make a page called "Inflation." On that page place the following:
- the annual inflation rate for the last five years (this can also be a graph)
- an article discussing inflation in the country- provide a link and a summary
- an article discussing the CPI of the country- provide a link and a summary
- an article talking about one thing the government is trying to do to control inflation- provide a link and a summary
- Make a page called "Development."
- Open this table of indicators. Embed it on your page. Then, using Google Public Data, complete the table.
- Choose the three indicators that are most surprising to you, then locate one article discussing each. Provide a link and a summary on your page.
- What social entrepreneurship ventures are being tried in your country? What innovative development programs are being experimented with?
For each of the items below write a brief summary paragraph and put it on your page. Use the indicators table whenever possible to back up your findings with hard data.
1. Natural resources/ resource endowments
2. Quality of physical capital
3. Quality of human capital
4. Quality of institutional factors
5. Water pollution
6. Environmental degradation
7. Air pollution
8. History of colonization & wars
9. Political system