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PowerPoint 8: Is the development gap widening or narrowing?
The development gap is the difference in levels of social well-being and economic development between the poorest and the richest people on the planet... is the divide between rich and poor or the haves and the have-nots... can exist on different scales... involves social and economic differences
Using Gapminder – Homepage Step 1: Start here Click on Downloads Investigate these videos: What do they tell us about the development gap? Investigate these interactive graphics: See if you can create graphs and maps that investigate how countries have changed in recent years. Track one country.
Using Gapminder – Downloads Step 2 – scroll down to Investigate these graphics. Start with Income, Regions and Poverty. Watch this film (you may need to use headphones). What does this chart suggest about a development gap?
Using Gapminder – Graphics Click here for the graphics menu These graphics will help you to answer the questions on your activity sheet Step 3 – Investigate the graphics
Using Gapminder – World Charts
Using Worldmapper 1 Use the A-Z map index to find Human Development Index (HDI) changes over time: Map Wealth Growth Map Wealth Decline Map Human Development Map Development Increase Map Development Decrease
Is the development gap widening or becoming narrower – what do you think? Yes – the development gap is narrowing, the world is becoming a better place No – the development gap is widening and the world is not becoming a better place Both – the development gap is widening and narrowing at the same time; it is different in different places
Narrowing There has been global development, particularly in Asia Many poorer countries, like China and India, are industrialising Widening Development in much of Africa has lagged behind, although the percentage of people in poverty has decreased actual numbers have increased as population has grown Worldwide, one billion people live on less than US$1 dollar a day There is an urban–rural divide in many countries, like Mexico Economic growth is increasing the divide between extreme wealth and poverty in some countries, like Brazil The gap between rich and poor people living in both richer and poorer countries is growing The development gap – the evidence The development gap has narrowed for some people but not for others