2 What are Development Indicators? Development indicators are statistics which can help to determine the level of development of a country or region - this can help place a country as a LEDC or MEDC.
3 Development Indicator 1 Population DensityThe amount of people per square kilometre (p / km2). The higher the number, the more developed an area is supposed to be – eg Japan
4 Development Indicator 2 Birth RateThe amount of babies born per thousand of the population per year (B. R. / 1000). The higher this is, the less developed a country is supposed to be.
5 Development Indicator 3 Death RateThe amount of deaths per thousand of the population per year (D. R. / 1000). The higher this figure is, the less developed a country is supposed to be.Infant Mortality Rate.Levels of Malnourishment
6 Development Indicator 4 UrbanisationThe percentage of the population that lives in urban areas (%). The higher the figure, the more developed a country is supposed to be.
8 Development Indicator 5 Agricultural PercentageThe amount of the working population that works in agriculture or PRIMARY SECTOR. The higher the figure, the less developed the country.
9 Development Indicator 6 Life ExpectancyThis is the average age to which everyone in a country is supposed to live. It is measured in 'years'. The higher the figure, the more developed a country is supposed to be.
10 Development Indicator 7 HealthThis is measured in number of people per doctor. The higher the number is, the less doctors there are and therefore the less developed the country is.
11 Development Indicator 8 EducationThe percentage of people who can read and write (LITERACY RATE). The less the numbers are, the less developed the country is likely to be.
13 Development Indicator 9 Gross National / Domestic Product (GNP / GDP)This is a measure of the average amount of income of a person in a country and the amount the country itself earns. It is measured in US $. The higher these figures, the more developed a country is.
14 Development Indicator 10 Economic Development Rate (EDR)This measures the rate of economic growth of a country. The higher the figure, the more a country is developing.
15 Development Indicator 11 Average Calorie IntakeA measure of how malnourished a country is
17 17% of children die before reaching 5yrs old – due to: Lack of foodDiseasePoor healthcare and vaccinationsNot many hospitals and doctors30% of children are malnourished (UK 2%)Average family size is 7! (UK is 2.4)Adult literacy is 18% (UK is 99%)Doubling rate of population is 23 years!Clean water is available to only 56% of people (UK 98%)Life expectancy 48 (UK 78 yrs)
18 Problems facing Burkina Faso Overpopulation – less food available leading to higher rates of malnourishment, lower average calorie intake, lower life expectancy, higher rates of Infant Mortality, wars, disease, lack of water, continued illiteracy levels, lower quality of life, lower $G.D.P., higher rates of unemployment