Presentation on theme: "PowerPoint 8: Is the development gap widening or narrowing?"— Presentation transcript:
1 PowerPoint 8: Is the development gap widening or narrowing?
2 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
3 Using Gapminder – Homepage Step 1: Start hereClick on DownloadsInvestigate these interactive graphics:See if you can create graphs and maps that investigate how countries have changed in recent years.Track one country.Investigate these videos:What do they tell us about the development gap?
4 Using Gapminder – Downloads What does this chart suggest about a development gap?Step 2 – scroll down toInvestigate these graphics. Start with Income, Regions and Poverty.Watch this film (you may need to use headphones).
5 Using Gapminder – Graphics Step 3 – Investigate the graphicsClick here for the graphics menuThese graphics will help you to answer the questions on your activity sheet
7 Using Worldmapper 1Use the A-Z map index to find Human Development Index (HDI) changes over time:Map Wealth GrowthMap Wealth DeclineMap Human DevelopmentMap Development IncreaseMap Development Decrease
13 Is the development gap widening or becoming narrower – what do you think? Yes – the development gap is narrowing, the world is becoming a better placeNo – the development gap is widening and the world is not becoming a better placeBoth – the development gap is widening and narrowing at the same time; it is different in different places
14 The development gap – the evidence NarrowingThere has been global development, particularly in AsiaMany poorer countries, like China and India, are industrialisingWideningDevelopment in much of Africa has lagged behind, although the percentage of people in poverty has decreased actual numbers have increased as population has grownWorldwide, one billion people live on less than US$1 dollar a dayThere is an urban–rural divide in many countries, like MexicoEconomic growth is increasing the divide between extreme wealth and poverty in some countries, like BrazilThe gap between rich and poor people living in both richer and poorer countries is growingThe development gap has narrowed for some people but not for others