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Computer Exercise IJ

The Geography of Development

Review  "Patterns of Development" on pp.23-29 of your textbook Realms Regions and Concepts.

Discussion question one:

Looking at the map of 'World Economies' fig I-12, study the pattern of income around the world. Where are poor countries and why are they poor? Explain the global pattern of wealth and poverty in terms of the geographical location (landlocked or coastal?), attributes (resources?), historical experience (colonial past?), and any other factors contributing to the development or underdevelopment of places.


Discussion question two:

Compare and contrast the developed and developing worlds. What does it take to become developed? How is development measured? Are there any alternatives to economic definitions of development?

Development links

WTO, World Bank, IMF, OECD, and Trade Issues

World Bank

Topics in Development:

Structural and Sectoral Adjustment: World Bank Experience, 1980-92

World Tables Dataset Guide

Trends in Developing Economies

International Monetary Fund


IMF News

World Economic Outlook- Crisis in Asia: Regional and Global Implications 12/97

Joint World Bank - IMF Library Network

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

OECD Statistics

Development Cooperation

World Trade Organization

The WTO - critiques of global trade agreements
1, 2, 3,

Global Exchange


Multilateral Agreement on Investment - The OECD homepage

Multilateral Agreement on Investment - The Global Policy Forum

Structural Adjustment Programs (SAP)

Africa: Structural Adjustment Review

Models of industrial development according to Rostow

Krumme's Educational Homepage

Corporations Around the World

International Trade Resources

News Media