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the process of improving the material conditions of people through the diffusion of knowledge and technology
A country's development is a function of what 3 factors?
per capita GDP, literacy rate, and life expectancy
What are the economic factors?
GDP, economic structure, worker productivity, natural resources & raw materials, and availability of consumer goods
the UN has not found a single country in teh world where women are treated as well as men
measures the ability of women to participate in the process of improving their standard of living and well-being
% of women in political office
No country on earth has a national parliament or congress with a majority of women
two biggest obstacles for LDCs to develop
adopting policies that successfully promote development and finding the funds to pay for development
what two models have LDCs chosen to promote development
self-sufficiency approach and international trade
Self Sufficiency Approach
spread investment equally across all sectors of the countrys economy and regions
countries that have successfully tried the international trade
Four Tigers: Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, Hong Kong
Two primary sources for funds for LDCs
loans from international banks and investment by transnational corporations
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