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Bethany Hodge EEP 260 What is Development? A) Describe the traditional definition of development and discuss why this definition is not a good measure of development. The traditional definition of development was equated with growth and industrialization. As a result many countries were seen mostly as "less developed" countries that could be “developed” in the vision of the western world. This definition is not a good measure of development because it doesn’t address the broader aspect of the issues in developing countries other than just economic growth. B) Discuss today’s broader concept of development and describe 4 goals of development that illustrate this broader concept.
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Unformatted text preview: Today’s broader concept of development, include issues such as improving food security, reducing poverty, sustainability, and increasing political opportunities. Goals like these in a developing world are more than just economic growth. C) Describe 3 “social indicators” that the World Bank uses to measure progress in improving the standard of living in a country. The World Bank uses GNP/Capita, life expectancy, and infant mortality to measure progress in improving the standard of living in a country. D) Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of indices of development such as the Human Freedom Index & Gender Empowerment Index....
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