Homework_1-1 - ENVIRON 367 Global Enterprise and...

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ENVIRON 367 Global Enterprise and Sustainable Development Fall 2011 Homework #1 Due 9/28 1. Choose a country other than the U.S. which you are interested in. A list of countries is available from the International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s World Economic Outlook (WEO) Database April 2011 Edition ( http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/weo/2011/01/weodata/index.aspx ). Briefly describe the critical sustainability challenges the country is facing. Try to discuss social, economic, and environmental aspects of sustainable development. Senegal: Social: There is a huge gap in the education sector because of the language requirement. In Senegal all written, professional and academic arenas are in French, only in French. However, the spoken daily language is Wolof. This division between professional and social life creates great barriers for children born into lower economic situations where only Wolof is spoken. Since most of the population cannot speak or write French they never are given the opportunity to go to school or college. Overall, there is a separation of those who speak French and those who do not. Economic: Dakar is the biggest city in Senegal, as well as one of the most expensive cities in the world when cost of life and income are factored in. This creates many families to relocated outside of Senegal to find work. Many
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This note was uploaded on 12/07/2011 for the course ENVIRON 367 taught by Professor Mingxu during the Fall '11 term at University of Michigan.

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