The development gap will always exist (FOR (The problems in DR Congo, for…
The development gap will always exist
The problems in DR Congo, for example, make closing its development gap a potentially lost cause.
It may never truly recover from the effects of colonisation
Its history of corruption will stop it improving its economy
Conflict stemming from Mineral warfare cripples the economy among as other things
When a country lacks safe drinking water, this can halt economic and human development
What is safe drinking water?
What causes a lack of safe drinking water?
Explain how a lack of SDW affects development
Strong cultural beliefs (gender inequality) can stop places developing - states of India
Economic development, human development, and poverty vary in Indian states.
For example, the Hindi Belt vs other states e.g. Kerala
Explain how culture influences differences in development
Developed countries are too developed for developing countries to catch up
Developing countries will always be further developed. This is a trend throughout the years that developing countries are where developed countries were many years before
Simple development projects can close the gap.
The provision of safe drinking water can have significant consequences on economic and human development outcomes
Describe the situation
Describe the project; explain how it works
Draw out the positive consequences from this: community engagement > safe water > time gained > health, education, economic, political outcomes
Kerala in India
Despite the Hindi Belt, some states in India are developed. One example of this is the state of Kerala, which acts as an outlier to the numbers that are brought down by the countries in the Hindi belt.
The development gap
What is the development gap?
How do we know a gap exists?
What is development?
At what levels do differences in development exist?