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Define level of development

A country’s wealth and social and political progress


Identify 5 things which classify Malawi as developing

GDP per capita of $900, 53% living below poverty line, 83% access safe drinking water, literacy rate of 61%, HDI of 0.41


Identify 5 things which classify India as emerging

GDP per capita of $5800, 30% living below poverty line, 94% access safe drinking water, literacy rate of 74%, HDI of 0.59


Identify 5 things which classify the UK as developed

GDP per capita is $37300, 16.2% living under poverty line, 100% access safe drinking water, 99% literacy rate, 0.89 HDI


Define GDP

The total value of goods a country produces in a year


Define poverty line

The minimum income required to meet someone’s basic needs - the world bank uses $1.25 per person per day


Define HDI

A measure made up of literacy rate, average years of schooling, life expectancy and GDP per capita. A rank from 0-1 and the higher the better


Define access to safe drinking water

The percentage of the population with access to a piped water supply within 1km


Define literacy rate

The percentage of the population over 15 who can read and write


Define corruptions perceptions index

A measure of how corrupt a government is (0 corrupt, 10 honest) which helps companies work out how safe their money would be invested in a country


Define birth rate

The number of live births per 1000 per year


Define death rate

The number of deaths per 1000 per year


Define dependency ratio

Proportion of people above of below average working age (under 15 and over 65) which is calculated by number of dependents divided by number of workers x 100


Define fertility rate

The average number of births per woman


Define infant mortality

The number of children per 1000 who die before they are one


Define life expectancy

The number of years a person can expect to live


Define maternal mortality

The number of mothers per 100,000 who die in childbirth


Why is birth rate higher in developing countries?

In developed countries women go to universities and pursue careers meaning they settle down to have children later in life and have less children


Why is life expectancy higher in developed countries?

More advanced healthcare and better sanitation in developed countries


What is the Brandt line and what year was it established?

1980, shows the developed in the global north and the developing in the global south


When did middle income counties start to develop and why?

1989s due to large reserves of raw materials encouraging investment and growth


When did newly industrialised counties begin to develop and why?

1990s due to relocation of manufacturing overseas by US & European TNCs


When did RICs begin to develop and why?

2000s due to recent industrialisation


Why have few LCDs developed?

Many are still subsistence farmers


Why is being landlocked a barrier to development?

Having no port means a country is unable to export or import goods


Why is being isolated a barrier to development?

Farmers find it difficult to get their produce to market and factories will not want to locate there


Why is climate change a barrier to development?

Temperatures rising increases evaporation leading to water shortages. Variable rainfall leads to food shortages and drought. Rivers dry up and crop yields fall


Why is pollution a barrier to development?

Water supplies become contaminated during the rainy season due to surface run off in built up areas which can pose risks to human health. Increasing air pollution reduces air quality


Why are terms of trade a barrier to development?

If imports are higher than exports a country will lose money


Why are colonisation and cash crops a barrier to development?

The developed countries profit because income goes there and estate workers are paid very little. The price of cash crops is determined on the global market


Why are global trade and international relations barriers to development?

Tariffs are added to goods meaning developed countries take a percentage of the profit


What are the five stages of the modernisation theory?

The traditional society, pre conditions for take off, take off, drive to maturity, high mass consumption


Describe the traditional society

Most people work in agriculture as subsistence farmers and live in rural areas


Describe pre conditions for take off

A shift from agriculture to manufacturing and trade with other countries increases


Describe take off

Manufacturing industries grow rapidly from investment in infrastructure and new technologies. Economy and urban populations increase


Describe drive to maturity

Heavy industry replaced by new industries producing consumer goods. Economy grows steadily


Describe high mass consumption

A period of comfort where consumers enjoy a wide range of goods. GDP is spent on education, healthcare, military strength


Describe the dependency theory

Demonstrates that some developing countries will be unable to develop as their imports will be higher than their exports and they will lose money


Give 3 facts about India’s site

Located in the south of Asia, the tropic of cancer runs through the country, 7500km long coastline


What is the monsoon and why is it important to India?

A very rainy season lasting May-September which supports the farmers, is good for crops and provides water supply


Describe the caste system

Separates Hindus into four categories, indentifying who is lower than eachother. Lowest caste is the untouchables. People may not marry outside of their caste


Why is India in dispute with Pakistan and why are counties concerned about this?

Fought four wars over the control of Cashmir as Pakistan controls the north and India the south, both countries own nuclear weapons which are highly destructive


What is the Indian diaspora and why is it important to India’s economy?

20million people who are living abroad, money gets invested into India’s economy and increases development


What is the population of India and how is this distributed?

2nd largest in the world at 1.324 billion, 50% of the population live in 6 out of the 29 states


Identify 4 strengths of India’s economy

Speaks English, large population, located next to countries with large economies, in the UN and G20


Identify 3 weaknesses of India’s economy

The caste system, population distribution, conflict with Pakistan


How has India’s GDP changed in the space of 23 years?

In 1991 it was 1.2 trillion and by 2014 it reached 7.3 trillion


How have India’s imports and exports changed over 17 years?

In 1995 they were about $30billion but by 2012 imports were $450billion and exports were $275billion


How has the percentage of people working in agriculture changed over 30 years?

Decreased from 37% in 1980-81 to 19% in 2010-11


How has economic liberalisation helped India develop?

Indian workers are paid less than elsewhere therefore countries are encouraged to put their business here


How has investment in education helped India develop?

Causes an increase in literacy rate and decrease in unemployment rate which are factors taken into account when observing level of development


How has investment in transport and communications technology helped India develop?

India can trade easier and companies can communicate with parts of their business in India


How has outsourcing of services helped India develop?

Companies realise that labour costs are lower in India but workers are just as skilled which creates jobs and increases income


How have TNCs helped India develop?

They bring foreign direct investment into the country which contributes to income


How has tourism helped India develop?

Tourists spend money which contributes to the economy


How has death rate changed over 23 years?

In 1991 it was 10 but in 2014 it was 7.35


How is wealth unevenly distributed in India?

Small states such as Goa and Delhi have higher GDPs at 4903 and 4642 GDP per capita in US dollars respectively. However in larger states e.g Bihar and Uttar Pradesh GDP per capita is as low as 682 and 793 respectively


Why have men in India benefitted more than women?

More men are able to go to school and have access to higher skilled jobs


Why have young people benefitted more than old people?

Education systems have improved which is accessible by the young people to improve their education


Why have people in urban areas benefitted more than in rural?

FDI from TNCs is concentrated in urban areas


Name 7 causes of river pollution in India

Peoples remains, washing clothes, cleaning themselves, fertilisers, garbage, leather tanning industry (factories have doubled in a decade), toxic chemicals


Name 4 effects of river pollution in India

Chromium is a carcinogen, risk of skin disease, numbness in the limbs caused, power plants and dams affected


Name 3 causes of air pollution in India

The sale of trucks which has increased by 16.2%, use of dirty diesel, burning of an estimated 500million tonnes of post-harvest stubble


Name 3 effects of air pollution in India

India is considered to have 13 of the worlds 20 most polluted cities,Delhi’s smoggy winters exceed the WHO safe level by 10 times, caused 586,788 premature deaths in India in 2013, reduces life expectancy by 3.2 year for Indians who live in cities


Give 4 facts about India’s growing economic strength

Second largest market in the world, foreign exchange reserves of over $300billion which were $2billion in 1950, on track to become an upper middle income country by 2025 and the worlds third largest economy by 2050


What is the new development bank?

Set up by the BRICS in order to provide resources for infrastructure and sustainable development projects in emerging developing countries


Why did the G20 form?

Countries realised globalisation had changed the worlds economic order in a big way and major global problems required a much greater level of economic cooperation


By how much has life expectancy in India increased?

from 59.7 in 1991 to 68 in 2014


How many people still live below the poverty line in India?

400 million


Name 3 positives of the Narmada river scheme

Provide 3.5 billion litres of drinking water daily, provide hydroelectric power, a network of canals will irrigate 1.8 million hectares of farmland


Name 4 negatives of the Narmada river scheme

Flooded 234 villages, forced 320,000 people out of their homes, good quality farmland along with religious and historic sites has been flooded, seismologists believe the weight of large dams can trigger earthquakes


Define top down project

Projects run by the goverment which tend to be expensive and involve a lot of technology, they impact on a lot of people and are usually designed for the whole population’s benefit


Define bottom up project

Organised by NGOs and local communities and outside agencies in order to identify the needs of a specific group of people and improve their quality of life, these projects are cheap and smaller scale


Define informal economy

The unofficial economy where no records are kept, workers pay tax but have no contracts or right to safe working practices


Define formal economy

The official economy where tax is paid and workers have contracts and right to safe working conditions


Identify the primary industry

The extraction of raw materials from the ground or sea


Identify the secondary industry

The manufacture of goods using raw materials


Identify the tertiary industry

The provision of a service


Identify quarternary

The provision of information and expert help


What does the clark-fisher sector model show?

Post industrialisation employment becomes more based upon tertiary industry and primary industry which was previously the most common becomes less popular


Give 3 facts about India’s situation

International borders with 6 countries including China, Bay of Bengal to East, Arabian Sea to West


How much has India’s GNI increased by?

From $1150 in 1991 to $5800 in 2014


How much has FDI increased by in India?

From $5.6 billion in 1995 to $252.3 billion in 2014


Give 2 facts about India’s culture

Birthplace of 4 religions including Hinduism, worlds largest film industry located there (bollywood) which produces over 1200 films per year


Give 4 facts about India’s environment

Very biodiverse with 6% of the worlds plant and bird species, worlds 3rd largest emitter of greenhouse gases, New Delhi is the most polluted city as it has 9 million cars, sewage for 450 million people enters rivers but only 20% is treated


What are communications like in India?

2nd largest wireless internet network in the World


Give 3 facts about transport in India

Road system has doubled in length, 12 major and 185 minor seaports where 70% of trade occurs, 11 international and 86 domestic airports


Why does India attract TNCs?

It has a large, well educated, English speaking population. The government has reduced taxes in Bangalore to encourage TNCS and BT to do software development in the area


Give a fact about multilateral aid in India

India has been given the most international aid in history although this is declining as the country develops


Give 4 facts about education in India

Education is free and compulsory for all 6-14 year olds, more than 1.4 million schools and 36,000 higher education facilities, literacy rate increased from 64.8% in 2001 to 74% in 2011


How much has the percentage of people living in urban areas increased and why?

From 25% in 1990 to 33% by 2015 due to rural urban migration


How much did the number of polluted rivers rise by in India between 2010 and 2015 and why?

121-275 due to extra sewage


How much has HDI increased in India?

From 0.38 in 1991 to 0.59 in 2014


How much has unemployment fallen by in India?

from 20% in 1991 to 8.6% in 2014


How much has the average years a child spends at school rose by in India?

12 years at school up from 2 years in 1991


How much does land degradation cost a year?

$80 bullion


Who are the BRICS?

Brazil, Russia, India, China


How much of the worlds GDP do the BRICS have together?



How much imports and exports are there between India and the USA?

45,200 million exports, 21,600 million imports


What percentage of the population did women make up in 2012?



What is a risk of India’s development?

TNCS can move out of a country quickly and exploit workers


What percentage of the worlds wealth does the richest fifth hold?