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Obstacles to Global Development. Why have some developing nations made progress towards modernization and others fail to achieve their economic goals?. Although outcomes may differ by country, many share problems in 5 general areas:. Geography Population and poverty Economic dependence

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obstacles to global development
Obstacles to Global Development
  • Why have some developing nations made progress towards modernization and others fail to achieve their economic goals?
although outcomes may differ by country many share problems in 5 general areas
Although outcomes may differ by country, many share problems in 5 general areas:
  • Geography
  • Population and poverty
  • Economic dependence
  • Economic policies
  • Political stability
geography
Geography
  • Difficult climate (dry spells, floods,wind storms)
  • Few natural resources
  • Poor soil for farming
  • Hard to reach for trade (no ports, isolated by mountains)
population poverty
Population & Poverty
  • High birthrate
  • Traditions encourage large families
  • Not enough food, housing, jobs, medical care
economic dependence
Economic Dependence
  • Dependence on developed nations for manufactured goods and technology
  • Dependence on one crop
  • Heavy borrowing from foreign banks, high interest rates
economic policies
Economic Policies
  • Unsuccessful attempts to follow socialism
  • Inability of government to pay for big projects
  • Spending on weapons instead of health care, education , housing
political instability
Political Instability
  • Quarrels among religious groups
  • Civil wars
  • Conflict between Soviet efforts to encourage communism and U.S. efforts to encourage democracy
your assignment
Your Assignment…
  • Choose 2 of the following 5 nations of the Global South: Bangladesh, Egypt, Nigeria, Myanmar, and Haiti
  • Pair each nation with a relevant obstacle to it’s development from the list
  • Using a case study format, compare and contrast both nations and their obstacles
  • Using the PPA website, propose changes in international public policies as solutions to the countries’ obstacles
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