Development


• Issues in the "poorer" countries
• Issues in the "richer" countries

Choose two countries at contrasting levels of economic development and cover the following issues in detailed case studies of each country.
• access to basic needs and resources (especially safe water, food and shelter); the unequal distribution of wealth at the national scale; trade, aid and indebtedness; environmental quality
• rates of resource consumption, foreign aid and loans, environmental quality
Be aware that both these sets of issues do not exist in isolation and that every attempt should be made to identify and examine the relationships with other topics in this theme and any of the other themes.


Comparing development in two countries: Egypt and Germany
See google doc page that summarises contrasts here

IB Questions:
Nov 2007 Examine the major development issues in a country of your choice(10 marks)

Examine the contrasts in development between the core and periphery regions over time in a named country of your choice (10 pts)

Sustainable Development


Links to articles on the Zabaleen:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=89956754
http://everydaytrash.com/2009/11/12/garbage-dreams-update-from-cairo/
http://planning-research.com/egypts-zabaleen-competing-visions-of-privatization/
http://www.marinathemovie.com/ Marina of the zabbaleen
http://www.garbagedreams.com/ Garbage Dreams

Solar Cities
http://solarcities.blogspot.com/
http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/field/explorers/culhane-thomas-09.html