World Governance Indicators

Tuesday April 30, 2013

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p.26 #1, 2

The World Bank publishes a set of measures designed to evaluate the effectiveness of governance. Six dimensions are utilized in an effort to categorize and compare countries in Voice and Accountability, Political Stability and Absence of Violence, Government Effectiveness, Regulatory Quality, Rule of Law, and Control of Corruption.

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Standard of Living Analysis

Monday April 29, 2013

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p.23 #1-8Country Fact Sheet analysis. Teams will utilize information to determine the current standard of living of the inhabitants of their country and how they intend to improve those conditions.

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Current Events

Wednesday April 24, 2013

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p.16 article summaries

Read and summarize a current event related to your county.

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Investment Rates & GDP Per Capita

Tuesday April 23, 2013

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p.22 Graph Class Period’s Countries

Teams will explore the relationship between GDP per capita and investment using a charting activity.

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Human Development Index

Monday April 22, 2013

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p.20 #2, 3

The United Nations developed what is known as the Human Development Index, The HDI covers three areas: life expectancy, education, and GDP per capita and offers a broader measure of the standard of living than GDP per capita alone.

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Current Events

Friday April 19, 2013

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p.15 article summaries

Read and summarize a current event related to your county.

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Research Project

Thursday April 18, 2013

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p. 11 #2, 3

p.12 # 4, 5, 6

p.13 # 7, 8, 9

p. 14 #10, 12

The IES research project is a tool for developing the team’s strategic improvement plan. The objective of each team of economic advisors is the improvement of their country’s standard of living. Each team will use the information gathered to determine their current standard of living and how they intend to improve these conditions.

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