3. Disparities and Change

1. Students should be able to identify and explain patterns and trends of regional and global disparities of life expectancy, education and income.

BBC – Final interview with Hans Rosling




 gapminder.org provides useful data on how incomes have changed around the world.

2. Students should be able to examine the progress made in meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in poverty reduction, education & health.

The UN site gives details of the goals: http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/

Progress on the health-related MDGs (4, 5 & 6) can be found here

Also, visit the Centre for Global Development site

The MDGs are tracked on mdgtrack.org

The United Nations also publishes country reports on the MDGs

What progress has been made in the three areas? See the MDG 2015 rev (July 1) and examine the resources below.

Poverty Reduction (MDG Goal 1) Education (MDG Goal 2) Health (MDG Goals 4, 5 & 6)
Wall Street Journal Blog  The World Bank  The Guardian (child mortality)
 The World Bank (malaria & other diseases)


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