Factors that may promote or inhibit development
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3.2.1 Factors relating to development
3.2.2 Regional study: Sub Saharan Africa and Jose's Development Economics 101
Development 101 Reading
3.2.3 Oil: Development, Geopolitics and Dependency
Case Studies comparison: United Arab Emirates and Nigeria
In pairs, use the four sources to complete the writing frame worksheet.
You are making a comparison of how oil reserves can promote and/ or inhibit development.
Remember to think about development through different lenses!
3.2.4 Natural resources, conflict and tax
Case Study: The Democratic Republic of Congo
Task: watch the documentary and then use the sources to complete the worksheet.
Case Study and Syllabus links
The documentary speaks a lot about the connections to Rwanda (and Uganda). Return to your notes from the Rwandan genocide case study in the Human Rights unit and complete the reading on President Kagame. How do you view his leadership? (BBC article)
2019 DRC Elections
Free and fair? How much international pressure was on Kabila to hold elections after his decision to cancel them in 2016? Was the election rigged? (FT article)
Source 3: The Government
3.2.4 International Institutions
Examine the view that successful development cannot be achieved without addressing
political inequality. (May 2016)
Discuss the view that social factors such as gender relations or migration can both help and
hinder development. (May 2016)
To what extent is the achievement of political and social stability essential for development? (May 2017)
Discuss the view that harmful environmental factors represent the greatest threat to
successful development. (Nov 2017)
End of Section 3.2