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1

What is development?

"The improvement of the human conditions"
Measure of CHANGE not the END RESULT

2

What is quality of life?

Access to education, healthcare, employment opportunity, availability of green air and safe drinking water, the threat of crime and so on.

3

What is gross national income (can be per capita)?

The value of goods and services earned by a country (not including those from overseas).

4

What is gross domestic product (can be per capita)

The value of goods and services earned by a country (including those earned overseas).

5

What is purchasing power parity?

Relates average earnings to local prices ie what people can buy with their money.

6

What is economic sector balance?

The percentage of primary, secondary and tertiary sectors contribution to GNI.

7

What is the Human Development Index

Provides a measure of life expectancy, GDP and education- how are people benefiting from the economic grown.

8

What is the Gender Equality Index

Measure gender disparity using three measures: reproductive health, empowerment and labour market participation.

9

What is the air quality indices?

Energy production, industrial processes and road transport produce pollutants, countries record air pollutants and work out indices in slightly different ways.