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Sustainable Development Investigation

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IB Economics
Mr. Rodrigo Telles
Class: G11
Sustainable development Investigation
1- HDI: The UN classifies countries by the Human development index, HDI.
Division Numerical range
Division | Numerical range |
Very high | 1.000 0.900 |
High | 0.899 0.800   |
Medium | 0.799 0.500   |
Low | 0.499 0.000 |

  * Very high: Norway (0.971), Australia (0.970), Iceland (0.969), Canada (0.966), and Ireland (0.965).
  * High: Oman (0.846), Mexico (0.854), Turkey (0.806), Romania (0.837), Cuba (0.863).
  * Medium: Iran (0.782), China (0.772), Ukraine (0.796), Tunisia (0.769), Egypt (0.703).  
  * Low: Togo (0.499), Malawi (0.493), Benin (0.492), Zambia (0.481), Senegal (0.464).

2- National Income: The World Bank classifies countries by the GNI, Gross national income, per capita.
  *   Low income ($995 or less): Mali, Zambia, Ethiopia, Mauritania, and Zimbabwe.
  * Lower middle income ($996 to $3,945): Egypt, Ukraine, Bolivia, Tunisia, Morocco.
  * Upper middle income ($3,946 to $12,195): Lebanon, Libya, South Africa, Brazil, Lithuania.
  * High income: ($12,196 or more): Poland, Hungary, Portugal, Belgium, And Qatar.

3-Newly industrialized countries, NICs, are countries whose economies have not yet reached First World status but have, in a macroeconomic sense, outpaced their developing counterparts.
  * Brazil
  * Malaysia
  * Thailand
  * China
  * Turkey

4- OECD uses its wealth of information on a broad range of topics to help governments foster prosperity and fight poverty through economic growth and financial stability. There are 33 member countries in the OECD
  * Australia
  * Austria
  * Brazil
  * Israel
  * United States
5- Emerging markets are nations with social or business activity in the process of rapid growth and industrialization. Currently, there are 28 emerging markets in the world, According to “The Economist” many people find the term old, but no new term has yet to gain much traction.
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