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1.1 For a country you have studied, comment on the PESTEL context of its current position in HDI [human development index] ranking ie detail its standing on each element of HDI and what it says about the country’s development. [7 points 175 words]

1.2 Examine the country’s main development challenges & what they are doing to overcome them [7 points 175 words]

1.3 Are neighbouring countries allies or competitors to the country’s efforts to develop? [6 points 150 words]

2. GENDER [15 – 375/400 words]
2.1 How is gender important to understanding a person’s life chances in the global south & how can it be incorporated into development activities? Illustrate your answer with evidence from key areas for action.
[10 points- 250 words]

2.2 Sen referred to the household as a site of ‘co-operative conflict’ what did he mean by this? [5 points 125 words}

3. AGRICULTURE & FOOD [20 – 500 words]
3.1 Explain the concept of risk aversion in peasant agriculture [4 points 100 words]

3.2 What are the current challenges to world food security & the most promising prospects for overcoming food shortages? [10 points 250 words]

3.3 Explain the key difficulties in formulating agricultural policies in the global south [6 points 150 words]

4. AFRICA [15 – 375/400 words]
4.1 What are the development challenges for Africa and how are they being addressed? [15 points- 375 words]

5.AID [30 – 750 words]
5.1 How has history shaped the current context of aid & development in the global south? [7 points 175 words]

5.2 In what key respects has ‘doing aid’ changed since 2000? Comment on the new ‘partnership’ approach and emerging aid providers. [10 points 250 words]

5.3 How successful has the MDG programme been & what are the prospects for the post 2015 MDGs? [13 points 325 words]I choose Brazil to be the country

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