WHAT ARE DEVELOPMENT INDICATORS?

INDICATORS: to indicate = to show,

so development indicators are those things which show us that a certain country is:
  • highly developed,
  • partially developed or
  • has only reached a low level of development.



The HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX

HDI

So one example of a Development Indicator is The Nº of INHABITANTS per DOCTOR
i.e. the more people each doctor is responsible for, the less developed the country is

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World Map showing Number of Inhabitants per Doctor




Infant Mortality Rates - WHO