Here is a new version of the Macro Top Trumps game we put on the blog a few days ago - this time we look at 27 countries at different stages of development and take seven indicators. Again the idea of the activity is to familiarise students with some of the data, prompt discussion about the results and improve awareness and enthusiasm as a basis for investigating these countries in more depth.

 The seven chosen indicators are

Average annual population growth 2010-20 (%)
Percentage of population living below $2 a day
Gini Coefficient - a measure of income inequality - latest recorded data
GDP per person measured in US dollars, adjusted for PPP
Human Development Index ranking for 2011
Life expectancy at birth, years
External debt, share of GNI (%)

Our Top Trumps game is easy to play - simply print off the cards from the excel spreadsheets (cards work best and can be used several times) and then play your game!

Data:

Category1 Category2 Category3 Category4 Category5 Category6 Category7
Data Subject: Pop Growth (% pa) % of Pop < $2 a day Gini Coefficient GDP Per Head ($) HDI Ranking Life Expectancy (years) External Debt (% GNI)
Botswana 0.9 49.4 0.61 $14,753 118 53 12
Brazil 0.7 10.8 0.55 $11,719 84 73 17
Chile 0.8 2.7 0.52 $17,125 44 79 46
China 0.3 10.1 0.43 $8,442 101 73 9
Ivory Coast 2.2 17.8 0.42 $1,803 170 55 53
Ethiopia 2.0 28.9 0.30 $1,116 174 59 24
Ghana 2.2 21.3 0.43 $1,884 135 64 27
Greece 0.1 0 0.34 $26,892 29 80 174
India 1.2 14.3 0.33 $3,650 134 65 17
Jamaica 0.3 0.8 0.46 $8,065 79 73 104
Kenya 2.6 31.8 0.48 $1,718 143 56 27
South Korea 0.5 0 0.32 $30,206 15 81 37
Malaysia 1.5 0.2 0.46 $15,589 61 74 35
Mexico 1.0 1.3 0.48 $15,340 57 77 20
Nigeria 2.5 50.2 0.49 $2,532 156 51 5
Poland 0.0 0.4 0.34 $21,281 39 76 67
South Africa 0.5 10.2 0.63 $11,035 123 52 22
Tanzania 3.1 47.5 0.38 $1,521 152 57 24
Thailand 0.4 0.7 0.40 $8,703 103 74 69
Turkey 1.0 0.7 0.39 $16,885 92 74 95
Uganda 3.0 27.4 0.44 $1,354 161 54 154
Ukraine -0.6 0.4 0.26 $7,251 76 70 168
Vietnam 0.9 13.5 0.36 $3,435 128 75 157
Zambia 3.1 51.8 0.55 $1,623 164 48 29
Vietnam 0.9 13.5 0.36 $3,435 128 75 146
Zimbabwe 2.1 72 0.50 $500 173 50 162
Rwanda 2.8 44.6 0.51 $1,251 166 55 7
Category1 Pop Growth (% pa) Average annual population growth 2010-20 (%)
Category2 % of Pop < $2 a day Percentage of population living below $2 a day
Category3 Gini Coefficient Gini Coefficient - a measure of income inequality - latest recorded data
Category4 GDP Per Head ($) GDP per person measured in US dollars, adjusted for PPP
Category5 HDI Ranking Human Development Index ranking for 2011
Category6 Life Expectancy (years) Life expectancy at birth, years
Category7 External Debt
External debt, share of GNI (%)
Here is the resource to download and use - I hope you find it useful

Tutor2u Development Economics Top Trumps

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