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POLI 112 - Understanding International Development

The Challenges and limitations of Catagorization

While classification schemes are convenient for analysis and communication, each has its limitations, biases and cultural overtones. 

Learn more about how the World Bank Country Classification Scheme works - How does the World Bank classify countries? 

Should we continue to use the term 'developing countries or world"?

Access the World Bank's  Development Indicators database for country-specific information. 

UN Development (Economic) Indicators vs Human Development Indicators

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