Be careful of what you can't use - Indicators cannot be one of the factors included in the Human Development Index (i.e. life expectancy, educational attainment, and gross national income per capita)
KEY INQUIRY QUESTIONS
• What makes human wellbeing a geographical issue?
• How can the spatial variations in human wellbeing and development be measured and explained?
• What are the economic, social and environmental impacts of variations in development and human wellbeing?
• How do governments, groups and individuals respond to inequalities in development and human wellbeing for a sustainable future?
United Nations Development Program - search for your country
World Vision - a diverse and connected world
Compare and Contrast Countries
Master Nation - Compare Countries
Human development is defined as the process of enlarging people’s freedoms and opportunities and improving their well-being. Human development is about the real freedom ordinary people have to decide who to be, what to do, and how to live. The human development concept was developed by economist Mahbub ul Haq. At the World Bank in the 1970s, and later as minister of finance in his own country, Pakistan, Dr. Haq argued that existing measures of human progress failed to account for the true purpose of development—to improve people’s lives. In particular, he believed that the commonly used measure of Gross Domestic Product failed to adequately measure well-being. Working with Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen and other gifted economists, in 1990 Dr. Haq published the first Human Development Report, which was commissioned by the United Nations Development Programme.
Mr Fallon's Prezi - this is a good overview
GOAL 1 | Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
GOAL 2 | Achieve universal primary education
GOAL 3 | Promote gender equality and empower women
GOAL 4 | Reduce child mortality
GOAL 5 | Improve maternal health
GOAL 6 | Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
GOAL 7 | Ensure environmental sustainability
GOAL 8 | Develop a global partnership for development Internet
World Happiness Map
Blue = Most Happy
Red - Least Happy
Quality of Life Thesaurus