Country Comparison See Attachment Country Comparison
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Many differences exist from country to country. The differences are due to economic to social to political factors. This assignment allows you to contrast a variety of countries based on some indices (five) that I chosen for you as well from indices (5) that you get to choose. The indices I have chosen come from The CIA FactBook and from Transparency International (look online). Your indices may come from the CIA Fact Book and from other international groups such as the United Nations and NGOs (e.g., Doctors Without Borders). Extra points for going beyond the CIA Factbook and Transparency International. Take a look around to see if you have a favorite index you’d like to share in class.
I have also picked six countries for you and you are responsible for choosing another six. Make sure that the countries you choose are not all from the same continent or region. The data should be organized in a table and use appropriate units ($, tons, %, etc.). In addition I would expect a two page, double spaced report on your findings. I will be looking for your compare and contrast findings as well as what did you find that you did not expect.
Infant Mortality Rate/1000
Life Expectancy in years
GDP per Capita
TI Corruption Scale
Percentage of GDP spent on healthcare
World Economic Forum Country Development ranking
· Add six or more countries and explain why you chose these countries.
· Add five or more indices and explain why you chose these indices. Choosing an index from somewhere other than CIA would add points. Can you group two or three indices to show an industry or social trend of interest?