Students should be able to:
1. describe the concepts of development and the indicators used to measure development;
3. assess the ways in which globalisation affects development in the region;
4. explain the ways in which the evolution of the integration movement in the Caribbean has influenced development in the region;
1. Concepts and Indicators of Development
(i) sustainable development;
(ii) economic development;
(iii) human development.
(i) Gross Domestic Product (GDP);
(ii) Gross National Product (GNP);
(iii) per capita;
(iv) Gini coefficient;
(v) Human Development Index (HDI);
(vii) Internet penetration;
(viii) modern technology;
(ix) good governance;
(x) responsible environmental factors.
3. Globalisation and Development
(a) Definition and Forms of Globalisation.
(b) Facilitators of globalisation and development, for example:
(i) World Trade Organisation (WTO);
(ii) Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA);
(iii) International Monetary Fund (IMF);
(iv) World Bank;
(v) transnational organisations;
(vii) ideologies: social, gender, economic, political.
4. The Integration Movement
(a) The Evolution of:
(i) West Indies Federation (WIF);
(ii) Caribbean Free Trade Association (CARIFTA);
(iii) The Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM);
(iv) Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS);
(v) Association of Caribbean States (ACS).
(b) Achievements and challenges of the following:
(i) The Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM);
(ii) The University of the West Indies (UWI);
(iii) Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC);
(iv) West Indies Cricket Board (WICB);
(v) Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication (CARIMAC);
(vi) CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME);
(vii) Regional Security System (RSS);
(viii) Caribbean Development Bank (CDB).