(1) Country page guidelines

This is COUNTRY


EXTENT OF GLOBALIZATION

In this section, select some indicators from the following list. Each student in your group should contribute at least one indicator, with sufficient information (e.g., the “Trade” entry in the Romania example constitutes one indicator).

MUST INCLUDE:

  1. Trade (total, exports, and imports), as percentage of GDP (use the World Development Indicators — https://databank.worldbank.org/reports.aspx?source=world-development-indicators)
  2. Foreign direct investment inflows, net USD and as percentage of GDP (use the World Development Indicators —https://databank.worldbank.org/reports.aspx?source=world-development-indicators)
  3. Attitudes toward globalization
    1. This Pew report from 2014 (most recent data) has info for all your countries except Sweden. You can skim through (good examples of visualization); starting on page 33, you can find data by country, for several questions related to globalization (https://www.pewresearch.org/global/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2014/09/Pew-Research-Center-Trade-Report-FINAL-September-16-2014.pdf)
    2. This Eurobarometer interactive graph has data for Sweden and Turkey; select your country (and others, for comparison, if wanted) (https://ec.europa.eu/commfrontoffice/publicopinion/index.cfm/Chart/getChart/themeKy/32/groupKy/189)
    3. This Special Eurobarometer report has data for Sweden, on several questions related to ‘globalisation’, starting on pare 23. ( Eurobarometer 2107 Globalisation )
  4. Internet access (use the World Development Indicators —https://databank.worldbank.org/reports.aspx?source=world-development-indicators)
  5. Participation in international agreements:

ALSO SELECT 1-2 MORE FROM:


BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT

  1. In what income category does this country fall?
    1. Use this link to locate your country on the graph (it’s an interactive graph) https://datatopics.worldbank.org/world-development-indicators/stories/the-classification-of-countries-by-income.html
    2. Find and report in a table data on ‘GNI per capita (constant 2010 US$’ from the World Development Indicators (https://databank.worldbank.org/source/world-development-indicators ); this is an indicator of the country’s level of development
  2. Market indicators from the World Development Indicators; include a table and a graph for each indicator (https://databank.worldbank.org/source/world-development-indicators ):
    1. GDP (constant 2010 US$)” is an indicator of market size
    2. GDP growth (annual %)” is an indicator of market potential
  3. Control of corruption: use this link to generate a table and graphs for your country: https://info.worldbank.org/governance/wgi/Home/Reports
    1. For the Table, use “Table view”
    2. For the Graphs, use “Graph view” and “Time Series Comparison”
    3. To provide a definition, use the “Documentation” tab and click on your indicator; the definition will be at the top of the PDF that opens.
  4. Rule of law: use this link to generate a table and graphs for your country: https://info.worldbank.org/governance/wgi/Home/Reports
    1. For the Table, use “Table view”
    2. For the Graphs, use “Graph view” and “Time Series Comparison”
    3. To provide a definition, use the “Documentation” tab and click on your indicator; the definition will be at the top of the PDF that opens.
  5. Terrorism: use this link to obtain two graphs for your country (https://www.start.umd.edu/gtd/search/BrowseBy.aspx?category=country ); you do not need to include tables for these indicators.
    1. ‘Incidents over time’ – line chart
    2. ‘Target type’ – bar chart OR pie chart
  6. Freedom (you do not need to include tables or graphs for this, but format your text so that the information is easily found; you may use a screen shot of the summary table at the top of the country report):
    1. use this link to find the freedom scores for your country (https://freedomhouse.org/countries/freedom-world/scores )
    2. Click on your country; include
      1. total score and country status (e.g., free, partly free) for the most recent and the last year
      2. Political rights score; one sentence on “In terms of political rights, this country does particularly well on _____; this country does particularly poorly on ________” You will get this information by skimming through the country report.
      3. Civil liberties score; one sentence on “In terms of civil liberties, this country does particularly well on _____; this country does particularly poorly on ________” You will get this information by skimming through the country report.
  1. Government effectiveness: use this link to generate a table and graphs for your country: https://info.worldbank.org/governance/wgi/Home/Reports
    1. For the Table, use “Table view”
    2. For the Graphs, use “Graph view” and “Time Series Comparison”
    3. To provide a definition, use the “Documentation” tab and click on your indicator; the definition will be at the top of the PDF that opens.

DEVELOPMENT, SUSTAINABILITY, AND HUMAN WELFARE

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