Bitesize has changed! We're updating subjects as fast as we can. Visit our new site to find Bitesize guides and clips - and tell us what you think!

Geography

Contrasts in development

Countries aren't equal. They have different levels of development. Watch this video to find out more.

Video

In order to see this content you need to have both Javascript enabled and Flash installed. Visit BBC Webwise for full instructions

Key points

  • Studying development is looking at how a country has changed over time.
  • Gross Domestic Product is a country's wealth or income. It is the total value of the goods and services it's produced in one year.
  • Economic structure is how a country's economy is divided between farming, manufacturing and service industries.

All Geography videos

Development index

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.