What is a Developing Economy? - Definition, Characteristics & Features


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How does the United Nations define a developing economy?

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1. What is one of the easiest ways to tell if a country is developing?

2. How does education determine whether a country's economy is developing or developed?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will discuss developing economies across the globe. The questions will ask you to define a developing economy according to the United Nations and understand how a population can be interpreted as such, among other related tasks.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to:

  • Be able to tell how education is connected to how a country develops
  • Identify an industry which is common in a developing economy
  • Name three features that prohibit a country from developing

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will assess these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on developing economies
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of education and how it is connected to a developing country
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about how the population might indicate development in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how the U.N. defines a developing economy

Additional Learning

Review this lesson called What is a Developing Economy? - Definition, Characteristics & Features to learn more about economies. The lesson will teach you to do the following:

  • Be able to define developing economy
  • Understand the link between populations and economies
  • Realize certain features that affect growth and development