GDP Growth Rates

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First, prepare yourself by reading the following three articles or webpages:

Professor Dave Alber’s Lecture can be found as an attachment to this question.

Abler, D. (n.d.) Notes for a Lecture on Economic conditions in developing countries. Copyright permission granted September 25, 2010.

Khan’s (2001) article by going to the International Monetary Fund Website (see the Webliography).

Khan, M. H. (2001). Rural poverty in developing countries: Implications for public policy. Economic Issues NO. 26.  International Monetary Fund. Retrieved July 6, 2012.

You can find the most up-to-date report on the World Bank website at

After you have read the items listed above, access the “Data & Research” tab in the World Bank Website and compare growth rates between two countries of your choice. Specifically, select one developed country (such as U.S., England, Canada, Germany, etc.), and select one developing country (such as Angola, Bangladesh, Chad, Nigeria, etc.).

Find and transfer their 2007–2011 GDP growth (annual %) data into your response. Then identify and explain possible factors that may be adding to the differences between their GDP growth rates. 

Please answer in layman's terms. Original work Only!!

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