TOPIC Each student will act as a policy advisor to a developing country that is categorized as a low income country. Using indicators from datasets, the Human Development Report and the World Development Indicators that are available in the course web page, you can assess the factors that caused this country to be underdeveloped. You need to argue that one factor in specific is more critical than the others. You need to support your argument with evidence from the data, and other information that you can gain from your background reading about your country. You also need to suggest a practical and sensible solution to this problem. Your grade will depend on how logical, consistent and convincing your arguments are. Therefore, you can divide your paper into three parts:

In the first section, you will attempt to address all the factors that caused your country to be underdeveloped, and support your argument with indicators. In this section, you have to refer to the indicators of living standards, absolute poverty, income inequality, population, urbanization, education, health, the sectoral structure of the economy, environmental degradation, international trade, external debt, foreign finance, political conditions, and any other pertinent indicators. You are required to use only the links in the web page to get the indicators you need for your analysis. Do not use any other source of data, unless there is an indicator that you need to support and strengthen your argument, which is not available in these links.

In the second section, you determine which factor amongst all other factors is the most critical. You also have to discuss why you consider this factor more important than the others.

In the third section, you provide suggestions that this country can implement to solve the critical problem that you emphasized in the second section in order to get out of the poverty trap. The solutions you suggest have to be creative, but also practical and implementable.

The paper needs to be typewritten. The first page is a cover page that includes your name, your CWID and the name of the country you are analyzing. The analysis should be included in a maximum of 4 pages. Any bibliography or other material should be included afterwards. The font should be no less than 12, and the format is single spacing.

SOURCE TO GET INDICATORS: https://data.worldbank.org/country/mali

I ATTACHED A SPREADSHEET LISTING SOME INDICATORS/INSTRUCTIONS. PLEASE NOTE THAT COULDN’T FIND SOME OF THE DATA. I DO NOT BELIEVE THAT THIS WILL BE “FACT CHECKED”, THEREFORE, PLEASE DO YOU BEST TO COME UP WITH THE MISSING NUMBERS TO THESE RATIOS. AS LONG AS I HAVE A REASONABLE NUMBER FOR THAT RATIO, THAT SHOULD BE FINE. OF COURSE, PLEASE DO YOU BEST.

AS STATED IN THE INSTRUCTIONS, ONLY ONE SOURCE NEEDS TO BE USED. THEREFORE, NO NEED TO SITE THE SOURCE IN THE PAPER SINCE THE INSTRUCTOR IS JUST EXPECTING US TO USE THIS ONE SOURCE.

MY COUNTY IS MALI

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