The State of the World Atlas

This book, published by New Internationalist, features over 50 thematic world maps which graphically analyse every key indicator and vital statistic of modern life, from wealth and power, war and peace through to rights, health and the environment.

Women and development

The empowerment of women has a key role to play in sustainable development. This resource on the Geographical Association website supports teachers and students aged 14-16+ investigating women in development.

Light and Light Technologies – photo-teaching resource

Light is the ultimate source of life and energy for most living things on Earth. This resource features 33 photos covering a wide range of light-related topics, with suggestions for teaching and learning activities, plus links to further information

Power for the world

Working in teams pupils explore issues around renewable energy in the developing world and build their own wind turbines. Through an interactive starter activity pupils discover how energy access via the National Grid differs between their own country and Kenya.

Millennium Development Goals 5–8

This resource consists of one five-minute film clip and a downloadable infographic which explore the original Millennium Development Goals and the progress that has been made towards achieving each goal.

Millennium Development Goals 1–4

This resource consists of one five-minute film clip and a downloadable infographic which explore the Millennium Development Goals and the progress that has been made towards achieving each goal.

ICTs: A technological fix?

Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) can help poor people improve their lives. They have the potential to reduce poverty, deliver basic education, improve agricultural outputs, increase access to healthcare information and improve income

Theories of Development

Throughout the 20th century, and continuing into the 21st century, governments have tried to develop the world’s poor countries. People have had different ideas about how to best develop poor countries. This resource considers six of those approaches