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Objective Map Errors (Croatia mistaken for Slovenia, Lithuania mistaken for Estonia)
The red and green map -- which provides a crucial visual point of reference for the topic of the article -- appears to be based upon the IMF-sourced list of developing and "graduated to advanced economies" countries found further down the page.
Regardless of what one thinks of the IMF's approach to taxonomy, I couldn't help but notice that the mapmaker has made some grievous errors in the liminal areas where some countries but not others have recently "graduated":
- Croatia is red on the map, despite remaining listed as "developing". My guess is that this red colorization was intended for neighboring Slovenia (graduated 2007).
- Latvia and Lithuania are both red on the map. This is probably intended to be Latvia (graduated 2014) and Estonia (graduated 2011).
I can find no evidence that Croatia or Lithuania have found their way onto the "advanced" list in the last few months. If I am wrong, please let me know.
Meanwhile, since the cutoff for "recent" graduation seems to be arbitrarily set in the mid-2000s, should not Slovakia and the Czech Republic (which, bafflingly, was "graduated" after Slovenia) be colored red as well?126.96.36.199 (talk) 00:03, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
Trinidad and Tobago
Please, refer to the OECD DAC, Trinidad and Tobago is not on the list of developing countries. To the contrary, it is considered a high income country.
- @188.8.131.52: simply remove Trinidad and Tobago from the list if they shouldn't be included (rather than adding a note to the top of the section). Jonpatterns (talk) 18:57, 16 February 2014 (UTC)
Reading the article, I noticed some repetition and grammar mistakes throughout that I will be cleaning up. I will also be creating a new section titled "Growth", which will include an expansion upon the second sentence in the opening paragraph ("since the late 1990s developing countries tended to demonstrate higher growth rates than the developed ones”) with reasons for these growth rates and a table illustrating this growth. This new section will also have 2 sub-sections titled "Factors Hindering Growth" and "Factors Stimulating Growth/Prevention of Negative Factors." These two sub-sections will be composed of factors with reasons and examples for them.
All of the information will be backed up by the scholarly sources listed below (and more will be added): Walsh, J., and K. Warren. "Control of Infectious Disease in Developing Countries." New England Journal of Medicine 304.1 (1981): n. pag. Harrison, Ann. "Openness and Growth: A Time-series, Cross-country Analysis for Developing Countries." Journal of Development Economics 48.2 (1996): 419-47. Edwards, S. "Trade Orientation, Distortions and Growth In Developing Countries." (n.d.): n. pag. 1-37 Nonoyama-Tarumi, Yuko, and Yumiko Ota. "Early childhood development in developing countries: Pre-primary education, parenting, and health care." Background paper prepared for the (2011).
I really like the idea of adding the new section of "Growth" and it will be great to correct grammar mistakes. User:1993vl
Grammar is really important in this types of articles because it gives them more reliability. The work you are doing in cleaning up all the grammar mistakes in the article is vital. Your Growth section looks like it will be really interesting for the readers of this article. The sub sections look really interesting I am looking forward in reading them, this is a really broad topic so try to cover as much information and reasons as possible. Great Work. User:1993vl