- Wanhai You asked a question:Questions about the data on World Development Indicators?Recently I have collected the data indicator- Fertilizer consumption (kilograms per hectare of arable land) from WDI. The availability of data is 2002-2008 year. However, the paper titled- Determinants of pollution:what do we really know? mention that we can collected this data for 120 countires over 1960-2001. I cannot find this data early 2002 from http://databank.worldbank.org/data/views/ variableselection/selectvariables.aspx?source=world-development-indicators. Why? Could anyone give me some possible reasons? Thanks for your help and I am looking forward to your reply.Following
- Rahul Shastri added an answer:Is there any chance that the developed and underdeveloped world would ever converge? Or the gap between the rich and poor nations would widen?How and Why?Convergence is impossible because drastic rollback in consumption levels and patterns is not possible. Western per capita consumption basket and pattern is so ecologically draining, and also so polluting that the earth could not support the remaining 4/5th of its population replicating it. So the ecology bars 80% of humanity from reaching this level and pattern. And downward stickines will prevent the West and the Developed World from rolling down. I dont expect the gap to widen. But planetary exhaustion and the dawn of wisdom in man, I hope, will act in tandem will help to ease up the mad materialistic race and the game of catching up. Instead, the both the developed and the developing, I hope, will ease up and call enough 'enough'.Following
- Waseem Suleman asked a question:Intention and capabilityMost of research is for the sake of getting promotion and infrequently to get the answers of inquisitions. The capaciy or ability to conduct a research and not just the audit is the second major hurdle. The last but not the least is FUNDING.Following
About Developing World
Discussing constrains, obstacles and dilemma of conducting researches in the less developed world.