Hoose two countries levels of economic development and cover the following issues in detailed case studies of each country.

Issues in the  poorer LEDC countries:
- Access to basic needs and resources (especially safe water, food and shelter); the unequal distribution of wealth at the national scale; trade, aid and indebtedness; environmental quality
Issues in the  richer MEDC countries:
- Rates of resources consumption, foreign aid and loans, environmental quality, ageing populations; immigration; urban sprawl