At the beginning of the International Economic Summit curriculum, students
are divided into groups and assigned a country, adopting the role of
‘Economic Advisors’ to that country. Over the following few weeks your
group will research your country’s social, political, and economic
conditions in order to assess its strengths and weaknesses.
Strategic Improvement Plan
Based upon your research and assessment, your team will take initiative
create a Strategic Improvement Plan. A Strategic Improvement Plan is a set
of objectives that addresses your research findings and is used to help
improve the living standards within your country. The Strategic
Improvement Plan also involves a set of tactics that will help you achieve
your objectives at the Summit.
At the culminating International Economic Summit, your team will join other
teams of economic advisors to negotiate, trade, and debate in order to
achieve the goals listed on your Strategic Improvement Plan. You will be
awarded points for completing specific tasks and objectives. Those
economic advisory teams with the highest point totals at the end of the day
are recognized with awards.
IES Country Research
The IES Country Profiles show each country's export and cash endowments. For additional information on your country, visit the sites listed on the Research Resources page.