Economics

Online Lessons

International Institutions (Online Lesson)

Level:
AS, A Level, IB
Board:
AQA, Edexcel, OCR, IB, Eduqas, WJEC

In this online lesson, we cover the international institutions that impact on global economic decision making.

WHAT YOU'LL STUDY IN THIS ONLINE LESSON

  • key international organisations discussed in A-Level Economics
  • the roles of such organisations
  • the 'ethos' and aims of such organisations
  • examples and analysis of the types of work the organisations undertake

HOW TO USE THIS ONLINE LESSON

Follow along in order of the activities shown below based on short videos, including activities for you to think about and try at home, as well as some extra worksheet-based activities. The web-based links and the final activities in each video are available on a downloadable worksheet here.

ACTIVITY 1: VIDEO - THE MAJOR INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

In this video, we look at the key international organisations including the WTO, the IMF, the World Bank and the G20.

Extension Activity covered in the Video

Research each of these four major international institutions.

Use their own websites to find at least two examples of their recent work.

For balance, looks for criticisms of their work – use these links:

ACTIVITY 2: VIDEO - OTHER INSTITUTIONS AND NGOS

In this video, we look at the key international organisations including the OECD, the ILO, UNCTAD, WEF, WHO and a few other international NGOs.

Extension Activity covered in the Video

Choose at least two each of the large and small NGOs listed here, and add another of your own choice if you want to.

Find out what they do, where they work, how they are funded, and whether they are Operational or Advocacy NGOs

LARGE NGOs

SMALL NGOs

ACTIVITY 3: GAME - IMF vs The World Bank

In this video, we look at the key international organisations including the OECD, the ILO, UNCTAD, WEF, WHO and a few other international NGOs.

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