What do we mean by development? How can citizens, governments, and the international community foster development?
The process by which nations escape poverty and achieve economic and social progress has been the subject of extensive examination for hundreds of years. The notion of development itself has evolved from an original preoccupation with incomes and economic growth to a much broader understanding of development.
In this Very Short Introduction Ian Goldin considers the contributions that education, health, gender, equity, and other dimensions of human well-being make to development, and discusses why it is also necessary to include the role of institutions and the rule of law as well as sustainability and environmental concerns.
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Review from previous edition An authoritative and highly readable account of evolution of economic and social development that goes beyond a focus on economic growth to a broader understanding of well-being. * David Lorimer, Network Reviews *
Wise, succinct, well-informed, broad ranging, and deep...very accessible and admirable in its brevity. A splendid achievement. * Nicholas Stern, President of the British Academy *
Succinct, highly readable, and reasoned...from...a world-leading development thinker and practitioner. * Jeffrey Sachs, Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General *
1: What is development?
2: How does development happen?
3: Why are some countries rich and others poor?
4: What can be done to accelerate development?
5: The evolution of development aid
6: Sustainable development
7: Globalization and development
8: The future of development