Development : a very short introduction / Ian Goldin.Material type: BookSeries: Very short introductions ; 557.Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2018Copyright date: ©2016Description: xxvi, 186 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780198736257 (hardcover); 0198736258 (hardcover).Uniform titles: Pursuit of development Subject(s): Economic development projects -- Developing countries | Poor -- Developing countries | Economic development projects | Economic history | Poor | Developing countries -- Economic conditions | Developing countriesDDC classification: 338.9
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"First published in hardback as The Pursuit of Development 2016"--Title page verso.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-175) and index.
What is development -- How does development happen? -- Why are some countries rich and others poor? -- What can be done to accelerate development? -- The evolution of development aid -- Sustainable development -- Globalization and development -- The future of development.
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.