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Development Economics - Virtual Issue

Development Economics is concerned with improving the economies of developing countries and regions, especially through policies to raise standards of living. In the first instance is the requirement to identify what needs developing; what aspect of economic activity, and how this will be measured. It may involve the transition, or transformation, from an agricultural base to industrial adoption, addressing structural changes along the way. There are numerous approaches and policy prescriptions. The reduction of poverty took centre-stage as the main measure of economic development over the past quarter of a century, and with the priorities for the Sustainable Development Goals being a key objective for the next 15 years, qualitative development economics has much to contribute to the research and policy discussion.