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Development Economics




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Poverty: A Very Short Introduction


Philip N. Jefferson

July 2018

Very Short Introductions

This Very Short Introduction considers who the poor are, where they live, what their lives are like, and what obstacles or barriers they face. Looking at the complex issues that cause the prevalence, depth, and severity of poverty to vary across countries and over time, it considers possible future solutions.

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Development: A Very Short Introduction


Ian Goldin

March 2018

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o How do nations escape poverty and achieve economic and social progress? Ian Goldin, a former vice-president of the World Bank, explains what development means in its broadest sense - encompassing education, health, and gender equality as well as economic growth. He discusses the shift from state-led strategies, to ones driven by market forces.

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The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About It


Paul Collier

October 2008

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