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Development: A Very Short Introduction

Ian Goldin

March 2018

ISBN: 9780198736257

216 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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Very Short Introductions

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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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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.

  • Shows how the concept of development encompasses issues of social and individual well-being, not just economics
  • Provides broad perspectives with a wide ranging focus from China to Chile
  • Offers practical lessons for policy makers
  • First published in hardback as The Pursuit of Development
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - over nine million copies sold worldwide

About the Author(s)

Ian Goldin, Senior Fellow, Oxford Martin School and Professor of Globalisation and Development, University of Oxford

Professor Ian Goldin is Director of the Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford, and Professor of Globalisation and Development. From 2001 to 2006, he was Vice President of the World Bank and the Bank's Director of Development Policy. Following the end of apartheid, Ian was economic adviser to President Mandela and Chief Executive of the Development Bank of Southern Africa Previously, Ian was Principle Economist at the EBRD and Hear of Programmes at the OECD Development Centre. Ian has received wide recognition including having been knighted by the French Government for his services to development, and nominated Global Leader of Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum. His books include Is the Planet Full? (OUP, 2014), Divided Nations (OUP, 2013), and Globalisation for Development (OUP, 2012).

Table of Contents

    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
    References
    Further reading
    Index

Reviews

"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