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International Development: Ideas, Experience, and Prospects

Bruce Currie-Alder, Ravi Kanbur, David M. Malone, and Rohinton Medhora


Thinking on development—and its application in practice—can be properly understood only within its particular historical, political, and institutional contexts. This volume traces the history of thinking in various segments of development, maps the range of approaches to each, and set out options and possibilities for the future. A central premise is that an objective and universally‐accepted measure of “success” in development and paths to it does not exist. If the countries of the world are varied in every way from their initial conditions to the degree of their openness to outside money and ... More

Keywords: international development, ideas, developing countries, history, development policy, economic development, development practice, state and society, poverty, growth

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Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199671656
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671656.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bruce Currie-Alder, editor
Regional Director, Middle East and North Africa, Canada's International Development Research Centre

Ravi Kanbur, editor
T. H. Lee Professor of World Affairs, International Professor of Applied Economics and Management, Professor of Economics, Cornell University

David M. Malone, editor
Rector, United Nations University

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The State of Development Thought

Bruce Currie-Alder, Ravi Kanbur, David M. Malone, and Rohinton Medhora

Chapter 6 Inequality and Development: An Overview

Frances Stewart and Emma Samman

Chapter 8 Composite Indices of Development

Maria Emma Santos and Georgina Santos

Chapter 9 Development Evaluation

Patricia J. Rogers and Dugan I. Fraser

part 2 Concepts and Theories

Chapter 11 Social Protection

Armando Barrientos

Chapter 12 Law, Regulation, and Development

Kevin E. Davis and Mariana Mota Prado

Chapter 14 Corruption

Huguette Labelle

Chapter 15 Public Finance in Developing Countries

Richard M. Bird and Arindam Das-Gupta

Chapter 16 The Evolving Paradigms of Structural Change

Justin Yifu Lin and Célestin Monga

Chapter 20 The Political Economy of Intrastate Conflicts

Gilbert M. Khadiagala and Dimpho Motsamai

Chapter 25 Agriculture and Food Security

Mankombu Sambasivan Swaminathan, Rajul Pandya-Lorch, and Sivan Yosef

Chapter 27 The Rural Transformation

Julio A. Berdegué, Tomás Rosada, and Anthony J. Bebbington1

Chapter 28 Land Reform

Ben White, Saturnino M. Borras Jr., and Ruth Hall1

Chapter 31 Targeting Diseases

Nandini Oomman and Farley Cleghorn

Chapter 32 industrial policy

Michele Di Maio1

Chapter 33 Innovation Systems and Development

José Eduardo Cassiolato, Marcelo G. Pessoa de Matos, and Helena M. M. Lastres

Chapter 34 Universities and Higher Education in Development

Rodrigo Arocena, Bo Göransson, and Judith Sutz

Chapter 35 Innovation for Development

David Brook, Caitlyn MacMaster, and Peter A. Singer

Part 3 Experiences

Chapter 38 China

Lan Xue and Ling Chen

Chapter 39 Brazil

Renato G. FlÔres Jr.1

Chapter 40 Chile

Ernesto Ottone and Carlos Vergara

Chapter 41 South Africa's Quest for Inclusive Development

Mthuli Ncube, Abebe Shimeles, and Audrey Verdier-Chouchane1

Chapter 46 Civil Society

Kumi Naidoo and Sylvia Borren

Chapter 47 Foundations and Private Actors

Carol Adelman and Yulya Spantchak


Bruce Currie-Alder, Ravi Kanbur, David M. Malone, and Rohinton Medhora

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