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p. 11. What is development?locked

  • Ian Goldin


Progress in tackling poverty over the past twenty-five years has been remarkable, but significant numbers of people remain in poverty and suffer severe deprivation despite the overall progress. ‘What is development?’ explains that there are many definitions of development and the concept itself has evolved rapidly since the Second World War. The concept now brings together economic, psychological, and environmental notions of development to meet physical, emotional, and social needs. Different development indicators are explained and the new challenges facing development progress are outlined, including climate change and health issues such as obesity and antibiotic resistance.

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