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International Development: Ideas, Experience and Prospects

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Conversation with UNU Rector and UN Under Secretary General, David M. Malone.

He provides background information on the book he co-edited entitled International Development: Ideas, Experience & Prospects, recently published by Oxford University Press.

The book contains 52 chapters from over 90 authors, with a foreword by Amartya Sen.

The book examines the key ideas driving efforts to achieve global development since the 1950s, and how experience on the ground created a feedback loop to these ideas, each influencing the other. Show less
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