International Development: Ideas, Experience, and Prospects

ISBN : 9780199671656

Bruce Currie-Alder; Ravi Kanbur; David M. Malone; Rohinton Medhora
976 ページ
190 x 256 mm

Thinking on development informs and inspires the actions of people, organizations, and states in their continuous effort to invent a better world. This volume examines the ideas behind development: their origins, how they have changed and spread over time, and how they may evolve over the coming decades. It also examines how the real-life experiences of different countries and organizations have been inspired by, and contributed to, thinking on development. The extent to which development 'works' depends in part on particular local, historical, or institutional contexts. General policy prescriptions fail when the necessary conditions that make them work are either absent, ignored, or poorly understood. There is a need to grasp how people understand their own development experience. 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 influence, and success is not centred in any one group, it stands to reason that there cannot be a single recipe for development. Each chapter provides an analytical survey of thinking about development that highlights debates and takes into account critical perspectives. It includes contributions from scholars and practitioners from the global North and the global South, spanning at least two generations and multiple disciplines. It will be a key reference on the concepts and theories of development - their origins, evolution, and trajectories - and act as a resource for scholars, graduate students, and practitioners.


The State of Development Thought
1. The Study of Development
2. Development Theories
3. Fifty Years of Growth Economics
4. Development Strategy: Balancing Market and Government Failure
5. Poverty in Development Thought: Symptom or Cause
6. Inequality and Development
7. Women's Economic Roles and the Development Paradigm
8. Composite Indices of Development
9. Development Evaluation
10. Growth, Inclusion, and Human Satisfaction
11. Social Protection
12. Law, Regulation, and Development
13. Rooting Change: Indigeneity and Development
14. Corruption
15. Public Finance in Developing Countries
16. The Evolving Paradigms of Structural Change
17. Trade and Finance in Development Thinking
18. Entrepreneurship and Economic Development
19. Two Prophets of Regional Integration: Prebisch and Adedeji
20. The Political Economy of IntraState Conflicts
21. Peacebuilding and Development
22. Violence, Insecurity, and Crime in Development Thought
23. The Resource Curse and Transparency
24. Transitional Justice and Development
25. Agriculture and Food Security
26. Water Resources: An Evolving Landscape
27. The Rural Transformation
28. Land Reform
29. Climate Adaptation
30. Global Health
31. Targeting Diseases
32. Industrial Policy
33. Innovation Systems and Development
34. Universities and Higher Education in Development
35. Innovation for Development
36. Information and Communication Technologies for Development
37. The Asian Model of Development: From Crises to Transformation
38. China
39. Brazil
40. Chile
41. South Africa's Quest for Inclusive Development
42. India's Economic Development
43. Economic Development: The Experience of sub-Saharan Africa
44. Economic Development in the Arab Region: A Tale of Oil and Politics
45. The State as a Development Actor: State Forms of Social Transformation
46. Civil Society
47. Foundations and Private Actors
48. The World Trade Organization and Development
49. The Role and Influence of International Financial Institutions
50. Development Assistance
51. Consultative Forums: State Power and Multilateral Institutions
52. Underestimated Influence: UN Contributions to Development Ideas, Leadership, Influence and Impact


Bruce Currie-Alder is Regional Director, Middle East and North Africa, Cairo, Egypt. His work examines the governance of public research funding and scientific cooperation with developing countries. His past position within IDRC was Senior Policy Advisor and Chief of Staff, facilitating corporate strategy and contributing to Canada's foreign policy. Before joining IDRC in 2003, he worked on environmental management in the Mexican oil industry and published on grassroots natural resource management in Latin America. He holds a Master's in natural resource management from Simon Fraser University and a PhD in public policy from Carleton University. ; Ravi Kanbur bridges the worlds of rigorous academic analysis and practical policy making in development economics. He has served at the World Bank in various roles, including resident representative in Ghana, Chief Economist of the African Region, Principal Advisor to the Chief Economist, and Director of the World Development Report. Professor Kanbur has taught at the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Essex, Warwick, Princeton, and Columbia. His work spans conceptual, empirical, and policy analysis, including more than 200 publications, many in leading journals. Kanbur is a graduate of the University of Cambridge and holds a DPhil in economics from the University of Oxford. ; David M. Malone is Under-Secretary-General of the UN and Rector of the UN University (UNU) headquartered in Tokyo. Previously, he was President of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), and prior to that the Canadian High Commissioner to India and non-resident Ambassador to Bhutan and Nepal. He has also been the President of the International Peace Academy (New York) and a Canadian ambassador to the United Nations. He joined Canada's Department of External Affairs in 1975 and served in Ottawa, Cairo, Amman, and New York. Malone is a graduate of Harvard and Oxford Universities, l'Universite de Montreal, and the American University in Cairo.; Rohinton Medhora is the President of the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). Previously Dr Medhora was Vice-President of Programs at Canada's International Development Research Centre, where he undertook a series of leadership roles, including directing the Social and Economic Policy program and heading programs related to international economic relations and economic policy. His publications include 'Financial Reform in Developing Countries and Finance and Competitiveness in Developing Countries'. Prior to IDRC, Dr Medhora was with the faculty of economics at University of Toronto, where he also earned his PhD.