International Development

International development or global development is a wide concept concerning level of development on an international scale. It is the basis for international classifications such as developed country, developing country and least developed country. There are however many schools of thought and conventions regarding, which are the exact features constituting development of a country.

Historically it has been largely synonymous with economic development. Recently it is also often used in a holistic and multi-disciplinary context of human development as well as other concepts like competitiveness
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The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries Are Failing and What Can Be Done About It
The White Man's Burden: Why the West's Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good
Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty
The End of Poverty
Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa
Development as Freedom
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
Pathologies of Power: Health, Human Rights and the New War on the Poor
Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty
Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty
Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time
The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap Between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World
Globalization and its Discontents
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

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