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

The New Odyssey: The Story of Europe's Refugee Crisis
The Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality
However Long the Night: Molly Melching's Journey to Help Millions of African Women and Girls Triumph
To Repair the World: Paul Farmer Speaks to the Next Generation
Chasing Misery: an anthology of essays by women in humanitarian responses
Feeding Frenzy: The New Politics of Food
Reimagining Global Health: An Introduction
Peaceland: Conflict Resolution and the Everyday Politics of International Intervention
Poor Numbers: How We Are Misled by African Development Statistics
The Idealist: Jeffrey Sachs and the Quest to End Poverty
A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity
The Looting Machine: Warlords, Oligarchs, Corporations, Smugglers, and the Theft of Africa's Wealth
The Bright Continent: Breaking Rules and Making Change in Modern Africa
Exodus: How Migration Is Changing Our World
In the Company of the Poor: Conversations with Dr. Paul Farmer and Fr. Gustavo Gutierrez
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
Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa
The End of Poverty
Development as Freedom
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
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
Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty
Pathologies of Power: Health, Human Rights and the New War on the Poor
The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap Between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World
Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty
Globalization and Its Discontents
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
Fully Alive by Tyler GageMountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy KidderChinese Education in Singapore by Zhixiong ZhangThe Power of Unreasonable People by John ElkingtonSmall Is Beautiful by Ernst F. Schumacher
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Development as Freedom by Amartya SenWhy Nations Fail by Daron AcemoğluThe Bottom Billion by Paul CollierPoor Economics by Abhijit V. BanerjeeMountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder
International Development Book Club
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Steven Cuoco
Something ought to be said for those who see beyond what most cannot, and this most precious opportunity happens the moment when ones personal value begins blossoming its perfect absolute.
Steven Cuoco, Guided Transformation

Arundhati Roy
As for the third Official Reason: exposing Western Hypocrisy - how much more exposed can they be? Which decent human being on earth harbors any illusions about it? These are people whose histories are spongy with the blood of others. Colonialism, apartheid, slavery, ethnic cleansing, germ warfare, chemical weapons - they virtually invented it all.
Arundhati Roy, The Cost of Living

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