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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Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa
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Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
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Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty
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