Development with a Human Face: Experiences in Social Achievement and Economic Growth

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Development with a Human Face presents retrospective studies of ten developing countries that have demonstrated successful health and educational development over the last thirty to forty years despite low incomes. Half of them have combined rapid economic growth with social achievement, while the others have experienced slower growth, interrupted by periods of economic decline. However, as illustrated here, all have achieved sustained improvement in mortality reduction and educational levels, providing valuable...
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Overview


Development with a Human Face presents retrospective studies of ten developing countries that have demonstrated successful health and educational development over the last thirty to forty years despite low incomes. Half of them have combined rapid economic growth with social achievement, while the others have experienced slower growth, interrupted by periods of economic decline. However, as illustrated here, all have achieved sustained improvement in mortality reduction and educational levels, providing valuable guidance for other developing countries seeking to replicate these successful social experiments.

A timely, unprecedented antidote to development pessimism that combines valuable cross-regional comparisons with region-specific studies, this book will interest policy-makers and government officials in developing countries, international agencies, development specialists, and journalists. It will also enhance graduate-level courses in development economics and development studies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198296577
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 7/28/2000
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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Division of Evaluation, Policy and Planning, UNICEF

United Nations Development Program, UNDP

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Table of Contents

Preface
Contributors
Foreword
1 Profiles in Success: Reasons for Hope and Priorities for Action 3
2 Social Development in High-Achieving Countries: Common Elements and Diversities 21
3 Health and Education Policies in High-Achieving Countries: Some Lessons 63
4 Botswana: Social Development in a Resource-rich Economy 113
5 Mauritius: The Roots of Success 1960-1993 149
6 Rapid Social Transformation despite Economic Adjustment and Slow Growth: The Experience of Zimbabwe 179
7 The Route to Social Development in Kerala: Social Intermediation and Public Action 204
8 Social Policies in a Slowly Growing Economy: Sri Lanka 235
9 Social Policies in a Growing Economy: The Role of the State in the Republic of Korea 264
10 Malaysia: Social Development, Poverty Reduction, and Economic Transformation 297
11 Barbados: Social Development in a Small Island State 323
12 Costa Rica: Social Development and Heterodox Adjustment 355
13 Human Development in Cuba: Growing Risk of Reversal 384
14 Paths to Social Development: Lessons from Case-Studies 421
15 The Links between Economic Growth, Poverty Reduction, and Social Development: Theory and Policy 435
Index 469
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