Reflections on Human Development: How the Focus of Development Economics Shifted from National Income Accounting to People-Centred Policies, Told by One of the Chief Architects of the New Paradigm / Edition 1

Reflections on Human Development: How the Focus of Development Economics Shifted from National Income Accounting to People-Centred Policies, Told by One of the Chief Architects of the New Paradigm / Edition 1

by Mahbub ul Haq
     
 

Reflections on Human Development explores a new development paradigm whose central focus is human well-being. Increases in income are treated as essential means, but not as the end of development - and not as the sum total of human life. The book discusses development policies and strategies that link economic growth with human lives in various societies. It also… See more details below

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Reflections on Human Development explores a new development paradigm whose central focus is human well-being. Increases in income are treated as essential means, but not as the end of development - and not as the sum total of human life. The book discusses development policies and strategies that link economic growth with human lives in various societies. It also analyses the evolution of a new human development index as a far more comprehensive measure of socio-economic progress than the traditional measure of gross national product. For the first time, a political freedom index is presented, too.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195101935
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/28/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.76(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Pt. ITowards a New Development Paradigm1
1The Missing People in Development Planning3
2The Human Development Paradigm13
3The Advent of the Human Development Report24
4The Birth of the Human Development Index46
5The Design of a Political Freedom Index67
6A Framework for Sustainable Development76
7Human Development Strategies in South Asia93
8Human Development Potential in the Islamic World105
Pt. IITowards a New International Dialogue113
9New Imperatives of Human Security115
10What Happened to the Peace Dividend?126
11A New Framework of Development Cooperation134
12The Myth of the Friendly Markets140
13Policy Direction of the World Bank147
14Bretton Woods Institutions in Global Governance164
15A New 20:20 Global Compact for Basic Social Services178
16An Economic Security Council186
17A New Global vision200
Statistical Annex: Human Development Profile of Nations205
Selected Bibliography237

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