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

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195101935
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 8/28/1995
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.13 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Meet the Author

Special Advisor to the Administrator of the United Nations Development Program
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Table of Contents

Pt. I Towards a New Development Paradigm 1
1 The Missing People in Development Planning 3
2 The Human Development Paradigm 13
3 The Advent of the Human Development Report 24
4 The Birth of the Human Development Index 46
5 The Design of a Political Freedom Index 67
6 A Framework for Sustainable Development 76
7 Human Development Strategies in South Asia 93
8 Human Development Potential in the Islamic World 105
Pt. II Towards a New International Dialogue 113
9 New Imperatives of Human Security 115
10 What Happened to the Peace Dividend? 126
11 A New Framework of Development Cooperation 134
12 The Myth of the Friendly Markets 140
13 Policy Direction of the World Bank 147
14 Bretton Woods Institutions in Global Governance 164
15 A New 20:20 Global Compact for Basic Social Services 178
16 An Economic Security Council 186
17 A New Global vision 200
Statistical Annex: Human Development Profile of Nations 205
Selected Bibliography 237
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