What do we mean by development? How can citizens, governments and the international community foster development?
The process by which nations escape poverty and achieve economic and social progress has been the subject of extensive examination for hundreds of years. The notion of development itself has evolved from an original preoccupation with incomes and economic growth to a much broader understanding of development.
In his new book, Ian Goldin considers the contributions that education, health, gender, equity and other dimensions of human well-being make to development, and discusses why it is also necessary to take into account the role of institutions and the rule of law as well as sustainability and environmental concerns.
Professor Ian Goldin is Director of the Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford, and the University Professor of Globalisation and Development, as well as being a Professorial Fellow at the University's Balliol College. From 2001 to 2006, he was Vice President of the World Bank and the Bank's Director of Development Policy. From 1996 to 2001, Ian was Chief Executive and Managing Director of the Development Bank of Southern Africa and served as an adviser to the late President Nelson Mandela. Ian has received wide recognition including having been knighted by the French Government and nominated Global Leader of Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum. He has published 18 books, of which the most recent are The Butterfly Defect: How globalization creates systemic risk and what we can do about it (Princeton University Press, 2014) and Is the Planet Full? (Oxford University Press, 2014)