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Understanding the Evolution of Development Thinking: From Growth to Human Development

Past Series, The Disciplines Series, The Disciplines Series: The Idea of Development

dateMarch 5, 2013 timeTuesday, 6:15pm EST location The Heyman Center, Second Floor Common Room, Columbia University
  • Committee on Global Thought
  • Free and open to the public
  • First come, first seated
  • Photo ID required for entry

This talk will consider both the evolution of development thinking and its underlying rationale, exploring how changes in development ‘facts,’ in thinking and policy, are related. It will focus particularly on the analysis of ‘human-oriented’ approaches– including Redistribution with Growth, Basic Needs, Capabilities, Human Development, and the MDGs – exploring their similarities and differences, and discussing how far they have changed policy and practice.

This event is made possible through the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.