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1.0 What is development?

Section Overview

This section reviews some of the broader ideas surrounding this complex and contested concept, including those relating to economic growth, human development, sustainable development, and the Millennium Development Goals. A distinction is made between development goals and the processes of achieving them, recognising that whilst there is much agreement on the former, there is far less agreement on the latter.

Section Learning Outcome

By the end of this section, students should be able to: