Development as Freedom

Development as FreedomBy the winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economics, an essential and paradigm altering framework for understanding economic development for both rich and poor in the twenty first century Freedom, Sen argues, is both the end and most efficient means of sustaining economic life and the key to securin








Poor Numbers: How We Are Misled by African Development Statistics

Poor Numbers: How We Are Misled by African Development StatisticsOne of the most urgent challenges in African economic development is to devise a strategy for improving statistical capacity Reliable statistics, including estimates of economic growth rates and per capita income, are basic to the operation of governments in developing countries and vital to nongov



From Third World to First: The Singapore Story: 1965-2000

From Third World to First: The Singapore Story: 1965-2000Few gave tiny Singapore much chance of survival when it was granted independence in 1965 How is it, then, that today the former British colonial trading post is a thriving Asian metropolis with not only the world s number one airline, best airport, and busiest port of trade, but also the world s fo