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World Development

  • ISSN: 0305-750X

Next planned ship date: May 31, 2024

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The Multi-Disciplinary International Journal Devoted to the Study and Promotion of World Development World Development is a multi-disciplinary monthly journal of development studi… Read more

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The Multi-Disciplinary International Journal Devoted to the Study and Promotion of World Development

World Development is a multi-disciplinary monthly journal of development studies. It seeks to explore ways of improving standards of living, and the human condition generally, by examining potential solutions to problems such as: poverty, unemployment, malnutrition, disease, lack of shelter, environmental degradation, inadequate scientific and technological resources, trade and payments imbalances, international debt, gender and ethnic discrimination, militarism and civil conflict, and lack of popular participation in economic and political life.

Contributions offer constructive ideas and analysis, and highlight the lessons to be learned from the experiences of different nations, societies, and economies. World Development recognizes 'development' as a process of change involving nations, economies, political alliances, institutions, groups, and individuals. Development processes occur in different ways and at all levels: inside the family, the firm and the farm; locally, provincially, nationally, and globally. Our goal is to learn from one another, regardless of nation, culture, income, academic discipline, profession or ideology. We hope to set a modest example of enduring global cooperation through maintaining an international dialogue and dismantling barriers to communication.

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Authors are also welcome to submit to the journal?s companion title, World Development Perspectives.