World Development

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





Editor-in-Chief:Arun Agrawal





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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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Development practitioners, scholars and researchers in the field of development studies, including those in such disciplines as economics, political science, sociology, geography, anthropology, engineering and science policy, management and administrati

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Editor-in-Chief Arun Agrawal University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, Founding Editor Paul Streeten Hopewell, NJ, USA, Associate Editors Francisco Alpizar CATIE, Turrialba, Costa Rica, Anthony Bebbington Clark University, Worcester, MA, USA, Jean-Philippe Platteau Université de Namur, Namur, Belgium, Editorial Advisory Board Andrew Barnett Brighton, England, UK, Christopher Barrett Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA, Amita Baviskar Delhi University Enclave, Delhi, India, Charles Becker Duke University, Durham, NC, USA, Michael Bratton Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA, Jean Ensminger Caltech, Pasadena, CA, USA, Adolfo Figueroa Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima, Peru, Augustin Fosu United Nations University, Helsinki, Finland, Akhil Gupta University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, USA, Hal Hill Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, ACT, Australia, William Hyde University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Eliana La Ferrara Università Bocconi, Milano, Italy, Melissa Leach University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, UK, David Mosse School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS), London, England, UK, Michael Plummer Johns Hopkins University, Bologna, Italy, Vijayendra Rao World Bank, NW Washington, DC, USA, Martin Ravallion World Bank, Washington, DC, USA, Sheona Shackleton Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa, Melinda Smale Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA, Rohini Somanathan University of Delhi, Delhi, India, Frances Stewart University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, Erik Thorbecke Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA, Thierry Verdier Paris School of Economics, Paris, France, Michael Watts University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA, Alan Winters University of Sussex, Brighton, England, UK
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