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Milestones and Turning Points in Development Thinking

  • Richard Jolly

Part of the IDS Companions to Development book series (CDS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Perspectives and Paradigms

  3. Debunking Myths

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Mike Faber
      Pages 90-100
    3. Robert Chambers
      Pages 101-117
  4. Development Policy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Montek S. Ahluwalia, Hollis Chenery
      Pages 135-147
    3. Michael Lipton
      Pages 148-159
    4. Robert Chambers
      Pages 160-171
    5. Richard Jolly
      Pages 172-185
    6. Robin Murray
      Pages 186-201

About this book


The first volume of IDS Companions to Development Studies focuses on pivotal writing emerging from the IDS fellowship during the last 50 years. It includes five topics: perspectives and paradigms, debunking myths, development policy, gender and international perspectives, and policy, as well as names like Seers, Singer, Lipton, Reg Green.


development development studies employment gender Institution Policy

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard Jolly
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Development StudiesUniversity of SussexUK

About the editors

Sir Richard Jolly is Honorary Professor and Research Associate of the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, UK, where he was Director from 1972-81. After this, he was an Assistant Secretary General of the UN until 2000, first as Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF until 1995 and in UNDP from 1995-2000 as Principal Coordinator of UNDP's Human Development Report. From 2000-2010 he was co-Director of the UN Intellectual History Project and co-author of the final summary volume, UN Ideas that Changed the World. He has been a trustee of OXFAM, a Council member of ODI and President of the UN Association of the United Kingdom. He was knighted by the Queen in 2001 in recognition of his contributions to international development.

Bibliographic information


'There are path-breaking papers in this collection, which have shaped the way we think about development and (to a lesser extent, unfortunately) how it is done. Adjustment with a Human face is more preached than practiced, and the need for it has now spread to the so-called developed countries. And visions of a new world order remain visions. Consequently, these papers remain vividly and urgently relevant.' - Frances Stewart, Oxford Department of International Development, UK

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