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Resilience and Well-Being in Developing Countries
Resilience and well-being in developing countries

The study of international development has historically been concerned with the material wealth of nations. Where it has focused on the people of developing nations, it has tended to be concerned with what they lack in material terms. This is hardly surprising; a feature of our modern and wealthy world is the persistence of extreme poverty and widening global inequality. The publication of the first Human Development Report by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in 1990 was an important signal to academics and practitioners in international development to pay more attention to development's human dimensions, as was the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989. Although there ...

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