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By Dr Andrew Sumner, Dr Michael A Tribe

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Thomas, A. (2000) ‘Development as practice in a liberal capitalist world’, Journal of International Development, 12 (6): 773–787. Thomas, A. (2004) The Study of Development. Paper prepared for DSA Annual Conference, 6 November, Church House, London. Toye, J. (1987) Dilemmas of Development: Reflections on the Counter-Revolution in Development Economics. Oxford: Blackwell. UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development). (2006) Least Less Developed Countries Report. Geneva: UNCTAD. UNDP (United Nations Development Programme).

All countries are developing in some sense of the term, and industrialized countries experience structural change of a socio-economic nature just as much as the developing countries. So cross-disciplinary analysis which is familiar to DS researchers is also relevant to industrialized countries (Bown and Veitch, 1986). The demographic characteristics, to take a very relevant example, of developing countries tend to include comparatively high growth rates, low life expectancy, and a high proportion of children in the population.

Org/ “The ‘20% Club’ consists of countries which derive around 20% of GDP from aid. These countries will be major beneficiaries of the commitment in 2005 to double aid. Their agenda will cover such topics as absorptive capacity, political development and the use of aid to achieve both growth and human development. They will want to hold donors to account for delivery against commitments and will have a strong interest in streamlining the aid architecture. 2% Club’ consists of countries in which aid plays a much smaller role.

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