Traditionally, development has been rooted in ideologies and assumptions prevalent in the developed world and in practices and strategies adopted by leading industrial nations. However, historically, eclectic ideas and approaches often clash with existing long-established notions of progress and modes of realizing social and economic change. Managing Development in a Globalized World: Concepts, Processes, Institutions explores this topic by incorporating ideas and interpretations that have previously been neglected or given inadequate attention in the discourse on developing countries. It underscores development as a continuous process that must be supported by sound policies and efficient management, supplying a wider understanding of the field.

The authors argue that the application of innovative development techniques and best practices is essential for obtaining optimum results in meeting the needs of society. They examine the style of managing development with a new perspective that links the phenomenon with changing demands and the interplay of internal/external actors and a host of stakeholders. An exploration of key sectors in development provides clear comprehension of problems and solutions.

A careful synthesis of theoretical/conceptual and empirical literature, the book assesses real-world situations and provides insight into the operational dynamics of development policies, programs, and institutions. It focuses on goals, values, and dynamics of development management that are undergoing rapid changes and continue to be enhanced to alleviate poverty and improve living standards in an era of globalization and inter-regional and inter-institutional synergies. It highlights best practices essential for the efficient and effective delivery of human development services that are designed and put in place to obtain optimum results in meeting the needs of society.

part I|2 pages

Concepts, Principles, and Processes

chapter 2|32 pages

Development and Its Dimensions

chapter 3|36 pages

The State in Development

chapter 5|28 pages

The Governance of Development

chapter 6|28 pages

Managing and Networking Development

chapter 7|30 pages

Development Policy Making

part II|2 pages

Development Issues

chapter 10|18 pages

Management Reforms and Capacity Building

chapter 11|20 pages

Citizen Participation and Empowerment

chapter 12|20 pages

Rural Development and Microfinance

chapter 13|22 pages

Health and Population Management

chapter 14|20 pages

Education and Advocacy

chapter 15|22 pages

Environmental Protection

chapter 16|14 pages

Managing Development: Future Directions