World Development Report 2003
Sustainable Development in a Dynamic World : Trasforming Institutions, Growth, and Quality of Life
|Subject||Agricultural resources -- Developing countries -- Management.
Agricultural resources -- Management. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst00801283
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Environmental Economics. -- bisacsh
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Green Business. -- bisacsh
Environmental policy -- Developing countries.
Environmental policy. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst00913250
Institution building -- Developing countries.
Institution building. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst00974275
Natural resources -- Developing countries -- Management.
Natural resources -- Management. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst01034438
NATURE -- Natural Resources. -- bisacsh
Poverty -- Developing countries.
Poverty. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst01074093
Social policy. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst01122738
Sustainable development -- Developing countries.
Sustainable development. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst01139731
The World Development Report 2003 addresses how to lift from poverty the three billion people now living in severe deprivation. It also explores how to improve the quality of life for everybody today and for the two billion more who will join mankind in the next thirty years. Substantial increases in growth and productivity will be necessary to achieve this goal. The current scale of economic activity and speed of change is such that ecosystem and social structures cannot keep up. The Report puts forth two main messages: the first point is that enhancing prosperity and reducing poverty requires better care of the planet's ecosystem and social fabric. And secondly, that stronger collective action at all levels--from local to global--is essential for generating and scaling up the institutions that can transform growth.