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  20th WCP: International Development Ethics
Development ethicists agree that the moral dimension of development theory and practice is just as important as the scientific and policy components.
Seventh, most development ethicists believe their enterprise should be international in the triple sense that the ethicists engaged in it come from many nations, including poor ones; that they are seeking to forge an international consensus; and that this consensus emphasizes a commitment to alleviating worldwide deprivation.
On this view, development ethics should forge a cross-cultural consensus in which a society's own freedom to make development choices is one among a plurality of fundamental norms and in which these norms are of sufficient generality so as not only to permit but also to require sensitivity to societal differences.
www.bu.edu /wcp/Papers/OApp/OAppCroc.htm   (2711 words)

 The U.S. Approach to International Development
Developing countries that increase their international trade are most likely to achieve the kind of sustained and broadbased economic growth that will help their citizens climb out of poverty.
Developing countries agreeing to lower their own barriers to trade with each other is a vital part of this process.
Developing countries must adopt policies that encourage domestic savings to remain in their home countries to contribute to growth and development and that encourage foreign investment.
www.state.gov /r/pa/scp/2005/53037.htm   (1546 words)

 International development - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
International development is distinct from, though conceptually related to, disaster relief and humanitarian aid.
International development, on the other hand, seeks to implement long-term solutions to problems by helping developing countries create the necessary institutions needed to address and solve their problems on their own.
International development is, in most cases, a process undertaken by developing countries with substantial assistance from developed nations and from major intergovernmental organizations, namely the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/International_development   (1553 words)

 CAB International :: International Development
CAB International’s purpose is to improve human welfare through the generation, dissemination and application of knowledge in the applied life sciences in support of sustainable development.
CABI’s contribution to sustainable development is captured by the phrase knowledge for development and is informed by a careful analysis of important development objectives in areas where CABI has a useful role.
CABI’s work in international development is supported inter alia by donor agency contributions to the Partnership Facility and by philanthropic contributions to the CABI Trust.
www.cabi.org /InternationalDevelopment.asp   (168 words)

 WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources--International Development
Development Gateway-- A major portal on development, with excellent general and country information, resources, and tools, designed for scholars and practitioners in specific sectors of developmental activity: "helps communities, organizations, and individuals build partnerships, share ideas, and work together to reduce poverty." Much information and analysis available by country, development activity area, and other categories.
International Finance Cooporation-- Part of the World Bank Group, IFC is "the largest multilateral source of loan and equity financing for private sector projects in the developing world," with special interest in sustainable private sector development.
Women's Edge-- "Advocates international economic policies and human rights to support poor women worldwide in their actions to end poverty in their lives, communities, and nations." Fine source for information, data, analysis, and action on development and trade issues as they affect women.
www.etown.edu /vl/intldev.html   (2302 words)

 PSU Library - International Development
The study of international development is concerned with economic, environmental, political and social change with an emphasis on improving living conditions and opportunities for poor and disenfranchised Third World populations.
International development agencies and grass-roots organizations navigate the political and ethical landscape of development issues, including the nature of foreign assistance, to establish a sense of community and hope within these populations.
Instead, the literature of International Development is dispersed among the areas of sciences and social sciences.
www.lib.pdx.edu /resources/pathfinders/international_development.html   (965 words)

 Nanotechnology: The Need for International Development
It seems likely that an early, closely guarded, international development program is probably the approach that retains the most control in the long run.
They are too useful; they will keep getting easier to develop; and even their dangerous qualities may be attractive to several kinds of groups.
But one thing that can probably reduce the dangers is international development of defensive technology, to be placed at the service of any nation that is threatened.
www.crnano.org /development.htm   (1270 words)

 www.internationaleconomics.net: Development   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
International development has truly expanded from a branch of economics into a multi-disciplinary field of its own, encompassing non-economic aspects such as sociology, anthropology and environmental studies.
BREAD, housed at Harvard's Center for International Development, is a nonprofit dedicated to research and scholarship in development economics.
This site distills 7 key international development goals from major UN conferences, which are: poverty, education, gender inequality, infant and child mortality, maternal mortality, reproductive health, and the environment.
www.internationaleconomics.net /development.html   (644 words)

 MPA/ID Home
"International development is about finding solutions to the problems of poverty and destitution -- the conditions under which the vast majority of the world's population continues to live -- despite the promise of modern technology."
The Kennedy School of Government's newest degree program, the MPA in International Development (MPA/ID), is designed to prepare the next generation of leaders in international development.
Geared to the future practitioner in the field of international development rather than the future scholar or teacher, the MPA/ID is taught with intense rigor and quality.
www.ksg.harvard.edu /programs/mpaid   (260 words)

 International Development Program | American University   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The International Development (ID) Program is designed for students concerned with analyzing and participating in economic, environmental, social, and political change, with particular emphasis on improving opportunities for the poor and disenfranchised of the Third World.
With support from the Society for International Development the IDPSA sponsors a weekly speaker series, The Friday Forum, which brings academics and practitioners to campus to discuss current issues facing the international development community.
Named after the founder and first director of the International Development Porgram, the Steve Arnold Innovative Small Grants fund innovative development ideas that may be useful to communities, organizations, and/or the ID Program, or may serve as catalyts or provide leverage for other undertakings.
www.american.edu /academic.depts/sis/idp/philosophy.html   (902 words)

 networkideas.org - International Development Economics Associates   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
An international conference on 'Economic Openness and Income Inequality: Policy Options for Developing Countries in the New Millennium' was held in Shanghai, China during the 26th-27th of August, 2006 in local collaboration with the Shanghai Administration Institute (SAI).
The focus on development is not new, argue the authors, but have actually been the predominant strain in early economic thought until the 1960s.
International capital markets have been very active in the past year, especially in terms of movements in and out of developing countries.
www.networkideas.org   (1615 words)

 International Cooperation For Development.
The drafting in 1986 of the Annual International Co-operation Plan and, in 1988, the Spanish Agency for International Co-operation, made it possible to merge institution and group together dispersed responsibilities in this field and improve co-ordination between the various departments.
International co-operation is divided into two main sections: multilateral co-operation, with an expenditure for 1993 of 184,351 million pesetas, and bilateral co-operation, with 122,522 million pesetas, basically orientated towards Africa and above all to Latin America.
The symbolic 0.7%, which has become a rallying point, was the proportion that the UN called on the developed countries to give at the Earth Summit, held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992.
www.sispain.org /english/foreign/developm.html   (619 words)

 International Development Research, Governance, Sustainable Economic Development - RTI International
RTI's experts in international development are dedicated to improving the human condition in developing countries.
With more than 200 international development staff members based around the world, RTI offers a range of policy support, applied research and analysis, and other technical expertise in strategic planning, institutional development, performance management, information systems, and training.
We also offer information on international consulting opportunities available at RTI for experienced professionals in international development, as well as information on the various contract vehicles that serve as mechanisms for USAID clients interested in working with RTI.
www.rti.org /page.cfm?objectid=93DE8E8A-B75E-49EF-A773A6B890026567   (474 words)

 International Development Research Guide
Includes International Development Abstracts that indexes 2,000 journals covering agriculture and rural development; environment and development; industrial policy; social policies such as health, housing, and education; health, demography; gender and culture; aid, international relations and politics.
See also the ENGR 530 International Development research guide that lists sources that can be used to find information on the history, politics, economics, and societal characteristics of specific countries and regions, with a focus on pre-1980 resources.
It uses the United Nations Development Programme's Human Development Index (HDI) to show which countries have achieved high levels of development and which countries are still working toward improving the lives of their people.
library.humboldt.edu /~rls/internatdev.html   (4501 words)

 Graduate School Information for IDS Majors, UCLA International Development Studies Program
The International Development Studies major is designed to introduce students to the broad array of disciplines that study the developing world.
Because a background specifically in development studies is not a common requirement for career positions at present, IDS students may want to consider pursuing graduate degrees in related fields instead, such as geography, urban/regional planning, public health, education, sociology, anthropology, economics, public policy and administration, political science, geography, etc.
For example, while UCLA does not offer a graduate program specifically in International Development Studies, you might want to inquire with related programs such as the UCLA School of Public Affairs, the UCLA Political Science Department, or the UCLA Geography Department to see what kind of research is being done on international development issues.
www.international.ucla.edu /idps/ids/article.asp?parentid=8067   (1075 words)

 International Programs - Academics - MPS/International Development
Developing countries are facing many critical problems that require increasing attention by their governments and civil society.
International Development graduate students in consultation with their advisors to select appropriate courses from the wide variety of offerings at Cornell.
International applicants should apply 4-6 months in advance of the intended starting date, to allow for review, mailing, and visa processing.
ip.cals.cornell.edu /academics/mpsid.cfm   (710 words)

 International Development | School of International Service   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The primary focus of the International Development Program is on improving opportunities for the world's poor and disenfranchised.
These intensive three-day courses train students in state-of-the-art techniques used in international development and are taught by development professionals who regularly use these skills in the field.
Named after the founder and first director of the International Development program, these grants fund innovative development ideas that may be useful to communities, organizations, and/or the ID program, or may serve as catalysts or provide leverage for other undertakings.
www.american.edu /sis/academics/fieldofstudy/id.htm   (877 words)

 International Development
Largescale development programs, like bridge construction or dams, are typically financed by the taxpayers of the wealthier countries of the world, like the United States.
In addition, if the government has trouble repaying the loan, the international bank may force it to institute "austerity measures", which include devaluation of the country's currency (causing higher prices) and a simultaneous freeze on wages.
Since taxpayer dollars fund the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and other official development agencies like U.S. A.I.D., citizens of every contributing country can and should require bank officials to be held accountable for the human rights violations and plant closings which can result from their funding decisions.
www.webcom.com /hrin/develop.html   (785 words)

 Graduate Program for International Development Policy | Duke Center for International Development
The Program in International Development Policy (PIDP) is designed for mid-career professionals seeking to dedicate their careers to policy making and public service in developing countries and countries in transition.
Upon successful completion of the program, PIDP Fellows will receive a Master of Arts degree or Certificate in International Development Policy, and typically go on to serve in their home countries or in international agencies at senior levels as public officials, policy analysts, independent researchers, and leaders of non-governmental organizations.
Most are citizens of developing and transition countries, while others are citizens of developed nations who are committed to assisting developing countries through their service in foreign assistance agencies, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, or other development institutions.
www.pubpol.duke.edu /centers/dcid/pidp.php   (483 words)

 The Engineers Without Borders - International Network: EWBI, EWB, EWB-ISF, EWF
A successful sustainable rural development project in south western Kenya planned and implemented by a multi-disciplinary team comprising of students from Dartmouth and Louisiana State Universities in USA, EWB-Kenya chapter, Department of water Kenya, Sparr drilling, Appropriate technology center Kenya, and Nyamilu community.
International Development Jobs Center: A comprehensive source of international jobs for professionals, including international development jobs managed by the Carlyle Corporation.
These organizations share a similar mission, which is to partner with disadvantaged communities to improve their quality of life through education and implementation of sustainable engineering projects, while promoting new dimensions of experience for engineers, engineering students, and similarly motivated non-engineers.
www.ewb-international.org   (625 words)

Development is the flagship journal of the Society for International Development (SID).
With alternative perspectives on civil society, development policy and community based strategies for livelihoods, gender and social justice, Development keeps readers up to date on the challenging issues of today's rapidly changing world.
In 2007 Development celebrates the publication of its fiftieth Volume.
www.palgrave-journals.com /development/index.html   (131 words)

 Development:Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Netherlands Official Development Assistance in 2005 was USD 5.11 billion, or 0.82% of Gross National Income, making it one of the world’s most generous donor countries.
The OECD Development Co-operation and Trade Directorates, in collaboration with the Government of Cameroon, organised a Regional Forum on "Maximising the Developmental Benefits of Trade Facilitation".
Rapidly rising attention to the quality of governance in developing countries is driving explosive growth in the use of governance “indicators” by international investors, donors of official development assistance, development analysts and academics.
www.oecd.org /topic/0,2686,en_2649_37413_1_1_1_1_37413,00.html   (434 words)

 Carnegie Corporation - The Corporation's Program
The International Development Program (IDP) was established in 1999 for the express purpose of carrying out Carnegie Corporation activities in sub-Saharan Africa.
University partners include: Makerere University in Uganda; the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania; the University of Education, Winneba, in Ghana; and Ahmadu Bello University, the University of Jos, and Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria.
By the close of their 10-year relationship with universities, the Corporation expects gender relationships within each university to be transformed, with more women graduating due to scholarship programs, increased capacity for institutions to continue running women’s programs and the incorporation of gender analysis into university policies and decision-making processes.
www.carnegie.org /sub/program/intl_development.html   (1184 words)

 International Development Program Home Page
The SAIS International Development (IDEV) Program provides an interdisciplinary approach to the study of developing countries, with the aim of preparing students for careers in development.
In addition, IDEV students can opt for (1) a specialization in Development and Transition Economics, which is offered through the SAIS International Economics Program; or (2) a specialization in Emerging Markets, which is administered through the IDEV program.
Students in the Finance and Development and Politics and Governance tracks are strongly advised to add a specialization appropriate to their field of study in consultation with their advisor.
www.sais-jhu.edu /programs/i-dev/index.html   (337 words)

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