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Beyond Economic Growth
An Introduction to Sustainable Development
Second Edition

What is development?

How can we compare levels of development?

What does it take to make development sustainable?

This student book, which draws on data published by the World Bank, is addressed to young people, students, teachers, and all those interested in exploring issues of global development. It encourages learners to seek their own solutions to sustainable development challenges by exploring and discussing a broad range of critical global issues.

This completely revised and expanded second edition of Beyond Economic Growth includes new sections on:

  • global hunger,
  • HIV/AIDS,
  • international migration,
  • government corruption, and
  • the Millennium Development Goals.

Language Versions of First Edition

The previous edition of the book is still available in:

  French    Spanish  Chinese

 

Country Adaptations of First Edition

This book was designed to be adapted by individual countries to reflect their specific development issues and to meet their own curriculum needs.

The first country to have adapted the original book for its specific curricular needs was Russia. The book called The World and Russia is available online in both English and Russian. Furthermore, the Latvian adaptation, The World and Latvia , and the Belorussian adaptation, The World and Belarus, have been published in Latvian and in Russian (respectively) and are now available online in PDF format.

Explore the available country adaptations:

Russia
Latvia
Belarus

 

 

If you have any questions or comments about this book, please write to us at dep@worldbank.org.

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