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Change for the Better

Global Change and Economic Development

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Change for the Better explores global political and economic change and its impact on the development process, together with ways to improve development policies – domestic and international.



This Report by a Commonwealth Group of Experts points to the danger of further increase in the existing disparities, if action is not taken urgently by the developed and developing countries as well as the world community as a whole. It points to the mutuality of interest which makes action a necessity; and to the opportunities presented by change. But it stipulates that effective action will only be possible if there is ready acceptance that the challenge of development cannot be ignored; and that current piecemeal efforts are not the answer. International understanding and cooperation will be a critical requirement.

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The Starting Point

The developing world started the 1990s against a backdrop of change that is likely to have a significant impact on the development process. But it also started the decade with problems of economic weakness and vulnerability flowing directly from the events of the 1980s.

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