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The goal of economic development is to improve the well-being of people. Health for all is not just a by-product of development. It is a primary lever for initiating the development process itself...

By Halfdan Mahler


The task of feeding everyone adequately calls for an investment in the agriculture of developing countries of more than 100 billion. Without a fairer distribution of income many will still go hungry...

By Lance Taylor and Nevin S. Scrimshaw


An adequate supply for agriculture, industry and people depends on human intervention in the water cycle and the development of water resources not only on the surface but also in the ground...

By Robert P. Ambroggi


The future growth in the global demand for energy will come mainly from the less developed countries. If the demand is to be satisfied, the transfer of technology from the developed countries is essential...

By Wolfgang Sassin

The Economic Development of China

In this fast-growing poor country a fourth of mankind appears to be secure against famine and epidemic disease. The decline in the birth rate promises a stable population by the year 2000...

By Ding Chen

The Economic Development of India

Although it has the largest mass of poverty, India has made gains in industrialization and the modernization of agriculture. Inequity in distribution and uncertainty in management leave the issue in doubt...

By Raj Krishna

The Economic Development of Tanzania

One of the poorest countries in the world, this African nation has set out to become a modern industrial state that preserves the traditional values of ujamaa: society as extended family...

By Beno J. Ndulu, Robert B. Mabele, Samuel M. Wangwe and William M. Lyakurwa

The Economic Development of Mexico

A number of indicators make it easy to mistake Mexico for a developed country. Actually its development is highly unbalanced, with most of its population impoverished, poorly educated and underemployed...

By Pablo Gonzalez Casanova

The World Economy of the Year 2000

The first input-output model of the world economy suggests how a system of international economic relations that features a partial disarmament could narrow the gap between the rich and the poor...

By Wassily W. Leontief


  • 50 and 100 Years Ago, September 1980

  • Science and the Citizen, September 1980

  • Letters

    Letters to the Editors, September 1980

  • Recommended

    Books, September 1980

  • Mathematical Recreation

    Mathematical Games, September 1980

  • Amateur Scientist

    The Amateur Scientist, September 1980

  • Departments

    The Authors, September 1980

  • Bibliography, September 1980

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