Social Policy in Development: Coherence and Cooperation in the Real World
AbstractResearch and practice related to social policy and poverty alleviation have left a legacy of a very broad agenda of “things that need to be done”, along with important unanswered questions about how to integrate social and economic development. These suggest the fruitfulness of focusing more on the distinctions among countries, in terms of their capacities, generating ideas about priorities and sequences, and working to reduce the agenda. Instead of new big ideas and new paradigms, the development community needs to get better at matching ideas to realities, and at generating contextually grounded processes for taking the next step.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by United Nations, Department of Economics and Social Affairs in its series Working Papers with number 98.
Length: 32 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2010
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social policy; economic development history; poverty policy; development agenda; development cooperation;
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- NEP-ALL-2010-10-02 (All new papers)
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