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8020 Development in an Unequal World (5th Edition)


The 5th edition of the book 80:20 Development in an Unequal World provides an introductory overview and analysis of key issues, debates and challenges in human development and related areas. The resource is designed to provide educators with the necessary background and information for effective and accurate development education.

Resource Details


80:20 Development in an Unequal World (and its accompanying CD-ROM introduces and explores some of the major development, human rights and (in)justice issues around the world. It includes some of the major arguments, analysis and viewpoints from around the world aimed at stimulating thought, debate and analysis of the issues identified, and encourages reflection and critical and active engagement with the content. It is written in accessible language and avoids much of the jargon associated with development studies.

The CD includes a complete version of the book and also additional materials designed to stimulate ideas on how to use the resources; support in organising workshops and activities around the content and the issues presented; reflections on the nature and approach of development and human rights education.

The resource includes: comprehensive statistics, case studies, key issue analysis, graphs, summary charts and a list of websites as well as a range of different and diverse perspectives from around the world to promote active learning.

Each chapter finished with suggested topics for specific further reading.

Big Issues in this Resource

  • explores core  development issues including the basics of development, poverty and wealth, women’s rights and the general debates around them.
  • provides overviews on some of the major development issues including: gender, sustainable development, human rights, health, education, the MDGs, HIV and AIDS, etc.
  • considers development issues such as world hunger, corruption, conflict, trade, among others.

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