WP29: Development as freedom: a virtuous circle?


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John Gay

The paper is based on Amartya Sen's seminal work Development as Freedom. 

Sen describes five requirements that should ideally work together in order to bring true development.

These include:

(1) political freedoms,

(2) economic facilities,

(3) social opportunities,

(4) transparency guarantees and

(5) protective security.