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Working paper

WP29: Development as freedom: a virtuous circle?

John Gay 2 Apr 2003 Botswana, Ghana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mali, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
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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.

John Gay

John Gay is a member of Sechaba Consultants, Lesotho, a private research and consulting firm.