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About this book
The UN and Development provides the first comprehensive overview of the development policies and activities of the United Nations system from the late 1940s to the present. With an explicit focus on the history of the ideas that have been generated, institutionalized, and implemented by UN organizations, this book examines changing trends in development paradigms from the concept of technical assistance to underdeveloped countries, as they were called in the late 1940s, to development cooperation in the 21st century. Olav Stokke traces this fascinating story and demonstrates the UN's essential role and its future challenges in aiding the least developed countries and the globe's billion poorest inhabitants.
List of Boxes and Tables; Foreword Louis Emmerij, Richard Jolly, and Thomas G. Weiss; Preface and Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations IntroductionPart I: The Emergence of International Development Assistance1. Pre-aid Traditions, Ideas, and the Institutional Heritage; 2. The Expanded Programme of Technical Assistance; 3. The UN Fund for Economic Development; 4. First Steps Down the Road: What Can the Footprints Tell?Part II: The Formative Years5. The First Development Decade: An Instrument of Persuasion?; 6. The Second Development Decade; 7. The United Nations Development Programme, 1966-1981; 8. The Word Food Programme, 1960-1981: Surplus Food for Development and ReliefPart III: The Lost Decade and a New Beginning9. The 1960s and 1970s: Perspectives on Developments; 10. Visions and Priorities for the 1990s: The United Nations Strategy for the Fourth Development Decade; 11. The Revival of the Social and Human Dimensions of Development; 12. The UNDP, 1982-2005: Evolving Priorities, Patterns, and Trends; 13. Food Aid: From Development to Humnitarian Relief; 14. The Long Road Toward the Millennium Development Goals; 15. The Contribution of the UN System to Development CooperationAppendix 1; Notes; Index; About the Contributors; About the United Nations Intellectual History Project