“This book is about what specialists in various aspects of economic development are thinking and writing. It presents a comprehensive picture of the field (or fields) of development so that the reader can grasp both the strengths and weaknesses of development research and discussion.”
—William Foote Whyte, Administrative Science Quarterly
“[W]ell done and informative. . . . [T]his volume is worth having on one’s shelf.”
—Morton Paglin, The American Economic Review
About the Author
Richard J. Ward has been Director of Programming, United States Agency for International Development, and Professor and Chairman of the Economics Department, Long Island University, and Chief, Planning Division in the Bureau for Near East and South Asia of the Agency for International Development. He has also worked in a number of development programs, for both government and industry, and has received the Citation for Distinguished Service of the United States Agency for International Development.