What is Development?

Many countries have made economic strides, thanks to technology and trade, but others still face challenges.

Understanding the Last Fifty Years of Global Development

Is the world better off than it was fifty years ago, and what drives these changes?

Two Koreas, Two Development Policies

How did two countries with the same language, culture, and history turn out so differently?

The Marshall Plan

Aid can rebuild countries, potentially in the donor’s image.

Technology and Development

As Great Britain’s Industrial Revolution and India’s green revolution have shown, technological innovation can drive extraordinary development.

A Brief History of U.S. Foreign Aid

Where and why the United States gives foreign aid has changed over time.

The Sustainable Development Goals

The SDGs are sustainable, interconnected, and global. To achieve these goals, countries need to cooperate.

Development Module Assessment

Questions to check your understanding.

Development Reading List

Supplemental readings and other resources to help you explore a full range of issues and debates related to the module materials.

How Development Affects You

Development can be aided by countries, individuals, and international organizations alike.

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