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First Things First: Meeting Basic Human Needs in Developing Countries
First Things First: Meeting Basic Human Needs in Developing Countries
By Paul Streeten and others
Oxford University Press (for the World Bank), 1982, 206 pp

This straightforward assessment of what the World Bank has been able to do about basic human needs-and what has been learned in the process-comes from people who played an important part in selling the idea. They have cogent defenses against the prevailing suspicions both in aid-giving and developing countries. They are not called on to guess whether the new regime at the Bank will share their views.