First Things First: Meeting Basic Human Needs in Developing Countries

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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. $18.95
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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.

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