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Development can be seen ... as a process of expanding the real freedoms that people enjoy. Focusing on human freedoms [or capabilities] contrasts with the narrower views of development, such as identifying development with the growth of gross national product, or with the rise in personal incomes, or with industrialization, or with technological advance, or with social modernization.  --Amartya Sen, President of the HDCA 2004-2006.


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The Capability Approach: Its Development, Critiques and Recent Advances

The Capability Approach: a theoretical survey

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Valuing Freedoms - Sen’s Capability Approach and Poverty Reduction


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