Do the Poor Need Democracy ? Tracing the Debate on Democracy and Pro-poor Development.

Development is the primary objective of the vast majority of nations. The idea it embodies,
of an improvement in individuals’ well-being, is widely accepted and desired. The challenges
around development strategies and goals have dominated the debate among scholars and policy
makers for the last 50 years. This debate has departed from a focus on economic growth as a proxy
for development to more holistic approaches trying to capture the multiplicity of factors that the
idea of development incorporates.Do the Poor Need Democracy ? Tracing the Debate on Democracy and Pro-poor Development.

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