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Barriers of Development in Modern Societies

Global Development
Enrollment in this course is by invitation only

About This Course

This course is aimed at explaining the barriers of development in modern societies. Starting by knowing what are barriers to development , then proceeds to show examples of barriers to development. The development can be for example economic or social and for that the barriers to development can differ a little. Although in general the barriers to development are similar in the majority of times. Also the barriers can be external or internal and this is discussed in the course.

Course Content

1. What are barriers to development?

2. Examples of barriers to development

  a) Governance

  b) Access to capital

  c) Natural Hazards Unfair Trade and Protectionism

  d) Poverty

3. Internal barriers

4. External barriers


Rodolfo A. Neirotti- Barriers to development: pushing the boundaries

K.N.Raj (1979) Barriers to Development. In: Malinvaud E. (eds) Economic Growth and Resources. International Economic Association Series. Palgrave Macmillan, London.

R. H. SABOT, BARRIERS TO DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA: A Review Article, African Affairs, Volume 71, Issue 284, July 1972, Pages 332–338