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  Paul Streeten  
   
 
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Paul Streeten (1917- ) is professor emeritus at Boston University, a distinguished teacher and prolific writer on development for over five decades, including having served as the editor of World Development since its founding in 1972. In the 1960s he was deputy director general of the Economic Planning Staff of the UK’s new Ministry of Overseas Development and acting director of the Institute of Development Studies at Sussex before becoming Warden of Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford. In 1976-1980 and 1984-1985, he was a senior adviser with the World Bank, helping to formulate policies on basic needs. Since 1990, he has provided intellectual inputs into the UNDP’s Human Development Report and UNESCO’s World Culture Reports. He was born in Austria and is a naturalized UK citizen, who was educated at Aberdeen and Oxford Universities. His recent publications include Thinking about Development and Globalisation: Threat or Opportunity?

 

 
   
 
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