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Category Archives: Amartya Sen
Poverty is by nature multidimensional. It can’t be adequately measured or described by any single-dimensional parameter like income. Moreover, it is a situation of deprivation that is a net result of several factors – personal, social, cultural and political. Hence, comprehensive approach is needed to tackle the issue of poverty. Continue reading
Poverty is easy to spot; difficult to define. Experts can never agree, who is poor and who is not. It all depends how you look. Continue reading
The idea that “development” only means economic growth is a faulty one. This narrow thinking is behind all ills of the world today – global warming and climate change are just the logical byproducts. As Professor Amartya Sen theorizes that the “real development” is altogether an entirely different thing – it focuses on people and their capabilities. Continue reading
Amartya Sen’s capability approach offer the path to comprehensive and meaningful development for the simple reason: it puts the people and their capabilities at the center of attention. This is a paradigm shift from the currently approach to development which uses people as tools to achieve the economic growth. But there is more to human life than just economy. Continue reading
Amartya Sen’s capability theory offers a comprehensive approach to development which puts people at the center of attention. Development is not just economic growth or industrialization and people are not mere tools to achieve it. Continue reading
Human poverty is not a mere income or economic issue. It is a situation where people are deprived of basic freedoms and capabilities, according to Nobel laureate Amartya Sen. Continue reading
Amartya Sen’s capabilities approach offers a rational way to remove poverty. It considers things beyond income and puts people at the center of development. People must be seen as agents of change in their lives. What is needed is to provide them an enabling environment. Continue reading