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Development studies words

Some common words used in development studies

Nouns

A account, accountability, accounting, advocate, agenda, aid, anthropologist, anthropology, approach, aspect, asset, assistance, assumption
B benefit, biodiversity
C capability, change, characteristic, commitment, compliance, concern, consequence, consideration, consumption, context, cooperation, coordination, critique, crop
D definition, degradation, development, dimension, discipline, diversity, donor, drought
E ecology, economics, economist, economy, ecosystem, effectiveness, emphasis, environment, equality, estimate, ethnography, evaluation, expectancy
F factor, famine, farmer, fertility, focus, framework, functioning
G gender, geographer, geography, globalization, governance, growth, guideline
H human, hunger
I impact, implementation, index, indicator, individual, inequality, initiative, insecurity, institution, intervention, issue
M mean, measure, measurement, methodology, monitoring, mortalit
N nation, need, norm, notion
O objective, obligation, organization, outcome
P participant, participation, perspective, policy, pollution, poverty, principle, priority, procedure, productivity, progress, proportion, provision
R recipient, reduction, relation, requirement, researcher, resource, right
S sector, security, stakeholder, standard, strategy, sustainability
T threshold, topic, trend
U urbanization
W well-being, worker

Verbs

address, administer, adopt, affect, aim, approach, argue, assess, associate, base, calculate, classify, compare, concern, criticize, define, emerge, emphasize, estimate, examine, focus, highlight, implement, integrate, involve, measure, propose, publish, relate, undertake

Adjectives

agricultural, appropriate, broad, concerned, corporate, cultural, developed, developing, domestic, ecological, economic, effective, environmental, essential, extreme, financial, global, growing, human, humanitarian, increasing, institutional, key, long-term, natural, necessary, poor, relevant, social, sustainable

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