There are many views on development that have been put forward over decades. Inevitably, they stress economic growth, which needs to be sustained over a long period such that it leads to structural change in the economy. Many of these views reflect the search for the magic bullet that can propel peoples and nations from a state of backwardness to one of prosperity within a few generations, preferably only one or two. They tend to focus on a few, if not on only one of key factors: e.g., education, population control, opening to the rest of the world through free trade, development of credit and capital markets, through a violent revolution the description of the old culture to give way to a new classless society, state planning, environmental protection, moral values and civic education, democracy, etc.

The call for focus on one or a few key factors has yielded fruits of economic and material advancement; however, there is ongoing argument on how good, bad or indifferent these fruits are for the beneficiaries of development.

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• For any additional requests and arrangements, you may reach out to Mr. Keane Cyril Gadia at kgadia@isacenter.org, programs@isacenter.org, or (+63)926-804-3745.