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Wealthy countries – result of development or democracy?

20 November 2013

Africa's democracy and development

Alina Rocha Menocal

Alina Rocha Menocal

In a recent briefing published by The Overseas Development Institute (ODI), research fellow for politics and government at ODI Alina Rocha Menocal explores the link between democracy and development. ODI is one of UK’s leading independent think tanks on international development and humanitarian issues.
“Are wealthy countries wealthy because they are developed, or because they are democratic? This ODI Briefing investigates this key question, outlining how emerging democracies can deliver for developing countries – despite the messy, complex and uncertain processes involved in their consolidation.”
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