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dc.contributor.authorSumner, Andy
dc.contributor.authorTezanos Vázquez, Sergio 
dc.contributor.otherUniversidad de Cantabriaes_ES
dc.description.abstractMany existing classifications of developing countries are dominated by income per capita (such as the World Bank’s low, middle, and high income thresholds), thus neglecting the multidimensionality of the concept of ‘development’. Even those deemed to be the main ‘alternatives’ to the income-based classification have income per capita heavily weighted within a composite indicator. This paper provides an alternative perspective: clusters of developing countries. We take 4 ‘frames’ on the meaning of development: economic development, human development, better governance, and environmental sustainability. We then use a cluster procedure in order to build groups of countries that are to some extent internally ‘homogeneous’, but noticeably dissimilar to other groups. The advantage of this procedure is that it allows us identify the key development characteristics of each cluster of countries and where each country fits best. We then use this taxonomy to analyze how the developing world has changed since the late 1990s in terms of clusters of countries and the country groupings themselves.es_ES
dc.format.extent44 p.es_ES
dc.publisherCenter for Global Developmentes_ES
dc.rightsAtribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 Españaes_ES
dc.sourceCenter for Global Development Working Papers, 2014, 375es_ES
dc.titleHow has the developing world changed since the late 1990s? A dynamic and multidimensional taxonomy of developing countrieses_ES

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