What growth do we mean by the most desirable development? How can we advance the growth for achieving its aims? The JICA Research Institute has been conducting joint research on the quality of growth since 2012 in collaboration with the French Development Agency (AFD) and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) . The book is the outcome of a series of joint research activities.
As the signs of negative impact of global climate change are becoming evident, and especially in the aftermath of the global economic turndown, societies had a choice --- either reframe their definition of growth, or try to pursue it, growth as we have known it for many decades.
There are many issues around policy debates on the quality of growth: job creation, equality, inclusiveness, the promotion of the resilience of growth and etc. What are the dimensions of growth quality we should most care about? How to measure such qualities? The book, a collection of papers represents an effort of the researchers of the three institutions, AFD, IDS, and JICA to contribute to the deepening and widening of international debate on such issues.