Development as Buen Vivir

Walsh, Catherine (2010) ‘Development as Buen Vivir: Institutional arrangements and (de)colonial entanglements’, Development 53(1): 15–21. | Article |

Early formulations of Buen Vivir emerged in reaction to classical development strategies, either due to its negative social or environmental impacts, or the debatable economic effects. Many critiques highlighted the shortcomings and negative impacts of development projects implemented by governments and multilateral development banks in Latin America in the last decades. In the early 2000s, it was clear that instrumental fixes or economic compensation to balance the negative effects of current development strategies, were inadequate, and the classical development idea had to be abandoned.

See also Pachakuti: Indigenous perspectives, buen vivir, sumaq kawsay and degrowth

And Buen Vivir: Today’s Tomorrow

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