distribution and well-being. I'd like to add a small comment to signal that parliamentarians from around the world are increasingly aware of the limits of growth as a development model, especially in developed countries, and of the
need to focus policy on well-being. At a recent debate held in Quito, where some 600 members of parliament participated, this awareness came through quite clearly. You can find the official summary of the discussion here: http://www.ipu.org/conf-e/128/quito-comm.htm
Personally, I dare say that concepts like "green growth",
"pro-poor growth" and the like tend to provide a false sense of security and detract from the harder questions about the limits of growth and also on the growth model that developing countries are currently following. I certainly
agree with Woodward that not enough attention is paid to global inequality between countries.
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