What is the definition of 'development' by World Bank?

I need a few definitions of 'Development' from different perspectives, to clear my concept. I know the term 'Development' is very complex and confusing, so I'm having a little problem defining it. I'm a student of Anthropology (Undergraduate) and recently doing a course on Development Anthropology. It'll be really helpful if anyone provides me with a number of definitions (of development) with reference and direct online links.

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canucksgirl5 years ago
This would have made a better Forum Topic...

If you want different perspectives about what "development" means to each of us, then there won't necessarily be links to give you.

My perspective on the word "development" is creation, improvement, growth and expansion. It really depends on the context, but those are the broad terms I would attribute to development.

As far as what the World Bank thinks, I'm sure you can research that just as easily as anyone else could...
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  canucksgirl5 years ago
Thank you! I'll post this on forum topic as well.
What have you got so far ? What we can give you is a kind of socratic dialogue to discuss your ideas with you. For us to directly offer our definitions would be to short circuit your own thinking processes, and not lead to a good answer for you.
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  steveastrouk5 years ago
Just started. I think the concept of 'Development' varies from person to person or even time to time. I'm looking for some definitions of development given by scholars, to gain basic idea about it. I've also asked 7 random people about what they think 'development' is. Wanted to know how others define it, as well as how 'World Bank' defines it. Thanks for asking, I hope you can help.
"World Bank" as in group? International finance organization?
Good start. "Development" is some improvement over the Status quo, the definition of what constitutes that is the matter of debate. We always argue that Instructables has a habit of improving or developing things worse.
bajablue5 years ago
The easiest way to find synonyms for any given word is to consult a Thesaurus.

Here's a LINK to thesaurus.com for "development".

Hope this helps! ;-)