The Real Wealth of Nations

A country does not develop through economic growth alone - it comes from a host of other welfare factors. That's the stark message in the latest United Nations annual development report, which has assessed global progress over the past 40 years. The report finds many countries have grown wealthier without improving the fortunes of those at the bottom. On this week's One Planet we ask the head of the United Nations Development Programme - and former Prime Minister of New Zealand - Helen Clark what makes a country rich. Also in the show we'll head to Afghanistan to find out how skateboarding is being used to drive development, and as a raft of global leaders meet in Moscow for a summit on saving the world's tiger, we'll hear from the US - home to more tigers than anywhere else on earth (and they're all in backgardens).

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Sun 28 Nov 2010 06:32 GMT

BBC World Service Archive

BBC World Service Archive

This programme was restored as part of the World Service archive project