The debate on key global issues such as poverty, hunger, education, health, trade, environment - as well as issues that affect women and children - is growing. And so is the terminology.
To guide you through this debate, the BBC World Service Trust has compiled a brief clickable index of terms that frequently appear in development-related discussions, policy and practice at all levels - local, national and international.
The terms in Guide to Development Speak are listed alphabetically. Please click on any letter for an explanation.
Related BBC glossaries:
Climate change glossary
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