Development Policies for International Markets in Argentina

Development, as Amartya Sen puts it in his Development as Freedom is “the process of
expanding the real freedoms that people enjoy”1. This translates to more than GDP
growth, or modern institutions and high-tech factories, it means to expand every aspect
of society. Sen argues that, yes, higher incomes can be helpful to achieve this, but it is
equally important to have a wider access to education, health care, water or electricity.
But Sen not only focuses on material necessities, he also gives importance to abstract
needs. For example, the respect of civil rights.