This topic includes a number of diverse issues related to the role of sport in the economic development of developing countries .

Four main areas that present the limitations and potential of sport to contribute to economic development are addressed in dedicated subsections:

  • Underdevelopment of sport and “muscle drain” in developing countries
  • Exploitation and protection of children in sport
  • Develop local markets through sport by organizing local sporting events, producing low-cost and affordable sporting goods and through athlete remittances.
  • Developing skills for employment through sport

This theme also includes a number of project profiles that provide examples illustrating the use of sport to encourage economic development.

Each subsection includes recommended further reading with links to online materials and other sources of information.

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