New PDF release: A Strategy for Development

By Nicholas Stern

ISBN-10: 058540738X

ISBN-13: 9780585407388

ISBN-10: 0821349805

ISBN-13: 9780821349809

'A process for improvement presents a considerate but conveniently obtainable evaluation of present pondering on key improvement matters. It provides as much as a truly wonderful book.' -- Albert O. Hirschman, Prof. Emeritus, college of Social technology, Institute for complex examine, Princeton NJ 'This ebook bargains clean proof and transparent arguments for an method of poverty aid that brings jointly principles occasionally incorrectly considered at odds: empowering terrible humans and growing an economy that enables funding and growth.' -- Joseph E. Stiglitz, 2001 Nobel Laureate in Economics, Prof., Dept. of Economics, Columbia collage, Former leader Economist and Senior vice chairman improvement Economics, global financial institution The speeches during this collection-all introduced seeing that Nicholas Stern grew to become leader Economist of the area financial institution in July 2000-reflect insights that Mr. Stern has received over greater than 3 many years of research and paintings in improvement economics. jointly they supply an research of improvement adventure and an schedule for motion within the coming years.

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There is growing evidence, however, that in many cases lack of resources is not the key problem for service delivery. We cannot review this evidence in detail here, but Table 2 suggests that weak reform may also be associated with wasteful expenditure and poor delivery. The table highlights five developing countries that are noted reformers. 5 percent of GDP in 1998). Also included are some developing countries that have not done so well with reform. 3 percent by 1998. 39 A Strategy for Development Table 2.

The predilection for planning and direct controls in the profession was in many cases accompanied by pessimism concerning the prospects for exports from developing countries—a pessimism associated particularly with Hans Singer (1950) and Raúl Prebisch (1950). Thus, import-substitution industrialization was recommended by many, even though the issues concerning planning and import substitution were logically distinct. A central viewpoint on the macroeconomics of development was formalized in the two-gap model, in which Hollis Chenery played a leading role (see Bruno and Chenery 1962).

Both the government and potential foreign investors get, or at least should get, their information about investment conditions to a large extent from local investors. Generally, what is good for domestic investment is also good for foreign investors. Investors seek a stable institutional environment that is governed by the rule of law, not by arbitrary bureaucratic decisionmaking. All too often, bureaucratic harassment cripples entrepreneurship and the effectiveness of investment. In such circumstances promises of discretionary sweetheart deals negotiated between a foreign investor and a minister of trade or finance are not the answer.

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