about the future of Developing Countries
Myth of Development
by Oswaldo De Rivero
This provocative book asks readers to be politically realistic about
what is happening to the overwhelming majority of people in Third
World countries. With three exceptions (Singapore, South Korea, and
Taiwan), development has not come. A myriad of people in feeble infant-states
have been born - children of self-determination, but not of economic
and scientific progress. State-driven, communist, and neo-liberal
development models have failed most of these people. The large majority
of Third World countries are only mistakenly called "developing."
They are not actually in the process of becoming Newly Industrialized
Countries (NIC's), but Non-Viable National Economies (NNE's). This
book explores the option of replacing the wealth of nations agenda
with a survival of nations agenda. In order to prevent increasing
social and political disorders, the author argues that many countries
with primary production and explosive urban growth will have to abandon
dreams of development to adopt a policy of national survival based
on the search for water, food, and energy security - and the stabilization
of their populations.
World Ahead: Our Future in the Making
by Federico Mayor, Jerome Binde
This book looks at the major challenges
of the future. Packed with the latest information and scientific understanding,
it traverses a rich tapestry of crucial issues, threats and choices
confronting humanity and proposes a new start based on four broad
contracts: social natural, cultural and ethical.
In a world where problems are taking on increasingly global dimensions,
we must come up with global solutions. We need to turn a culture of
violence into a culture of peace. The choice is stark: either a 21st
century with a human face or the grimacing mask of a 'Brave New World'.
Peace! by the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates: An Anthology (Cultures
Edited by Marek Thee
A unique textbook for historians, political philosophers, students
of international relations and all those interested in the advancement
of peace, human rights and fraternity among nations. As the memory
of the upheavals and agonies of the twentieth century sink into oblivion,
this book recalls the thoughts and reflections of the Nobel Prize
laureates as a source of inspiration and guidance to renew the efforts
to foster peaceful change and the betterment of the human condition.
Global Monitoring Report 2004: Policies And Actions For Acheiving
The Millennium Development Goals And Related Outcomes (GLOBAL MONITORING
by World Bank
The turn of the century was marked by some significant and promising
events for world development. The Millennium Declaration - signed
by 189 countries in September 2000 - led to the adoption of the Millennium
Development Goals, which set clear targets for eradicating poverty
and other sources of human deprivation. Following other major international
meetings came broad agreement on the goals and strategies to achieve
The task now is implementation - to translate vision into action.
Drawing attention to priorities for action and related accountabilities,
the new Global Monitoring Report provides an integrated assessment
of the policies and actions needed to achieve the Millennium Development
Goals. Produced in cooperation with the International Monetary Fund
(IMF) and other international partners, the Report assesses how the
various parties - developing countries, developed countries, and international
financial institutions - are playing their part under the agreed development
partnership and highlights progress on the development policy agenda.
Beyond Economic Growth: An Introduction To Sustainable Development.
by Tatyana P. Soubbotina
What is development? And what does it take to make development sustainable?
How can we measure and compare levels of development for different
countries? The author of Beyond Economic Growth challenges readers
to find their own answers to these complex questions by analyzing
and synthesizing information on a range of critical and interrelated
development issues: population growth, economic growth, equity, poverty,
hunger, education, health, industrialization, privatization, trade,
foreign investment, international aid, climate change, the Millennium
Development Goals, and more.
Vital Signs 2003: The Trends That Are Shaping Our Future
by Worldwatch Institute
This annual volume, written by the award-winning staff of the Worldwatch
Institute, distills and analyzes more than fifty "vital signs" from
thousands of government, industrial, and scientific documents, allowing
readers to track key indicators showing social, economic, and environmental
progress, or the lack thereof.
Vital Signs 2003 presents up-to-the-minute information on environmental
and sustainable development topics such as toxic waste, ecolabeling,
sugar and sweetener use, oil spills, teacher supply, car-sharing,
and Internet use. Each trend is presented in both text and graphics,
providing a thorough, well-documented, and accessible overview. Vital
Signs is an excellent companion volume to Worldwatch's highly
acclaimed State of the World series.
The Future of Domestic Capital Markets in Developing Countries (World
Bank/IMF/Brookings Emerging Markets Series)
by Robert E. Litan, Michael Pomerleano, V. Sundararajan
The Future of Domestic Capital Markets in Developing Countries addresses
the challenges that countries face as they develop and strengthen capital
markets. Based on input from the world’s most prominent capital market
experts and leading policymakers in developing countries, this volume
represents the latest thinking in capital market development. It captures
the views of a global gathering of experts, with perspectives from developing
and developed countries, from all regions of the world, from the public
and private sector.
This volume should be of interest to senior financial sector policymakers
from developed and developing countries in securities and exchange commissions,
regulators, central banks, ministries of finance, and monetary authorities;
private sector executives in stock exchanges, bond markets, venture
capital markets, and investment funds; and researchers and academicians
with an interest in capital market development in emerging markets.
Least Developed Countries Report 2004: Linking International Trade
with Poverty Reduction
by United Nations
This annual Report reviews recent economic trends in the least developed
countries (LDCs), focusing on their efforts to escape the poverty
The 2004 edition, examines the relationship between international
trade and poverty within LDC?, and identifies national and international
policies that can make trade a more effective mechanism for poverty
reduction in these countries.
It also reveals the obstacles faced by LDCs when they implemented
deep trade liberalization measures in the 1990s.
The report is a valuable source of information for government officials,
academics, researchers, the media, and members of public and private
sector interested in the social and economic advancement of developing
Understanding Economic Growth
This book is a unique tool providing facts, figures and analysis of
economic growth in OECD countries. The analysis focuses on the growth
patterns of OECD countries during the last decade and identifies the
fundamental drivers of growth. It also looks at how and why countries
react differently to these drivers. It examines growth at the macro-economic
level, industry level and firm level and also analyses the contribution
of information technology (IT) at each of these levels.
Packed with over 50 tables and figures, the book provides unique data
to better understand the reality of economic growth. In 2000, at the
height of the new economy, IT was hailed as a technology that would
radically transform OECD economies and bring large economic benefits.
But the recent economic slowdown has laid to rest several of the myths
surrounding IT. What is the real contribution of IT to economic growth?
Understanding Economic Growth provides a comprehensive overview
of these issues and new insights into economic growth.
Development As Freedom
by Amartya Sen
By the winner of the 1988 Nobel Prize
in Economics, an essential and paradigm-altering framework for understanding
economic development - for both rich and poor - in the twenty-first
Freedom, Sen argues, is both the end and most efficient means of sustaining
economic life and the key to securing the general welfare of the world's
entire population. Releasing the idea of individual freedom from association
with any particular historical, intellectual, political, or religious
tradition, Sen clearly demonstrates its current applicability and
possibilities. In the new global economy, where, despite unprecedented
increases in overall opulence, the contemporary world denies elementary
freedoms to vast numbers - perhaps even the majority of people - he
concludes, it is still possible to practically and optimistically
restain a sense of social accountability. Development as Freedom
is essential reading.
The Best That Money Can't Buy: Beyond Politics, Poverty, & War
by Jacque Fresco
Jacque Fresco envisions a global civilization in which science and
technology are applied with human and environmental concern to secure,
protect, and encourage a more humane world for all people. This book
offers a possible way out of our recurring cycles of boom and recession,
famine, poverty, a declining environment, and territorial conflicts
where peace is merely the interval between wars. It outlines an attainable,
humane social design of the near future where human rights are no
longer paper proclamations but a way of life. The Best That Money
Can't Buy is a challenge to all people to work toward a society
in which all of the world's resources become the common heritage of
all of the earth's people. It is accompanied by 70 color photos of
Fresco's original designs, which illuminate the fulfilling lifestyle
of a global, resource-based economy.
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