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Growth and Empowerment: Making Development Happen (Munich Lectures in Economics)

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andlt;Pandgt;Despite significant gains in promoting economic growth and living conditions (or "human progress") globally over the last twenty-five years, much of the developing world remains plagued by poverty and its attendant problems, including high rates of child mortality, illiteracy, environmental degradation, and war. In Growth and Empowerment, Nicholas Stern, Jean-Jacques Dethier, and F. Halsey Rogers propose a new strategy for development. Drawing on many years of work in development economics — in academia, in the field, and at international institutions such as the World Bank — the authors base their strategy on two interrelated approaches: building a climate that encourages investment and growth and at the same time empowering poor people to participate in that growth. This plan differs from other models for development, including the dogmatic approach of market fundamentalism popular in the 1980s and 1990s. Stern, Dethier, and Rogers see economic development as a dynamic process of continuous change in which entrepreneurship, innovation, flexibility, and mobility are crucial components and the idea of empowerment, as both a goal and a driver of development, is central. The book points to the unique opportunity today — after 50 years of successes and failures, and with a growing body of analytical work to draw on — to pursue new development strategies in both research and action.andlt;/Pandgt;

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The former Chief Economist at the World Bank proposes a strategy for development based on two interrelated approaches: building an investment climate that encourages growth and empowering poor people to participate in that growth.

Synopsis:

Despite significant gains in promoting economic growth and living conditions (or human progress) globally over the last twenty-five years, much of the developing world remains plagued by poverty and its attendant problems, including high rates of child mortality, illiteracy, environmental degradation, and war. In

Synopsis:

Despite significant gains in promoting economic growth and living conditions (or andquot;human progressandquot;) globally over the last twenty-five years, much of the developing world remains plagued by poverty and its attendant problems, including high rates of child mortality, illiteracy, environmental degradation, and war. In Growth and Empowerment, Nicholas Stern, Jean-Jacques Dethier, and F. Halsey Rogers propose a new strategy for development. Drawing on many years of work in development economics — in academia, in the field, and at international institutions such as the World Bank — the authors base their strategy on two interrelated approaches: building a climate that encourages investment and growth and at the same time empowering poor people to participate in that growth. This plan differs from other models for development, including the dogmatic approach of market fundamentalism popular in the 1980s and 1990s. Stern, Dethier, and Rogers see economic development as a dynamic process of continuous change in which entrepreneurship, innovation, flexibility, and mobility are crucial components and the idea of empowerment, as both a goal and a driver of development, is central. The book points to the unique opportunity today — after 50 years of successes and failures, and with a growing body of analytical work to draw on — to pursue new development strategies in both research and action.

About the Author

Nicholas Stern is Head of the Government Economic Service and Second Permanent Secretary to the Treasury of the United Kingdom. He served as Chief Economist and Senior Vice President at the World Bank from July 2000 to October 2003, and before that held academic positions at institutions including the London School of Economics, Oxford University, and MIT.F. Halsey Rogers is Senior Economist in the Development Research Group at the World Bank.Jean-Jacques Dethier is Lead Economist in the Office of the Senior Vice President and Chief Economist at the World Bank and Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262195171
Author:
Dethier, Jean-jacques
Publisher:
Mit Press
Author:
Stern, N. H.
Author:
Rogers, F. Halsey
Author:
Dethier, Jean-Jacques
Author:
Rogers, Halsey
Author:
Stern, Nicholas
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Economic Policy
Subject:
Economic Development
Subject:
Development - Economic Development
Subject:
Economics - General
Series:
Munich Lectures in Economics Growth and Empowerment
Publication Date:
20050331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 illus.
Pages:
488
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , The former Chief Economist at the World Bank proposes a strategy for development based on two interrelated approaches: building an investment climate that encourages growth and empowering poor people to participate in that growth.
"Synopsis" by , Despite significant gains in promoting economic growth and living conditions (or human progress) globally over the last twenty-five years, much of the developing world remains plagued by poverty and its attendant problems, including high rates of child mortality, illiteracy, environmental degradation, and war. In
"Synopsis" by , Despite significant gains in promoting economic growth and living conditions (or andquot;human progressandquot;) globally over the last twenty-five years, much of the developing world remains plagued by poverty and its attendant problems, including high rates of child mortality, illiteracy, environmental degradation, and war. In Growth and Empowerment, Nicholas Stern, Jean-Jacques Dethier, and F. Halsey Rogers propose a new strategy for development. Drawing on many years of work in development economics — in academia, in the field, and at international institutions such as the World Bank — the authors base their strategy on two interrelated approaches: building a climate that encourages investment and growth and at the same time empowering poor people to participate in that growth. This plan differs from other models for development, including the dogmatic approach of market fundamentalism popular in the 1980s and 1990s. Stern, Dethier, and Rogers see economic development as a dynamic process of continuous change in which entrepreneurship, innovation, flexibility, and mobility are crucial components and the idea of empowerment, as both a goal and a driver of development, is central. The book points to the unique opportunity today — after 50 years of successes and failures, and with a growing body of analytical work to draw on — to pursue new development strategies in both research and action.
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