Economic Development: What Everyone Needs to Know

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The practice of economic development has undergone significant transformation over the past decade, due to globalization and democratization. While beneficiaries previously held little sway in the way international economic institutions delegated funds for projects, today it would be difficult-if not impossible-for the average government or for the average multilateral organization to build a road, reform an education curriculum, or sign a mining concession without,at a minimum, a process of consultation with those affected. This change has created a greater demand for development knowledge. Economic Development: What Everyone Needs to Know provides a clear and concise introduction to the development problems that policy-makers, professionals, developmentagencies, NGOs, charities, and private citizens face.Beginning with the basic concepts that inform the practice of development, this wide-ranging book addresses the major challenges that shape the field, highlighting the doubts, trade-offs, and dilemmas.Drawing on his more than twenty-five years of experience working in development in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Latin America and Africa, Marcelo Giugale illustrates his chapters with real-life examples from all over the globe. He looks at a host of topics including the reasons why seemingly obvious reforms never happen, power dynamics between governments and beneficiaries, government corruption, state violence, natural resources, globalization and trade, anticipating globalcrises, measuring equity, ending poverty, the "new" poor, gender, indigenous peoples, children, health care, food prices, and technology. While development is a complex area in which there are no definitive answers, Giugale highlights the very real challenges that face the profession now and will continue to face development practitioners in the years to come.
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ISBN-13: 9780199328147
ISBN-10: 0199328145
Pagini: 176
Dimensiuni: 141 x 209 x 12 mm
Greutate: 0.18 kg
Editura: Oxford University Press
Colecția OUP USA
Locul publicării: New York, United States


There is a lot of good news in Giugale's book, and a great deal of optimism. The government working for us? All children receiving an education that renders them literate? His readable and easily understandable case summaries explain clearly how we can all live interdependently, equitably and peacefully. An insider with no personal agenda; it doesn't get more reliable than that. This book is highly recommended for economics, political science, international studiesand graduate business collections.

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Marcelo Giugale is the World Bank's Director of Economic Policy and Poverty Reduction Programs for Africa. An international development leader, his 25 years of experience span the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Latin America and Africa, where he has led senior-level policy dialogue and more than $20 billion in lending operations across the development spectrum. He has received decorations from the governments of Bolivia and Peru, and has taught at theAmerican University in Cairo, the London School of Economics, and the Universidad Católica Argentina. He holds a PhD and a MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics, and a Suma Cum Laude BA in Economics from Universidad Católica Argentina.