Economic Development: What Everyone Needs to KnowRG by Marcelo M. GiugaleEconomic Development: What Everyone Needs to KnowRG by Marcelo M. Giugale

Economic Development: What Everyone Needs to KnowRG

byMarcelo M. Giugale

Paperback | July 5, 2017

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There is much discussion about global poverty and the billions of people living with almost nothing. Why is it that governments, development banks, think-tanks, academics, NGOs and many others can't just fix the problem? Why is it that seemingly obvious reforms never happen? Why are prosperityand equity so elusive? The revised second edition of Economic Development: What Everyone Needs to KnowRG brings readers right into the trenches of development policies to show what practitioners are actually doing and explains the issues, dilemmas, options, frustrations and opportunities they face, day in and day out. Instraightforward language and a question-and-answer format, Marcelo M. Giugale outlines the frontier of the development practice or, as he puts it, "...the point at which knowledge stops and ignorance begins." He takes readers from why it is so difficult to get governments to function, to the basicpolicies that economies need to work well, the powerful new tools for social assistance, and the challenges of inclusion, education, health, infrastructure, technology, data, and foreign aid. Giugale gives no definitive, universal answers. They don't really exist. Rather, he highlights what works, what doesn't, and what's promising. Drawing from examples across the world, his overall message is clear: economic development, and the poverty reduction that goes with it, have never been morepossible for more countries.
Marcelo M. Giugale is the Senior Economic Adviser at the World Bank Group. A development expert and writer, his twenty-five years of experience span Africa, Central Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin-America and the Middle-East. He received decorations from the governments of Bolivia and Peru, and taught at American University in Cairo, the L...
Title:Economic Development: What Everyone Needs to KnowRGFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:July 5, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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"Economists have often done a bad job of explaining their policy views to the people they are trying to serve. As a consequence, policies that make technical sense fail to get popular support. This book provides an excellent bridge to bring readers to the frontier of policy making in economicdevelopment." --Dame Nemat Shafik, Director Designate, The London School of Economics