Economic Development: What Everyone Needs to Know

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byMarcelo Giugale

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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 developmentknowledge. Economic Development: What Everyone Needs to Know provides a clear and concise introduction to the development problems that policy-makers, professionals, development agencies, 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 whyseemingly obvious reforms never happen, power dynamics between governments and beneficiaries, government corruption, state violence, natural resources, globalization and trade, anticipating global crises, measuring equity, ending poverty, the "new" poor, gender, indigenous peoples, children, healthcare, 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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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 gover...

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 opera...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:January 22, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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IntroductionPart I - Governments: One Day, They Will Work For You1. Why Do Obvious Reforms Never Happen? The Political Economy of Things2. How Will I Relate To My Government? The State and Me3. Do We Really Care About Graft? Cairo, Corruption and Cultural Change4. Why Can't We Stop Conflict? Violence and the Failure of Institutions5. Are Natural Resources A Good Thing? Blessed by Nature, Cursed By PoliticsPart II - Economic Policy: The Basics You've Got to Get Right6. Has Economic Wisdom Changed? Macroeconomics Catches Up With Reality7. A New, Wasted Bonanza? Commodities and that Uncomfortable Feeling of Wealth8. Will Globalization End? A Different Kind of Trade9. Why Is It So Difficult to Agree on Tax Reform?10. How Do You Prepare For Another Global Crisis?Part III - Social Policy: Old War, New Weapons11. How Do We Help Now? The Lingering Global Crisis And The New Poor12. Can We End Poverty?13. Is There A Way To Measure Equity? The Human Opportunity Index14. Why Are Statistics So Important? Poverty in the Era of Data15. Who Really Benefits? Winners, Losers and The Beauty of Impact AnalysisPart IV - Inclusion: Those Who Are Always Left Behind16. Will We Ever Live In Gender Parity? Women, Growth and Generational Change17. Has Globalization Helped or Hurt Women?18. Are Average Housewives Powerless? The Greatest Generation of Argentine Women19. What Have Economists Learned About Indigenous Peoples?20. Why Is Early Childhood Development So Difficult? The Child From MozambiquePart V - Sectors: What Ministers Will Worry About-or Should21. How Will Technology Shape The World of Tomorrow's Leaders?22. How Will Tomorrow's Infrastructure Be Built?23. Can Emerging Economies Have Universal Health Coverage?24. Is There New Power In Entertainment Education?25. How Do You Deal With Rising Food Prices?Part VI - Africa: The Last Frontier26. Is Africa's Emergence For Real?27. Can Africa Be Defragmented?28. Who Will Be Africa's Brazil?29. Is There A Latin Solution to Africa's Problem?30. How Have The World's Newest Nations Fared?31. Can Africa Compete With China?32. Can Africa Feed Africa?GlossarySuggested Further ReadingIndex