Development in the Third World: From Policy Failure to Policy Reform

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M.E. Sharpe, 1996 - Business & Economics - 201 pages
This book is a study of Third World economic development and the factors which have made development so elusive. It discusses the policy reform necessary to spur development as well as the relationship between development theory and policy. The author argues that the key to successful development policy is through reduced state intervention, and that to the extent state intervention is necessary, it should be through rather than against the market mechanism.
 

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Contents

Development Theory and Third World Development Policy
3
Tax Policy and Savings Mobilization
28
Foreign Aid and Foreign Debt
53
Urbanization and the Urban Bias
80
The Growth and Impact of the Subterranean Sector
111
Bureaucratic Corruption and the Administrative Reform Imperative
129
Can the Third World Develop? An Optimistic Viewpoint
152
Policy Reform and Governance Concluding Comments
176
Select Bibliography
183
Index
193
About the Author
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Kempe Ronald Hope, Sr. is United Nations Chief Technical Adviser to the Government of Botswana and Professor of Development Studies at the University of Botswana.

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