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Entering the 21st century

Author: Shahid Yusuf; World Bank.
Publisher: New York : World Bank and Oxford University Press, ©2000.
Series: World development report, 1999/2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : International government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This report, the twenty-second in the annual series, addresses the changing development landscape of the early 21st century, particularly the broad pragmatism that moves beyond economic growth to encompass important social goals--reduced poverty, improved quality of life, enhanced opportunities for better education and health, and more. Experience teaches that sustainable progress towards these goals requires  Read more...
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World development report.
Entering the 21st century.
New York : World Bank and Oxford University Press, c2000
(OCoLC)805923017
Material Type: Government publication, International government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Shahid Yusuf; World Bank.
ISBN: 0195211243 9780195211245 0195211251 9780195211252
ISSN:0163-5085
OCLC Number: 42384640
Language Note: English.
Notes: "This report has been prepared by a team led by Shahid Yusuf"--P. iv.
"World Bank 2000"--Cover.
Accompanied by: Entering the 21st century summary. iv, 11 p. : ill. ; 27 cm. 2000.
Description: ix, 300 p. : col. ill., col. map ; 27 cm.
Contents: Overview --
Introduction: New directions in development thinking --
ch. 1. The changing world --
ch. 2. The world trading system : the road ahead --
ch. 3. Developing countries and the global financial system --
ch. 4. Protecting the global commons --
ch. 5. Decentralization : rethinking government --
ch. 6. Dynamic cities as engines of growth --
ch. 7. Making cities livable --
ch. 8. Case studies and recommendations: Making the most of trade liberalization : Egypt ; Reforming weak banking systems : Hungary ; Macromanagement under fiscal decentralization : Brazil ; Improvignurban living conditions : Karachi ; Cultivating rural-urban synergies : Tanzania ; The shifting development landscape at the dawn of the 21st century.
Series Title: World development report, 1999/2000.
Other Titles: World development report.
World development report 1999/2000: entering the 21st century
WDR 1999
Responsibility: the World Bank.
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"This report, the twenty-second in the annual series, addresses the changing development landscape of the early 21st century, particularly the broad pragmatism that moves beyond economic growth to encompass important social goals--reduced poverty, improved quality of life, enhanced opportunities for better education and health, and more. Experience teaches that sustainable progress towards these goals requires integrated implementation and that progress must be firmly anchored in processes that are open, participatory, and inclusive. The report focuses on two clusters of change--globalization and localization--recognizing them as forces that bring new opportunities but also raise new or greater challenges in terms of economic and political instability. Containing this instability and providing an environment that will help implement a development agenda will be major institutional challenges. The discussion focuses on three main aspects of globalization: trade in goods and services, international flows of capital, and global environmental issues. The examination then shifts to three aspects of localization: the decentralization of political power to subnational levels of government, the movement of population and of economic energy toward urban areas, and the provision of essential public services in growing cities. To discuss the appropriate institutional response, the report draws on an array of national examples and cross-country empirical evidence."--World Bank summary.

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