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Poverty, democracy, and development : issues for consideration by the Commonwealth Expert Group on Democracy and Development

Author: S K Rao; Commonwealth Expert Group on Development and Democracy.; Commonwealth Secretariat.
Publisher: London : Commonwealth Secretariat, 2004.
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This discusses the links between conflict, poverty and development on the one hand and democracy and good governance on the other, and possible ways by which support may be provided to democracies in  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: S K Rao; Commonwealth Expert Group on Development and Democracy.; Commonwealth Secretariat.
ISBN: 0850927994 9780850927993
OCLC Number: 56767263
Description: 90 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Poverty : how widespread is it? --
New challenges confronting democracies in combating poverty --
Tackling conflicts, failed states and terrorism --
Deepening democracy and good governance --
The relationship between economic growth and poverty reduction --
Participatory processes and empowering the poor --
The Washington Consensus and pro-poor economic and social policies --
Trade liberalisation --
Aid and debt cancellation --
Reform of the financial architecture --
Pro-poor health policies --
Pro-poor education policies --
New technologies --
Global governance --
Winning support for global action --
The role of the commonwealth --
Issues for the consideration of the expert group : a summary --
The Harare Commonwealth Declaration --
The Fancourt Commonwealth Declaration on Globalisation and People-centred Development --
The millennium development goals --
What is the Washington Consensus?.
Responsibility: S.K. Rao.
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