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Development Finance in the Global Economy: The Road Ahead
     

Development Finance in the Global Economy: The Road Ahead

by T. Addison (Editor), G. Mavrotas (Editor)
 
Apositive chapter has begunin finance for poor countries. Yet progress remains tentative. This book looks at how to make international finance better serve the needs of poor countries and poor people. It contains contributions by economists and political scientistswho have been at the centre of the international policy debate.

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Apositive chapter has begunin finance for poor countries. Yet progress remains tentative. This book looks at how to make international finance better serve the needs of poor countries and poor people. It contains contributions by economists and political scientistswho have been at the centre of the international policy debate.

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The publication of this book on development finance is most timely, and should contribute to the major international conferences in 2008 considering financing for development issues. It significantly advances new thinking, especially on aid and new sources of development finance.

Jomo Kwame Sundaram, UN Assistant Secretary General for Economic Development

Since the UN Monterrey conference in March 2002, the international structure of financing for development has changed profoundly. This volume, which extends UNU-WIDER's work in this field, provides a timely update and analysis of the developments in key areas of development financing foreign direct investment, debt, financing from the Bretton Woods institutions, official development assistance, and the so-called innovative sources of international financing.

Manuel F. Montes, Chief, Policy Analysis and Development, Financing for Development Office, UNDESA

Comprising outstanding contributions by well-known economists, this book takes the debate on development finance a step further: the focus is on emerging issues in aid delivery and effectiveness multilateral aid vis-à-vis bilateral aid, the contribution of aid in the provision of international public goods, the role of Multi-actor Global Funds, and the impact of recently introduced Millennium Challenge Account by the USA. The book does an excellent job of presenting a balanced and appropriately nuanced assessment of these issues and complements other volumes on new sources development finance.

Sanjeev Gupta, Senior Advisor, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF

An excellent account of the current state of affairs in development finance.

Yilmaz Akyüz, Former Director, Division on Globalization and Development Strategies, UNCTAD

This interesting, balanced and well-argued new book is a timely reminder of the risks and challenges of current financial arrangements. Abundant liquidity, cheap credit and high commodity prices may not last forever. The current reality of a high concentration of private financing in a handful of emerging economies and the often cumbersome process of foreign aid to low-income nations is far from optimal. The book reviews alternatives, discusses new financial schemes to support development and warns against unwarranted financial optimism. Highly recommended.

Andrés Solimano, Regional Advisor, UN-ECLAC, and editor of The International Mobility of Talent

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230202481
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
04/17/2008
Series:
Studies in Development Economics and Policy Series
Edition description:
2008
Pages:
294
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

PETER BURNELL Professor of Politics, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick, UK
ANTHONY CLUNIES-ROSS Retired Economist, University of Strathclyde, UK
SIMON FEENY Postdoctoral research fellow, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
JEREMY HEIMANS Research Associate, Global Economic Governance Programme, University of Oxford, UK
RENU KOHLI Senior Economist, International Monetary Fund, New Delhi, India
JOHN LANGMORE Professorial Fellow, University of Melbourne, Australia
ROBERT LENSINK Professor in Finance and Financial Markets, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
MARK MCGILLIVRAY Deputy Director, UNU-WIDER; Honorary Professor of Development Economics, University of Glasgow, UK; External Fellow, Centre for Economic Development and International Trade, University of Nottingham, UK; Inaugural Fellow, Human Development and Capability Association
STEVEN RADELET Senior Fellow, Centre for Global Development, Washington, USA
HELMUT REISEN Councillor, OECD Development Centre, Paris, France; Professor of Economics, Basel University, Switzerland
MARCELO SOTO Researcher, Instituto de Análisis Económico, Barcelona
HELEN TOXOPEUS Analyst, ABN AMRO Bank
THOMAS WEITHÖNER Counsellor for Cultural Affairs, German Embassy, Bucharest
HOWARD WHITE Independent Evaluation Group, World Bank

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