Growth and Empowerment: Making Development Happen

Growth and Empowerment: Making Development Happen

by Nicholas Stern, F. Halsey Rogers, Jean-Jacques Dethier, F.Halsey Rogers
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262195178

ISBN-13: 9780262195171

Pub. Date: 04/01/2005

Publisher: MIT Press

In Growth and Empowerment, Nicholas Stern, Jean-Jacques Dethier, and F. Halsey Rogers propose a new strategy for development. Drawing on many years of work in development economics - in academia, in the field, and at international institutions such as the World Bank - the authors base their strategy on two interrelated approaches: building a climate that encourages…  See more details below

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In Growth and Empowerment, Nicholas Stern, Jean-Jacques Dethier, and F. Halsey Rogers propose a new strategy for development. Drawing on many years of work in development economics - in academia, in the field, and at international institutions such as the World Bank - the authors base their strategy on two interrelated approaches: building a climate that encourages investment and growth and at the same time empowering poor people to participate in that growth. This plan differs from other models for development, including the dogmatic approach of market fundamentalism popular in the 1980s and 1990s. Stern, Dethier, and Rogers see economic development as a dynamic process of continuous change in which entrepreneurship, innovation, flexibility, and mobility are crucial components and the idea of empowerment, as both a goal and a driver of development, is central. The book points to the unique opportunity today - after 50 years of successes and failures, and with a growing body of analytical work to draw on - to pursue new development strategies in both research and action.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262195171
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
04/01/2005
Series:
Munich Lectures in Economics
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
488
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

1Living standards and poverty3
2Development as a process of change33
3Lessons of development policy83
4Lessons from development theory109
5A strategy for development127
6Data and measurement as drivers of change167
7The dynamics of the investment climate199
8The dynamics of empowerment225
9The dynamics of preferences243
10The dynamics of political reform267
11The challenge287
12Domestic action : public finances and the role of the state315
13International action : trade and aid357
Conclusion : a strategy to guide policy, a program for learning, and a plan for action387

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