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India Reducing Poverty, Accelerating Development

by
ISBN13:

9780195655032

ISBN10:
0195655036
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/25/2001
Publisher(s):
Oxford University Press

Summary

This report on India for 2000 focuses on poverty reduction and sustainable development.

Table of Contents

List of Tables
ix
List of Boxes
x
List of Figures
xi
List of Annexes
xii
List of Annex Tables
xiii
Abbreviations xv
Economic Development Data xviii
India Social Indicators xxi
Overview 1(1)
Progress and Problems in Poverty Reduction
1(3)
Potential Problems in Accelerating Poverty Reduction, Sustaining Growth
4(2)
A Second Wave of Reforms to Reduce Poverty Faster
6(2)
Circumstances Propitious for Reforms and Acceleration of Growth
8(1)
Issues for Further Analysis
9(1)
Poverty Reduction: Progress and Challenges
10(11)
Overview
10(1)
Poverty Reduction: The Long View from the 1950s to the early 1990s
11(3)
Reduction in Poverty in the Mid-1990s: A Mixed Picture
14(2)
Macroeconomic Concerns: Inflation and Agricultural Performance
16(1)
Divergence in Poverty Reduction between States
17(1)
Summary
18(3)
Improving Health and Education for the Poor
21(12)
Overview
21(1)
Education and Health Outcomes in India
22(2)
Characteristics of Education and Health Services
24(4)
A Similar Story in Health and Education Services for the Poor
28(1)
Solutions being Found in Education and Health
29(2)
A Way Forward: Delivering More and Better Education and Health to the Poor
31(2)
Reducing Poverty Faster: The Role of State Fiscal and Sectoral Reforms
33(13)
Overview
33(1)
Differential Growth and Widening Disparities among States
34(3)
State-level Reforms to Reduce Poverty
37(1)
Cutting the States' Fiscal Deficits and Raising their Development Spending
37(3)
Reforming Power and Irrigation at the State Level
40(2)
Decentralization: Emerging Issues and the Eleventh Finance Commission
42(4)
Good Governance: The Business of Government
46(16)
Overview
46(2)
Rule of Law, Contract Enforcement, and the Business Environment
48(3)
Improving Public Administration: Strengthening Performance Incentives and Accountability in a Downsized Civil Service
51(1)
Sound Budgetary and Financial Management
52(4)
Improving Public Services through Effective Decentralization
56(6)
Improving Infrastructure to Reduce Poverty and Support Growth
62(12)
Overview
62(2)
India's Public Provision of Infrastructure
64(2)
Attracting Private Investment in Infrastructure---Evolving Policies
66(3)
Developing Specialist Regulatory Agencies
69(5)
Increasing the Demand for Labour: Deregulation to Increase Export, Growth, Agricultural Growth, and Labour Market Flexibility
74(15)
Overview
74(1)
Deregulation to Increase Trade, Growth, and Labour Demand
75(7)
Improving Labour Market Flexibility
82(4)
Improving Agriculture's Contribution to Development
86(3)
Raising and Using Capital Well: The Financial System and Corporate Governance
89(13)
Sound Financial System to Allocate Credit and Reduce Vulnerability
91(8)
Strengthening the Framework for Corporate Governance
99(3)
Growth, Macroeconomic Developments, and Policies
102(28)
Overview
102(1)
Economic Growth in 1998--9 and over the Longer Run
103(3)
Inflation and Monetary Policy
106(2)
Reducing the Fiscal Deficit and Realigning Government to Speed Up Development and Reduce Vulnerability
108(11)
Balance of Payments
119(11)
India's Development Prospects
130(3)
Bibliography 133(6)
Annex Tables 139(48)
Statistical Appendix 187


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