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9780521080798

Developing the Third World

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  • ISBN13:

    9780521080798

  • ISBN10:

    0521080797

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1971-06-02
  • Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr

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Summary

The particular contribution of the Cambridge Conferences on Development was to gather together practical administrators and technical specialists in many fields so that they can examine together a particular problem in development strategy for the Third World. This 1971 volume selects some of the most important papers which were delivered during the 1960s, and presents them as a contribution to the discussion on how economic development could best be planned and advanced. Interspersed amongst the more technical papers are summaries and comments by Ronald Robinson summarising the consensus and divergence of views revealed in the conferences' debates throughout the decade. This book is unusual and valuable in providing the working experience of the practitioners themselves - the public servants, planners and advisers of the decade - in their task of making poor countries richer.

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
General Perspective
Practical politics of economic development
Development decade in perspective
Obstacles to progress Cambridge Conference Report
Industrialisation
Role of industry in Pakistan's development plan
Promotion of Indian industrial development
The role of industry Cambridge Conference Report
Industrialisation through 'intermediate technology'
Technology, employment and culture Cambridge Conference Report
Latin American industrial development
Rural Development
Historic role of agriculture in development
Social attitudes to agriculture
Planning the rural sector
Priorities in agricultural production and rural industry
Land reform
The Role of Government
Mobilising internal resources through taxation
Does 'Kaldorian Fiscalism' work? Cambridge Conference Report
Administrative obstacles to development
Difficulties in public administration Cambridge Conference Report
Aid
Effectiveness of foreign assistance
Criteria for allocating aid Cambridge Conference Report
Bilateral aid
Roles of bilateral and multilateral aid Cambridge Conference Report
The case for economic aid
Appendices
Endnotes
Index
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