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By G. Mavrotas, A. Shorrocks

ISBN-10: 0230019021

ISBN-13: 9780230019027

ISBN-10: 0230801463

ISBN-13: 9780230801462

This publication displays on present considering in improvement economics and on what may perhaps ensue over the following twenty years. in addition to learning improvement economics on reflection, the amount explores the present debates and demanding situations and appears ahead on the difficulties that impact the worldwide potential to accomplish the Millennium improvement targets.

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7 per cent of GDP. 7 per cent? 3 per cent represented private investment (which was the then current level of such investments), giving a total of 1 per cent. Later, this experience led Lal to become an ‘eminent advisor’ to the Brandt Commission and a member of his country’s delegation to periodic conferences of UNCTAD. Although the credit for creating the entity of the Third World usually goes to the political leaders of the time – Nehru, Nasser, Sukarno, Tito and others – its real architects were dedicated professionals like Lal Jayawardena, Manmohan Singh of India, Mahbub ul Haque of Pakistan, the legendary Raul Prebisch from Argentina, Ken Dadzie from Ghana, Gamani Corea, also from Sri Lanka, as well as many others from around the developing world.

After having reviewed the changing development objectives, conceptual contributions and data sources that marked the 1970s, the next logical step is to describe 14 Erik Thorbecke and analyze briefly the new development strategies that emerged. From a belief that growth was a necessary and sufficient condition for the achievement of economic and social development, it became increasingly recognized that even though necessary, growth might not be sufficient. The first step in the broadening process of moving from a single to multiple development objectives was a concern with, and incorporation of, employment in development plans and in the allocation of foreign aid to projects and technical assistance.

A complementary policy within the agricultural sector was that of integrated rural development. In a nutshell, the new approach centred on lending and technical activities benefiting directly the traditional sector. This strategy conformed to a broader so-called unimodal agricultural development strategy (Johnston and Kilby 1975). The latter relied on the widespread application of labour-intensive technology to the whole of agriculture. In this sense, it was based on the progressive modernization of agriculture ‘from the bottom up’.

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