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Evaluating the seven African success stories
R.I. Rotberg / John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University 2007
This paper evaluates the seven presumed African success stories: Botswana, South Africa, Zambia, Ghana, Tanzania, Mozambique and Uganda. It gives a detailed analysis of the economic, political, governance and human development scenari...
Resisting neo-liberal policies in India: a series of critical articles
Focus on the Global South 2007
It is predicted that India will be one of the economic powerhouses of the twenty-first century, with the current government focusing on the corporate sector. This collection of articles argues that progressive forces across India must...
Information and communication are key to successful development
M. Wilson; K. Warnock; E. Schoemaker / Panos Institute, London 2007
We have passed the half-way point of the Millennium Development Goals, yet it is almost certain that many countries will fail to reach them. One of the reasons, the authors argue, is that policymakers are neglecting the central r...
Why the Southern African development community needs its own knowledge centres
M. Madakufamba / Southern African Research and Documentation Centre 2006
To inform development in Southern Africa, the region needs information that is locally produced, analysed and delivered. This background paper considers the concepts of Knowledge for Development (KfD) as it applies to southern Africa,...
The negative impacts of copyright restrictions in the South
A. Story; C. Darch; D. Halbert / Copy South Research Group 2006
Restrictive copyright laws still act as a serious barrier to sharing and learning. This dossier is addressed to readers who want to learn more about the global role of copyright and, in particular, its largely negative role in the glo...
Challenging the perceived wisdom of Jeffrey Sachs
A. Sneyd / BISA International Political Economy Group 2006
As popular awareness of global poverty reaches new heights in the rich world, with politicians turning up their rhetorical volume on the subject, little has changed amongst the community of experts tasked with understanding developmen...
Establishing an accurate portrayal of poverty
R. Chambers / Institute of Development Studies UK 2006
Despite the fully acknowledged relevance of stakeholder participation in development research, an inaccurate perception of poverty and the lives of the poor is persistant. This is particularly true of the rural poor, to whom brief vis...
What factors determine growth in developing countries?
E. Ianchovichina; P. Kacker / World Bank 2005
Presenting real per capita GDP growth forecasts for all developing countries for the period 2005-14 the authors find that important factors determining economic growth in 55 of these countries are: continued improvement...
Does "development" really exist?
E. Macamo / Council for the Development of Economic and Social Research in Africa 2005
What does development actually mean, and who benefits from it? This highly polemical paper argues that development, often illustrated as the present condition of western countries to which other countries should strive, is a falsity. ...
The evolution of development and development policy in the past fifty years
R. Kanbur / Department of Economics [Cornell University] 2005
The author examines the evolution of development and development policy in the past fifty years, focusing on economic issues. He explores how ideology and experience have influenced the course of economic theory and policy on developm...
Items 1 to 10 of 115

Items 1 to 10 of 115

Evaluating the seven African success stories
R.I. Rotberg / John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University 2007
This paper evaluates the seven presumed African success stories: Botswana, South Africa, Zambia, Ghana, Tanzania, Mozambique and Uganda. It gives a detailed analysis of the economic, political, governance and human development scenari...
Resisting neo-liberal policies in India: a series of critical articles
Focus on the Global South 2007
It is predicted that India will be one of the economic powerhouses of the twenty-first century, with the current government focusing on the corporate sector. This collection of articles argues that progressive forces across India must...
Information and communication are key to successful development
M. Wilson; K. Warnock; E. Schoemaker / Panos Institute, London 2007
We have passed the half-way point of the Millennium Development Goals, yet it is almost certain that many countries will fail to reach them. One of the reasons, the authors argue, is that policymakers are neglecting the central r...
Why the Southern African development community needs its own knowledge centres
M. Madakufamba / Southern African Research and Documentation Centre 2006
To inform development in Southern Africa, the region needs information that is locally produced, analysed and delivered. This background paper considers the concepts of Knowledge for Development (KfD) as it applies to southern Africa,...
The negative impacts of copyright restrictions in the South
A. Story; C. Darch; D. Halbert / Copy South Research Group 2006
Restrictive copyright laws still act as a serious barrier to sharing and learning. This dossier is addressed to readers who want to learn more about the global role of copyright and, in particular, its largely negative role in the glo...
Challenging the perceived wisdom of Jeffrey Sachs
A. Sneyd / BISA International Political Economy Group 2006
As popular awareness of global poverty reaches new heights in the rich world, with politicians turning up their rhetorical volume on the subject, little has changed amongst the community of experts tasked with understanding developmen...
Establishing an accurate portrayal of poverty
R. Chambers / Institute of Development Studies UK 2006
Despite the fully acknowledged relevance of stakeholder participation in development research, an inaccurate perception of poverty and the lives of the poor is persistant. This is particularly true of the rural poor, to whom brief vis...
What factors determine growth in developing countries?
E. Ianchovichina; P. Kacker / World Bank 2005
Presenting real per capita GDP growth forecasts for all developing countries for the period 2005-14 the authors find that important factors determining economic growth in 55 of these countries are: continued improvement...
Does "development" really exist?
E. Macamo / Council for the Development of Economic and Social Research in Africa 2005
What does development actually mean, and who benefits from it? This highly polemical paper argues that development, often illustrated as the present condition of western countries to which other countries should strive, is a falsity. ...
The evolution of development and development policy in the past fifty years
R. Kanbur / Department of Economics [Cornell University] 2005
The author examines the evolution of development and development policy in the past fifty years, focusing on economic issues. He explores how ideology and experience have influenced the course of economic theory and policy on developm...
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