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Achieving Development Success: Strategies and Lessons from the Developing World

ISBN : 9780199671557

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¥23,276
Author: 
Augustin K. Fosu
Pages
560 Pages
Format
Hardcover
Size
163 x 241 mm
Pub date
Mar 2013
Series
WIDER Studies in Development Economics
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This book presents development strategies and lessons based on a large range of 'success' countries across the developing world. In addition to the country cases, it presents regional and overall syntheses that cover orthodox vs. heterodox policies; the importance of capability, primary exports, diversification and financing; managing diversity; the role of institutions and governance; and human development. The book reveals much diversity in successful development strategies offered by the various select countries: for example, the 'disinterested-government' political economy of China; the democratically supported, high-service-sector development approach of India; the 'Washington-Consensus-based' reforms of Ghana and China; the diversification strategies of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Oman; the dynamic orthodox-heterodox strategy of Malaysia and Vietnam; the effective natural-resource management of Botswana, Oman, Bahrain and the UAE; the social-sector underpinnings of development in Costa Rica and Tunisia; and the democratic political system of managing diversity in India. This refreshing approach to studying development will interest researchers, teachers, students, development practitioners and policymakers alike.

Index: 

1. Achieving Development Success: Synthesis of Strategies and Lessons from the Developing World
PART I: EAST ASIA AND THE PACIFIC (SOUTH KOREA, MALAYSIA, THAILAND, AND VIETNAM)
2. How Can Korea be a Role Model for Catch-up Development? A 'Capability-based View'
3. Lessons from Post-colonial Malaysian Economic Development
4. Thailand's Development Strategy and Growth Performance
5. Vietnam as a Role Model for Development
6. Development Strategies: Lessons from the Experiences of South Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam
PART II: THE EMERGING ASIAN GIANTS (INDIA AND CHINA)
7. Democracy, Diversity, and Development: India's Strategy and Outcomes
8. The Disinterested Government: An Interpretation of China's Economic Success in the Reform Era
9. Country Role Models of Development Success: Lessons from China and India
PART III: SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA (BOTSWANA, MAURITIUS, SOUTH AFRICA, AND GHANA?
10. Botswana as a Role Model for Country Success
11. The Mauritian Success Story and its Lessons
12. Post-Apartheid South Africa: An Economic Success Story?
13. Country Role Models for Development Success: The Ghana Case
14. Development Progress in Sub-Saharan Africa: Lessons from Botswana, Ghana, Mauritius, and South Africa
PART IV: LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN (BRAZIL, CHILE, COSTA RICA, AND THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC)
15. Brazil's Growth Performance: Achievements and Prospects
16. Three Decades of Neoliberal Economics in Chile: Achievements, Failures, and Dilemmas
17. Country Role Models for Development Success: The Case of Costa Rica
18. Economic Development Strategies in the Dominican Republic
19. Between Past and Future of Latin America: Lessons from Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, and the Dominican Republic
PART V: MIDDLE-EAST AND NORTH AFRICA (OMAN, BAHRAIN, TUNISIA, AND THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES)
20. The Omani and Bahraini Paths to Development: Rare and Contrasting Oil-based Economic Success Stories
21. Tunisia's Development Experience: A Success Story?
22. The United Arab Emirates: Some Lessons in Economic Development
23. 'Successful' Development Models: Lessons from the MENA Region

About the author: 

Augustin K. Fosu is also Visiting Scholar at the University of Ghana-Legon and honorary Research Associate at Oxford University (CSAE) and the University of Manchester (BWPI). Previous positions include: Director (Economic and Social Policy Division) and Senior Policy Advisor /Chief Economist at the UN Economic Commission for Africa and Director of Research at the African Economic Research Consortium. He holds a PhD in economics from Northwestern University. Professor Fosu is co-editor of the Journal of African Economies (Oxford) and serves on the editorial boards of many other journals, including: African Development Review, Journal of Development Studies, Oxford Development Studies, World Bank Economic Review, and World Development.

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