Mexico, a comprehensive development agenda for the new era /
edited by Marcelo M. Giugale, Olivier Lafourcade, and Vinh H. Nguyen.
Washington, D.C. : World Bank, c2001.
xxxii, 748 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
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Washington, D.C. : World Bank, c2001.
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Appeared in Choice on 2001-12-01:
This World Bank report offers intricately detailed policy recommendations for Mexico, unfortunately mostly in dense bureaucratese. Five themes structure the discussion of Mexico's needs: (1) sound tax and spending policies, (2) growth and competitiveness through supporting health and education, (3) programs reducing poverty and inequality, (4) programs preserving the environment, and (5) transparent, corruption-free government. Details are presented in chapters that cover subtopics, e.g., the relatively readable ones in the poverty/inequality section dealing with indigenous people, gender, and the labor market. Graphs are the book's strength; throughout they are crystal clear and useful to teachers planning lectures. The facts presented can be presumed reliable because the World Bank has unparalleled access to government data, but otherwise the report seems peculiarly detached from academia and its standards: only a few of the many authors are widely recognized Mexico or Latin America scholars; bibliographies in most chapters are short and heavy on other World Bank reports; and there is no index. The dense style of most chapters will defeat all but the truly determined reader--the specialized practitioner seeking specifics of Mexican government programs and the World Bank's view of them. Recommended only for graduate, research, and professional collections. M. Larudee University of Kansas
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Long Description
This book focuses on the reform of education systems in Central and Eastern Europe with emphasis on decentralization and management. It highlights six countries of the region: three new members of the OECD--Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland; and three other countries--Albania, Bulgaria, and Romania. The book presents cases from these six countries examining their different national experiences, stages of development, models, and national attitudes.
Long Description
This book is a compendium of Mexico's development process, one that recognizes its comprehensive and multi-faceted nature. It focuses on five overarching themes including fiscal sustainability, growth and competitiveness, poverty and inequality, sustainable future, and good government.
Unpaid Annotation
This comprehensive look at Mexico's development and suggested agenda for its future course is the result of years of experience of Bank staff in Mexico, augmented by what they have learned elsewhere in the world. Organized around five main themes: Fiscal Sustainability, Growth and Competitiveness, Poverty and Inequality, a Sustainable Future, and Good Government.
Table of Contents
Synthesisp. 1
Synthesis (in Spanish)p. 23
Fiscal Sustainabilityp. 51
Growth and Competitivenessp. 59
Poverty and Inequalityp. 85
A Sustainable Futurep. 117
Accountability and the Demand for Quality Governmentp. 133
Macroeconomic Assessmentp. 145
Fiscal Sustainabilityp. 163
Challenges and Prospects for Tax Reformp. 179
Public Debt Management Stocktaking and Challenges Aheadp. 199
Pension Reformp. 223
Banking Sectorp. 241
Micro, Small, and Medium-Scale Enterprisesp. 265
Housingp. 279
Urban Developmentp. 301
Rural Development and Agriculturep. 319
Federal Transportp. 347
Energyp. 357
Regulatory Environment for Private Sector Participation in Infrastructurep. 377
Reform of the Mexican Healthcare Systemp. 409
Education Sector Strategyp. 447
Social Protectionp. 479
Labor Marketsp. 511
Indigenous Peoples and Povertyp. 537
The Economics of Gender in Mexico: Work, Family State, and Marketp. 553
Government Programs and Povertyp. 569
Waterp. 619
Biodiversityp. 645
Forestry and Land Managementp. 669
Natural Disaster Managementp. 683
Air Qualityp. 691
Solid Waste Managementp. 701
Decentralizationp. 709
Governancep. 721
Legal and Judicial Institutionsp. 733
Referencesp. 747
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