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Ecuador : an economic and social agenda in the new millennium /
editors, Vicente Fretes-Cibils, Marcelo M. Giugale, José Roberto López-Cálix.
imprint
Washington, DC : World Bank, c2003.
description
lxvii, 546 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0821355457 (pbk.)
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Washington, DC : World Bank, c2003.
isbn
0821355457 (pbk.)
catalogue key
4874163
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 535-546).
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Summaries
Main Description
Ecuador has suffered from high external vulnerability, poor macroeconomic performance, and poor governance. A succession of external adversities-linked to the volatility of oil prices and violent variations in capital flows-and natural calamities, all in combination with poor economic management, resulted in macroeconomic imbalances, with negative impact on growth and social development. These deficient economic policies were partly caused by weak and too-often-changing public management, and the governance problems that traditionally characterize oil-producing countries.This informative book represents an agenda with a broad and integrated vision of economic and social development in Ecuador.
Main Description
This publication explores current development challenges facing Ecuador and examines policy options available, under three key themes of fiscal consolidation and economic growth, promoting sustainable and equitable social development and governance and anti-corruption issues.
Long Description
Ecuador has suffered from high external vulnerability, poor macroeconomic performance, and poor governance. A succession of external adversitiesA'linked to the volatility of oil prices and violent variations in capital flowsA'and natural calamities, all in combination with poor economic management, resulted in macroeconomic imbalances, with negative impact on growth and social development. These deficient economic policies were partly caused by weak and too-often-changing public management, and the governance problems that traditionally characterize oil-producing countries. This book represents an agenda with a broad and integrated vision of economic and social development in Ecuador, and is meant to be informative.
Table of Contents
Preface
Editor Biographies
Acknowledgments
Acronyms and Abbreviations
Synthesis
Preserving Stability With Fiscal Discipline and Accelerating Growth With Competitiveness
Maintaining Stability With Fiscal Discipline and Competitivenessp. 3
Tax Policy and Administrationp. 43
Debt Administration and Sustainabilityp. 65
The Banking Systemp. 85
Petroleum Policyp. 115
Trade Policy and Competitionp. 163
Basic Infrastructure: Water and Sanitation, Electricity, Telecommunications, and Transportp. 195
Urban Developmentp. 251
Boosting Sustainable and Equitable Social Development
Educationp. 265
Healthp. 293
The Social Assistance Systemp. 319
The Pension Systemp. 347
Rural Developmentp. 369
The Environment and Sustainable Developmentp. 393
Building a Quality Government That Serves All Ecuadorans and Fights Against Corruption
The Environment and Governance and Corruptionp. 411
The Labor Market and Civil Service in Ecuadorp. 445
Decentralizationp. 479
The Administration of Justicep. 515
Bibliographyp. 535
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