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Investment climate, growth, and poverty /
edited by Gudrun Kochendörfer-Lucius and Boris Pleskovic.
imprint
Washington, D.C. : World Bank ; [Berlin, Germany] : Internationale Weiterbildung und Entwicklung gGmbh c2005.
description
vii, 128 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
ISBN
0821359576
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Washington, D.C. : World Bank ; [Berlin, Germany] : Internationale Weiterbildung und Entwicklung gGmbh c2005.
isbn
0821359576
general note
"The articles in this volume were presented at the sixth annual Berlin Workshop, held September 3-5, 2003"--P. 1.
catalogue key
5397069
 
Includes bibliographical references.
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Summaries
Unpaid Annotation
The Latin American Development Forum promotes debate and disseminates knowledge and analysis on economic and social development issues in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Institutional Sponsors of this series are the World Bank, United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), and Inter-American Development Bank (IADB).
Long Description
Investment Climate, Growth, and Poverty addresses important topics discussed at the fifth annual forum of the Berlin Workshop Series co-hosted by InWent and the World Bank, held in September 2003. At the meetings, key researchers and policy makers from Europe, the United States, and developing countries around the world met to identify and brainstorm on development challenges and successes that are examined in-depth in the World Development Report 2005: A Better Investment Climate for Everyone. This title presents selected papers from the meetings which highlight key issues on investment climate; covering such issues as property and contractual rights, financial markets, regulation, governance, and corruption.
Main Description
"Investment Climate, Growth, and Poverty addresses important topics discussed at the fifth annual forum of the Berlin Workshop Series co-hosted by InWent and the World Bank, held in September 2003. At the meetings, key researchers and policy makers from Europe, the United States, and developing countries around the world met to identify and brainstorm on development challenges and successes that are examined in-depth in the World Development Report 2005: A Better Investment Climate for Everyone.This title presents selected papers from the meetings which highlight key issues on investment climate; covering such issues as property and contractual rights, financial markets, regulation, governance, and corruption."
Table of Contents
Introductionp. 1
Opening address : InWEnt's commitment to helping improve the investment climate in developing countriesp. 5
Early thinking on the scope and approach of the 2005 World development reportp. 7
How do the RPED surveys inform the debate on the investment climate?p. 13
An investor's perspective on the investment climate in developing countriesp. 21
The investment climate and a strategy for developmentp. 25
Enforcing corporate governancep. 31
The economics of formalization : potential winners and losers from formalization in Egyptp. 39
How does judicial independence affect the investment climate?p. 53
How important are financial markets in spurring growth and investment?p. 65
Transparency international : the fight against corruptionp. 73
What is a "good investment climate"?p. 77
Business investment and competition policyp. 87
Reforming the investment climatep. 95
Credibility and commitmentp. 105
Closing remarksp. 115
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