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Postcrisis growth and development [electronic resource] : a development agenda for the G-20 /
Shahrokh Fardoust, Yongbeom Kim, Claudia Sepúlveda, editors.
imprint
Washington, D.C. : World Bank, c2011.
description
xxxiv, 548 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0821385186 (pbk.), 9780821385180 (pbk.)
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Book
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imprint
Washington, D.C. : World Bank, c2011.
isbn
0821385186 (pbk.)
9780821385180 (pbk.)
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
general note
"Papers presented at the Korea-World Bank High Level Conference on Post-Crisis Growth and Development co-hosted by the Presidential Committee for the G-20 Seoul Summit and the World Bank, with the support of the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy."
catalogue key
9392973
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2011-07-01:
This volume purports to discuss key economic development issues in the light of the financial crisis of 2007-09, although the connection to the crisis throughout the work is rather tenuous. One attribute of the crisis was the relative protection of developing countries from its full force in the initial stages because of their light exposure to the toxic asset classes at the center of the debacle. The impact on developing countries occurred mainly in the second stage, as losses in asset prices and the spike in volatility in the developed world went on to depress real economic activity and international trade, transmitting the shock to developing countries through export volumes and prices. This work would have been more informative had it focused on how developing countries' successes through the crisis period may set them up for the next one, given their "graduation" into wholesale financial flows. It does not do this. Instead, it offers a competent general discussion of economic development issues in the modern context. Chapters deal with the G-20 development agenda, multiple centers of economic growth, millennium growth goals, trade and market access, infrastructure, and food security. It is loosely edited, and various contributions are accordingly uneven. Summing Up: Recommended. Comprehensive collections, upper-division and graduate and up. I. Walter New York University
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Long Description
The Korea-World Bank High Level Conference on Post-Crisis Growth and Development, held in June 2010, in Busan, Republic of Korea, successfully brought key development issues to the forefront, laid the groundwork for setting global development priorities, and advanced the discussion among the international community, the G20, and the non-G20 countries on development policy. This volume compiles the papers and proceedings presented at this conference, which was attended by a mix of delegations from international organizations, high-level government officials, and eminent academics and practitioners. The conference covered a number of areas that are critical to the global development agenda and central to the G20's mandate to foster "strong, sustainable, and balanced growth."The topics covered in the volume include both broad themes and specific sectors. The cross-cutting papers include: the emergence of multipolar growth in the post-crisis period led by structural reforms and rebalancing growth; an analysis of Korea's development experience that draws lessons on how to transform from a low-income country to an advanced economy in one generation; and the impact of the global crisis on achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015 and regaining momentum toward their completion. The sectoral papers include: promoting aid for trade, specifically in resisting protectionism and recommitting to the Doha agenda; supporting infrastructure and sustainable development; ensuring agriculture and food security; and advancing inclusive finance. The volume makes a strong case for integrating development into the G20 agenda and the need to bring non-G20 developing countries on board to ensure their participation in the global recovery and sustained growth and to enhance the legitimacy and credibility of the G20 process.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This volume lays the groundwork for setting development priorities and advances the discussion among the G20, and non-G20 countries on development policy in infrastructure, trade, food security, financial inclusion, and Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), as they relate to sustainable and balanced global growth.
Main Description
"Papers presented at the Korea-World Bank High Level Conference on Post-Crisis Growth and Development co-hosted by the Presidential Committee for the G-20 Seoul Summit and the World Bank, with the support of the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy."
Table of Contents
Forewordp. xv
Acknowledgmentsp. xix
About the Editors and Conference Presentersp. xxi
Abbreviationsp. xxxiii
Postcrisis Growth and Development: A Development Agenda for the G-20: Overviewp. 1
Why Development Should Be a Priority Agenda for the G-20p. 63
Why the G-20 should Be Interested in the Development of the G-160p. 67
A Global Economy with Multiple Growth Polesp. 77
Commentsp. 106
Commentsp. 110
Commentsp. 114
Chair's Summaryp. 116
The G-20 and Global Developmentp. 119
Commentsp. 152
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Commentsp. 160
Chair's Summaryp. 169
Joint Discovery and Upgrading of Comparative Advantage: Lessons from Korea's Development Experiencep. 173
Commentsp. 227
Commentsp. 232
Chair's Summaryp. 235
Achieving the Millennium Development Goals in the Aftermath of the Global Economic Crisisp. 239
Keeping the Promisep. 241
The Millennium Development Goals after the Crisisp. 253
Chair's Summaryp. 269
Aid for Trade: Building on Progress Today for Tomorrow's Futurep. 279
Commentsp. 316
Commentsp. 321
Chair's Summaryp. 326
Infrastructure and Sustainable Developmentp. 329
Commentsp. 373
Commentsp. 376
Commentsp. 378
Food Security: The Need for Multilateral Actionp. 383
Commentsp. 426
Commentsp. 429
Commentsp. 433
Chair's Summaryp. 437
Toward Universal Access: Addressing the Global Challenge of Financial Inclusionp. 439
Commentsp. 492
Commentsp. 495
Chair's Summary by Princess Máxima of the Netherlandsp. 499
Appendix A Matrix of Proposed Policy Actions: A Development Agenda for the G-20p. 503
Appendix B G-20 and Non-G-20 Selected Economic and Social Indicatorsp. 509
Indexp. 525
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