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Competitiveness and Connectivity: Integrating Lagging Regions in Global Markets

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  • Farole, Thomas

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    (World Bank)

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In recent decades, as integration of global trade and investment has accelerated, many countries—both developing and developed—have experienced widening disparities of output and income across regions within their borders. The emergence of entrenched “leading” and “lagging” regions is becoming an important policy challenge, particularly in many middle-income countries. This note discusses the role of trade integration in shaping and addressing the challenges of lagging regions.

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Article provided by The World Bank in its journal Economic Premise.

Volume (Year): (2012)
Issue (Month): 93 (October)
Pages: 1-5

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Handle: RePEc:wbk:prmecp:ep93

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