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Achieving Development Success: Strategies and Lessons from the Developing World


  • Fosu, Augustin K.
    (Deputy Director, UNU-WIDER)


This book presents development strategies and lessons based on a large range of 'success' countries across the developing world. In addition to the country cases, it presents regional and overall syntheses that cover orthodox vs. heterodox policies; the importance of capability, primary exports, diversification and financing; managing diversity; the role of institutions and governance; and human development. The book reveals much diversity in successful development strategies offered by the various select countries: for example, the 'disinterested-government' political economy of China; the democratically supported, high-service-sector development approach of India; the 'Washington-Consensus-based' reforms of Ghana and China; the diversification strategies of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Oman; the dynamic orthodox-heterodox strategy of Malaysia and Vietnam; the effective natural-resource management of Botswana, Oman, Bahrain and the UAE; the social-sector underpinnings of development in Costa Rica and Tunisia; and the democratic political system of managing diversity in India. This refreshing approach to studying development will interest researchers, teachers, students, development practitioners and policymakers alike. Contributors to this volume - Mina Baliamoune-Lutz, University of North Florida Eliana Cardoso, Fundacao Getulio Vargas Luiz de Mello, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Imed Drine, UNU-WIDER Augustin K. Fosu, UNU-WIDER K.S. Jomo, United Nations' Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) Haider A. Khan, University of Denver Keun Lee, Seoul National University Robert E. Looney, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey Mats Lundahl, Stockholm School of Economics Wim Naude, UNU-MERIT and University of Maastricht Yaw Nyarko, New York University Lennart Petersson, Lund University Susan Pozo, Western Michigan University James Robinson, Harvard University Jose Sanchez-Fung, Kingston University London Amelia U. Santos-Paulino, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Nirvikar Singh, University of California, Santa Cruz Andres Solimano, International Center for Globalization and Development, CIGLOB, Chile Arvind Subramanian, Peterson Institute for International Economics and the Center for Global Development John Thoburn, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University Alberto Trejos, INCAE Business School in Costa Rica Peter Warr, Australian National University Chong Hui Wee, Universiti Teknologi MARA Yang Yao, Peking University

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  • Fosu, Augustin K. (ed.), 2013. "Achieving Development Success: Strategies and Lessons from the Developing World," OUP Catalogue, Oxford University Press, number 9780199671557.
  • Handle: RePEc:oxp:obooks:9780199671557

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