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On Sustainable Development of an Agricultural Economy: The Case of Guyana



    (Harvard Institute for International Development, Harvard University)


    (Harvard Institute for International Development, Harvard University)


This paper develops the new market-oriented economic policies for sustainable development of underdeveloped countries, which have been poor and reply on external assistance for decades. The case applies to Guyana because of its chronic deficit and deteriorated facilities in hydraulic systems. To be effective, the paper emphasizes the benefit principle of taxation and the importance of an appropriate agency to assess and collect drainage and irrigation dues.

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  • Chun-Yan Kuo & Gangadhar Shukla, 2000. "On Sustainable Development of an Agricultural Economy: The Case of Guyana," Development Discussion Papers 2000-06, JDI Executive Programs.
  • Handle: RePEc:qed:dpaper:176

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    1. Glenn Jenkins & JOHN EVANS, 1977. "Measurement Of The Foreign Exchange And Sales Tax Externality On The Value Added Of Labour," Development Discussion Papers 1977-02, JDI Executive Programs.
    2. Grady, Patrick & Muller, R. Andrew, 1986. "On The Use and Misuse of Input-Output Based Impact Analysis in Evaluation," MPRA Paper 22063, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Glenn P. Jenkins & Chun-Yan Kuo, 1978. "On Measuring the Social Opportunity Cost of Permanent and Temporary Employment," Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 11(2), pages 220-239, May.
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    drainage and irrigation; taxation; affordability; institutional arrangement; Guyana;

    JEL classification:

    • H41 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Public Goods
    • H42 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Publicly Provided Private Goods
    • O13 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Environment; Other Primary Products
    • Q15 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Land Ownership and Tenure; Land Reform; Land Use; Irrigation; Agriculture and Environment


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