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Author Stern, N. H. (Nicholas Herbert)
Title Growth and empowerment : making development happen / Nicholas Stern, Jean-Jacques Dethier, and F. Halsey Rogers.
Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, [2005]

Author Stern, N. H. (Nicholas Herbert)
Series Munich lectures in economics.
Munich lectures in economics.
Subject Collana CEEP. Sezione I, Politica economica.
Economic development.
Economic policy.
Alt Name Dethier, Jean-Jacques, 1952-
Rogers, F. Halsey, 1965-
Description 1 online resource (xxxiv, 463 pages) : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 405-440) and index.
Contents Living standards and poverty -- Development as a process of change -- Lessons of development policy -- Lessons from development theory -- A strategy for development -- Data and measurement as drivers of change -- The dynamics of the investment climate -- The dynamics of empowerment -- The dynamics of preferences -- The dynamics of political reform -- The challenge -- Domestic action : public finances and the role of the state -- International action : trade and aid.
Note Print version record.
Summary Despite significant gains in promoting economic growth and living conditions (or "human progress") globally over the last twenty-five years, much of the developing world remains plagued by poverty and its attendant problems, including high rates of child mortality, illiteracy, environmental degradation, and war. In Growth and Empowerment, Nicholas Stern, Jean-Jacques Dethier, and F. Halsey Rogers propose a new strategy for development. Drawing on many years of work in development economics--in academia, in the field, and at international institutions such as the World Bank--the authors base their strategy on two interrelated approaches: building a climate that encourages investment and growth and at the same time empowering poor people to participate in that growth. This plan differs from other models for development, including the dogmatic approach of market fundamentalism popular in the 1980s and 1990s. Stern, Dethier, and Rogers see economic development as a dynamic process of continuous change in which entrepreneurship, innovation, flexibility, and mobility are crucial components and the idea of empowerment, as both a goal and a driver of development, is central. The book points to the unique opportunity today--after 50 years of successes and failures, and with a growing body of analytical work to draw on--to pursue new development strategies in both research and action.
ISBN 9780262284349 (electronic bk.)
0262284340 (electronic bk.)
1423729471 (electronic bk.)
9781423729471 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 62034045
Additional Format Print version: Stern, N.H. (Nicholas Herbert). Growth and empowerment. Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2005 0262195178 (DLC) 2004057878 (OCoLC)56108874.

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