Development Centre Studies

OECD Development Centre

1990-0295 (online)
1563-4302 (print)
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This series of monographs from the OECD Development Centre covers development issues generally and in some cases issues in specific countries. It  includes Angus Maddison’s books containing long-term historical estimates of GDP for various areas of the world.

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Edited By:Jorge Braga de Macedo, Colm Foy, Charles P. Oman
08 Oct 2002
9789264158528 (PDF) ;9789264198913(print)

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Achieving the economic development of poor countries remains, even in the third millennium, a formidable challenge which increasingly preoccupies OECD countries. The Organisation's Development Centre was founded in 1962 as one means to study and to try to confront the problems of comparative development and to relate them to experiences in the more advanced economies. This book provides a compendium of that experience and looks forward to future policies and strategies which might provide some solutions to the problems facing developing countries. Some reflections are also included on a remarkable institution which has evolved and been transformed better to synchronise with the OECD's overall efforts in favour of the poorer countries, regions and peoples.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Donald J. Johnston
Preface by Jorge Braga de Macedo
Chapter 1. The Development of the Centre by Veronique Sauvat
Chapter 2. The West and the Rest in the International Economic Order by Angus Maddison
Chapter 3. Growth in Theory and Practice by Daniel Cohen
Chapter 4. Convergence Clubs and Underdevelopment Traps by Jean-Claude Berthelemy
Chapter 5. Sustainable Development by David O'Connor
Chapter 6. Globalisation and Poverty by Maurizio Bussolo and Christian Morrisson
Chapter 7. The Changing Role of the Firm in Development by Charles P. Oman
Chapter 8. State-Owned Enterprises in Development: Privatisation and Beyond by Andrea Goldstein
Chapter 9. Trade and Investment Liberalisation by Kiichiro Fukasaku
Chapter 10. Governing Financial Globalisation by Helmut Reisen
Chapter 11. Civil Society and Development by Ida McDonnell and Henri-Bernard Solignac Lecomte
Chapter 12. The Development Challenge by Jorge Braga de Macedo, Colm Foy, and Charles P. Oman
Chapter 13. Origins of the Development Centre by Carl Kaysen
Chapter 14. A Personal Account by Edmond Malinvaud
Chapter 15. The Origins and Early Years of the Centre: A Personal Perspective by Angus Maddison
Chapter 16. The Centre since the 1960s by Ian Little
Chapter 17. Remarks on the Occasion of the 40th Anniversary by Louis Sabourin
Chapter 18. The Development Centre in the World of Ideas by Just Faaland
Chapter 19. Thoughts on the Role of the Development Centre within the OECD by Jean Bonvin
Chapter 20. On "The West and the Rest" by Peter Jankowitsch
Chapter 21. Development with a Big D: A 21st Century Mission for the OECD? by Kimon Valaskakis

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