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Changing perceptions and altered reality : emerging economies in the 1990s, Volume 1
 
Author:Burki, Shahid Javed; Country:Mexico; Pakistan; China; Cuba;
Date Stored:2001/04/25Document Date:2000/01/31
Document Type:PublicationSubTopics:Governance Indicators; Environmental Economics & Policies; Achieving Shared Growth; Poverty Assessment; National Governance
ISBN:ISBN 0-8213-4592-3Language:English
Major Sector:(Historic)Economic PolicyRegion:East Asia and Pacific; South Asia; Latin America & Caribbean
Report Number:20035Sub Sectors:Macro/Non-Trade
Volume No:1  

Summary: This book deals with the perceptions of the author, Shahid Javed Burki, on world economies and the World Bank's work with them. It is complied from various speeches and discourses given by the author during his time in the Bank especially during his term as Regional Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean. The first section includes an overview of his evolving thinking; initiatives taken by the author in the pursuance of his duties including advisory groups, annual conferences, regional studies programs, and opening a dialogue with nongovernmental organizations; and a discussion on the move towards regional trade areas. The second section deals with poverty, both the facts of it and what the Bank can and has done to attempt to alleviate it. The third section consists of a number of speeches concerning globalization. The final section presents case studies of countries in crises, including Pakistan and Mexico, as well as analysis of such areas as the relevance of China's model to Cuba's situation, globalization and localization, and the integration of small states into the global economy.

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