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World development report 2006 : equity and development, Volume 1
 
Author:Atinc, Tamar Manuelyan; Banerjee, Abhijit; Ferreira, Francisco H.G.; Lanjouw, Peter; Menendez, Marta; Ozler, Berk; Prennushi, Giovanna; Rao, Vijayendra; Robinson, James; Walton, Michael; Woolcock, Michael; Country:World;
Date Stored:2005/09/20Document Date:2005/09/19
Document Type:World Development ReportSubTopics:Primary Education; Economic Theory & Research; Poverty Assessment; Health Monitoring & Evaluation; Inequality
Language:EnglishRegion:The World Region
Report Number:32204Collection Title:World development report
Volume No:1  

Summary: World Development Report 2006 analyzes the relationship between equity and development. The report documents the persistence of inequality traps by highlighting the interaction between different forms of inequality. It presents evidence that the inequality of opportunity that arises is wasteful and inimical to sustainable development and poverty reduction. It also derives policy implications that center on the broad concept of leveling the playing field-both politically and economically and in the domestic and the global arenas. The report recognizes the intrinsic value of equity but aims primarily to document how a focus on equity matters for long-run development. It has three parts: Part I considers the evidence on inequality of opportunity, within and across countries. Part II asks why equity matters, discussing the two channels of impact (the effects of unequal opportunities when markets are imperfect, and the consequences of inequity for the quality of institutions a society develops) as well as intrinsic motives. Part III asks how public action can level the political and economic playing fields. In the domestic arena, it makes the case for investing in people, expanding access to justice, land, and infrastructure, and promoting fairness in markets. In the international arena, it considers leveling the playing field in the functioning of global markets and the rules that govern them-and the complementary provision of aid to help poor countries and poor people build greater endowments.

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PDF 17 pagesWDR 2006 Overview0.17
PDF 14 pagesWDR 2006 Foreward, Contents, etc.0.10
PDF 7 pagesWDR 2006 Chapter 1: Introduction0.07
PDF 3 pagesWDR 2006: Part I: Focus on Palanpur0.06
PDF 27 pagesWDR 2006 Chapter 21.16
PDF 15 pagesWDR 2006 Chapter 30.19
PDF 3 pagesWDR 2006 Focus on empowerment0.05
PDF 16 pagesWDR 2006: Part II: Chapter 40.18
PDF 16 pagesWDR 2006 Chapter 50.15
PDF 2 pagesWDR 2006 Focus on Spain0.05
PDF 19 pagesWDR 2006 Chapter 60.20
PDF 3 pagesWDR 2006 Focus on Indonesia0.05
PDF 27 pagesWDR 2006: Part III: Chapter 70.23
PDF 20 pagesWDR 2006 Chapter 80.20
PDF 2 pagesWDR 2006 Focus on taxation0.07
PDF 26 pagesWDR 2006 Chapter 90.25
PDF 2 pagesWDR 2006 Focus: regional inequality0.07
PDF 18 pagesWDR 2006 Chapter 100.17
PDF 2 pagesWDR 2006 Focus on drug access0.06
PDF 7 pagesWDR 2006 Epilogue0.06
PDF 14 pagesWDR 2006 Endnotes0.14
PDF 28 pagesWDR 2006 References 0.28
PDF 34 pagesWDR 2006 Selected Indicators0.26
PDF 14 pagesWDR 2006 Index0.11

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