Achieving Development Success
Strategies and Lessons from the Developing World
This book presents development strategies and lessons based on a large range of 'success' countries across the developing world. In addition to the country cases, it presents regional and overall syntheses that cover orthodox vs. heterodox policies; the importance of capability, primary exports, diversification and financing; managing diversity; the role of institutions and governance; and human development.
The book reveals much diversity in successful development strategies offered by the various select countries. For example, the 'disinterested-government' political economy of China; the democratically supported, high-service-sector development approach of India; the 'Washington-Consensus-based' reforms of Ghana and China; the diversification strategies of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Oman; the dynamic orthodox-heterodox strategy of Malaysia and Vietnam; the effective natural-resource management of Botswana, Oman, Bahrain and the UAE; the social-sector underpinnings of development in Costa Rica and Tunisia; and the democratic political system of managing diversity in India.
This refreshing approach to studying development will interest researchers, teachers, students, development practitioners and policy makers alike. Readership: academics, researchers, and students of development economics, development studies, and transition economies. Policy makers and NGOs.