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May 2006

Asia's Winds of Change

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The June issue of IMF's Finance and Development magazine is out. Focus is on Asia.

 

In Asia's Winds of Change, David Burton, Wanda Tseng, and Kenneth Kang analyze Asia's growth over the last 50 years, the crisis in the late 1990s and the new challenges of globalization.

 

This is their take on Growth and Poverty in Asia.

 

New White Paper on International Development

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DFID is preparing a new White Paper on International Development which "will set out what the UK government will do - in developing countries, in the UK and internationally to translate the promises of 2005 into better lives for poor people in poor countries".

 

Fridays Academy: Economic Growth and Poverty

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From Raj Nallari and Breda Griffith's lecture notes. This and upcoming Fridays we will analyze the interrelationships between economic growth, poverty and inequality. In recent years there has been a lot of discussion on pro-poor growth, which is essentially an attempt to examine the degree to which economic growth benefits the poor. This topic will also be examined.

 

Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction

World Development Indicators 2006

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World Development Indicators (WDI) publication is the World Bank's annual compilation of data about development. The newly-released 2006 edition includes more than 900 indicators in over 80 tables organized in 6 sections: World View, People, Environment, Economy, States and Markets, and Global Links.