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World Development Report 1992

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dc.contributor.author World Bank
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-06T19:45:21Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-06T19:45:21Z
dc.date.issued 1992
dc.identifier.isbn 0-19-520876-5
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10986/5975
dc.description.abstract This is the fifteenth in the annual series assessing major development issues. The World Development Report 1992 explores the links between economic development and the environment. The 1990 report on poverty, last year's report on development strategies, and this report constitute a trilogy on the goals and means of development. The main message of this year's report is the need to integrate environmental considerations into development policymaking. The report argues that continued, and even accelerated, economic and human development is sustainable and can be consistent with improving environmental conditions, but that this will require major policy, program, and institutional shifts. A twofold strategy is required. First, the positive links between efficient income growth and the environment need to be aggressively exploited. Second, strong policies and institutions need to be put in place which cause decision makers to adopt less damaging forms of behavior. Where tradeoffs exist between income growth and environmental quality, the report argues for a careful assessment of the costs and benefits of alternative policies. This approach will result in much less environmental damage. Like its predecessors, this report includes the World Development Indicators, which offer selected social and economic statistics on 125 countries. en
dc.language English
dc.publisher New York: Oxford University Press
dc.rights CC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
dc.subject environment
dc.subject alternative policies
dc.subject economics
dc.subject economists
dc.subject economic growth
dc.subject environmental policies
dc.subject tradeoffs
dc.subject logging
dc.subject environmental quality
dc.subject economic development
dc.title World Development Report 1992 en
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.title.subtitle Development and the Environment


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