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World Development Report 1997

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dc.contributor.author World Bank
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-06T19:46:06Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-06T19:46:06Z
dc.date.issued 1997
dc.identifier.isbn 0-19-521114-6
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-19-521114-6
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10986/5980
dc.description.abstract This is the twentieth in the annual series assessing major development issues. The report is devoted to the role and effectiveness of the state: what it should do, how it should do it, and how it can improve in a rapidly changing world. Governments with both centrally-planned and mixed economies are shrinking their market role because of failed state interventions. This report takes an opposite stance: that state's role in the institutional environment underlying the economy, that is, its ability to enforce a rule of law to underpin transactions, is vital to making government contribute more effectively to development. It argues against reducing government to a minimalist state, explaining that development requires an effective state that plays a facilitator role in encouraging and complementing the activities of private businesses and individuals. The report presents a state reform framework strategy: First, focus the state's activities to match its capabilities; and second, look for ways to improve the state's capability by re-invigorating public institutions. Successful and unsuccessful examples of states and state reform provide illustrations. 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 international capital
dc.subject societies
dc.subject collective action
dc.subject dispute resolution
dc.subject individuals
dc.subject state action
dc.subject industrial policy
dc.subject union
dc.subject collective
dc.subject society
dc.title World Development Report 1997 en
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.title.subtitle The State in a Changing World


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