Why have the least developed countries, and other poorer countries, failed to grow as fast as other economies during the recent period of globalization? Professor Srinivasan explores the broad links between growth in income, globalization, and poverty reduction. He argues that past domestic and international policies have failed to serve the interests of the poorest countries, and suggests that the current array of international institutions, in their unreformed state, are ill-suited to bring about the changes required. Finally, he makes recommendations on needed reforms to the institutions that manage the global economic system.
"Past domestic and international policies have neglected the interests of the poorest countries, argues the author. The voice of countries of the South is too little heard in international organisations and negotiations, he says. The book is critical of many international institutions managing the global economic system and makes a number of recommendations for reforms that could help shift the balance towards the interests of the poor."
Number Of Pages: 152
Published: 1st July 2009
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 15.6 x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.318