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World Economic and Social Survey 2000

Trends and Policies in the World Economy

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Part one. State of the World Economy: chronicles a remarkable recovery in the world economy after the crisis years 1997-1999. Although the volume of international financial flows has not returned to its pre-crisis level, international financial markets are again displaying a sense of calm. International trade has also largely recovered from the setback it suffered following the financial crises. Part two. Escaping the Poverty Trap: identifies a number of critical steps for the poorer countries to break out of their “poverty trap” and find a path to sustained and sustainable development. The objective of part two is to identify some of the actions that countries can take to start a period of rapid and sustained growth that would allow living standards to increase appreciably over a relatively short period of time.

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Statistical tables

The present annex contains the main sets of data on which the analysis provided in the World Economic and Social Survey, 2000 is based. The data are presented in greater detail than in the text and for longer time periods, and incorporate information available as of 15 May 2000.

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