World Economic Survey 1968

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Part one: Some Issues of Development Policy in the Coming Decade, discusses problems and policies relating to the prospective growth of population, employment and educational requirements. It also examines policies for the acceleration of agricultural and industrial growth in the coming decade, analysing the increase in domestic and external resources required for this acceleration and considering the implication for policies of both developing and developed countries. Part two: Current Economic Developments, reviews the recent trend in the world economy, analysing the developments in 1968 and offering an outlook for 1969 as it appeared in the middle of the year.




This report, World Economic Survey, 1968, is the twenty-first in a series of comprehensive reviews of world economic conditions published by the United Nations. It is issued in response to General Assembly resolution 118 (II), in which the Secretary-General was requested to prepare an annual review and analysis of world economic conditions and trends. The report is intended to meet the requirements of the Economic and Social Council and other organs of the United Nations for an appraisal of world economic conditions which may serve as a basis for recommendations on economic matters. It is also intended to stimulate interest in and discussion of international economic problems among a more general public audience.


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