Trade and Development Report 1985

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This publication identifies the key issues in the global economy and the design of development strategies addressed in the Trade and Development Report over the past three decades, tracing them through its various editions. It shows how ideas, opinions and proposals expressed in the Trade and Development Report, and the analytical approaches used, differed from those of “the mainstream” and their evolution in response to new challenges. This review revisits the concept of interdependence and explains the approach of the reports to macroeconomic and financial policies in both developed and developing countries. It also summarizes development policy failures and successes over the years.




Two inter-connected problems are currently at the centre of international concern. First, the sustainability of the process of recovery in the industrialized countries. And second, the ability of developing countries simultaneously to service their debt normally and'to develop at an acceptable pace. Both are subject to an extraordinarily high degree of uncertainty and controversy.


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