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Trade and Development Report 1996

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The new and illuminating report sheds light on some of the pressing policy issues facing developing countries and the international community as a whole. It explores the interaction of trends in the international economy with the prospects of developing countries. It compares current economic performance with that of the preceeding year and examines future economic prospects at the regional and global level. This special report also begins the task of examining the relevance of the Asian experience for us all to see and learn from.

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Introduction

Rapid growth, rising living standards and increased international competitiveness in the economies of East Asia have caught the attention of policymakers and researchers in other developing regions, as well as in the developed world. A broad debate has consequently opened up on the lessons that can be drawn for meeting the wider challenges of economic development. The region’s performance relative to other regions can no longer be regarded as a passing phenomenon. But how such high and sustained rates of growth have been achieved among a large group of economies is still the subject of debate.

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