Economic Development: Resources


QUICK INDEX: Supporting & Related Pages:

Internet Sites:

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Trade and Development Centre

This site is for anyone interested in social and economic development and how these are related to trade. It offers information, analysis and comment on these issues and an opportunity to exchange views. Who runs it? The Trade and Development Centre is run jointly by the World Trade Organization and the World Bank's Economic Development Institute, under a programme called Information Technologies for Development (ITD)

Development Theory

Development Gateway

The Development Gateway helps communities, organizations, and individuals build partnerships, share ideas, and work together to reduce poverty.

Digital Opportunity Channel [Launched May 2002]

a joint endeavour of OneWorld and the Digital Divide Network. This global portal will highlight uses of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for sustainable development. The content in this portal will be collected from thousands of organisations around the world working in the field among marginalized and poor communities.

Development Economics and Economic Development [Information Resources] [11/00]

Economic Development (Virtual Library)

Economic Development Directory [dmoz]

Developing countries and the Uruguay Round: An overview

International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

Development Indices (incl. Germany)

Jubilee2000 ["Supporting Economic Justice Campaigns Worldwide"]

Jubilee + was designated by the board of Jubilee 2000 UK as one of two official successor organisations at the end of the millennium campaign in December 2000. Jubilee Plus is now a programme of the highly respected, radical think-tank, the New Economics Foundation, London. We will be building on Jubilee 2000's reputation of providing up-to-date, accurate analyses, news and data on international debt and finance; and generating and airing new ideas and debates on debt and globalisation.

Global Partnerships

E.F. Schumacher Society

"The E. F. Schumacher Society ... is an educational non-profit organization founded in 1980. Our programs demonstrate that both social and environmental sustainability can be achieved by applying the values of human-scale communities and respect for the natural environment to economic issues. Building on a rich tradition often known as decentralism, the Society initiates practical measures that lead to community revitalization and further the transition toward an economically and ecologically sustainable society."

The Global Competitiveness Report 1997 ["The World Economic Forum’s Report will be released on 4 June 1997. --Following the completely revised methodology which characterised last year’s volume, the Forum’s 1997 study builds on our new clear definition of competitiveness as the ability of a country to achieve sustained high rates of growth in GDP per capita."]

Harvard Institute for International Development - Publications

Work, Globalization and Human Rights [Lecture 4 - Society, Ethics and Technology Dr. Ralph Edelbach, Fall 2000]

KnowNet Initiative

Knowledge incubates in the Human Mind and when applied innovatively becomes a factor of growth and development. Our Mirror Site:
"We stand at the dawn of the new millennium. The new millennium brings with it a world of shrinking time, disappearing geographical boundaries, intertwined economies and globalized impacts. The force which is spearheading this transition is Information and Communication Technology (ICT)." "The advances in information and communication technology, are re-structuring the global social economic equation - shifting from income divide to knowledge divide. The info-technological revolution on one hand is spearheading the growth of Knowledge Societies in developed countries and has aroused much interest among the civil society, markets and the agents of change. On the other hand, more than 850 million people in developing countries are excluded from a wide range of information and knowledge. The poor in developing countries remain much isolated - economically, socially and culturally from the burgeoning information and progress in the arts, science and technology."

  • International Food Policy Research Institute



    Development, Geography, and Economic Theory (HD 75 k79 1995)

    World Development Report 1997. Major Focus: Rethinking the State -The World Over - The Evolving Role of the State - Refocusing on the Effectiveness of the State

    Aghion, Philippe, et al., "Inequality and Economic Growth: The Perspective of the New Growth Theories," Journ. of Economic Literature 37 (Dec. 1999), 1615-60.

    Bruton, Henry J., "A Reconsideration of Import Substitution," Journal of Econ Lit 36(2), June 1998, 903-936.

    Commins, Stephen and Eade, D. (eds.) Development in States of War, 1997.

    Corbridge, Stuart, ed., Development studies : a reader. London ; New York : E. Arnold, 1995 [Suzzallo/Allen Stacks HD75 .D497 1995]

    Corbridge, Stuart. Debt and development. Cambridge, Mass. : Blackwell, 1993 [Suzzallo/Allen Stacks HJ8899 .C668 1993]

    Corbridge, Stuart. Capitalist world development : a critique of radical development geography. Macmillan, 1986 [Suzzallo/Allen Stacks HB501 .C74 1986b]

    Commins, S., "NGOs and Food Security" in Scaling Up and Scaling Down for Food Security, Marcione (ed.), 1998.

    Commins, S., "Ethics and Development, Hard Questions, Costly Choices" in Teaching Global Development, Savitt (ed.), 1994.


    Farmer, Brian R., The Question of Dependency and Economic Development: A Quantitative Analysis. Lanham: Lexington Books, 1999. [HC59.7 F344.1999] [Ch.2: Development and Dependency Literature]

    Fik, Timothy J., The Geography of Economic Development: Regional Changes, Global Challenges. 2nd ed., Boston: McGraw Hill, 2000.

    Fröbel, F., J.Heinrich and O. Kreye, The New International Division of Labour. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1980.

    Gereffii, Gary et al., eds., Free Trade and Uneven Development: The North American Apparel Industry after NAFTA. Temple Univ. Press, 2002 [HD9940.N72 F74 2002/ Suzz]

    Krugman, Paul R. Development, geography, and economic theory / Paul Krugman. Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c1995. Development-economics -- History. Economic-geography -- History. [UW-Tacoma Lib. Stacks HD75 .K79 1995]

    LE Goc, Michel, Development Techniques for International Technology Transfer. Westport, Ct., Quorum Books, 2002. [HC79.T4.L27/2002/Suzz]

    Macario, Carla. Export Growth in Latin America: Policies and Performance. Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2000. [HF3230.5.Z5.M33.2000]

    Page, Sheila. Regionalism among Developing Countries. Macmillan Press/ Overseas Development Institute. 2000 [HC59.7 P283 2000] -

    Picciotto, Robert and Ray C. Rist, eds., Evaluating Country Development Policies and Programs: New Approaches for a New Agenda. Jossey-Bass Publ. 1995 [HD75.9.E82]

    Reitsma, H.A. and J.M.G. Kleinpenning. The Third World in Perspective. 1989.

    Sachs, Jeffrey D., The End of Poverty. 2005.

    Video: Sachs - Videos

    Sassen, Saskia, Globalization and its discontents : [essays on the new mobility of people and money] New York : New Press, 1998 [Foster General Stacks HF1359 .S27 1998 Odegaard Stacks HF1359 .S27 1998 Description xxxvi, 253 p. ; 25 cm]

    1. Introduction: Whose city is it? Globalization and the formation of new claims -- 2. The de facto transnationalizing of immigration policy -- 3. America's immigration "problem" -- 4. Economic internationalization: the new migration in Japan and the United States -- 5. Toward a feminist analytics of the global economy -- 6. Notes on the incorporation of Third World women into wage labor through immigration and offshore production -- 7.Service employment regimes and the new inequality -- 8. The informal economy: between new developments and old regulations -- 9. Electronic space and power -- 10. The state and the global city: notes toward a conception of place-centered governance

    Schumacher, E.F., [Theodore Roszak (Introduction) Preface by Kirkpatrick Sale; Preface by John McClaughry] Small Is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered. [originally published in 1973] Paperback, 318pp. ISBN: 0060916303 HarperTrade September 1989

    Sen, Amartya Kumar, Development As Freedom Knopf 1999 [here reviewed by Akash Kapur in Atlantic Monthly, Dec. 1999]

    Sen, who discusses the virtues of the Buddhist "middle path," applies this view to the topic of economic development. It is a needed, if daunting, endeavor....

    Tybout, James R., "Manufacturing Firms in Developing Countries: How Well Do They Do, and Why?" Journal of Econ.Literature 38(1), March 2000, 11-44.

    Wollf, Edward N.

    author and editor of many books, including Top Heavy: A Study of the Increasing Inequality of Wealth in America (Twentieth Century Fund); with William Baumol and Sue Anne Batey Blackman, Productivity and American Leadership: The Long View (MIT Press); with David Dollar, Competitiveness, Convergence, and International Specialization (MIT Press); and, with William J. Baumol and Richard R. Nelson, Convergence of Productivity: Cross-National Studies and Historical Evidence (Oxford University Press). He is managing editor of the Review of Income and Wealth.

    Yunus, Muhammad. Creating a World Without Poverty: Social Business and the Future of Capitalism, 2007.

    As founder of Grameen Bank, Yunus pioneered microcredit, the innovative banking program that provides poor people––mainly women––with small loans they use to launch businesses and lift their families out of poverty. In the past thirty years, microcredit has spread to every continent and benefited over 100 million families. But Yunus remained unsatisfied. Much more could be done, he believed, if the dynamics of capitalism could be applied to humanity’s greatest challenges.

    Gremeen Bank

    Gremeen at a Glance

  • "Recent Trends in Wealth Ownership, 1983-1998" No. 300 (Abstract) wealth inequality continued to rise in the United States after 1989, though at a reduced rate. The share of the wealthiest 1 percent of households rose by 3.6 percentage points from 1983 to 1989 and by another 0.7 percentage points from 1989 to 1998. Between 1983 and 1998, 53 percent of the total growth in net worth accrued to the top 1 percent of households and 91 percent to the top 20 percent.

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