Latin American Development Priorities: Costs and Benefits (Hardback)Bjorn Lomborg (editor)
Hardback 724 Pages / Published: 28/01/2010
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Many countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have achieved considerable economic growth, yet the region still faces many seemingly intractable problems. The conventional wisdom in development agencies - that prioritization is impossible and that everything must be done - is simply not effective. Latin American Development Priorities shows how limited resources could be used for the greatest benefit of the Latin American and Caribbean region. A panel of economists met over three days in San Jose to review proposals to tackle the ten most important challenges, which emerged from a survey by the Inter-American Development Bank. The expert panel was asked a question which appears simple but is actually very difficult to answer: What should Latin American governments do with an additional nominal $10 billion? Hard choices are needed if Latin America's problems are to be tackled effectively. This book provides the means to make those choices as objectively as possible.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 724
Weight: 1250 g
Dimensions: 235 x 158 x 35 mm
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