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World Development Report 2006: Equity and Development

Series: World Development Report Volume: 2006

By: World Bank

336 pages, Col maps, b/w illus

Oxford University Press USA

Paperback | Nov 2005 | #158467 | ISBN: 0821362496
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NHBS Price: £20.50 $26/€24 approx

About this book

Presents a social development strategy organized around the themes of social inclusion, cohesion, and accountability. It examines equality of opportunities--a potentially important factor affecting both the workings of the investment environment and the empowerment of the poor--by building on and extending existing accountability frameworks presented in the 2005 Report .

The Report is divided into three parts. Part I describes patterns of inequality in a range of variables both at the national and global level-incomes, educational achievements, health indicators, power, and influence. Part II highlights reasons why some levels of inequality in the variables presented in Part I may be too high-whether for intrinsic reasons or because they harm the attainment of competing values, such as the level of goods and services in the economy. Part III discusses policies that affect the relationship between equity and the development process at a national and global level. This section includes policies that could help reduce the levels of some intermediate inequalities and focuses on circumstances in which these polices form the basis for more rapid overall development and faster poverty reduction.


Contents

Overview: Introduction and Summary; PART 1: HOW UNEQUAL IS THE WORLD?; 1. Inequalities within Countires: People and Groups; 2. Global Inequalities: Countries and People; PART II: DOES INEQUALITY MATTER?; 3. Equity, Well-Being, and Development; 4. Inequalities and Investment; 5. Inequalities, Power, and Conflict; PART III: INSTITUTIONS AND POLICIES FOR GREATER EQUITY AND LOWER POVERTY; 6. Equity and Economy-wide Processes and Policies; 7. Towards Equity in Assets, Incomes, and Agency; 8. Institutions and Policies for Global Inequality

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