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From Country Development Gone Wrong to Gone Right?

Notes from Overseas Development Institute seminar "How to jump start developing economies"

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  1. Why have so many Asian countries witnessed sustainable economic growth by following policies divergent with orthodox development practices? This is a question that Justin Lin addressed on September 5th at the ODI.
  2. Recent books that expand on the topic:
  3. Lin described the state of country development since the end of World War II.
  4. Lin described how predominant theories have led development astray.
  5. Lin proposes a new approach to structural transformation built on country competitive advantages. He presented some pragmatic examples while suggesting that "South-South' cooperation is often more effective than "North-South."
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