World Bank


-

Book Details


WDR 1997 : The State in a Changing World
Author :  The World Bank
Publisher : World Bank and Oxford University Press
Pub. Date :  1997
ISBN : 978-0-19-521114-6
DOI :  10.1596/978-0-19-521114-6
-

Boxes, Figures, Tables

Collapse All | Expand All | Toggle All

Next Chapter  >>

WDR 1997 : The State in a Changing World


Abstract
The report is devoted to the role and effectiveness of the state: what it should do, how it should do it, and how it can improve in a rapidly changing world. Governments with both centrally-planned and mixed economies are shrinking their market role because of failed state interventions. This report takes an oppositestance: that state’s role in the institutional environment underlying the economy, that is, its ability to enforce a rule of law to under p intransactions, is vital to making government contribute more effectively to development. It argues against reducing government to a minimalist state, explaining that development requires an effective state that plays a facilitator role in encouraging and complementing the activities of private businesses and individuals. The report presents a state reform framework strategy: First, focus the state’s activities to match its capabilities; and second, look for ways to improve the state’s capability by re-invigorating public institutions. Successful and unsuccessful examples of states and state reform provide illustrations.




Bookmark
 
Notes
 
Fields marked with an asterisk*are mandatory.
Click here to go to My Notes.


Email To Friend
 
Fields marked with an asterisk * are mandatory.

Printer Friendly Pages
 


Ebook
 
Fields marked with an asterisk*are mandatory.
Click here to go to My Ebooks.






 
Search this Chapter
 
Search String:
 
Search this book
 
Search String:
 
Add to My Account
 
Add to My Account
 
Add to My Account
 
Translation
 
PDF is not available
Notes