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* Highly readable book on how to fight poverty
Development in Hindsight gives insight into major development issues, such as the contribution of aid to the economic growth of developing countries and the effect of globalization on the fight against poverty. It also considers the role of the state and the market in development and the institutional dimension of economic growth. All this in an up-to-date, highly readable, and entertaining manner. It is a must for students, development practitioners and for those interested in the development challenges of developing countries, especially in their fight against poverty.
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Peter de Haan is a development economist. He started his career with UNDP's Regional Programme for the Pacific and is currently employed at the Dutch embassy in La Paz as Senior Governance Specialist. The author has worked in many developing and transition countries in Asia, Latin America, Africa and Eastern Europe.