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The World Development Report 1983

The World Development Report 1983 Najinyanupi World Development Report, 1983, published by Oxford University Press for The World Bank, 1983; pp x + 214. (Available in India from Oxford University Press; price Rs 30.) THE World Development Report (WDR) for 1983 is the six in an annual series assessing development issues". These reports have acquired considerable prestige because, while there may he other similar reports covering individual nations or groups of nations such as the OECD, there is no other report which is as comprehensive in its coverage of both developing and developed nations as this report of the World Bank. The Bank has unique access to data and a rare opportunity to obtain an insight into economies at least of the developing countries. It also has at its disposal outstanding talent drawn from all over the world. The diversity of the backgrounds from which its experts can be drawn the developing countries, the developed countries and the open market

Some Philosophic Aspects of the Approach

When a whole state like Andhra heads for chaos, when NGOs in other regions threaten hold-ups and paralysing actions, when engineer executives resort to strikes, when managers in the public sector are pushed into bandhs and gheraos by a pampered working force, when the university campus is a playground for knife- wielding scholars, when the spirit of clean, honest civil and police administration can be broken by every fool leader, it is time to order a correction. Behind the depression there is solid achievement which can be built upon. But the erosion of confidence and the wasting away of healthy initiative must be halted.

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