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Industrialisation Goals without Policies

Industrialisation: Goals without Policies Samuel Paul World Industry since 1960 : Progress and Prospects, UNIDO; United Nations, 1979; pp 422. THE Lima Declaration and Plan of Action on Industrial Development and Co-operation had set the target for the share of industrial output of developing countries to be at least 25 per cent by the year 2000. The Third General Conference of the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) being held in New Delhi this month will review the progress made by the developing countries in achieving the long-term goals set by the Lima Declaration. The document under review was prepared by the UNIDO secretariat as a basis for discussion by the conference of this issue and also to analyse the basic trends in production, trade, employment, technology, and finance relating to the industrial sector. For obvious reasons, UN reports generally confine themselves to surveys, analyses and projections and shy away from proposing policy choices and recommendations for action. This document upholds the UN tradition admirably.

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