Financing Human Development in Africa, Asia and the Middle East by Marco V. Sánchez
(The United Nations Series on Development)

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How much would poor nations need to invest to eliminate poverty, get all children in school and provide adequate basic health care for all? Can they afford it? Financing Human Development in Africa, Asia and the Middle East provides some clear answers to these questions. The contributors assess feasible financing strategies underpinning actions to enhance human development in pursuance of the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals (Mdgs). The contributors analyse these strategies in the context of broader concerns of economic development in nine countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The assessments stress the importance of redesigning macroeconomic policies so as to make these more supportive of long-term economic growth and employment creation, while ensuring sufficient investments in human development in order to end poverty and overcome deep-rooted inequalities.
 

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Published September 3, 2013 by United Nations. 328 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences.

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These include the macro-economic trade-offs that come with diverting state funds for development, the difficulties of sourcing finance, the decreasing returns on social spending and the synergies between development goals (spending on health is likely to accelerate progress on child education, fo...

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