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Poul Høst-Madsen

This paper discusses the project financed by the World Bank for controlling the flow of the Chao Phya River in Thailand. Chao Phya is the lifestream of the Thai people. However, this river, and its principal tributaries are, in their natural state, capricious rivers. In the early 1950s, the World Bank began assisting the Thai government in a series of projects designed to break this ancient tyranny of the rivers’ violent changes. The paper describes how the river is being tamed for irrigation and navigation, and how they are providing electric power and other benefits.

International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

This paper discusses achievement and failure of science in increasing world animal production. The paper highlights that the application of modern animal production technology is virtually confined to Western Europe, to the North American continent, to Australia, New Zealand, and Japan. The new technologies are not yet used in other parts of the world. Hardly more than a handful of their farmers have any knowledge or understanding of production methods commonplace in highly developed countries.

Martin L. Loftus

The selected references presented in this bibliography cover books, pamphlets, reports, and periodical articles dealing with the functions, organization, and activities of the International Monetary Fund. Publications on the various aspects of international economics are included only when they contain material relating specifically to the Fund. This is a continuation of the bibliographies published in Staff Papers, Vol. I, No. 3 (April 1951), Vol. Ill, No. 1 (April 1953), Vol. IV, No. 3 (August 1955), Vol. VI, No. 3 (November 1958), Vol. IX, No. 3 (November 1962), Vol. XII, No. 3 (November 1965), and Vol. XV, No. 1 (March 1968). Although most of the Fund’s official publications are included, this is not intended to be a complete bibliography of such publications.