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C. J. Martin

Writers on development organization often advocate the setting up of programing units in various government departments, each making plans for a single sector of the economy. But many governments of developing countries do not have the manpower for such ambitious spreading of rare expertise. The author suggests that it would often be wiser to concentrate available skills in a Central Projects Bureau.

Hilary Devine, Adrian Peralta-Alva, Hoda Selim, Preya Sharma, Ludger Wocken, and Luc Eyraud
The Covid-19 pandemic has aggravated the tension between large development needs in infrastructure and scarce public resources. To alleviate this tension and promote a strong and job-rich recovery from the crisis, Africa needs to mobilize more financing from and to the private sector.
John H. Adler

The World Bank’s approach to development theory and practice has changed considerably over the 30 years of its operations. The author, who has been involved with the Bank’s work over most of this period, examines the Bank’s lending programs and policies in relation to prevalent thinking on development economics over the years.

Martin Ravallion, Brian Levy, Azizali Mohammed, Patrick Low, Rozlyn Coleman, Mr. Tamim Bayoumi, Mr. Karl Driessen, and Gregory Ingram

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Helen Hughes

This paper describes modernization of ports in Peru. With the sea so predominant in the life of the country, modern ports are vital in Peru. A program has been undertaken to abandon the numerous obsolete ports served by barges and to establish a few strategically situated ports—modern, mechanized, and with terminals having direct mooring facilities. At the same time, Callao, the country’s chief port, has been improved, and specially equipped ports are being planned for fishing products.

Ms. Jacqueline T Irving

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