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Examines the subject of Development Finance, or more specifically how financial systems can help or hinder the process of human development. This book reviews the components of the domestic and international financial systems, and considers reform options objectively against the central goal of human development.

This book examines the subject of Development Finance, or more specifically how financial systems can help or hinder the process of human development. As an expert in this field, Stephen Spratt reviews the components of the domestic and international financial systems, and considers reform options objectively against the central goal of human development. The result is a combination of orthodox and more innovative approaches, which provides a thorough grounding in development finance theory and practice in the 21st century.Topics covered in the book include: the millennium development goals; financial crises and international capital flows; and, the role of the private sector Microfinance. Focusing on the roles of the World Bank and the IMF and with a host of case studies and real world examples from Asia, Africa and Latin America as well as the transition economies of Eastern Europe, the author examines developing countries' engagement with the international financial system and its influence on the process of human development, both positive and negative.

Review:

While many authors have previously examined the causes of economic development, few have focused directly and extensively on its relationship with financial systems. Spratt takes this unique angle in his new book, which provides ample coverage of both theory and practice in the field of development finance. ... a valuable reference for scholars and practitioners in this new emerging field. Highly recommended. - CHOICE (July 2009 Vol. 46) by H.A. Faruq, Xavier University
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Spratt.a
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Examines the subject of Development Finance, or more specifically how financial systems can help or hinder the process of human development. This book reviews the components of the domestic and international financial systems, and considers reform options objectively against the central goal of human development.

This book examines the subject of Development Finance, or more specifically how financial systems can help or hinder the process of human development. As an expert in this field, Stephen Spratt reviews the components of the domestic and international financial systems, and considers reform options objectively against the central goal of human development. The result is a combination of orthodox and more innovative approaches, which provides a thorough grounding in development finance theory and practice in the 21st century.Topics covered in the book include: the millennium development goals; financial crises and international capital flows; and, the role of the private sector Microfinance. Focusing on the roles of the World Bank and the IMF and with a host of case studies and real world examples from Asia, Africa and Latin America as well as the transition economies of Eastern Europe, the author examines developing countries' engagement with the international financial system and its influence on the process of human development, both positive and negative.

Review:

While many authors have previously examined the causes of economic development, few have focused directly and extensively on its relationship with financial systems. Spratt takes this unique angle in his new book, which provides ample coverage of both theory and practice in the field of development finance. ... a valuable reference for scholars and practitioners in this new emerging field. Highly recommended. - CHOICE (July 2009 Vol. 46) by H.A. Faruq, Xavier University

Product details

Author:
Spratt.a
Subtitle:
Debates, Dogmas and New Directions
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis Grp
ISBN:
9780415423175
Series Title:
Routledge Advanced Texts in Economics and Finance
Series Number:
v. 10
Audience:
Academic
Pages:
418
Width (mm):
10
Length (mm):
10
Additional Info:
Stephen Spratt is a director of the new economics foundation, a UK based think tank. Previously he lectured in development finance at the University of Reading, has worked in the City of London's financial markets and was a researcher at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex.
Table of Contents:
  • Chapter 1: An introduction to the financial system in theory and in practice, Chapter 2: Finance, Poverty, Development & Growth, Chapter 3: Financial Repression, Liberalisation & Growth, Chapter 4. The Domestic Financial System: An Overview, Chapter 5. Reforming the Domestic Financial System: Options and Issues, Chapter 6. The External Financial System: Characteristics and Trends, Chapter 7. The External Financial System (2): Debt & Financial Crises, Chapter 8. The International Financial Architecture: Evolution, Key Features & Proposed Reforms, Chapter 9. Development Finance & the Private Sector: Driving the Real Economy, Chapter 10. Finance for Development: what do we know?
Weight (g):
65

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