Economic Management and Planning

Case Studies of Selected Commonwealth Countries

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The book presents 11 case studies on economic planning, economic policy reforms, monetary management and tourism development from several developing countries.

The choice of topics and countries has been made primarily for meeting the need of developing appropriate case material for a newly designed international programme on Economic Management and Planning. These cases have been successfully used in more than four international training programmes at IIM, Ahmedabad. They provide useful data and relevant information to generate meaningful debates and discussions among practising senior level government officials working in economic ministries.

The cases demonstrate the extent of similarities in magnitude, nature, causes and intensity of economic problems faced by developing Commonwealth countries. The emphasis in these cases has been more on the processes of planning and decision making than on pure technical aspects. The cases also highlight the issues of decentralisation, environment and ecological concerns.

This publication will be useful to both training organisations and to policy-makers and planners in the developing countries.



Export Promotion Strategy and Trade Policy Reforms in Sri Lanka

Major changes in global economic environment during the last two decades have induced many developing countries to re-examine their economic policies and bring about significant strategic shifts in their economic management In most cases, there has been an attempt to move away from a relatively inward looking economic regime marked by various types of controls and dominance of state owned enterprises to an outward looking liberalised economy in which the private sector is expected to play a dominant role. Two successive oil shocks of the seventies have dealt a severe blow to the balance of payments position of many low income countries and the urgent need to tackle the resulting economic crisis seems to have hastened the process of economic liberalisation in several developing countries.


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