Strategies for Growth and Poverty Alleviation

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This paper was prepared in an attempt to build consensus on the factors behind East Asia’s economic success and to formulate best practice lessons for Commonwealth developing countries. The principle development issues analysed include: trade and industrial policy, growth, macroeconomic strategies, human development and poverty reduction.



Policies for International Co-operation

What are the implications of the discussion thus far for international co-operation? The prospects for aid volumes are not all that clear. There is Congressional opposition to aid in the US, and appropriations for various purposes have been cut, even if so far by less than was once feared. At the same time, the largest donor, Japan, has reiterated its commitment to continued increases in aid; several other donors remain similarly committed, while yet others expect no change or modest declines.


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