Posted by: Dirk | June 3, 2008

Development and Globalization

The UNCTAD just published Development and Globalization: Facts and Figures 2008 (downloadable). This looks interesting, it might turn out to be a useful source. Here’s a short excerpt from the foreword:

In recent years it is remarkable how quick and how fundamental the role of developing economies in the global economy has changed. The biggest and the fastest-growing developing countries nowadays are considered to stabilize the world economy due to their dynamism and their openness. Developing countries accounted for 37 per cent of world merchandise exports in 2006 on a rising trend. Moreover, as many developing countries have achieved current account surpluses they have become important providers of capital for the rest of the world.

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