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Public Administration Training Research Project

IDS Bulletin 1.2

Several members of the Institute of Development Studies been engaged since the beginning of this year in a research project on Public Administration Training. The project is being directed by Colin Leys and the author. Working with them is Theo Mars, also in the Institute. According to the plan...

Bernard Schaffer

1 May 1968

Journal Article

Development Aid: A Symposium

IDS Bulletin 1.2

In 1968 the foreign aid programmes of both Great Britain and the United States have been cut. On both the Right and Left there is increasing scepticism about. the ethics and the efficacy of the types of aid which have been given to developing countries. As Hugh Stephenson remarked in an article...

1 May 1968

Journal Article

The Aid Debate

IDS Bulletin 1.2

Aid to developing countries is a transfer of resources which is normally judged successful or unsuccessful by the extent to which it contributes to the recipient's economic development. In the long and rather wearisome history of attempts to make out an abstract case for such a transfer, there...

John White

1 May 1968

Journal Article

Time To Say “Told You So”

IDS Bulletin 1.2

"Weird" is the adjective which occurs to me to describe the experience of reading Asian Drama, an immense "Inquiry into the Poverty of Nations," in three volumes and 2,250 pages, by the veteran economist Gunnar Myrdal. Almost everyone knows the sensation: "This has all happened to me before";...

Enoch Powell

1 May 1968

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Balogh and Powell on Myrdal

IDS Bulletin 1.2

It tells us something about both the presumptive political and intellectual stature of Mr. Enoch Powell, and the lack of self-confidence of academic development specialists in this country, to be informed by the editor of this Bulletin in his letter of invitation to contribute to the symposium...

Harry. G. Johnson

1 May 1968

Journal Article

The Fashion of Being Unfashionable

IDS Bulletin 1.2

It is the fashion to be unfashionable. Mr. Enoch Powell considers it a sufficient ground for condemning overseas aid to say that it is "intellectually fashionable". In the fashionably unfashionable current anti-aid crusade, Right and Left meet on common ground. The Left argues that the purpose...

Paul Streeten

1 May 1968

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Aid: Its Utility and Its Future

IDS Bulletin 1.2

Enoch Powell remarks that 'there is no electoral pull in "aid"'; to most people "aid" is positively and increasingly unpopular'; hence, perhaps his opposition to it. But however politically opportune, his views have a certain consistency. Aid in the post-colonial world is lseen in various ways...

Robert Sutcliffe

1 May 1968

Journal Article

Towards a General Preference System

IDS Bulletin 1.1

The resolution of UNCTAD I (Final Act Annex A: 111:5) and UNCTAD II (UNCTAD Document No. TD/II/RES/21) on the subject of preferences are substantially the same. The resolution passed in New Delhi does not, however, reflect the substantial progress which has been made on the subject since...

David Wall

1 January 1968

Journal Article

The Scrutable East

IDS Bulletin 1.1

Two massive peaks of interpretative political economy tower over the arid, flat plain inhabited by the conventional modern economists who, lured on by the mirage of mathematical determinacy, undue generalisation, illicit aggregation and inadequately documented secular vistas, aspire to the...

Thomas Balogh

1 January 1968

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IDS News

IDS Bulletin 1.1

Farming Development in India The aim of this study is to predict and evaluate the response of agricultural production in two particular regions of India to policy alternatives affecting agriculture. The range of policies to be considered will include irrigation, fertilisers, seeds, credit,...

1 January 1968

Journal Article

Editorial

IDS Bulletin 1.1

The Institute of Development Studies was set up in 1966 as the result of an initiative by the iliriister of Overseas Development. From an initial establishment of two staff members and three offices it has grown to a present establishment of forty-nine packed into temporary premises at Stanmer...

1 January 1968

Journal Article

From Colonial Economics to Development Studies

IDS Bulletin 1.1

The Institute of Development Studies was set up as a centre for teaching and research on the problems of development, and has drawn together a number of experienced professionals in economics (especially agricultural economics), manpower planning, political science, public administration and...

Dudley Seers

1 January 1968