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From The World Bank Group Documents and Reports Archive
World Development Report 1979
PUB 2534
Contents and Definitions
Part I: Development Prospects and International Policy Issues
2. Prospects for Development

- Recents trends and implications for the future
- Alternative Scenarios
- Implications for the Alleviation of Poverty
3. International Policy Issues
- The world trade environment
- External debt and capital flows
- Energy
Part II: Structural Change and Development Policy
4. Employment Trends and Issues
- Scope and nature of the employment challenge
- Development strategies for expanding employment and improving skills
- Labour markets policies
- Population planning
5. Industrialisation
- Shared patterns and problems
- The role of agriculture
- Government support for industrialisation
- Foreign trade and competition
6. Urbanization: Patterns and Policies
- Key features of urbanization in developing countries
- National spatial development: determinants and policies
- Policies for efficient and equitable growth of cities
Part III: Country Development Experience and Issues
7. Growth and Equity in Semi-industrialized Nations
- Development patterns in semi-industrialized countries
- Growth and equity: the record
- Approaches to poverty elimination
- Sustaining economic growth in a changing world
8. Development in Primary Producing Countries
- Development issues in mineral economies
- Structural change in predominantly agricultural nations
9. Conclusiones
- Policies to increase productive employment and alleviate poverty
- Urbanization: priorities for action
- Improving the international environment for development
Annex: World Development Indicators:
Index of Tables
Technical notes
Bibliography and data sources
Related themes:
- Aid
- Bureaucracy
- Debt
- Decentralization
- Dependency theory
- Development
- Development Economics
- Economic Policies
- Employment/Unemployment
- Foreign Direct Investment
- Gender
- Human Rights
- Human Development
- Hunger
- Inequality/social exclusion
- Informal sector
- Labour Market
- Microfinance
- Migration
- Poverty
- Privatization
- Sustainable Development
- Transnational Corporations
- Urbanization

- Complete list of development themes