UNU Policy Brief Number 3, 2005

Kanbur, Ravi and Venables, Anthony J. (2005). UNU Policy Brief Number 3, 2005. United Nations University.

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    Author Kanbur, Ravi
    Venables, Anthony J.
    Title UNU Policy Brief Number 3, 2005
    Publication Date 2005
    Place of Publication Finland
    Publisher United Nations University
    Pages VIII, 8
    Language eng
    Abstract The UNU-WIDER project on ‘Spatial Disparities in Human Development’ has collected and analysed evidence on the extent of spatial inequalities within developing countries. The studies find that spatial inequalities are high, with disparities between rural and urban areas, and also between geographically advantaged and disadvantaged regions. In many countries such disparities are increasing, partly as a consequence of the uneven impact of trade openness and globalization. While there are efficiency gains from the concentration of economic activity in urban centres and in coastal districts, the associated regional inequalities are a major contributor to overall inequality. They are particularly worrying if they align with political or ethnic divisions. What policy measures can be taken to assist lagging regions? Policies are needed both to facilitate de-concentration of existing centres (for example, by infrastructure investment) and to facilitate migration between regions.
    UNBIS Thesaurus EQUALITY
    ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND DEVELOPMENT FINANCE
    DEVELOPMENT
    Copyright Holder United Nations University
    Copyright Year 2005
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISSN 18148026
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