The 2012 edition of Development and Globalization: Facts and Figures will employ the latest statistics to offer an in-depth analysis of the current world economic situation. Those seeking to understand better the reasons for the global slowdown will see how unrestrained and excessive financial actions led the world into the recession trap.
The publication will propose policy recommendations to overcome the crisis by fostering sustainable growth and reforming the global governance system.
The message Development and Globalization: Facts and Figures 2012 sends out is clear: Global governance reform needs to catch up with globalization - or risk a backlash. Globalization is at the crossroads: In order to continue safely, the process needs to be controlled and more wisely managed. For this to happen, the economic paradigm must be changed from finance-centred to a development-centred one.
With a comprehensive education section explaining essential concepts of economics and statistics, the content of the publication is appropriate for specialists and the general public alike. Features such as dynamic motion charts, well designed statistical graphs and tables, and an extensive the glossary of the main economic and statistical concepts make Development and Globalization: Facts and Figures 2012 an invaluable tool for understanding current development trends and their evolution over time.
The publication will be launched on 21 April in Doha, Qatar, during UNCTAD XIII.
- It will cover four main topics:
- Globalization and the shifting balance in the world economy
- Global imbalances, the crisis and the lack of global governance
- Development challenges and policies to overcome the crisis
- Long-standing challenges