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Bridges to Growth, Not Roads to Nowhere: Scaling Up Infrastructure Investment in Low-Income Countries

Posted December 3, 2010 | 12:05:42 (EST)

For low-income countries, the absence of reliable infrastructure--roads, railways, ports, but also power supply--has become an increasingly binding constraint on growth. And we know that investment in infrastructure can raise productivity, boost growth, and help reduce poverty. But as straightforward as it sounds, getting investment decisions right is no easy...

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Making up for Lost Time: Getting Back on Track to the Millennium Development Goals

Posted September 21, 2010 | 14:16:11 (EST)

Many of the world's macroeconomists -- including here in the IMF -- are currently busy reading the daily tea-leaves, attempting to divine whether the sputtering recovery in the advanced economies will hold, and gradually pick up steam, or fall back into the notorious "double dip."

There is a huge amount...

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