Developing countries' economists and civil servants will find no other handbook on their job so readable and succinct"The Economist
"probably the most useful book which has ever been written to show how a plan is made and what the policy requirements are for its implementation"International Affairs
Many books have been published on the theory of economic development, but very little has appeared on how a Development Plan is made, what the chief snags are and what distinguishes good planning from bad. The emphasis throughout the book is on policy, although the basic techniques for making a Plan are illustrated.
Much information is tabulated for ease of reading.
Table of Contents
I PATTERNS OF PLANNING II PLAN STRATEGY 1. Interdependence 2. Foreign Trade 3. Capital Industry 4. Regional Balance 5. Unemployment 6. The Distribution of Income 7. Public Expenditure 8. Taxes and Savings 9. Inflation 10. Foreign Aid III THE ARITHMETIC OF PLANNING 1. The Plan Period 2. The Rate of Growth 3. Projecting Financial Resources 4. Overall Commodity Balance 5. Industrial Balances 6. Linear Programming 7. The Capital Budget 8. The Manpower Budget 9. The Government Budget 10. Retrospect IV THE PLANNING PROCESS 1. The Planning Agency 2. Planning Committees 3. Federal Planning 4. Preparing Projects 5. The Annual Plan 6. The Private Sector
W. Arthur Lewis