World Economic And Social Survey Archive: 1960-1969

1969–1970

World Economic Survey 1969–1970

World Economic Survey 1969–1970 addresses the methodological problems that are involved in measuring progress in the developing countries. The Survey reviews the available data and suggests ways in which they might be used to throw light on the economic and social performance in the 1960s of the countries—both developing and economically more advanced—that will be implementing the International Development Strategy in the 1970s.

1968

World Economic Survey 1968
Part one: Some Issues of Development Policy in the Coming Decade

Part one of World Economic Survey 1968 discusses problems and policies relating to the prospective growth of population, employment and educational requirements. It also examines policies for the acceleration of agricultural and industrial growth in the coming decade, analysing the increase in domestic and external resources required for this acceleration and considering the implication for policies of both developing and developed countries.

Part two: Current Economic Developments

Part two of World Economic Survey 1968 reviews the recent trend in the world economy, analysing the developments in 1968 and offering an outlook for 1969 as it appeared in the middle of the year.

1967

World Economic Survey 1967
Part one: The Problems and Policies of Economic Development: An Appraisal of Recent Experience

Part one of World Economic Survey 1967 examines the principal features of economic progress of developing countries during the period 1955 to 1965. As part of the preparatory work for a second United Nations Development Decade, this review seeks to draw pertinent lessons from the recent experience relating to problems and policies of economic development.

Part two: Current Economic Developments

Part two of World Economic Survey 1967 highlights the main features of the world economic situation. The Survey covers the growth of output in 1967 and early 1968, and examines several topics of current concern in the field of international monetary and trade policy, including, inter alia, the devaluation of the pound sterling, reform of the international monetary system, implications of the Kennedy round and trends in regional integration. It further discusses changes in the methods of planning and management in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and Eastern Europe.

1966

World Economic Survey 1966
Part one: Implementation of Development Plans: Problems and Experience

Part one of World Economic Survey 1966 offers a series of papers dealing with problems and experience in the implementation of development plans. The subject of plan implementation has figured prominently in recent discussions in international forums. The Survey reviews certain aspects of the experience of the centrally planned economies that may be relevant to the problems of plan implementation in developing countries.

Part two: Current Economic Developments

Part two of World Economic Survey 1966 covers the economic events of 1966 and early 1967, summarizing the principal developments in the world economies, including trade and production in all major regions, as well as institutional changes in the centrally planned countries. Furthermore, the Survey analyses the specific difficulties currently faced by developing countries.

1965

World Economic Survey 1965
Part one: The Financing for Development

Part one of World Economic Survey 1965 deals with an issue that has been a matter of long-standing concern in various United Nations bodies, namely the financing of economic development. The Survey discusses the problem of increasing the volume of savings available to the developing countries, examining trends and sources of savings in the period 1953-1955 to 1962-1964. Finally, the Survey offers a perspective on economic development financing.

Part two: Current Economic Developments

Part two of World Economic Survey 1965 discusses the economic events of 1965 and early 1966, summarizing the principal developments in the world economies, including the major developments in the industrially advanced market economies that led to the adoption of disinflationary policy in some and deterioration in the external balance in others. The Survey also highlights the current developments in the centrally planned countries and reviews the new five-year plans of economic development.

1964

World Economic Survey 1964
Part one: Development Plans: Appraisal of Targets and Progress in Developing Countries

Part one of World Economic Survey 1964 reviews the experience gained and the techniques used by different countries in planning for economic development. It focuses attention on development plans in the developing countries. The Survey provides an overall view of the main characteristics of these plans; by tracing the interrelationships between the targets established in the plans, it brings out a number of important differences as well as certain similarities in the strategies proposed by various countries.

Part two: Current Economic Developments

According to part two of World Economic Survey 1964, the main challenges facing developed market economies are the use of incomes policies for internal stabilization and the difficulties facing the international monetary system in the light of the payments imbalances of the reserve currency countries. Meanwhile, a number of developing countries are struggling with the problem of agricultural lag and food supply and difficulties in maintaining internal balance. The Survey further highlights changes under way in the internal economic management of the centrally planned economies and the challenges of economic integration among the countries of the Council of Mutual Economic Assistance.

1963

World Economic Survey 1963
Part one: Trade and Development: Trends, Needs and Policies

Part one of World Economic Survey 1963 presents the second series of papers prepared for discussion at the second session (May–June 1963) of the Preparatory Committee for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, to be convened in 1964. These papers addressed the broad issue of trade as an instrument for economic development of the developing countries.

Part two: Current Economic Developments

Part two of World Economic Survey 1963 highlights the fairly vigorous pace of world economic growth in 1963 and early 1964, which has been more widespread among countries and more uniform among the major regions than in previous years. The primary producing countries as a whole benefited from the strengthening of world commodity markets and from better terms of trade. Part two contains an annex that summarizes the changes in the world primary commodity situation during the period 1962/63-1963/64.

Economic Developments in the Middle East 1961–63

As a continuation of the series of studies on the Middle East, this Supplement to World Economic Survey 1963 reviews economic developments in the Middle East from 1961 to 1963. During this period, the countries covered by this report experienced generally favourable developments, which, however, varied considerably from one country to another, and, within each country, from one economic sector to another. An improvement in weather conditions in the period covered was largely responsible for the substantial increases in the economic activities of the region as a whole.

1962

World Economic Survey 1962
Part one: The Developing Countries in World Trade

Part one of World Economic Survey 1962 presents the first series of papers prepared for discussion at the second session (May-June 1963) of the Preparatory Committee for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, to be convened in 1964. These papers addressed the broad issue of trade as an instrument for economic development of the developing countries.

Part two: Current Economic Developments

According to part two of World Economic Survey 1962, the advances in production during 1962 were more moderate than in earlier years in many parts of the world, and frequently disappointed expectations. The rising trend in output, however, was well maintained in the early months of 1963, and the immediate outlook continued to be generally favourable. For the underdeveloped countries, the recovery from recession in North America, combined with some restocking in western Europe, favoured their export trade in 1962.

1961

World Economic Survey 1961

World Economic Survey 1961 focuses on industrialization and economic development, following the request by the Committee for Industrial Development for a review of industrialization in underdeveloped countries during the 1950s. The Survey also examines recent trends in the world economy, analysing the recent situation in the industrially advanced private enterprise economies. Special attention is paid to the recovery in North America and to the slackening of economic growth in western Europe and Japan.

Economic Developments in the Middle East 1959–1961

This study reviews current economic developments in the Middle East from 1959 to 1961. It starts out with a regional summary, with a view to bringing together and highlighting the important economic developments in the area in the period under discussion, and to pointing out the similarities and dissimilarities in individual countries. This is followed by a review of developments in the fields of agriculture, industry and mining, petroleum, and foreign trade and payments. The discussion in each chapter is developed so as to put the Middle East in perspective, without losing the identity of individual countries.

1960

World Economic Survey 1960

Part one of World Economic Survey 1960 discusses the role of saving for economic growth in the world economies, as well as its sources and trends. Part two of the Survey covers the economic events of 1960 and early 1961, summarizing the principal developments in the world economies, including trade and production in all major regions, as well as institutional changes in the centrally planned economies.

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