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Birdsall, Nancy

Works: 223 works in 651 publications in 1 language and 11,211 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Redactor, Recipient
Classifications: HB523, 338.98
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Nancy Birdsall
Beyond tradeoffs : market reforms and equitable growth in Latin America( Book )

13 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The essays in this book propose new ways of reducing inequality, not by growth-inhibiting transfers and regulations, but by enhancing efficiency--eliminating consumption subsidies for the wealthy, increasing the productivity of the poor, and shifting to a more labor-and-skill-demanding growth path ... [They] draw on discussions at a conference sponsored by the IDB and the MacArthur Foundation, titled "Inequality-Reducing Growth in Latin America," held in Washington, D.C. in January 1997"--Foreword
New markets, new opportunities? : economic and social mobility in a changing world( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Population matters : demographic change, economic growth, and poverty in the developing world by Nancy Birdsall( Book )

31 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Does rapid population growth diminish countries' economic development prospects? Do policies aimed at reducing high fertility help families escape poverty? These questions have been at the heart of policy debates since the time of Malthus, and have been particularly heated during the last half-century of explosive Third World population growth. In this carefully constructed collection of recent studies and analyses, the authors offer a nuanced, yet clear and positive answer to these questions---a refreshing step forward from the ambiguous conclusions of much of the literature of the 1970s and 1980s. -- Publisher description
Pathways to growth : comparing East Asia and Latin America by Conference on "Development Experience of the Latin American and East Asian Countries"( Book )

12 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Delivering on debt relief : from IMF gold to a new aid architecture by Nancy Birdsall( Book )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study brings readers up to date on the complicated and controversial subject of debt relief for the poorest countries of the world. What has actually been achieved? Has debt relief provided truly additional resources to fight poverty? How will the design and timing of the "enhanced Highly Indebted Poor Country (HIPC) initiative" affect the development prospects of the world's poorest countries and their people?
Fair growth : economic policies for Latin America's poor and middle-income majority by Nancy Birdsall( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Presents 'tools' to make life in Latin America more equitable and fair for the majority. Suggests policies and programs for making tax structures more progressive; giving small businesses a chance; protecting labor mobility and workers' rights; tackling corruption; and raising levels of quality, efficiency, and equity of the education systems"--Provided by publisher
Distributive justice and economic development : the case of Chile and developing countries( Book )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Part I provides the analytical-empirical perspective. Contributors explore alternative concepts of distributive justice and social equity and their links with macro policies, structural reform, and human development. Part II is written mainly by Chilean policymakers, who examine Chile's economic reform started in the 1970s under a military regime and continued in the 1990s by the democratic regime. They describe the process of very rapid economic growth matched by significant poverty reduction and persistent wealth and income inequality." "Such a theme requires a dialogue between professional economists, social thinkers, and policy practitioners both at the national and international levels. This book provides that dialogue on the issues of social equity, distributive justice, and economic development and will be important reading for development economists and Latin America scholars."--Jacket
Reality check : the distributional impact of privatization in developing countries by John R Nellis( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New ideas on development after the financial crisis( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the publisher. The global financial crisis of 2008-9 has changed the way people around the world think about development. The market-friendly, lightly regulated model of capitalism promoted by the United States is now at risk, and development thinking worldwide is at something of an impasse. Editors Nancy Birdsall and Francis Fukuyama bring together leading scholars to explore the implications of the global financial crisis on existing and future development strategies. In addressing this issue, the contributors contemplate three central questions: What effect has the crisis had on current ideas in development thinking? How has it affected and how will it affect economic policy and political realities in Latin America and Asia, including China and India? Will the financial collapse reinforce shifts in geopolitical power and influence, and in what form? Essays answering these questions identify themes that are essential as economic and political leaders address future challenges of development. To help move beyond this time of global economic turmoil, the contributors -- the foremost minds in the field of international development -- offer innovative ideas about stabilizing the international economy and promoting global development strategies
Short of the goal : U.S. policy and poorly performing states( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Analyzes U.S. policy toward poorly performing states that are ineligible for new U.S. foreign assistance programs and examines the role of specific policy instruments in building state capacity to prevent deterioration and collapse"--Provided by publisher
Toward universal primary education : investments, incentives, and institutions by Nancy Birdsall( Book )

17 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Millennium Development Goals adopted at the UN Millennium Summit in 2000 are the world's targets for dramatically reducing extreme poverty in its many dimensions by 2015--income poverty hunger disease exclusion lack of infrastructure and shelter-while promoting gender equality education health and environmental sustainability. These bold goals can be met in all parts of the world if nations follow through on their commitments to work together to meet them. Achieving the Millennium Development Goals offers the prospect of a more secure just and prosperous world for all. The UN Millennium Pro
Opportunity foregone : education in Brazil by Nancy, Ed Birdsall( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fundamental changes in Brazilian economic policy in the mid-1990s have dramatically slowed inflation and set the stage for sustained growth. These gains provide the opportunity to turn to other social and economic problems overshadowed for years by the country's macroeconomic problems. Among the most important issues on the agenda is education. Opportunity Foregone: Education in Brazil offers a frank and thorough assessment of the country's educational performance and the resulting social costs. It identifies necessary reforms and the barriers to reform. The book's 18 studies examine a wide variety of key issues regarding the economics of education in Brazil
Financing health services in developing countries : an agenda for reform by John S Akin( Book )

16 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The White House and the world : a global development agenda for the next U.S. president( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The White House and the World shows how modest changes in U.S. policies could greatly improve the lives of poor people in developing countries, thus fostering greater stability, security and prosperity globally and at home. Center for Global Development experts offer fresh perspectives and practical advice on trade policy, migration, foreign aid, climate change, and more. In an introductory essay, CGD President Nancy Birdsall explains why and how the next U.S. president must lead in the creation of a better, safer world."--Jacket
The Effects of family planning programs on fertility in the developing world by World Bank( Book )

10 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Population and poverty in the developing world : a background paper for World development report, 1980 by Nancy Birdsall( Book )

23 editions published between 1980 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Bulletin examines the links between rapid population growth and the absolute poverty which currently afflicts 780 million people in the developing world (excluding China and other centrally planned economies), defined as having less than the income necessary to ensure a daily diet of 2,150 calories per person ($200 per person a year in 1970 U.S. dollars). Rapid population growth stretches national and family budgets thin with the increasing numbers of children to be fed and educated and workers to be provided with jobs. The probable consequence is slower per capita income growth, lack of progress in reducing income inequality, and more poverty. Conversely, many characteristics of poverty can cause high fertility (the main component of rapid population growth)--high infant mortality, lack of education for women in particular, too little family incomes to "invest" in children, inequitale shares in national income, and inaccessibility of family planning
Rescuing the World Bank : a CGD working group report and selected essays by Center for Global Development( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The World Bank is assailed by critics of the left, right and center on grounds it is not effective, not accountable, not democratic or legitimate, and most threatening of all, not relevant in a global economy where private capital, production and ideas dominate. Yet the world needs a strong World Bank working with other international institutions to manage development and the related global challenges of the 21st century. Are the Bank's shortcomings exaggerated or potentially fatal? If potentially fatal, can this critical institution be rescued? Rescuing the World Bank explores the answers to these questions. The first part of the book, The Hardest Job in the World: Five Crucial Tasks for the New President of the World Bank, is a report by a Center for Global Development (CGD) Working Group delivered to Paul Wolfowitz on his first day in office in June 2005. The second part comprises selected essays, many first presented at a CGD Symposium in the fall of 2005"--Publisher description
Towards a better global economy : policy implications for citizens worldwide in the twenty-first century by Franklin Allen( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book examines the factors that are most likely to facilitate the process of beneficial economic growth in low-, middle-, and high-income countries. It examines past, present, and future economic growth; demographic changes; the hyperglobalization of trade; the effect of finance on growth; climate change and resource depletion; and the sense of global citizenship and the need for global governance in order to draw longer-term implications, identify policy options for improving the lives of average citizens around the world, and make the case for the need to confront new challenges with truly global policy responses. The book documents how demographic changes, convergence, and competition are likely to bring about massive shifts in the sectoral and geographical composition of global output and employment, as the center of gravity of the global economy moves toward Asia and emerging economies elsewhere. It shows that the legacies of the 2008-09 crisis--high unemployment levels, massive excess capacities, and high debt levels--are likely to reduce the standard of living of millions of people in many countries over a long period of adjustment and that fluctuations in international trade, financial markets, and commodity prices, as well as the tendency of institutions at both the national and international level to favor the interests of the better-off and more powerful pose substantial risks for citizens of all countries."--Publisher description
Financing development : the power of regionalism by Liliana Rojas-Suárez( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cash on delivery : a new approach to foreign aid by Nancy Birdsall( Book )

22 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public and private aid can improve lives in poor countries, but the willingness of taxpayers and private funders to finance aid programs depends more than ever on showing results. COD Aid is a funding mechanism that hinges on results. At its core is a contract between funders and recipients that stipulates a fixed payment for each unit of confirmed progress toward an agreed-upon goal. Once the contract is struck, the funder takes a hands-off approach, allowing the recipient the freedom and responsibility to achieve the goal on its own. Payment is made only after progress toward the goal is independently verified by a third party. At all steps, a COD Aid program is remarkably transparent: the contract, the amount of progress made, and the payment are disseminated publicly to highlight the credibility of the arrangement and improve accountability to the public. COD Aid is a new approach to foreign aid, but one that complements other aid programs and would ultimately encourage funders and recipients to use existing resources more efficiently
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Beyond tradeoffs : market reforms and equitable growth in Latin America
Alternative Names
Birdsall, N. 1946-

Birdsall, Nancy M. 1946-

Birdsall, Nancy Monica 1946-

Nancy Birdsall American economist

English (236)

New markets, new opportunities? : economic and social mobility in a changing worldPopulation matters : demographic change, economic growth, and poverty in the developing worldPathways to growth : comparing East Asia and Latin AmericaDelivering on debt relief : from IMF gold to a new aid architectureFair growth : economic policies for Latin America's poor and middle-income majorityDistributive justice and economic development : the case of Chile and developing countriesReality check : the distributional impact of privatization in developing countriesNew ideas on development after the financial crisis