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Quite a number of books on Pakistan have been published in recent years. The best for policymakers working on development issues in the country is Pakistan: Beyond the ‘Crisis State’, edited by Maleeha Lodhi.
Written exclusively by leading Pakistanis, it looks beyond the headlines that dominate Western perceptions of Pakistan in examining the country’s myriad challenges. Individual chapters focus on the state, energy, economic management, competitiveness, education, ideology, the civil service, the army, and relations with Afghanistan and India. It is comprehensive, going well beyond what other books cover and in greater detail. (The downside of this approach is that some of the chapters are too policy oriented for the average reader.) (more…)
Cross-posted from Global Dashboard.
Southeast Asia has consistently outperformed Sub-Saharan Africa in income growth. As the below chart indicates, its inhabitants were much poorer than Africans in 1960; today they are two and one-half times richer. In fact, over the past half-century, the region has been the most consistently successful in the developing world, growing almost continuously (apart from a brief hiatus after the 1997 Asian financial crisis).