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Changing Perceptions and Altered Reality
Shahid Javed Burki
Price: $ 25

"It seemed that I had struck a chord with President Fujimori in that conversation. Later that day he took me on a drive through a number of settlements in the hills that overlook Lima into which thousands of Peruvians have crowded... ...He addressed a large crowd and, following the speech, agreed to take some questions... ...responded the president, 'Education means more than building new schools. It means good teachers, good textbooks, good equipment, and the right attitude.' " There was the economic development "miracle" in the East Asia Region, then the great crash. In the Latin American and Caribbean region, there remain question marks, little increased growth, and no "miracle" in sight. Given the opportunity to observe both of these regions first hand over a 25-year period, Shahid Javed Burki, relates his observations, perceptions, and comparisons of these diverse emerging economies. As he departs the World Bank, Mr. Burki leaves this contribution to the store of Bank knowledge for future reference. It is both a professional and personal narrative of two dynamic regions undergoing tremendous change. Mr. Burki shares his unique insight into these economies and his own changing perceptions during his work in the Latin American and Caribbean region.

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