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Classifications of Countries Basedon their Level of Development :, How it is Done and How it Could Be Done, Lynge Nielsen

The paper analyzes how the UNDP, the World Bank, and the IMF classify countries based on their level of development. These systems are found lacking in clarity with regard to their underlying rationale. The paper argues that a country classification system based on a transparent, data-driven methodology is preferable to one based on judgment or ad hoc rules. Such an alternative methodology is developed and used to construct classification systems using a variety of proxies for development attainment
Table Of Contents
Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; I. Introduction; II. Development, Development Taxonomies, and Development Thresholds; III. International Organizations' Country Classification Systems; A. United Nations Development Programme's Country Classification System; B. The World Bank's Country Classification Systems; 1. The World Bank's Operational Income Thresholds; 2. The World Bank's Analytical Income Thresholds; C. The IMF's Country Classification Systems; D. Comparison of Approaches; 3. Country Classification Systems in Selected International Organizations
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non fiction
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1 online resource (61 p.)
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