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World Development Report 2002: Building Institutions for Markets
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Foreword and Contents (90K)
Table of Contents
Definitions and data notes
Part 1: Introduction
Chapter 1: Building Institutions: Complement, Innovate, Connect, and Compete (226K)
How do institutions support markets?
How do institutions support growth and poverty reduction?
How do you build effective institutions?
Organization and scope of the Report
Part II: Firms
Chapter 2: Farmers (215K)
Building more secure and transferable rural land institutions
Building effective and accessible rural financial institutions
Building effective institutions for agricultural technology and innovation
Chapter 3: Governance of Firms (187K)
What firms around the world look like
Private governance institutions for firms
Laws and formal intermediaries
Chapter 4: Financial Systems (404K)
Should policymakers promote bank-based or market-based financial systems?
What form should financial regulation take?
Enhancing efficiency in the financial sector: the role of ownership and competition
How foreign entry and e-finance can change the nature of financial markets
How to enhance access to financial services
Part III: Government
Chapter 5: Political Institutions and Governance (178K)
Political institutions and policy choices
Politics, institutions, and taxation
Chapter 6: The Judicial System (167K)
Comparison of legal and judicial systems
New evidence on two aspects of judicial efficiency: speed and cost
Judicial reform efforts
Chapter 7: Competition (186K)
Domestic competition
International competition
Chapter 8: Regulation of Infrastructure (165K)
Competition in infrastructure sectors
Structure of the regulatory system
Designing infrastructure regulation to deliver services to poor people
Part IV: Society
Chapter 9: Norms and Networks (114K)
Informal institutions in markets: their utility and shortcomings
Building and adapting formal institutions
Integrating informal and formal institutions
Chapter 10: The Media (147K)
Broadening the media’s reach
Institutions to complement the media
Bibliographic Note (246K)
Selected World Development Indicators (371K)
Table 1. Key indicators of development
Table 2. Poverty and income distribution
Table 3. Economic activity
Table 4. Trade, aid, and finance
Table 1a Key indicators for other economies
Technical Notes (107K)