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More than three-fourths of the world's population live in so-called developing countries: nations that may not have a stable economy, energy supply, or advanced technology, and whose population may lack access to jobs, food, water, education, health care, and housing. RAND takes a multidisciplinary approach to understanding the problems of international development and recommends policy solutions for global, national, and local economies.

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    Military Aspects of International Relations in the Developing Areas

    An examination of the relationship between armaments and international politics in the developing countries of six regions: Near East, South Asia, Southeast Asia, North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America.

    Jan 1, 1966

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    Toward a general theory of customs unions for developing countries

    An analysis of the factors involved in formulating a general theory of customs unions for developing countries. The model (1) accepts industrialization as a legitimate policy goal for the less-developed countries; (2) regards tariff as a policy instr...

    Jan 1, 1965

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    A modest proposal ; or technical assistance in reverse

    A proposal that the United States recruit foreign advisers from developing countries receiving U.S. aid in order to use their knowledge in the anti-poverty program. The author maintains that the experience of many foreigners engaged in regional or l...

    Jan 1, 1965

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    Savings Regressions, Self-Help and Development Performance.

    Presentation of a method for assessing performance in a developing country based on self-help measures in government and in domestic private savings. The method consists of deriving standards or norms for individual countries from multiple regression...

    Jan 1, 1964

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    Savings and the measurement of "self-help" in developing countries

    Description of a method of assessing the degree of self-help present in developing countries. Gross domestic savings are selected as important measures of self-help. Several regression models are formulated. They hypothesize that gross savings depend...

    Jan 1, 1963

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    Some applications of operations research to problems of developing countries

    A review of the valid uses of operations research in the major economic and military-economic problems of underdeveloped countries. Certain qualifications and reservations are pointed out, these reservations tending to become more serious the higher ...

    Jan 1, 1963

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    Soviet doctrine on developing countries: some divergent views.

    An examination of divergent Soviet fviews on underdeveloped countries. The optimism that the USSR has shown over the underdeveloped areas of the world is becoming increasingly tempered and moderate. Despite this qualification, however, the highest ho...

    Jan 1, 1963

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    Reflections on the Role of Air Transport in the Harmonious Evolution of Underdeveloped Countries

    A discussion of the role of air transport in a developing economy.

    Jan 1, 1962

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    Jalal Awan

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.Phil. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.S. in green technologies, University of Southern California; B.S. in electrical engineering, University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore

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    Gulrez Shah Azhar

    Adjunct Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.D. in community medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, India; M.P.H. in advanced epidemiology and biostatistics, Universities of Sheffield and Copenhagen and Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Santé Publique; M.B.B.S. in medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, India

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    Aaron Clark-Ginsberg

    Associate Behavioral/Social Scientist
    Education B.A. in American studies, Kenyon College; B.A. in environmental studies, Kenyon College; M.S. in humanitarian action, University College Dublin; Ph.D. in agriculture and food science, University College Dublin

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    Ben Baruch

    Analyst
    Education M.A. in conflict, security and development, University of Sussex, UK; B.A. in law and society, University of Exeter, UK

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    Sangita M. Baxi

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.A.S. in health policy & law, University of California - San Diego and California Western School of Law; B.S. in biology, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

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    Brian Briscombe

    Senior Quantitative Analyst
    Education M.A. in economics, University of California, San Diego

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    Nicholas Burger

    Director, Washington Office; Senior Economist
    Education Ph.D. in economics, University of California, Santa Barbara; B.A. in economics and philosophy, University of Southern California

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    Joe Francombe

    Analyst
    Education M.Phil. in modern South Asian studies, University of Cambridge; B.A. in history, University of Warwick

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    Daniel Egel

    Senior Economist
    Education Ph.D. in economics, University of California, Berkeley; B.A. in biology, University of Chicago

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    Hardika Dayalani

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.P.A. in public administration, University of Pennsylvania; B.Tech. (Hons) in ocean engineering and naval architecture, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

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    Annemari de Silva

    Research Assistant
    Education M.A. in South Asian area studies, SOAS, University of London; B. Lib. Stud. in physics, mathematics, comparative literature, The University of Sydney

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    Rouslan I. Karimov

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.Phil. in public policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.P.A. in economics, Princeton University; A.B. in economics, Vassar College