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Building National Core WTO Expertise

Without core WTO expertise a country cannot participate effectively in the multilateral trade system (MTS). But what does effective participation mean? On the one hand, it means taking advantage of the benefits MTS affords, such as increased access to markets. And on the other hand, it means meeting the obligations of the system ...
An Economic Programme for Korean Reconstruction, 1954

An Economic Programme for Korean Reconstruction, 1954

Satisfactory solutions of Korea’s manifold problems come into proper and reasonable focus only when these problems are examined in the perspective of a comprehensive reconstruction plan. This Report presents such a plan (p. viii). In 1952, Robert R. Nathan Associates was commissioned by the United Nations’ Korean Reconstruction Agency to devise a five-year plan for the economic recovery of South Korea. In this seminal work in postconflict planning, the firm presented a detailed program for stabilizing Korea’s war-torn economy and reinvigorating production and investment. The plan establishes goals for production, consumption, investment, import financing, resource use, pricing, business management, and ...
Economic and Engineering Development of Burma, 1953

Economic and Engineering Development of Burma, 1953

In August 1951, the American engineering firm Knappen Tippets Abbett teamed with Robert R. Nathan Associates to produce an economic and engineering development program for the government of the Union of Burma. The program, finalized in 1953, was one of the first adopted by a developing country in the postwar period of decolonization and a model for other countries to follow. In the interests of sharing our history broadly, we are making available here the entire, two-volume Economic and Engineering Development of Burma, 1953, in a searchable PDF. The report runs to one thousand pages, and so we have broken ...