Global Public Goods: International Cooperation in the 21st Century

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This collection of papers offers a new rationale and framework for international development cooperation. Its main argument is that in actual practice, development cooperation has already moved beyond aid. In the name of aid (i.e. assistance to poor countries), we are today dealing with issues such as the ozone hole, global climate change, HIV, drug trafficking and financial volatility. All of these issues are not really poverty-related. Rather, they concern global housekeeping, ensuring an adequate provision of global public goods.

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Inge Kaul, Isabelle Grunberg, and Marc Stern are all at the United Nations Development Programme.

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"At a time when many are saying that globalization has gone too far, UNDP has produced a wide and deep study of global public goods. The volume deals with peace and trade, but also with global warming, transnational pollution, disease and financial crisesall public badsand their suppression, which constitutes a good. The subject is complex but of paramount importance to a world experiencing, or approaching, multidimensional crises."--Charles Kindleberger, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


"This is an important piece of work on one of the most interesting and urgent problems of our time. An increasing number of issues, including those of the developing world, are an international responsibility. This volume does a distinctively important service by drawing this fact to our attention. I admire the effort that has gone into it. I particularly endorse the result."--John Kenneth Galbraith, Harvard University


"We need better international cooperation to ensure that human beings have full access to necessary public goods. This volume is an invaluable tool to bring this goal closer."--Paul Kennedy, John Dilworth Professor of History, Yale University


"With the publication of this volume, UNDP has again proved to be a leading intellectual agency, as well as an important operational body."-- Kazuo Takahashi, IDirector, International Development Research Institute, Tokyo


"This volume introduces a framework for facilitating and reinforcing international development through an equal partnership model of cooperation. I find it enlightening, and hopefully reflective of the changing values of this era."--Ismail Razali, Chairman, Central Bank of Malaysia


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