Growing pains: pros and cons of economic dynamism


Despite the global downturn, there are dynamic economies in the developing world experiencing increased wealth, life expectancy, literacy and food security but still millions are left behind. What should we make of what is happening?


[UKPRwire, Fri Dec 12 2008] Despite the global downturn, there are dynamic economies in the developing world experiencing increased wealth, life expectancy, literacy and food security but still millions are left behind. What should we make of what is happening? The short film featured in the latest WORLDbytes programme provides a glimpse of what the experts had to say about growth and growing pains at the Battle of Ideas festival in London.

Featured in the programme are renowned speakers including Martin Wolf, chief economics editor of the Financial Times, Dr Ha-Joon Chang author, Bad Samaritans – Rich Nations, Poor Policies, and the Threat to Developing World and Kicking Away the Ladder, Daniel Ben-Ami finance and economics journalist; author Pursuing Prosperity (forthcoming) and Cowardly Capitalism and Professor Sanjaya Baru, visiting professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore; author, The Strategic Consequences of India’s Economic Performance.

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WORLDbytes, the new and exciting online news channel created by young volunteers at the charity WORLDwrite, will screen its Xmas special programme from Friday 12th December. It aims to get behind the headlines and promote a people-first perspective on a wide-range of issues; the programme’s credo is “don’t shout at the telly, change the message on it”.

The WORLDbytes online channel is available at www.worldbytes.org

For more information and interviews contact:

Ceri Dingle
Email: ceridingle@btconnect.com
Tel: +44 (0)7939 449 604 or +44 (0)20 8985 5435

Viv Regan
Email: vivregan@btconnect.com
Tel: +44 (0)7939 449 604 or +44 (0)20 8985 5435

Company: WORLDwrite


Contact Name: Ceri Dingle

Contact Email: world.write@btconnect.com

Contact Phone: 020 8985 5435

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