developing world http://wamc.org en "Turnaround: Third World Lessons for First World Growth" by Peter Blair Henry http://wamc.org/post/turnaround-third-world-lessons-first-world-growth-peter-blair-henry-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Thirty years ago, China seemed hopelessly mired in poverty, Mexico triggered the Third World Debt Crisis, and Brazil suffered under hyperinflation. Since then, these and other developing countries have turned themselves around, while First World nations, battered by crises, depend more than ever on sustained growth in emerging markets.</p><p>In <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0465031897/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0465031897&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Turnaround: Third World Lessons for First World Growth</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0465031897" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em>, economist Peter Blair Henry argues that the secret to emerging countries’ success (and ours) is discipline—sustained commitment to a pragmatic growth strategy.</p><p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 67152 at http://wamc.org "Turnaround: Third World Lessons for First World Growth" by Peter Blair Henry BIFF - "Girl Rising" http://wamc.org/post/biff-girl-rising <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>This Saturday night the documentary&nbsp;<a href="http://www.girlrising.com"><em>Girl Rising</em></a> will screen at <a href="http://www.mahaiwe.org">The Mahaiwe</a> in Great Barrington, MA as part of <a href="http://www.biffma.org">The Berkshire International Film Festival</a>. The screening and the following panel discussion is presented in cooperation with the <a href="http://www.interdependencemovement.org">Interdependence Movement</a> and <a href="http://www.10x10act.org/">10×10</a>.</p><p>The thesis of <em>Girl Rising</em> is simple: educating girls in the developing world will bring about transformational change. Every day, millions of girls wake to a world that does not see them. But dollar for dollar, they are the best investment in the developing world.&nbsp;</p><p><em>Girl Rising</em> tells the stories of nine real girls from around the world - girls in Cambodia, India, Nepal, Egypt, Peru, Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Haiti, and Sierra Leone. A female writer from each country has written the girl’s story and in the film, each vignette is narrated by an esteemed actress - including Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Chloe Grace Moretz, and Kerry Washington. That’s 9 countries, 9 girls, 9 writers, and 9 actresses. In between each girl’s story, the filmmakers share statistical information in an engaging manner and those presentations are narrated by Liam Neeson.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 31 May 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 65967 at http://wamc.org BIFF - "Girl Rising"