International Seminar

Sub-national regional development

2012

In no country in the world is social and economic development and potential evenly distributed & it is not possible for social and economic development & potential to be distributed evenly across geographic space.

Diverse and disparate spatial contexts suggests that policy design must be informed by the specific conditions in particular areas ‐ a policy approach which itself should be differentiated and conducive to the requirements of the different contexts.

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Emerging Conclusions and Policy Implications of the LIPS International Seminar

2012
Author/s: 
Helena M M Lastres

Development policies in the second decade of the Third Millennium

  • crises and emergence of a new accummulation regime
  • financiarization and the emphasis on liquidity, short termism and on financial performance parametres
  • individualism and implosion of the process of negotiation and coordination of policies among the different areas and scales of government
  • re-democratization
  • intensification of international cooperation
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Conceptual Framework of LIPS: the Brazilian and BNDES experience

2012
Author/s: 
Helena M M Lastres

World Crises of the 3rd Millennium

  • Social inclusion sustains dynamic domestic market
  • de-mystifying the need to dissociate andantagonize economic and social policies
  • Robust banking system not exposed to problematic assets
  • Investment growing above consumption Several investment opportunities:
    Oil & Gas, Energy, Infrastructure, PAC 2, Competitive sectors, 2014 World Cup, 2016 Olympic Games...
  • The role of government: fiscal and monetary instruments, as well as regulatory and financial instruments.
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