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Interdependency for Rich Dependency

Interdependency for Rich: Dependency for Poor?
S. Nanjundan Industry in the 1980s: Structural Change and Interdependence, UNIDO,
THE tenth issue of UNIDO's biennial Industrial Development Survey continues its established tradition of high quality empirical analysis based on historical as well as internationally comparable data.1 Thus it provides a wealth of relevant statistical data and economic analysis on industrial production, trade and employment useful for research as well as policy purposes. The continuing development and improvement of UNIDO's industrial data base2 covering about 115 coutries, 28 industrial branches and 90 industries, make each succeeding issue of the Industrial Development Survey more useful and relevant for international comparative analysis and policy formulation. While structural change and interdependence are major themes, the Survey recognises that the involvement of developing countries in world industry has continued to be limited, their share in world MVA (manufacturing value added) increasing by only 2 per cent since 1975 to 11.6 per cent in 1984. Thus interdependence applies mainly to the developed countries, whether market-oriented or centrally-planned. The relevance and importance of demestic issues and of domestic policy measures are thus immensely greater for the developing countries.

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