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Can the environment wait in a developing country?

John A. Dixon, Gayatri Acharya
South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences | Vol 5, No 2 | a2675 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajems.v5i2.2675 | © 2018 John A. Dixon, Gayatri Acharya | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 09 July 2018 | Published: 30 June 2002

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John A. Dixon, The World Bank, Washington, United States
Gayatri Acharya, The World Bank, Washington, United States

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Can the environment wait in developing countries? Should countries focus on growth first and worry about cleaning up later? Is there an optimal mix between growth, development, and environmental management? These are all real issues facing the world's community of developing countries. The following presentation suggests that the answer to this question is that the environment does not have to wait.

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