Development planning has become a routine activity for large numbers of corporations as well as for public authorities at various levels, particularly national governments. In quite a few national planning agencies extensive analyses of the probable expansion of world supply and demand and of prices are made. Such analyses require projections of the probable development of a group of autonomous factors, say, public expenditure and private investment, for a number of foreign countries. In some industries, such as agriculture, an old well-established agency like the Food and Agriculture Organization exists, fully able to play the part supposed to be fulfilled by sector representatives. For manufacturing some worldwide private organizations exist although it is not certain that they are sufficiently equipped to cooperate. In the education sector, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and in the health sector the World Health Organization are the natural partners. Business as well as trade unions should be asked for their advice and suggestions. The International Labor Organization will be available.

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Articles (Jan Tinbergen)
International Organization
Erasmus School of Economics

Tinbergen, J. (1968). Wanted: A World Development Plan. International Organization. Retrieved from