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Urbanisation in Developing Countries

This article discusses some of the major issues surrounding the process of urbanisation in developing countries. It reviews the broad trends in urbanisation, discusses the emergence and growth of very large cities and then focuses on urban primacy. This is followed by a discussion of the contribution of rural to urban migration to urban growth and an analysis of the role of a free entry urban traditional or informal sector both in migration process and in contributing to national output.

Aspects of Banking Sector Reforms in India

This paper examines some of the consequences of the banking sector reforms in India which were an integral part of the liberalisation process of the economy initiated in 1992. In particular, the data show that, in the post-reform period, investment in government securities by banks has remained persistently high and there has been a significant reduction in the flow of credit (as a proportion of deposits) to the real sectors of the economy. There have also been significant changes in the flow of credit to various groups and sectors within the economy, some of which might be thought not to be in conformity with the stated social goals of the government.

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