Creative Problem Solving in Developing Countries

This paper begins with two important points. First, it must be recognized that the term “developing country” covers such a wide spectrum of income levels, social and political systems that it is unrealistic to expect to make generalizations which fit all. Second, and from the first point, it must be recognized that policies which are successful, and may be considered creative, in some situations, may not be appropriate to all. This paper will assert and address a set of issues found to be sufficiently widespread to merit generic attention, taking a particular example to illustrate each category. In each case the paper describes the perceived problem and typical responses to address the symptoms of the problem. In each case, however, governments have typically failed to properly diagnose and treat the fundamental defects which were causing those symptoms. In each case the paper identifies a more fundamental diagnosis of the problem and describes some more creative ways in which these real problems have been addressed or might be addressed.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 51-70
  • Monograph Title: Competition and Ownership in Land Transport Passenger Transport

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01051415
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780080450957
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 2007 12:13PM