the policy remedies brought by the IMF-World Bank structural adjustment programs and their policy implications. The main themes of the book are discussed from a multidisciplinary perspective. Presenters of essays have retained the flavor of open debate. The editor has introduced each part. Most parts include closing comments and discussions by other colloquium participants, thereby demonstrating intellectual pluralism. Finally there is the editor's conclusion recapitulating the major issues involved in Prospects for Growth and Sustainable Development.