World Economic Survey 1961 focuses on industrialization and economic development, following the request by the Committee for Industrial Development for a review of industrialization in underdeveloped countries during the 1950s. The Survey also examines recent trends in the world economy, analysing the recent situation in the industrially advanced private enterprise economies. Special attention is paid to the recovery in North America and to the slackening of economic growth in western Europe and Japan. Part 1. Industrialization and economic development -- Chapter 1. Industrialization for economic development in the under-developed countries -- Chapter 2. Indistrial growth in the developed countries -- Chapter 3. Industrial development in the centrally planned economies -- Part 2. Current economic developments -- Chapter 4. Recent trends in the developed countries -- Chapter 5. Recent trends in the primary exporting countries -- Chapter 6. Recent trends in the centrally planned economies.