The Crisis of Rural Poverty and Hunger An Essay on the Complementarity between Market- and Government-Led Land Reform for its Resolution
Financial Development and Economic Growth Theory and Experiences from Developing Countries
State-Owned Enterprises in the Middle East and North Africa Privatization, Performance and Reform
Law Reform in Developing and Transitional States
Liberalization in the Developing World Institutional and Economic Changes in Latin America, Africa and Asia
The IMF, World Bank and Policy Reform
By M. Riad El-Ghonemy
September 11, 2013
M. Riad El-Ghonemy argues that if current trends in government-led and market based land reforms persist the rural poor population in developing countries will continue to rise. Based on nearly half a century of academic and field research this valuable work presents compelling evidence on ...
By Geske Dijkstra, Howard White
December 27, 2002
This important contribution to the literature on development economics analyses the effectiveness of programme aid - i.e. aid that is not given in the form of projects. Using real world examples from countries such as Nicaragua, Tanzania, and Vietnam this book deals with one of the core issues in ...
By Vladimir Banacek, Mihaly Laki, Jan Winiecki
August 28, 2013
The transformation of state-owned enterprises into privately owned ones is commonly referred to as 'privatization'. Just as important as this process, though sometimes not given the attention it deserves and requires, is the establishment and expansion of new private firms.This book analyzes new ...
By Carl E. Liedholm, Donald C. Mead
May 12, 1999
Micro and small enterprises (MSEs) have been recognized as a major contemporary source of employment and income in a growing number of developing countries. Yet, relatively little is known about the characteristics and patterns of change in these enterprises. This volume examines the dynamics of ...
By Niels Hermes, Robert Lensink
December 05, 1996
This collection brings together a collection of theoretical and empirical findings on aspects of financial development and economic growth in developing countries. The book is divided into two parts: the first identifies and analyses the major theoretical issues using examples from developing ...
By Merih Celasun
January 24, 2001
In the rapid world-wide spread of privatization, progress in the Middle East and North Africa region has been markedly slow. This volume argues that a high level of overstaffing in public enterprises and the inability of economies to create jobs fast enough is mainly responsible for this. An ...
By Tim Lindsey
October 19, 2012
Law reform in developing countries has become an increasingly topical subject in recent years. A critical issue is why so many law reform projects in developing economies are regarded by their sponsors and recipients as unsuccessful. This informative book: examines examples of law ...
By Ricardo Gottschalk, Patricia Justino
October 19, 2012
Latin America is faced with the challenge of achieving the Millennium Developmental Goal to halve poverty in the region by 2015. Historically, this region has experienced persistently high levels of inequality and poverty, the causes and consequences of which are analytically examined here. ...
By Alex E. Fernandez Jilberto, Andre Mommen
June 18, 1996
Liberalization in the Developing World compares the success of liberalization strategies in Asia, Africa and Latin America over the past decade. Three models emerge, corresponding to the three continents covered, which reflect the degree of state intervention in the economy and the success of the ...
By Alberto Paloni, Maurizio Zanardi
November 12, 2007
The debate on whether or not the International Monetary Fund and World Bank and their intervention strategies are a positive force for change in the developing world continues to rage. Featuring both macroeconomic and microeconomic approaches, this book brings together an international team of ...
By Pk. Md. Motiur Rahman, Noriatsu Matsui, Yukio Ikemoto
October 10, 2012
This book examines rural poverty in Bangladesh. Based on detailed empirical research and surveys of households in Bangladesh, it provides an accurate portrait of the everyday situations faced by the rural poor in Bangladesh today, covering all aspects of household behaviour. All of the key issues ...
By Costas Lapavitsas
September 18, 2012
Because their economies were regulated, their financial systems ‘repressed’ and their states interventionist, for many years the countries of East Asia challenged the Washington consensus, offering an alternative development paradigm. However, in the 1990’s, Asian capitalism was disrupted following...