Microfinance A Reader
By David Hulme, Thankom Arun
October 11, 2010
Microfinance has become an important component of development, poverty reduction and economic regeneration strategy around the world. By the early twenty first century tens of millions of people in more than 100 countries were accessing services from formal and semi-formal microfinance institutions...
By Tony Killick
May 05, 2010
First published in 1978, Development Economics in Action is a renowned study of policies in Ghana, one of Africa’s most closely watched economies. In this new edition three additional chapters provide a detailed account of 1978-2008....
By Sara Horrell, Hazel Johnson, Paul Mosley
December 17, 2009
Accumulation of assets to enable the diversification of activities has been established as crucial in helping the rural poor escape poverty. The empowerment of women has been identified as a way to overcome inefficiencies in the allocation of resources within the family and so improve agrarian ...
By Dirk-Jan Koch
March 16, 2009
International NGOs are increasingly important players within the new aid architecture but their geographic choices remain uncharted territory. This book focuses on patterns of development assistance, mapping, while analysing and assessing the country choices of the largest international NGOs. ...
By Denis Goulet
February 10, 2009
In recent years, global institutions such as the World Bank have become increasingly conscious of the role that ethical reflection may play in leading towards more successful knowledge and policy for development. This key book, written by Denis Goulet (founder of the field of development ethics),...
By Kishor Sharma, Oliver Morrissey
February 10, 2009
In recent years, globalization has been the subject of considerable research and comment. A major phenomenon, it is open to a variety of interpretations. In particular, the debate over trade liberalization, growth and inequality has come under close scrutiny as demonstrations against globalization ...
By Murali Patibandla
January 30, 2009
The new institutional economics has been one of the most influential schools of thought to emerge in the past quarter century. Taking its roots in the transaction cost theory of the firm as an economic organization rather than purely a production function, it has been developed further ...
By Stephen Devereux
January 10, 2009
The recent occurrences of famine in Ethiopia and Southern Africa have propelled this key issue back into the public arena for the first time since 1984, as once again it becomes a priority - not only for lesser developed countries but also for the international community. Exploring the ...
By José María Fanelli, Rohinton Medhora
November 09, 2007
This volume represents a uniquely thorough investigation of trade and financial policy as it impacts upon Third World development. A broad range of international case studies (including Indonesia, Uruguay and Tunisia) offer a wealth of empirical material and statistical information. Thematic ...
By Richard Black, Howard White
June 13, 2006
The Millennium Development Goals accepted by the UN in 2000 are, along with the targets set by the OECD in 1996 the subject of this expertly written book. It asks and answers questions such as: Is development achievable in the time frames given? How useful were the goals in the first ...
By Obed O. Mailafia
August 20, 1997
This book explores the complex, post-colonial relationship between Europe and African states. Using new field work as well as existing material the author explores * the dynamics of diplomacy * the operating practices of EU agreements * responses to debt and structural adjustment...
By Ernest Aryeetey, Machiko Nissanke
June 09, 1998
Financial Integration and Development examines the effects of financial liberalization on development, with particular focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. Looking at the relationship between formal and informal institutions, it focuses on structural features that separate formal and informal segments of ...