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Value Chains, Social Inclusion and Economic Development Contrasting Theories and Realities

Value Chains, Social Inclusion and Economic Development: Contrasting Theories and Realities

1st Edition

Edited By A.H.J. (Bert) Helmsing, Sietze Vellema
December 08, 2016

Lead firms, development organisations, donors and governments view value chains and voluntary standards as vital instruments for achieving millennium development goals through trade and market-related interventions. The precise foundations for these development strategies, which suggest positive ...

Trade Infrastructure and Economic Development

Trade Infrastructure and Economic Development

1st Edition

Edited By David Olusanya Ajakaiye, T. Ademola Oyejide
December 05, 2016

There is growing consensus in the literature that trade and trade policy matter for a pro-poor growth and development strategy. Therefore, policies that are consistent with this strategy feature increasingly in many African countries where poverty is endemic and rapid and where sustainable economic...

Rural Poverty and Income Dynamics in Asia and Africa

Rural Poverty and Income Dynamics in Asia and Africa

1st Edition

Edited By Keijiro Otsuka, Jonna P. Estudillo, Yasuyuki Sawada
November 18, 2016

Although there is much interest in poverty reduction, there are few agreed upon strategies to effectively reduce poverty. In this new book, the editors have gathered together various evidences on poverty dynamics, based on panel data from the last few decades in the Philippines, Thailand, ...

Financial Cooperatives and Local Development

Financial Cooperatives and Local Development

1st Edition

Edited By Silvio Goglio, Yiorgos Alexopoulos
November 10, 2016

This book examines the opportunities opened up for financial cooperatives by the recent financial crisis, and explores the role of these institutions in promoting and sustaining local development. The global financial crisis has not only shown the limits of the mainstream theory of markets and ...

Gendered Insecurities, Health and Development in Africa

Gendered Insecurities, Health and Development in Africa

1st Edition

Edited By Howard Stein, Amal Hassan Fadlalla
November 08, 2016

The concept of security has often narrowly focused on issues surrounding the protection of national borders from outside threats. However, a richer idea of human security has become increasingly important in the past decade or so. The aim is to incorporate various dimensions of the downside risks ...

The Economics of Child Labour in the Era of Globalization Policy issues

The Economics of Child Labour in the Era of Globalization: Policy issues

1st Edition

By Sarbajit Chaudhuri, Jayanta Kumar Dwibedi
November 08, 2016

Children in poor countries are subjected to exploitation characterized by low wages and long hours of work, as well as by unclean, unhygienic and unsafe working and living conditions, and, more importantly, by deprivation from education, all of which hampers their physical and mental ...

The Theory and Practice of Microcredit

The Theory and Practice of Microcredit

1st Edition

By Wahiduddin Mahmud, S. R. Osmani
November 01, 2016

The remarkable speed at which microcredit has expanded around the world in the last three decades has piqued the curiosity of practitioners and theorists alike. By developing innovative ways of making credit available to the poor, the idea of microcredit has challenged many traditional assumptions ...

Development Management Theory and practice

Development Management: Theory and practice

1st Edition

Edited By Justice Nyigmah Bawole, Farhad Hossain, Asad K. Ghalib, Christopher J. Rees, Aminu Mamman
October 13, 2016

Despite significant financial investments, the rate of development and pace of poverty reduction in developing and transitional countries has not always matched expectations. Development management typically involves complex interactions between governmental and non-governmental organisations, ...

Structural Transformation and Agrarian Change in India

Structural Transformation and Agrarian Change in India

1st Edition

By Goran Djurfeldt, Srilata Sircar
October 13, 2016

The landlord and his emaciated labourer are symbolic of Indian agriculture. However, this relationship has now changed as large landowners have fallen from their superior position. This volume explores how this emblematic pair is becoming a thing of the past. Structural Transformation and Agrarian...

Structural Transformation and Economic Development Cross regional analysis of industrialization and urbanization

Structural Transformation and Economic Development: Cross regional analysis of industrialization and urbanization

1st Edition

By Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka, Kaushalesh Lal
October 12, 2016

This book examines long-term structural changes and the broad impact on economic development in regional comparative perspectives. The book analyzes data across Africa, Asia and Latin America. It looks at key variables of productivity growth, industrialization, poverty, urbanization, and employment...

International Taxation and the Extractive Industries

International Taxation and the Extractive Industries

1st Edition

Edited By Philip Daniel, Michael Keen, Artur Świstak, Victor Thuronyi
September 30, 2016

The taxation of extractive industries exploiting oil, gas, or minerals is usually treated as a sovereign, national policy and administration issue. This book offers a uniquely comprehensive overview of the theory and practice involved in designing policies on the international aspects of fiscal ...

Primary Commodities and Economic Development

Primary Commodities and Economic Development

1st Edition

By Stephan Pfaffenzeller
August 29, 2016

Our post-industrialised global economy has achieved spectacular success and pushed back poverty to an extent previously thought impossible. This success is ultimately based on the continued supply of both renewable and non-renewable resources. Will this supply of primary commodities remain ...

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