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The Politics of Aid Selectivity Good Governance Criteria in World Bank, U.S. and Dutch Development Assistance

The Politics of Aid Selectivity: Good Governance Criteria in World Bank, U.S. and Dutch Development Assistance

1st Edition

By Wil Hout
December 22, 2014

The first extended analysis of selectivity policies of important bilateral and multilateral aid donors, this book combines a policy-analytical with a quantitative-empirical approach. Bringing out the conflicts that may exist between foreign assistance agendas and the desire of governments in ...

New Directions in Development Economics Growth, Environmental Concerns and Government in the 1990s

New Directions in Development Economics: Growth, Environmental Concerns and Government in the 1990s

1st Edition

Edited By Mats Lundahl, Benno Ndulu
December 01, 2014

New Directions in Development Economics is divided into two parts. The first half considers the dilemna of growth with special reference to its environmental cost. The second half focuses on the role of the state in the context of the growing dominance of the free market argument. The contributors ...

Industrial Innovation, Networks, and Economic Development Informal Information Sharing in Low-Technology Clusters in India

Industrial Innovation, Networks, and Economic Development: Informal Information Sharing in Low-Technology Clusters in India

1st Edition

By Anant Kamath
November 20, 2014

This book offers an innovative examination of how ‘low–technology’ industries operate. Based on extensive fieldwork in India, the book fuses economic and sociological perspectives on information sharing by means of informal interaction in a low-technology cluster in a developing country. In doing ...

The Microfinance Impact

The Microfinance Impact

1st Edition

By Ranjula Bali Swain
November 10, 2014

Financial inclusion through microfinance has become a powerful force in improving the living conditions of poor farmers, rural non-farm enterprises and other vulnerable groups. In its unique ability to link the existing extensive network of India’s rural bank branches with the Self Help Groups (SHG...

Developmental Macroeconomics New Developmentalism as a Growth Strategy

Developmental Macroeconomics: New Developmentalism as a Growth Strategy

1st Edition

By Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira, José Luís Oreiro, Nelson Marconi
October 10, 2014

Developmental Macroeconomics: Access to Demand, the Exchange Rate and Growth offers a new approach to development economics and macroeconomics. It is a Keynesian-structuralist approach to economics applied to middle income countries that emphasizes the strategic role of demand in creating ...

African Industrial Development and European Union Co-operation Prospects for a reengineered partnership

African Industrial Development and European Union Co-operation: Prospects for a reengineered partnership

1st Edition

Edited By Francis A.S.T. Matambalya
August 04, 2014

Of the 54African states, only South Africa is categorised by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) amongst industrialised countries. The economic activities in Africa are still dominated by the production and trade of agricultural and mineral commodities. This situation is ...

The Informal Economy in Developing Countries

The Informal Economy in Developing Countries

1st Edition

Edited By Jean-Pierre Cling, Stéphane Lagrée, Mireille Razafindrakoto, François Roubaud
July 21, 2014

Informality is ubiquitous in most developing countries. Understanding the informal economy is therefore of utmost importance from a political, economic and social point of view. Paradoxically, despite its economic importance, knowledge is extremely limited regarding the informal economy. It remains...

Business Regulation and Non-State Actors Whose Standards? Whose Development?

Business Regulation and Non-State Actors: Whose Standards? Whose Development?

1st Edition

Edited By Peter Utting, Darryl Reed, Ananya Mukherjee Reed
July 03, 2014

This volume assesses the achievements and limitations of a new set of non-state or multistakeholder institutions that are concerned with improving the social and environmental record of business, and holding corporations to account. It does so from a perspective that aims to address two limitations...

Public Expenditures for Agricultural and Rural Development in Africa

Public Expenditures for Agricultural and Rural Development in Africa

1st Edition

Edited By Tewodaj Mogues, Samuel E Benin
July 03, 2014

Whereas there is plenty of work looking at macroeconomic effect of public spending on growth and poverty in Africa as well as studies of the impact of spending or investment in one economic sector on outcomes in that sector or on broader welfare measures, this book fills a much needed gap in the ...

The Global Economic Crisis and the Developing World Implications and Prospects for Recovery and Growth

The Global Economic Crisis and the Developing World: Implications and Prospects for Recovery and Growth

1st Edition

Edited By Ashwini Deshpande, Keith Nurse
July 03, 2014

The world economy is currently in the throes of a global economic crisis reminiscent of the great depressions of the 1930s and the 1870s. As back then, the crisis has exposed the major structural imbalances in financial and credit markets in addition to global trade forcing many governments, ...

European Union Trade Politics and Development 'Everything but Arms' Unravelled

European Union Trade Politics and Development: 'Everything but Arms' Unravelled

1st Edition

Edited By Gerrit Faber, Jan Orbie
June 19, 2014

The ‘Everything But Arms’ (EBA) regulation of the European Union (EU) has been hailed as a groundbreaking initiative for developing countries. Since 2001 EBA grants almost completely liberalized access to the European market for products from the least-developed countries (LDCs). It quickly became ...

Ideas, Policies and Economic Development in the Americas

Ideas, Policies and Economic Development in the Americas

1st Edition

By Esteban Pérez-Caldentey, Matias Vernengo
June 19, 2014

The interplay of ideas and policies is central to understanding the historical evolution of economies. Ideas shape economic institutions and real economic constraints are the source of new economic ideas. The history of economic ideas, both those that are fairly recent and those that are ...

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