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The Aid Lab

by Naomi Hossain

From an unpromising start as 'the basket-case' to present day plaudits for its human development achievements, Bangladesh plays an ideological role in the contemporary world order, offering proof that the neo-liberal...


Growth, Structural Transformation, and Rural Change in Viet Nam

by Finn Tarp

This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations....


India's Long Road

by Vijay Joshi

India's economic resurgence has been the subject of many extravagant predictions and hopes. In this powerful and wide-ranging book, distinguished economist Vijay Joshi lays out a penetrating analysis of the...


Building State Capability

by Matt Andrews, Lant Pritchett & Michael Woolcock

This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations....


The Fourth Industrial Revolution

by Klaus Schwab

World-renowned economist Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, explains that we have an opportunity to shape the fourth industrial revolu­tion, which will fundamentally alter...


Measuring Poverty and Wellbeing in Developing Countries

Turn of the Tortoise

by T N Ninan

In The Turn of the Tortoise, T N Ninan explores the paradox of a "premature superpower" (as Martin Wolf once described India in the Financial Times). India has grown from the 12th largest economy in 2008 to...


Making It in Real Estate: Starting Out as a Developer

by John McNellis

What does it take to be a successful real estate developer? Author John McNellis tells you how, sharing practical tips and advice from his wealth of experience over 35 years in real estate development. Like...


Efficiency, Finance, and Varieties of Industrial Policy

by Akbar Noman & Joseph E. Stiglitz

Industrial policy, once relegated to resource allocation, technological improvements, and the modernization of industries, should be treated as a serious component of sustainability and developmental economics....


Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development: Social Capital and Corporate Development in Developing Economies

by Risa Bhinekawati

Many different companies can significantly contribute to the integrated goals and targets of the United Nations' sustainable development goals, such as poverty reduction by 2030. Poverty is not only about people...


The Development of African Capital Markets: A Legal and Institutional Approach

by Boniface Chimpango

Most capital markets that have been established in developing economies like Africa have struggled to make progress over two decades down the line. Development of African Capital Markets explores why these markets...


Multi-dimensional Review of Peru

by Collectif

Peru has experienced significant improvements in economic growth, well-being and poverty reduction since the introduction of macroeconomic reforms, economic openness and more effective social programmes in the...


Jobs For Development

Towards a New Russian Work Culture: Can Western Companies and Expatriates Change Russian Society?

by Vladimir V Karacharovskiy

This innovative book offers a fresh perspective on the national work culture of Russia and the substantial role foreign institutional and cultural impact has had in shaping it. Russia's contemporary work culture...


The Diffusion of Western Economic Ideas in East Asia

by Malcolm Warner

This book examines the diffusion of economic ideas in East Asia, assessing the impact of external ideas on internal theory and practice. It considers economists from Adam Smith onwards, including Marx, Keynes,...


Monitoring Global Poverty: Report of the Commission on Global Poverty

by World Bank

In 2013, the World Bank Group announced two goals that would guide its operations worldwide. First is the eradication of chronic extreme poverty bringing the number of extremely poor people, defined as those...


The Economics of International Development: Foreign Aid versus Freedom for the World's Poor

by William Easterly, Christian Bjørnskov, Sylvie Aboa-Bradwell & Abigail Hall-Blanco

Foreign aid and overseas military intervention have been important and controversial political topics for over a decade. The government’s controversial target to spend 0.7 per cent of national income on foreign...


The Unmaking of Arab Socialism

by Ali Kadri

Conditions of malnutrition, conflict, or a combination of both characterize many Arab countries, but this was not always so. As in much of the developing world, the immediate post-independence period represented...


Rawls and the Environmental Crisis

by Dominic Welburn

The liberal political theorist John Rawls, despite remaining largely silent on 'green concerns', was writing during a time of increasing awareness that the ecological stability of the earth is being compromised...


Gender, Power and Knowledge for Development

by Lata Narayanaswamy

Knowledge-for-development is under-theorised and under-researched within development studies, but as a set of policy objectives it is thriving within development practice. Donors and other agencies are striving...