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The Economics of Climate Change and the Change of Climate in Economics

by Kevin Maréchal

Climate change is without question the single most important issue the world faces over the next hundred years. The most recent scientific data have led to the conclusion that the globally averaged net effect...


Financial Cooperatives and Local Development

by Silvio Goglio & Yiorgos Alexopoulos

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...


Financing Regional Growth and the Inter-American Development Bank: The Case of Argentina

by Ernesto Vivares

The crisis of the current global financial order is challenging us to critically reflect on how this order has been driven, and the development outcomes produced by its central political and economic actors....


Food Economics: Industry and Markets

by Henning O. Hansen

Food and food markets still enjoy a pivotal role in the world economy and the international food industry is moving towards greater consolidation and globalization, with increased vertical integration and changes...


Learning Transnational Learning

by Åge Mariussen & Seija Virkkala

Systems of innovation that are conducted within national borders can preserve inefficient solutions and prevent development. This has led to a feeling that transnational learning strategies are more and more...


Capitalist Development in India's Informal Economy

by Elisabetta Basile

This book explores the economy and society of Provincial India in the post-Green Revolution period. It argues that the low 'quality' of capital development in India's villages and small towns is the joint...


The Power of Strategy Innovation: A New Way of Linking Creativity and Strategic Planning to Discover Great Business Opportunities

Formal Peace and Informal War: Security and Development in Congo

by Zoë|| Marriage

Northern interventions into African countries at war are dominated by security concerns, bolstered by claims of shared returns and reinforcing processes of development and security. As global security and human...


The Urban Transformation: Health, Shelter and Climate Change

by Elliott D. Sclar, Nicole Volavka-Close & Peter Brown

For the first time in history, half of the world's population lives in urban areas and it is expected that, by 2050, that figure will rise to above two-thirds. A large proportion of this urban growth will be...


Disasters and the Networked Economy

by J.M. Albala-Bertrand

Mainstream quantitative analysis and simulations are fraught with difficulties and are intrinsically unable to deal appropriately with long-term macroeconomic effects of disasters. In this new book, J.M. Albala-Bertrand...


Information Communication Technologies and Sustainable Tourism

by Alisha Ali & Andrew J. Frew

Sustainable development is a highly topical issue and is of critical importance to tourism as the environment is of utmost importance for the continued development and prosperity of the industry. There have...


Economic Growth and Sustainable Development

by Peter Neal Hess

Economic growth, reflected in increases in national output per capita, makes possible an improved material standard of living. Sustainable development, popularly and concisely defined as 'meeting the needs of...


Technology Development Assistance for Agriculture: Putting Research Into Use in Low Income Countries: Putting Research Into Use in Low Income Countrie

by Norman Clark, Andy Frost & Ian Maudlin

Stemming from an 11-year DFID funded programme under its Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy (RNRRS), Technology Development Assistance for Agriculture: Putting Research into Low Income Countries reviews...


State-Business Relations and Economic Development in Africa and India

by Kunal Sen

When the state and business interact effectively they can promote a more efficient allocation of scarce resources, appropriate industrial policy and a more effective and prioritised removal of key obstacles...


Increasing Resilience to Climate Change in the Agricultural Sector of the Middle East: The Cases of Jordan and Lebanon

by Dorte Verner

This publication aims to assist countries in understanding the specific challenges and opportunities posed by climate change in the agricultural sector in order to increase climate resilience and adapt to climate...


Why Growth Matters: How Economic Growth in India Reduced Poverty and the Lessons for Other Developing Countries

by Jagdish Bhagwati & Arvind Panagariya

In its history since Independence, India has seen widely different economic experiments: from Jawharlal Nehru’s pragmatism to the rigid state socialism of Indira Gandhi to the brisk liberalization of the 1990s....


Hungary: Selected Issues Paper

by International Monetary Fund

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after...


Working Scared (Or Not at All): The Lost Decade, Great Recession, and Restoring the Shattered American Dream

by Carl E. Van Horn

Working Scared tells the story of the American workforce during a period of wrenching economic change and two recessions. By tracing the experiences of workers in times of economic prosperity and economic recession,...


Migrants, Borders and Global Capitalism: West African Labour Mobility and Eu Borders

by Hannah Cross

People from West Africa are risking their lives and surrendering their citizenship rights to enter exploitative labour markets in Europe. This book offers an explanation for this phenomenon that is based on...


Theory and Practice of Dialogical Community Development: International Perspectives

by Peter Westoby & Gerard Dowling

This book proposes that community development has been increasingly influenced and co-opted by a modernist, soulless, rational philosophy - reducing it to a shallow technique for 'solving community problems'....