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The Virtuous Spiral: A Guide to Sustainability for Ngos in International Development

by Alan Fowler

'The Virtuous Spiral is without doubt a most welcome addition to the body of knowledge that will continue to be highly valued in the NGO sector.' Ezra Limiri Mbogori, Director, Mwelekeo wa NGO (MWENGO), Harare...

The Transition to Sustainability: The Politics of Agenda 21 in Europe

by Timothy O'Riordan & Heather Voisey

The Transition to Sustainability 'details how all nations are repositioning their economies, their societies and their collective purpose to maintain all life on Earth, peacefully, healthily, equitably and with...

Sustainable Development: An Introductory Guide

by David Reid

'Sustainable development' is the catchphrase of the 1990s. Governments around the world, international institutions, local organizations and NGOs have committed themselves to its principles and have adopted...

Making a Difference: Ngo's and Development in a Changing World

by D. Hulme & Michael Edwards

As Western aid budgets are slashed and government involvement with aid programmes reduced, NGOs in the voluntary sector are finding themselves taking an ever-increasing share of development work overseas. As...

Africa in Crisis: The Causes and Cures of Environmental Bankruptcy

by Lloyd Timberlake

The first edition of this incisive text on the problems of drought and famine facing Africa won worldwide critical acclaim. Revised with a new introduction, Lloyd Timberlake's bestselling study is invaluable...

Sustainable Development: Economics and Environment in the Third World

by David Pearce, Edward Barbier & Anil Markandya

Blueprint for a Green Economy put the economics of the environment onto the public agenda. Its authors have now widened the issue by applying the principles of their earlier, ground-breaking work to the tangled...

Development Crises and Alternative Visions: Third World Women's Perspectives

by Gita Sen & Caren Grown

More than half of the world's farmers are women. They are the majority of the poor, the uneducated and are the first to suffer from drought and famine. Yet their subordination is reinforced by well-meaning development...

Famine Early Warning Systems: Victims and Destitution

by Peter Walker

Is it possible to see famines coming, to be prepared and to save possibly hundreds of thousands of lives? Or is this the wrong question?

A famine is not a single natural catastrophe: it has different stages....

Exploited Earth: Britain's Aid and the Environment

by Teresa Hayter

How do ''types'' of aid differ? Why are there different kinds? When is one more appropriate than another? How can you tell ''good'' aid from ''bad''? Friends of the Earth commissioned Teresa Hayter, author of...

The Reality of Aid 2000: An Independent Review of Poverty Reduction and Development Assistance

by Judith Randel, Tony German & Deborah Ewing

NOW IN ITS SEVENTH ANNUAL EDITION, The Reality of Aid 2000 looks at how the performance of OECD donor countries on aid and development cooperation has matched up to the challenge of eliminating absolute poverty....

The Reality of Aid 1998-1999: An Independent Review of Poverty Reduction and Development Assistance

by Judith Randel & Tony German with Deborah Ewing

NOW IN ITS SIXTH ANNUAL EDITION, The Reality of Aid has for the first time analysed the 'fair share' of bilateral aid for basic social services � basic education, basic health, reproductive health, nutrition,...

The Reality of Aid 1997-1998: An Independent Review of Development Cooperation

by Judith Randel & Tony German

NOW IN ITS FIFTH ANNUAL EDITION, The Reality of Aid continues to present the most comprehensive and rigorous independent analysis available of the aid and development policies of the world's richest nations,...

Literacy and Power: The Latin American Battleground

by David Archer & Patrick Costello

The often bloody struggles of Central America have dominated news reports for a long time. Behind the headlines lies an enormous population of the desperately poor, and it is axiomatic that they are rendered...

International Perspectives on Voluntary Action: Reshaping the Third Sector

by David Lewis

This text presents a perspective on the third sector. Rather than considering non-governmental development organizations and voluntary agencies separately, it explores the similarities, differences and growing...

Doing Development: Government, Ngos and the Rural Poor in Asia

by Richard Holloway

The absolutely poor, who are mostly rural people, are a large part of the developing world's population and their numbers are growing. Government development programmes, aided by the big donors, have made the...

Child Slaves

by Peter Lee-Wright

In Portugal, 12-year-olds manufacture clothes destined for British chain-stores. In Brazil, children work more than nine hours a day glueing shoes for sale in the West. This book, based on research done with...

Crisis and Opportunity: Environment and Development in Africa

by Francois Falloux & Lee M Talbot

Winner of the Prix Pierre Chauleur of the French Academie des Sciences d'Outre-Mer

Until some way is found of dealing with Africa's catastrophic environmental crises none of the continent's other problems will...

World at the Crossroads: Towards a Sustainable, Equitable and Liveable World

by Philip B. Smith, Samuel E. Okoye & Jaap de Wilde

Thirty years ago the Russell-Einstein Manifesto warned humanity that our survival is imperilled by the risk of nuclear war.In the spirit of that Manifesto, we now call on all scientists to expand our concerns...

Women and the Environment in the Third World: Alliance for the Future

by Irene Dankelman & Joan Davidson

'This book ... should be issued to grass-root organisations everywhere' Doris Lessing, The New Scientist 'It is must reading for government planners, environmentalists and the ordinary layman' Asia Week Women...

Tomorrow's World: Britain's Share in a Sustainable Future

by Duncan McLaren, Simon Bullock & Nusrat Yousuf

This title uses the concept of environmental space to resolve many of the issues facing us in the future and applies the lessons specifically to the UK. Believing that we occupy more environmental space than...