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The Business Solution to Poverty: Designing Products and Services for Three Billion New Customers

by Paul Polak & Mal Warwick

How can the world's nearly 3 billion who live on $2 a day or less be lifted out of poverty? Paul Polak (bestselling author of Out of Poverty) and the organizations he has founded have pioneered methods that...

Business Transformation Essentials: Case Studies and Articles

by Axel Uhl & Lars Alexander Gollenia

Transformation programs are an increasing feature of global companies carrying out major change projects with high strategic relevance. These programs combine business and technical content bringing together...

Annual World Bank Conference on Development Economics 2011: Development Challenges in a Post-Crisis World

by Justin Yifu Lin & Claudia Paz Sepulveda

The Annual World Bank Conference on Development Economics 2011: Development Challenges in a Post-crisis World (ABCDE) presents papers from a global gathering of the world's leading development scholars and practitioners...

The Workers' State Meets the Market: Labour in China's Transition

by Sarah Cook & Margaret Maurer-Fazio

Among the most dramatic changes to affect China in the 1990s is the upsurge in labour mobility and the emergence of a market-driven system of labour allocation, changes which profoundly affect the working environment...

Toward a Binding Climate Change Adaptation Regime: A Proposed Framework

by Mizan R. Khan

First published in 2014. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Weather and Climate Resilience: Effective Preparedness Through National Meteorological and Hydrological Services

by David P. Rogers & Vladimir V. Tsirkunov

The importance of weather, climate, and water information is rising because of the need to serve more elaborate societal needs, minimize growing economic losses, and help countries adapt to climate change. Weather,...

Union Learning Representatives: Challenges and Opportunities

by Alex Alexandrou

Trade unions have historically been involved in education and training in the workplace. This activity has gained greater credence and importance in the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Denmark due to the recent...

Systemic Competitiveness: New Governance Patterns for Industrial Development

by Klaus Esser, Wolfgang Hillebrand & Dirk Messner

The authors emphasize that an economy's competitiveness relies on purposive and intermeshed measures at the meta-, macro-, meso-, and micro- level and a multidimensional guidance concept consisting of competition,...

China's Economic Reform: A Study with Documents

by Robert Ash, Christopher Howe & Y Y Kueh

This book presents a collection and analysis of original policy documents, newly translated into English, from a key period of Chinese development, providing both a current and a retrospective analysis of China's...

Disasters and the Small Dwelling: Perspectives for the Un Idndr

by Yasemin Aysan & Ian Davis

This book contains the proceeding of the conferences on Disasters and the Small Dwelling, held at Oxford in September 1990. The 26 papers cover recent experiences of post-disaster shelter and housing provision,...

Leadership and Place

by Chris Collinge, John Gibney & Chris Mabey

Despite the radical transformation of society associated with globalisation, shifting patterns of demography and the revolution in information and communication technologies over the last two decades, we remain...

Four Degrees of Global Warming: Australia in a Hot World

by Peter Christoff

At Copenhagen in December 2009, the international community agreed to limit global warming to below two degrees Celsius to avoid the worst impacts of human-induced climate change. However climate scientists...

Mining and Social Transformation in Africa: Mineralizing and Democratizing Trends in Artisanal Production

by Deborah Fahy Bryceson, Eleanor Fisher & Jesper Bosse Jønsson

After more than three decades of economic malaise, many African countries are experiencing an upsurge in their economic fortunes linked to the booming international market for minerals. Spurred by the shrinking...

Microfinance, Debt and Over-Indebtedness: Juggling with Money: Juggling with Money

by Isabelle Guérin, Solène Morvant-Roux & Magdalena Villarreal

Although microcredit programmes have long been considered efficient development tools, many forms of debt-induced distress have emerged in their wake. This has brought to light the problem of over-indebtedness,...

Economics and Regulation in China

by Michael Faure & Guangdong Xu

This book, from a top international group of scholars, explores the ways in which economic tools can be used to improve the quality of regulation in general and legislative tools in particular.

As the role of...

Interpreting Rurality: Multidisciplinary Approaches: Multidisciplinary Approaches

by Gary Bosworth & Peter Somerville

The British countryside is a national institution; most people aspire to live there, many people use it for leisure and recreation and we can all watch rural life played out on our television screen, read about...

Taxation and Economic Development: Twelve Critical Studies: Twelve Critical Studies

by John F. J. Toye

The tax system is one of the instruments said to be available to translate development policy objectives into practice. The wide-ranging papers collected together in this volume, first published in 1978, explore...

Globalization, Today and Tomorrow

by Gerard F Adams

This book seeks to examine the basis of economic globalization, yesterday, today, and tomorrow, and to link the outcome of globalization into the context of the new economic geography. It shows how the phenomenon...

The Good Alternative Travel Guide: Exciting Holidays for Responsible Travellers

by Mark Mann & Zainem Ibrahim

* Stay with indigenous tribes in the Amazon * Dog-sled with the Inuit in the Arctic * Walk the Songlines of central Australia with Aboriginal guides * Learn African drumming in Ghana or how to dance salsa in...

Striking a Balance: A Guide to Enhancing the Effectiveness of Non-Governmental Organisations in International Development

by Alan Fowler

At a time of rapid global change, development NGOs are having to scale up their impact, diversify their activities, respond to long-term crises and improve their performance on all fronts. Striking a Balance...