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Progress for a Small Planet

by Barbara Ward

Three topics dominate discussions of the global environment: pollution; the consequences of the affluent running ever faster through finite resources; and the growing tensions between rich and poor as a third...

Conditions of Agricultural Growth

by Ester Boserup

Investigating the process of agrarian change, this book analyzes costs and productivity under the main systems of primitive agriculture. The conclusion is that technical, economic and social changes are unlikely...

Economic Analysis and Policy in Underdeveloped Countries

by Peter Bauer

Offers its own distinctive contribution to the methodology of economics applied to developing countries. These lectures are 'penetrating and original'". Alan Peacock, Economica

A series of three lectures, this...

Western Enterprise in Indonesia and Malaysia

by G. C Allen & Donnithorne

This book demonstrates exact scholarship (and an) understanding of the way in which business works...(it has) a capacity to reduce a mass of apparently unrelated facts into the neat shape of theory."The Economist...

Western Enterprise in Far Eastern Economic Development

by G. C. Allen & Donnithorne

Western Enterprise in Far Eastern Economic Development charts the activities of Western firms in China and Japan from the middle of the nineteenth century, when those countries were opened to foreign trade,...

Dinosaurs or Dynamos: The United Nations and the World Bank at the Turn of the Century

by Helge Ole Bergesen & Leiv Lunde

Explores how much and what the World Bank and the United Nations can really be expected to achieve. The text begins with a detailed account of the evolution of the two organizations as multilateral development...

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...