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Green Urbanism in Asia: The Emerging Green Tigers

by ANNE MATAN & Peter Newman

The world is facing an age of scarcity which will challenge all cities to reduce their resource footprint, especially carbon, improve biodiversity and at the same time continue to create economic opportunities...


Awakening Giants, Feet of Clay: Assessing the Economic Rise of China and India

by Pranab Bardhan

The recent economic rise of China and India has attracted a great deal of attention--and justifiably so. Together, the two countries account for one-fifth of the global economy and are projected to represent...


World Bank Group Impact Evaluations: Relevance and Effectiveness

by The World Bank

Impact evaluation has grown more popular as a method for identifying the causal links between interventions and outcomes. These kind of evaluations assess changes that can be attributed to a particular intervention....


Public Capital, Growth and Welfare: Analytical Foundations for Public Policy

by Pierre-Richard Agénor

In the past three decades, developing countries have made significant economic and social progress, from improved infant mortality rates to higher life expectancy. Yet, 1.3 billion people continue to live in...


Liberia Country Program Evaluation 2004-2011: Evaluation of the World Bank Group Program

by World Bank

This report evaluates the outcomes of World Bank Group support to Liberia from its post-war reengagement in 2003 through 2011. The country has moved from total disarray to a solid foundation for inclusive development....


Getting Better: Why Global Development Is Succeeding--And How We Can Improve the World Even More

by Charles Kenny

An expert on the developing world reflects--with optimism--on the past fifty years of aid interventions.


Spatial-Economic Metamorphosis of a Nebula City: Schiphol and the Schiphol Region During the 20th Century

by Abderrahman El Makhloufi

This book analyses the long term spatial-economic metamorphosis of Schiphol and the Schiphol region as archetypal for a wider international phenomenon of urban development of metropolises across the world. It...


Evaluating Communication for Development: A Framework for Social Change

by June Lennie & Jo Tacchi

Evaluating Communication for Development presents a comprehensive framework for evaluating communication for development (C4D). This framework combines the latest thinking from a number of fields in new ways....


Post-Kyoto Climate Governance: Confronting the Politics of Scale, Ideology and Knowledge

by Asim Zia

In the midst of human-induced global climate change, powerful industrialized nations and rapidly industrializing nations are still heavily dependent on fossil fuels. Even if we arrive at a Hubbert's peak for...


Climate Economics: The State of the Art

by Frank Ackerman & Elizabeth A. Stanton

Climate science paints a bleak picture: The continued growth of greenhouse gas emissions is increasingly likely to cause irreversible and catastrophic effects. Urgent action is needed to prepare for the initial...


Sustainability: All That Matters

by Chris Goodall

Building a sustainable society is perhaps the greatest test that the world has ever faced. Prosperity has been created by ruthless and ill-disciplined mining of the world's resources, compounded by a cavalier...


Balancing Act: Cutting Energy Subsidies while Protecting Affordability

by Anne Olivier

In Eastern Europe and Central Asia there are significant pressures for residential energy tariffs to rise, as government budgets are increasingly stretched and cannot afford to pay large energy subsidies. Further...


Custom Nation: Why Customization Is the Future of Business and How to Profit from It

by Anthony Flynn & Emily Flynn Vencat

Smart brands such as Chipotle, Zazzle, Nike, and Pandora are ditching the outdated 20th century model of a one-size-fits-all approach to providing products and services. From a Netflix movie night to a marriage...


Rethinking Displacement: Asia Pacific Perspectives

by Ruchira Ganguly-Scrase & Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt

This book explores the multitude of interconnected factors causing displacements that compel people to move within their homelands or traverse various borders It brings together historical and contemporary accounts...


Drought and the Human Story: Braving the Bull of Heaven

by R.L. Heathcote

This study of the human conceptualization of drought in a global setting examines the historical record from early human society through to present day concerns to explore how and why attitudes to drought have...


Mexican Women in American Factories: Free Trade and Exploitation on the Border

by Carolyn Tuttle

Prior to the millennium, economists and policy makers argued that free trade between the United States and Mexico would benefit both Americans and Mexicans. They believed that NAFTA would be a "win-win" proposition...


Africa: Continent of Economic Opportunity

by David Fick

Divided into geographic regions and representing every African nation, this comprehensive collection of case studies explores how successful business enterprises of varying size, along with community projects,...


The Business of Scaleup

by Gary Benjamin, Dr. Tatterson

The book, The Business of Scaleup, is made up of three parts. The first is a review of engineering scaleup procedures, similar to those published in Process Scaleup and Design. Additional stories have been added....


Workbook for Opening Innovation: Bridging Networked Business, Intellectual Property and Contracting

by Jaakko Paasi & Katri Valkokari

Workbook for Opening Innovation — Bridging Networked Business, Intellectual Property and Contracting focuses on the implementation of phenomena, theories and ideas presented in the book Bazaar of Opportunities...


Why Australia Prospered: The Shifting Sources of Economic Growth

by Ian W. McLean

This book is the first comprehensive account of how Australia attained the world's highest living standards within a few decades of European settlement, and how the nation has sustained an enviable level of...