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Indices and Indicators in Development: An Unhealthy Obsession with Numbers

by Stephen Morse

The use of numbers to condense complex systems into easily digested 'bites' of information is very much in fashion. At one level they are intended to enhance transparency, accountability and local democracy,...


Knowing Poverty: Critical Reflections on Participatory Research and Policy

by Rosemary McGee

The use of participatory research techniques to provide policy-makers with information about poor people's perspectives on poverty became increasingly common in the 1990s. This book focuses on the use of participatory...


Managing Natural Resources for Sustainable Livelihoods: Uniting Science and Participation

by Cynthia McDougall & Barry Pound

Management of local resources has a greater chance of a sustainable outcome when there is partnership between local people and external agencies, and agendas relevant to their aspirations and circumstances....


Mapping Vulnerability: "Disasters, Development and People"

by Greg Bankoff & Georg Frerks

Raging floods, massive storms and cataclysmic earthquakes: every year up to 340 million people are affected by these and other disasters, which cause loss of life and damage to personal property, agriculture,...


Measuring Sustainability: Learning from Doing

by Simon Bell & Stephen Morse

' Measuring the sustainability of development is crucial to achieving it, and is one of the most actively studied issues in the area. To date, most studies of measurements or indicators have been largely theoretical....


Participatory Workshops: A Sourcebook of 21 Sets of Ideas and Activities

by Robert Chambers

First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Dictionary and Introduction to Global Environmental Governance

by Richard A A Meganck & Richard E E Saunier

This unique dictionary and introduction to Global Environmental Governance (GEG), written and compiled by two veterans of the international stage, provides a compilation of over 5500 terms, organizations and...


State of the World 2008: Ideas and Opportunities for Sustainable Economies

by Worldwatch Institute

The environmentalist's bible' Times Higher Education Supplement. 'Essential reading' The Good Book Guide. 'The most comprehensive, up-to-date, and accessible summaries ... on the global environment' E. O. Wilson,...


Un Millennium Development Library: A Home in the City

by UN Millennium Millennium Project

First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Un Millennium Development Library: Environment and Human Well-Being: A Practical Strategy

by UN Millennium Millennium Project

First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Un Millennium Development Library: Trade in Development

by UN Millennium Millennium Project

First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Understanding Sustainable Development

by John Blewitt

First Published in 2008. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Beyond the Global Crisis: Structural Adjustments and Regional Integration in Europe and Latin America

by Lionello F. F. Punzo, Carmem Aparecida Aparecida Feijo & Martin Puchet Puchet Anyul

The book aims at offering a comparative, multi-perspective analysis of the different, at times parallel, at times with varying degrees of interdependence, macroeconomic and structural adjustments in the two...


Running Lean: Iterate from Plan A to a Plan That Works

by Ash Maurya

We live in an age of unparalleled opportunity for innovation. We’re building more products than ever before, but most of them fail—not because we can’t complete what we set out to build, but because we...


Poverty Reduction That Works: Experience of Scaling Up Development Success

by Paul Steele, Neil Fernando & Maneka Weddikkara

�This book provides an excellent framework to analyse the experience of a wide variety of successful initiatives across the world and draws attention to critical issues that practitioners need to think about...


Revolutions in Development Inquiry

by Robert Chambers

Robert Chambers returns with a new book that reviews, together for the first time, some of the revolutionary changes in the methodologies and methods of development inquiry that have occurred in the past forty...


The Sustainability Mirage: Illusion and Reality in the Coming War on Climate Change

by John Michael Michael Foster

�This thoughtful and original study throws important critical light on the dominant orthodoxies about sustainable development, and suggests a radically new direction. Foster argues compellingly that present...


Fair Trade Organizations and Social Enterprise: Social Innovation Through Hybrid Organization Models

by Benjamin Huybrechts

For several decades, social enterprises have been pioneers in the conception and implementation of a pathbreaking social innovation: Fair Trade (FT). Fair Trade Social Enterprises have created a movement which...


Innovation Governance in an Open Economy: Shaping Regional Nodes in a Globalized World

by Annika Rickne, Staffan Laestadius & Henry Etzkowitz

In an increasingly globalised world, paradoxically regional innovation clusters have moved to the forefront of attention as a strategy for economic and social development. Transcending international success...


Europe's Green Revolution and Its Successors: The Rise and Fall of Peasant-Friendly Plant Breeding

by Jonathan Harwood

How best to foster agricultural development in the Third World has long been a subject of debate and from a European perspective the persistent failure to design peasant-friendly technology is puzzling. From...