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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

This sourcebook is for all who work with others on participatory learning and change. Written in a spirit of critical reflection and serious fun, it provides 21 sets of ideas and options for facilitators, trainers,...


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

More than 900 million people currently live in urban slums and the number is growing as rapid urbanization continues in the developing world. A Home in the City urges countries to strengthen their focus on the...


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

by UN Millennium Millennium Project

The Millennium Development Goals, adopted at the UN Millennium Summit in 2000, are the world's targets for dramatically reducing extreme poverty in its many dimensions by 2015�income poverty, hunger, disease,...


Un Millennium Development Library: Trade in Development

by UN Millennium Millennium Project

The Millennium Development Goals, adopted at the UN Millennium Summit in 2000, are the world's targets for dramatically reducing extreme poverty in its many dimensions by 2015�income poverty, hunger, disease,...


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...


Bids, Tenders and Proposals: Winning Business Through Best Practice

by Harold Lewis

Bids, Tenders & Proposals provides expert guidance on the entire process of tendering in the three key areas of public sector procurement, contracts for private sector clients and applications for research funding....


Driven to Success: A 10-Point Checkup for Achieving High Performance in Business

by Jane Goldner

In Driven to Success, leadership and business crisis expert Jane Goldner, PhD, explains that the creation and maintenance of a healthy, cohesive and successful company depends on the leadership's willingness...


Regional Development in Northern Europe

by Mike Danson & Peter de Souza

This book draws on work from across northern Europe and is parallel and complementary to the network itself. By establishing an intellectual and practically orientated framework and platform, and by bringing...


The Focused Organization: How Concentrating on a Few Key Initiatives Can Dramatically Improve Strategy Execution

by Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez

One of the weaknesses in both project and portfolio management has been the limited extent to which organizations have connected these activities to their key strategic needs. Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez shows you...