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The Role of Intellectuals: In the State-Society Nexus

by Nomboniso Gasa, Z. Pallo Jordan & Mapungubwe Institute for Strat (MISTRA)

If we are to talk of a 'new' intellectual movement, the question is begged: what happened to the 'old' intellectual movement? What happened to the thinkers who inspired and led our struggle against colonialism,...


Entrepreneurship at the Bottom of the Pyramid

by Carol Dalglish & Marcello Tonelli

Entrepreneurship at the Bottom of the Pyramid seeks to demonstrate to students the range of entrepreneurial activities that can be implemented in developing countries to alleviate poverty.

 

The book blends...


Iceland

by International Monetary Fund. Euro Dept.

This paper provides an assessment of the economic conditions, outlook, and crises in Iceland. There is a mounting sense that capital controls hurt growth prospects, repressing local financial markets, scaring...


Jamaica

by International Monetary Fund. West Dept.

This paper aims to discuss the economic reform program in Jamaica that focuses on reducing macroeconomic vulnerabilities, fostering growth, creating conditions for financial deepening and inclusion, reallocating...


Sri Lanka

by International Monetary Fund

Context. The Sri Lankan economy has good underlying momentum but is starting to show signs of strain from a combination of unbalanced macroeconomic policies and an increasingly difficult external environment....


Canada

by International Monetary Fund

After several years of solid growth, real GDP growth decelerated to 1.2 percent in 2015, as energy companies slashed investment spending in response to the decline in oil prices. Growth is expected to rebound...


Thailand

by International Monetary Fund

Thailand: Selected Issues


Free Market Dogs: The Human-Canine Bond in Post-Communist Poland

by Michal Piotr Pregowski & Justyna Wlodarczyk

What has changed in the last twenty-five years in the relationship of Poles with their dogs? How have the free market and capitalism influenced Poland and the human-canine bond there? Are dogs "property," "friends,"...


The Strategy for Korea's Economic Success

Community Nutrition for Developing Countries

by Norman J. Temple & Nelia Steyn

A co-publication with UNISA Press Nutrition textbooks used by universities and colleges in developing countries have very often been written by scholars who live and work in North America or the United Kingdom....


Regional Economic Outlook, April 2016, Asia and Pacific

by Ranil, Mr. Salgado

Although Asia remains a growth leader in the global economy, growth is expected to ease slightly to 5.5 percent during 2016, with countries affected to varying degrees by a still weak global recovery, slowing...


Turkey

The End of Karma: Hope and Fury Among India's Young

by Somini Sengupta

A penetrating, personal look at contemporary India—the world’s largest democracy at a moment of transition.

Somini Sengupta emigrated from Calcutta to California as a young child in 1975. Returning thirty...


Life in the Time of Oil: A Pipeline and Poverty in Chad

by Lori Leonard

Life in the Time of Oil examines the Chad-Cameroon Petroleum Development and Pipeline Project-a partnership between global oil companies, the World Bank, and the Chadian government that was an ambitious scheme...


Building Integrated Economies in West Africa

by Alexei, Mr. Kireyev

The West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) has a long and varied history, and this book examines how the WAEMU can achieve its development and stability objectives, improve the livelihood of its people,...


Nigeria

by International Monetary Fund

This paper discusses a few selected issues of the Nigerian economy-options and strategies for a fiscal rule for oil wealth management, enhancing the effectiveness of monetary policy, and recent developments...


Nigeria

by International Monetary Fund

This paper discusses outlook and risk for Nigeria. Its economy has been hit hard by global developments that have aggravated longstanding development weaknesses. Macrofinancial outcomes are closely linked with...


Social Development and Social Work Perspectives on Social Protection

by Julie L. Drolet

Social protection is now considered a development milestone and an important tool in combating poverty. Interventions can include, for example, health insurance, public works programs, guaranteed employment...


West African Economic and Monetary Union

by International Monetary Fund

This paper discusses recent economic developments, outlook, and risks of West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU). Despite the fragile security situation in some member countries and a less favorable...


Pakistan

by International Monetary Fund

This paper discusses economic performance status and policy developments of Pakistan. Amid setbacks to structural reform, the authorities have made substantial progress in restoring economic stability. Economic...