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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...


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,...

Brewing Change: Behind the Bean at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters

by Rick Peyser & Bill Mares

BILL MARES is a writer and commentator for Vermont Public Radio. He is also president of the Vermont Beekeepers Association, a former high school teacher, and was a member of the Vermont House of Representatives...


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...


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...

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...


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...

Republic of Moldova: Financial Sector Assessment Program-Oversight and Supervision of Financial Market Infrastructures (FMIS) and Risk Assessment of C

by International Monetary Fund

Moldova has a modern interbank payment system that lies at the heart of its financial markets. The Automated Interbank Payment System (AIPS) settled on average MDL 2 billion (US$ 214 million) per day, or 2.7...

Ukraine: Technical Assistance Report-Reforming the State Fiscal Services

by International Monetary Fund

This paper discusses State Fiscal Service (SFS) Reform of Ukraine and a plan of action. This mission is a follow-up to the Fiscal Affairs Department (FAD) mission of July 2014 and has focused on the recently...


by International Monetary Fund

This paper discusses Malian mining taxation. Mali's industrial mining sector is predominantly gold mining, with six industrial mines currently active. Most of the mines are old, but some have substantial reserves;...

China's Slowdown and Global Financial Market Volatility

by Paul, Mr. Cashin & Kamiar, Mr. Mohaddes

China's GDP growth slowdown and a surge in global financial market volatility could both adversely affect an already weak global economic recovery. To quantify the global macroeconomic consequences of these...


by International Monetary Fund

This paper discusses key issues related to the Indonesian economy. Indonesia has weathered challenging economic conditions well. The economy has safely navigated the commodity price shocks, tightening financial...

Has Globalization Really Increased Business Cycle Synchronization?

by Eric Monnet & Damien, Mr. Puy

This paper assesses the strength of business cycle synchronization between 1950 and 2014 in a sample of 21 countries using a new quarterly dataset based on IMF archival data. Contrary to the common wisdom, we...

Blood and Earth: Modern Slavery, Ecocide, and the Secret to Saving the World

by Kevin Bales

For readers of such crusading works of nonfiction as Katherine Boo’s Beyond the Beautiful Forevers and Tracy Kidder’s Mountains Beyond Mountains comes a powerful and captivating examination of two entwined...