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Putting development first : the importance of policy space in the WTO and IFIs. /

by Gallagher, Kevin P. (ed.).

Publisher: London, U.K. Zed books 2005Description: x, 301 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The new development economics : after the Washington Consensus. /

by Jomo, K.S. (ed.) | Fine, Ben (ed.).

Publisher: London, U.K. Zed books 2006Description: xi, 304 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Reclaiming social policy : globalization, social exclusion and new poverty reduction strategies /

by de Haan, Arjan.

Publisher: Basingstoke, U.K. Palgrave Macmillan 2007Description: xiii, 223 p.Summary: "Processes of globalization have made national social policy increasingly important. For successful integration into the world economy, countries across the world - and particularly those that are the poorest - need better policies for social protection, health, education and labour markets. This book argues that international development should be more forceful in supporting the capacity for public policy formulation and implementation."Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Dirty is the new clean : A critique of the World Bank's Strategic Framework for Development and Climate Change /

by Redman, Janet | Institute for Policy Studies | Bast, Elizabeth | Orenstein, Karen.

Publisher: Washington, DC Institute for Policy Studies 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The World Bank's Strategic Framework on Development and Climate Change, a three-year flexible framework for Bank institutions, makes a strong case for urgent action on global warming. It goes so far as to say that climate change will potentially undo development gains made in recent decades in many countries, implying that climate change can trump development, no matter how much money is spent trying to achieve the United Nations' eight poverty-reducing Millennium Development Goals.Availability: (1)

Rethinking poverty : report on the world social situation 2010 /

by United Nations. Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

Publisher: New York, NY United Nations 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 161-186Summary: Rethinking Poverty, the 2010 issue of the Report on the World Social Situation seeks to contribute to rethinking poverty and its eradication. It affirms the urgent need for a strategic shift away from the market fundamentalist thinking, policies and practices of recent decades towards more sustainable development- and equity-oriented policies appropriate to national conditions and circumstances. Such national development strategies, as called for by the 2005 World Summit, should seek to achieve the development goals. Responsible development and counter-cyclical macroeconomic policies to foster productive investments and generate decent employment must be at the core of this effortAvailability: (1)

Investing in clean energy : how can developed countries best help developing countries finance climate-friendly energy investments /

by Global Climate Network.

Publisher: London, U.K. Global Climate Network 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Global Climate Network discussion paper ; no. 4.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 2010 Bibliography : p. 33-36Summary: Finance is central to international negotiations on climate change. The 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) obliges industrialised countries to help the developing world meet the costs of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. However, no agreement has yet been reached concerning the overall sum of developing country climate costs or how finance should be raised and spent. This paper summarises four separate, national studies, examining and making estimates of the costs of installing renewable and low-carbon electricity generation capacity in China, India, Nigeria and South Africa. Specific sectors examined are: hydro, wind and solar in China; solar in India; gas and small-scale hydro in Nigeria, and solar and wind in South Africa. These have been identified as priority sectors for each nation by the respective governments.Availability: (1)

Poverty capital : microfinance and the making of development /

by Roy, Ananya.

Publisher: New York Routledge 2010Description: xiv, 253 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and indexSummary: This is a book about poverty but it does not study the poor and the powerless. Instead it studies those who manage poverty. It sheds light on how powerful institutions control "capital," or circuits of profit and investment, as well as "truth," or authoritative knowledge about poverty. Such dominant practices are challenged by alternative paradigms of development, and the book details these as well. Using the case of microfinance, the book participates in a set of fierce debates about development - from the role of markets to the secrets of successful pro-poor institutions. Based on many years of research in Washington D.C., Bangladesh, and the Middle East, Poverty Capital also grows out of the author's undergraduate teaching to thousands of students on the subject of global poverty and inequality.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

It's her business : a handbook for preparing young, at-risk women to become entrepreneurs /

by EMpower.

Publisher: New York, NY EMpower n.dDescription: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: It's her business: a handbook for preparing young, at-risk women to become entrepreneurs is a practical resource for organizations seeking to start or strengthen entrepreneurship programs for young, at-risk women. It outlines the essential components of successful entrepreneurship programs, discusses common challenges and considerations, and provides other useful tips and resources.Availability: (1)

Aftermath : a new global economic order? /

by Calhoun, Craig J | Derluguian, Georgi M.

Publisher: New York New York University Press 2011Description: 296 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.Other title: Possible futures series ; v. 3.Notes: A co-publication with the Social Science Research Council. Includes bibliographical references and index Contents: A savage sorting of winners and losers, and beyond / Saskia Sassen -- The 2008 world financial crisis and the future of world development / Ha-Joon Chang -- Growth after the crisis / Dani Rodrik -- Structural causes and consequences of the 2008-2009 financial crisis / Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Felice Noelle Rodriguez -- Bridging the gap : a new world economic order for development? / Manuel Montes and Vladimir Popov -- Chinese political economy and the international economy : linking global, regional, and domestic possibilities / R. Bin Wong -- The global financial crisis and Africa's "immiserizing wealth" / Alexis Habiyaremye and Luc Soete -- Central and Eastern Europe : shapes of transformation, crisis, and the possible futures / Piotr Dutkewicz and Grzegorz Gorzelak -- The post-Soviet recoil to periphery / Georgi Derluguian -- The great crisis and the financial sector : what we might have learned / James K. GalbraithAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Why nations fail : the origins of power, prosperity, and poverty /

by Acemoglu, Daron | Robinson, James.

Publisher: New York, NY Crown Business 2012Description: 529 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [465]-509) and index.Summary: Based on fifteen years of original research Acemoglu and Robinson marshall extraordinary historical evidence from the Roman Empire, the Mayan city-states, medieval Venice, the Soviet Union, Latin America, England, Europe, the United States, and Africa to build a new theory of political economy with great relevance for the big questions of today, including: China has built an authoritarian growth machine. Will it continue to grow at such high speed and overwhelm the West? Are America's best days behind it? Are we moving from a virtuous circle in which efforts by elites to aggrandize power are resisted to a vicious one that enriches and empowers a small minority? What is the most effective way to help move billions of people from the rut of poverty to prosperity? More philanthropy from the wealthy nations of the West? Or learning the hard-won lessons of Acemoglu and Robinson's breakthrough ideas on the interplay between inclusive political and economic institutions - Why Nations Fail will change the way you look at and understand the world. ; Contents: Why Egyptians filled Tahrir Square to bring down Hosni Mubarak and what it means for our understanding of the causes of prosperity and poverty -- 1.So Close and Yet So Different -- Nogales, Arizona, and Nogales, Sonora, have the same people, culture, and geography. Why is one rich and one poor? -- 2.Theories That Don't Work -- Poor countries are poor not because of their geographies or cultures, or because their leaders do not know which policies will enrich their citizens -- 3.The Making of Prosperity and Poverty -- How prosperity and poverty are determined by the incentives created by institutions, and how politics determines what institutions a nation has -- 4.Small Differences and Critical Junctures: The Weight of History -- How institutions change through political conflict and how the past shapes the present -- 5."I've Seen the Future, and It Works": Growth Under Extractive Institutions - What Stalin, King Shyaam, the Neolithic Revolution, and the Maya city-states all had in common and how this explains why China's current economic growth cannot last -- 6.Drifting Apart -- How institutions evolve over time, often slowly drifting apart -- 7.The Turning Point -- How a political revolution in 1688 changed institutions in England and led to the Industrial Revolution -- 8.Not on Our Turf: Barriers to Development -- Why the politically powerful in many nations opposed the Industrial Revolution -- 9.Reversing Development -- How European colonialism impoverished large parts of the world -- 10.The Diffusion of Prosperity -- How some parts of the world took different paths to prosperity from that of Britain -- 11.The Virtuous Circle -- How institutions that encourage prosperity create positive feedback loops that prevent the efforts by elites to undermine them -- 12.The Vicious Circle -- How institutions that create poverty generate negative feedback loops and endure -- 13.Why Nations Fail Today -- Institutions, institutions, institutions -- 14.Breaking the Mold -- How a few countries changed their economic trajectory by changing their institutions -- 15.Understanding Prosperity and Poverty -- How the world could have been different and how understanding this can explain why most attempts to combat poverty have failed.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The global crisis and transformative social change /

by Utting, Peter (ed.) | Razavi, Shahra (ed.) | Buchholz, Rebecca Varghese (ed.).

Publisher: Basingstoke Palgrave Macmillan 2012Description: xvi, 289 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.Notes: At foot of title: UNRISD, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development. Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: Global crises not only impact the economy and people's livelihoods, they also unsettle basic ideas and assumptions about the meaning and drivers of development. This collection of theoretical and empirical studies contributes to the global debate about the substance and politics of policy change three years into the 2007/8 crisis. It examines the challenges and dynamics involved from the perspective of development and developing countries. In doing so it engages with some of the most pressing and contested issues. To what extent does the crisis provide an opportunity for moving away from the doctrines and policies that reinforced inequality and vulnerability? What new directions in policy, especially social policy, are required, and are developing countries moving in such directions? Are social forces and political coalitions supportive of transformative change able to mobilize? While the political underpinnings of policy change conducive to social reform - contestation, social mobilization and coalition politics - are energized in the context of crises, the nature of demands and the responsiveness of elites can vary considerably. ; Contents: 1.Narratives of Crisis and Crisis Response: Perspectives from North and South / Bob Jessop -- 2.The Perils of Paradigm Maintenance in the Face of Crisis / Andrew Martin Fischer -- 3.Social Reproduction in the Global Crisis: Rapid Recovery or Long-Lasting Depletion? / Diane Elson -- 4.Shifting Global Social Policy Discourse and Governance in Times of Crisis / Bob Deacon -- 5.Financialization and Social Policy / Ben Fine -- 6.Policy Change in Turbulent Times: The Nationalization of Private Pensions in Argentina / Camila Arza -- 7.Rebounding from Crisis: The Role and Limits of Social Policy in China's Recovery / Sarah Cook -- 8.The Global Economic Crisis and Labour Markets in the Small States of the Caribbean / Andrew S. Downes -- 9.From Agrarian Crisis to Global Economic Crisis: Neoliberalism and the Indian Peasantry / Arindam Banerjee -- 10.Restructuring Development to Address the Global Financial Crisis: Lessons from India / Seeta Prabhu -- 11.A Political Economy Analysis of Crisis Response: Reflections on India and Thailand / Govind Kelkar -- 12.Trade Unions and the Politics of Crisis / Bjorn Beckman -- 13.Chinese Migrant Workers in the Global Financial Crisis: Government and Stakeholder Interactions / Ying Yu.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Inclusive growth and a post-2015 framework /

by Bergh, Gina | Overseas Development Institute | Melamed, Claire.

Publisher: London, U.K. Overseas Development Institute 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2012 Bibliography : p. 8-9Summary: There is every reason to think that the political focus on growth and employment will only increase during the lifetime of any post-2015 agreement on development. A primary concern of people around the world, in developed and developing countries alike, is to have a job.18 However, as the global economic recovery remains fragile, both developed and developing countries grapple with the challenges of unemployment and poor working conditions, and with the political instability that may well follow.Availability: (1)

Youth and skills : putting education to work /

by Rose, Pauline (ed.) | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (unesco).

Publisher: Paris, France UNESCO Publishing 2012Description: PDF.Other title: UNESCO. Education for all (EFA) global monitoring report ;.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index Director: Pauline RoseSummary: Many young people around the world - especially the disadvantaged - are leaving school without the skills they need to thrive in society and find decent jobs. As well as thwarting young people's hopes, these education failures are jeopardizing equitable economic growth and social cohesion, and preventing many countries from reaping the potential benefits of their growing youth populations. This report examines how skills development programs can be improved to boost young people's opportunities for decent jobs and better lives.Availability: (1)

Reaching the marginalized /

by Watkins, Kevin (ed.) | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (unesco).

Publisher: Paris, France UNESCO Publishing 2010Description: PDF.Other title: UNESCO. Education for all (EFA) global monitoring report ;.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Director: Kevin Watkins Includes bibliographical references and indexSummary: Education systems in many of the world's poorest countries are now experiencing the aftermath of the global economic downturn. The 2010 Education for All Global Monitoring Report, argues that the crisis could create a lost generation of children whose life chances will have been irreparably damaged by a failure to protect their right to education. The Report examines who these children are and why they are being left behind, and looks at concrete solutions for making sure that no children are excluded from schooling.Availability: (1)

Inequality and inclusive growth in rich countries : shared challenges and contrasting fortunes / [edited by] Brian Nolan.

by Nolan, Brian (ed.).

Publisher: New York, NY Oxford University Press, 2018Description: xxi, p. 414.Summary: Rising inequality in income and wealth across the OECD has been widely recognised and identified as a major concern; Inequality and Inclusive Growth in Rich Countries links this phenomenon with stagnation in wages and incomes for ordinary working households in order to address the challenge of promoting growth and prosperity. The concentration of wealth at the top of society is now seen as a threat to social and political stability. Inequality and Inclusive Growth in Rich Countries aims to identify what structures and policies are associated with success or failure in limiting the rise in inequality and promoting income growth for those in the middle and lower reaches of the income distribution. It analyses the varying experiences of ten rich countries over recent decades in depth, revealing that there are indeed responses that governments and societies can adopt, and that stagnation and rising inequality do not have to be accepted, but can be combatted given the political will and capacity. Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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