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Cooperation Networks and Economic Development: Cuba’s High-Tech Potential

Cooperation Networks and Economic Development: Cuba’s High-Tech Potential

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Andrés Cárdenas O´Farrill
February 01, 2020

For most Western audiences, Cuba is a touristic paradise stuck in time and virtually detached from world technology networks by the US embargo – anything but a hub of industrial innovation and high value-added biotechnology. However, a closer look reveals more subtle but equally powerful stories...

Gender, Poverty and Access to Justice: Policy Implementation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Gender, Poverty and Access to Justice: Policy Implementation in Sub-Saharan Africa

1st Edition

Forthcoming

David Lawson, Adam Dubin, Lea Mwambene
November 01, 2019

Access to justice is a fundamental right guaranteed under a wide body of international, regional and domestic laws. In Africa, women make up much of Africa’s poorest and most marginalized population, and as such are often prevented from enforcing rights or seeking other recourse. This book brings...

Full and Productive Employment in Developing Economies: Towards the Sustainable Development Goals

Full and Productive Employment in Developing Economies: Towards the Sustainable Development Goals

1st Edition

Rizwanul Islam
August 21, 2019

The United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals include a specific target for full and productive employment. However, what constitutes full employment in developing countries is not yet clearly understood. And likewise, there is no clear direction for developing strategies and policies to...

Urban Policy in Latin America: Towards the Sustainable Development Goals?

Urban Policy in Latin America: Towards the Sustainable Development Goals?

1st Edition

Michael Cohen, Maria Carrizosa, Margarita Gutman
August 13, 2019

This book evaluates the impact of 20 years of urban policies in six Latin American countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Mexico. It argues that evaluating the fulfillment of past commitments is essential for framing and meeting the new commitments that were taken in Habitat III...

Unlocking SME Finance in Asia: Roles of Credit Rating and Credit Guarantee Schemes

Unlocking SME Finance in Asia: Roles of Credit Rating and Credit Guarantee Schemes

1st Edition

Naoyuki Yoshino, Farhad Taghizadeh-Hesary
July 19, 2019

There is limited access for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to bank credit. This book proposes new and sustainable models to help ease the access of SMEs to finance and boost economic growth and job creation in Asia. This book looks at the difficulties of SMEs in accessing finance and...

Information and Communication Technologies for Development Evaluation

Information and Communication Technologies for Development Evaluation

1st Edition

Oscar A. García, Prashanth Kotturi
July 10, 2019

Written by a team of expert practitioners at the Independent Office of Evaluation of International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), this book gives an insight into the implications of new and emerging technologies in development evaluation. Growing technologies such as big data analytics,...

Economic Transformation for Poverty Reduction in Africa: A Multidimensional Approach

Economic Transformation for Poverty Reduction in Africa: A Multidimensional Approach

1st Edition

Almas Heshmati
April 09, 2019

This book is an edited volume which contains empirical studies on determinants of poverty and its reduction in Africa. It looks at multidimensional measures of poverty, production and productivity-related factors, policies influencing poverty and random, hazardous but preventive factors influencing...

Institutions, Technology and Development in Africa

Institutions, Technology and Development in Africa

1st Edition

Jeffrey James
December 11, 2018

An extensive literature has demonstrated that technologies in sub-Saharan Africa are largely inappropriate: that is, that they are typically capital- and import-intensive rather than labour- and local input-intensive. These technologies have created a pattern of development that is highly unequal,...

The Service Sector and Economic Development in Africa

The Service Sector and Economic Development in Africa

1st Edition

Evelyn F. Wamboye, Peter J. Nyaronga
September 25, 2018

The service sector accounts for a huge proportion of global employment, and is the biggest driver of gross domestic product in developing nations. Yet there has been little research uncovering its scope, potential and implications on sustained and inclusive economic growth. This is especially true...

Macroeconomic Policy for Emerging Markets: Lessons from Thailand

Macroeconomic Policy for Emerging Markets: Lessons from Thailand

1st Edition

Bhanupong Nidhiprabha
September 19, 2018

Macroeconomic policies matter for sustainable long-term growth. With global fluctuations, deviation from a stable growth path can be minimized by countercyclical macro policies, if properly implemented. This book examines Thailand’s 55 years of experience in macroeconomic management and provides...

Law and Development: Theory and Practice

Law and Development: Theory and Practice

1st Edition

Yong-Shik Lee
September 13, 2018

The book examines the theory and practice of law and development. It reviews the evolution of law and development studies and presents a general theory of law and development. The general theory sets the conceptual parameters of "law" and "development" and explains the mechanisms by which law...

Building Businesses in Emerging and Developing Countries: Challenges and Opportunities

Building Businesses in Emerging and Developing Countries: Challenges and Opportunities

1st Edition

Elie Virgile Chrysostome, Rick Molz
August 14, 2018

This book focuses on the challenges and opportunities facing companies in emerging and developing countries. China and India have become the primary business destination for many global companies that are looking for market opportunities and low costs of production, whilst Morocco, Dubai, Brazil,...

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