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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
August 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...

Energy Sustainability and Development in ASEAN and East Asia

Energy Sustainability and Development in ASEAN and East Asia

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Phoumin Han, Farhad Taghizadeh-Hesary, Fukunari Kimura
July 13, 2020

The rapid and sustained economic growth of the past two decades has led to marked increases in energy demand in the region, and developing Asia will continue to lead the energy demand growth. The increase in energy demand threatens energy security and efforts to curb carbon dioxide emissions,...

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
July 10, 2020

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...

Undernutrition, Agriculture and Public Provisioning: The Impact on Women and Children in India

Undernutrition, Agriculture and Public Provisioning: The Impact on Women and Children in India

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Swarna Sadasivam Vepa, Brinda Viswanathan
May 18, 2020

Using quantitative techniques, this volume provides empirical evidence on the crucial role of public provisioning of food, water, sanitation and health care in reducing undernutrition among women and children in India. The linkages are cogently explored and connected to the sustainable...

Capital Mobility and Distributional Conflict in Chile, South Korea, and Turkey

Capital Mobility and Distributional Conflict in Chile, South Korea, and Turkey

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Kurtuluş Gemici
May 06, 2020

Why did many emerging countries pursue risky financial opening policies in a reckless manner, even after the painful example of the Latin American debt crisis? Unlike trade liberalization, which has mostly been beneficial in emerging countries, the removal of capital controls has led to boom-bust...

Rent Seeking and Development: The Political Economy of Industrialization in Vietnam.

Rent Seeking and Development: The Political Economy of Industrialization in Vietnam.

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Christine Ngoc Ngo
April 15, 2020

Rent seeking continues to be a topic of much discussion and debate within the political economy. This new study challenges previous assumptions and sets out a new analysis of the dynamics of rent and rent seeking in development, using Vietnam as a case study. This book provides an alternative...

Law and Development: Theory and Practice

Law and Development: Theory and Practice

1st Edition

Yong-Shik Lee
April 01, 2020

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...

Macroeconomic Policy for Emerging Markets: Lessons from Thailand

Macroeconomic Policy for Emerging Markets: Lessons from Thailand

1st Edition

Bhanupong Nidhiprabha
April 01, 2020

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...

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,...

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