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Rural Poverty and Income Dynamics in Asia and Africa

Rural Poverty and Income Dynamics in Asia and Africa

1st Edition

Keijiro Otsuka, Jonna P. Estudillo, Yasuyuki Sawada
November 18, 2016

Although there is much interest in poverty reduction, there are few agreed upon strategies to effectively reduce poverty. In this new book, the editors have gathered together various evidences on poverty dynamics, based on panel data from the last few decades in the Philippines, Thailand,...

Financial Cooperatives and Local Development

Financial Cooperatives and Local Development

1st Edition

Silvio Goglio, Yiorgos Alexopoulos
November 11, 2016

This book examines the opportunities opened up for financial cooperatives by the recent financial crisis, and explores the role of these institutions in promoting and sustaining local development. The global financial crisis has not only shown the limits of the mainstream theory of markets and...

Gendered Insecurities, Health and Development in Africa

Gendered Insecurities, Health and Development in Africa

1st Edition

Howard Stein, Amal Hassan Fadlalla
November 08, 2016

The concept of security has often narrowly focused on issues surrounding the protection of national borders from outside threats. However, a richer idea of human security has become increasingly important in the past decade or so. The aim is to incorporate various dimensions of the downside risks...

The Economics of Child Labour in the Era of Globalization: Policy issues

The Economics of Child Labour in the Era of Globalization: Policy issues

1st Edition

Sarbajit Chaudhuri, Jayanta Kumar Dwibedi
October 28, 2016

Children in poor countries are subjected to exploitation characterized by low wages and long hours of work, as well as by unclean, unhygienic and unsafe working and living conditions, and, more importantly, by deprivation from education, all of which hampers their physical and mental...

The Theory and Practice of Microcredit

The Theory and Practice of Microcredit

1st Edition

Wahiduddin Mahmud, S. R. Osmani
October 11, 2016

The remarkable speed at which microcredit has expanded around the world in the last three decades has piqued the curiosity of practitioners and theorists alike. By developing innovative ways of making credit available to the poor, the idea of microcredit has challenged many traditional assumptions...

Development Management: Theory and practice

Development Management: Theory and practice

1st Edition

Justice Nyigmah Bawole, Farhad Hossain, Asad K. Ghalib, Christopher J. Rees, Aminu Mamman
October 04, 2016

Despite significant financial investments, the rate of development and pace of poverty reduction in developing and transitional countries has not always matched expectations. Development management typically involves complex interactions between governmental and non-governmental organisations,...

Structural Transformation and Agrarian Change in India

Structural Transformation and Agrarian Change in India

1st Edition

Goran Djurfeldt, Srilata Sircar
September 27, 2016

The landlord and his emaciated labourer are symbolic of Indian agriculture. However, this relationship has now changed as large landowners have fallen from their superior position. This volume explores how this emblematic pair is becoming a thing of the past. Structural Transformation and Agrarian...

International Taxation and the Extractive Industries

International Taxation and the Extractive Industries

1st Edition

Philip Daniel, Michael Keen, Artur Świstak, Victor Thuronyi
September 23, 2016

The taxation of extractive industries exploiting oil, gas, or minerals is usually treated as a sovereign, national policy and administration issue. This book offers a uniquely comprehensive overview of the theory and practice involved in designing policies on the international aspects of fiscal...

Structural Transformation and Economic Development: Cross regional analysis of industrialization and urbanization

Structural Transformation and Economic Development: Cross regional analysis of industrialization and urbanization

1st Edition

Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka, Kaushalesh Lal
September 20, 2016

This book examines long-term structural changes and the broad impact on economic development in regional comparative perspectives. The book analyzes data across Africa, Asia and Latin America. It looks at key variables of productivity growth, industrialization, poverty, urbanization, and employment...

Primary Commodities and Economic Development

Primary Commodities and Economic Development

1st Edition

Stephan Pfaffenzeller
August 19, 2016

Our post-industrialised global economy has achieved spectacular success and pushed back poverty to an extent previously thought impossible. This success is ultimately based on the continued supply of both renewable and non-renewable resources. Will this supply of primary commodities remain...

Trade, Investment and Economic Development in Asia: Empirical and policy issues

Trade, Investment and Economic Development in Asia: Empirical and policy issues

1st Edition

Debashis Chakraborty, Jaydeep Mukherjee
June 07, 2016

In an era of globalization, trade in goods and cross-border services and capital flows play a key role in determining the economic growth path of countries. Over the last two decades, countries have embarked on several alternate tracks to liberalize and deepen their linkage with the world economy....

Exploring Civic Innovation for Social and Economic Transformation

Exploring Civic Innovation for Social and Economic Transformation

1st Edition

Kees Biekart, Wendy Harcourt, Peter Knorringa
May 24, 2016

This edited collection examines the globally rising phenomenon of civic innovation. Combining nuanced theory with rich empirical examples, this book defines the dynamic and complex process of civic innovation as the multiple economic, political and social processes where peoples, organizations,...

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