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Globalization and Development: Rethinking Interventions and Governance

Globalization and Development: Rethinking Interventions and Governance

1st Edition

Arne Bigsten
March 04, 2015

The key challenge for achieving sustained development in developing countries relates to quality of domestic governance, which in turn is strongly affected by external interventions. Domestic governance includes politics, policy formulation, institution building and policy implementation. It is...

Disasters and the Networked Economy

Disasters and the Networked Economy

1st Edition

J.M. Albala-Bertrand
March 04, 2015

Mainstream quantitative analysis and simulations are fraught with difficulties and are intrinsically unable to deal appropriately with long-term macroeconomic effects of disasters. In this new book, J.M. Albala-Bertrand develops the themes introduced in his past book, The Political Economy of Large...

Digital Interactions in Developing Countries: An Economic Perspective

Digital Interactions in Developing Countries: An Economic Perspective

1st Edition

Jeffrey James
March 04, 2015

Jeffrey James is one of the relatively few academics to have systematically taken on the topic of IT and development. In this timely book he undertakes a methodological critique of prominent topics in the debate. Challenging the existing literature by international and governmental institutions,...

Financing Regional Growth and the Inter-American Development Bank: The Case of Argentina

Financing Regional Growth and the Inter-American Development Bank: The Case of Argentina

1st Edition

Ernesto Vivares
March 04, 2015

The crisis of the current global financial order is challenging us to critically reflect on how this order has been driven, and the development outcomes produced by its central political and economic actors. There is a great deal of academic knowledge about the role of the international financial...

Employment and Inclusive Development

Employment and Inclusive Development

1st Edition

Rizwanul Islam, Iyanatul Islam
February 11, 2015

Issues relating to employment and labour have once again come to the fore of global policy debates in the wake of the widespread unemployment that has accompanied the current financial crisis. In the developing world, there is a growing realization that productive employment promotion and social...

The Politics of Aid Selectivity: Good Governance Criteria in World Bank, U.S. and Dutch Development Assistance

The Politics of Aid Selectivity: Good Governance Criteria in World Bank, U.S. and Dutch Development Assistance

1st Edition

Wil Hout
December 23, 2014

The first extended analysis of selectivity policies of important bilateral and multilateral aid donors, this book combines a policy-analytical with a quantitative-empirical approach. Bringing out the conflicts that may exist between foreign assistance agendas and the desire of governments in...

Industrial Innovation, Networks, and Economic Development: Informal Information Sharing in Low-Technology Clusters in India

Industrial Innovation, Networks, and Economic Development: Informal Information Sharing in Low-Technology Clusters in India

1st Edition

Anant Kamath
November 19, 2014

This book offers an innovative examination of how ‘low–technology’ industries operate. Based on extensive fieldwork in India, the book fuses economic and sociological perspectives on information sharing by means of informal interaction in a low-technology cluster in a developing country. In doing...

Developmental Macroeconomics: New Developmentalism as a Growth Strategy

Developmental Macroeconomics: New Developmentalism as a Growth Strategy

1st Edition

Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira, José Luís Oreiro, Nelson Marconi
October 09, 2014

Developmental Macroeconomics: Access to Demand, the Exchange Rate and Growth offers a new approach to development economics and macroeconomics. It is a Keynesian-structuralist approach to economics applied to middle income countries that emphasizes the strategic role of demand in creating...

African Industrial Development and European Union Co-operation: Prospects for a reengineered partnership

African Industrial Development and European Union Co-operation: Prospects for a reengineered partnership

1st Edition

Francis A.S.T. Matambalya
July 30, 2014

Of the 54African states, only South Africa is categorised by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) amongst industrialised countries. The economic activities in Africa are still dominated by the production and trade of agricultural and mineral commodities. This situation is...

Business Regulation and Non-State Actors: Whose Standards? Whose Development?

Business Regulation and Non-State Actors: Whose Standards? Whose Development?

1st Edition

Peter Utting, Darryl Reed, Ananya Mukherjee Reed
July 04, 2014

This volume assesses the achievements and limitations of a new set of non-state or multistakeholder institutions that are concerned with improving the social and environmental record of business, and holding corporations to account. It does so from a perspective that aims to address two limitations...

The Global Economic Crisis and the Developing World: Implications and Prospects for Recovery and Growth

The Global Economic Crisis and the Developing World: Implications and Prospects for Recovery and Growth

1st Edition

Ashwini Deshpande, Keith Nurse
July 04, 2014

The world economy is currently in the throes of a global economic crisis reminiscent of the great depressions of the 1930s and the 1870s. As back then, the crisis has exposed the major structural imbalances in financial and credit markets in addition to global trade forcing many governments,...

Public Expenditures for Agricultural and Rural Development in Africa

Public Expenditures for Agricultural and Rural Development in Africa

1st Edition

Tewodaj Mogues, Samuel E Benin
July 04, 2014

Whereas there is plenty of work looking at macroeconomic effect of public spending on growth and poverty in Africa as well as studies of the impact of spending or investment in one economic sector on outcomes in that sector or on broader welfare measures, this book fills a much needed gap in the...

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