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  • ¿Catastrofe o nueva sociedad? Modelo mundial Latinoamericano 30 años despuésby Amílcar O. Herrera; Hugo D. Scolnick; Gabriela Chichilinsky; Gilberto C. Gallopin; Jorge E. Hardoy

    International Development Research Centre 2004; US$ 15.00

    Le monde actuel comporte plusieurs indices qui inclinent au pessimisme en ce qui concerne son avenir. Ces indices nous montrent un monde menacé par la pauvreté, l?exclusion, la faim et les maladies. Le modèle du monde latino-américain, élaboré par la fondation Bariloche de 1972 à 1975 et publié il y a déjà plus de 30 ans, indiquait une avenue possible... more...

  • At the Crossroadsby Florence Etta; Laurent Elder

    International Development Research Centre 2005; US$ 30.00

    This books presents the presents the findings of the mission. It is now being used to shape policy in Viet Nam and will continue to do so in the coming years. Interested readers will include government officials and policymakers in science and technology; academics, researchers, professors,and university students in development studies, policy studies,... more...

  • Environmental Regulation and Food Safetyby Veena Jha

    International Development Research Centre 2006; US$ 65.00

    Environmental, health and sanitary requirements in developed countries are perceived in developing countries as non-tariff barriers to trade. This book shows that such restrictions are perceived to be more stringent during the domestic production season. It also argues that scientific data for specific thresholds appear to be questionable. more...

  • Genes in the Fieldby Stephen B. Brush

    International Development Research Centre 2000; US$ 30.00

    The diversity of crop plants is one of our most important biological resources, and the most important source of crop genes are the fields of peasant farmers in regions where crop domestication and evolution have occurred. Today, however, crop genes are threatened by social and technological change such as human population growth, the use of new agricultural... more...

  • Internet and Society in Latin America and the Caribbeanby Marcelo Bonilla; Gilles Cliche

    International Development Research Centre 2004; US$ 40.00

    This book presents pioneering research that is designed to show, from a qualitative and ethnographic perspective, how new information and communication technologies, as applied to the school system and to local governance initiatives, merely reproduce traditional pedagogical approaches and the dominant forms by which power is exercised at the local... more...

  • La mondialisation au banc des accusésby Farhang Rajaee

    International Development Research Centre 2001; US$ 20.00

    La mondialisation au banc des accusés récuse le point de vue conventionnel qui établit un rapport d?égalité entre la mondialisation et l?expansion du système économique capitaliste. En brossant un large portrait historique et holiste, l?auteur offre un point de vue sur la mondialisation qui est à la fois multidisciplinaire et multiculturel. Quelles... more...

  • L'eauby David B. Brooks

    International Development Research Centre 2002; US$ 15.00

    Aujourd'hui, l'accès à l'eau potable fait défaut à plus d'un milliard de personnes. Au cours des 25 prochaines années, le tiers de la population mondiale fera face à une grave pénurie d'eau. De toute évidence, les inégalités quant à la disponibilité et à l'approvisionnement d'eau douce sont une question de vie ou de mort, et constituent, en matière... more...

  • Managing Water Demandby Ellysar Baroudy; Abderrafii Abid Lahlou; Bayoumi Attia

    International Development Research Centre 2005; US$ 20.00

    The vast arid and semi-arid regions of the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) constitute 85% of the region's land area and are home to approximately 60% of the region's population. Limited water resources pose severe constraints on people's economic and social progress, testing their resilience and threatening their livelihoods. Rainfall is... more...

  • Our Continent, Our Futureby Thandika Mkandawire; Charles C. Soludo

    International Development Research Centre 1999; US$ 25.00

    Our Continent, Our Future presents the emerging African perspective on this complex issue. The authors use as background their own extensive experience and a collection of 30 individual studies, 25 of which were from African economists, to summarize this African perspective and articulate a path for the future. They underscore the need to be sensitive... more...

  • Petites enterprises en Afriqueby Philip English; Georges Hénault

    International Development Research Centre 1995; US$ 35.00

    Agents of Change presents the results of an international conference held in Africa. It provides practical solutions and suggestions for real change. It discusses national strategies for small enterprises, examines legal, regulatory, and tax reform, and makes proposals on how to improve competitiveness and access to credit. more...