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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...

  • Accountability of the International Monetary Fundby Barry Carin; Angela Wood

    International Development Research Centre 2005; US$ 70.00

    Brings together leading experts from all over the world to further the debate on the various dimesions of accountability of IMF to its various sharholders and stakeholders. Having fully explored how the notion of accountability can be pragmatically applied it then tests various alternative appriaches and makes some recommendations. 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...

  • Cultivando mejores ciudadesby Luc J.A. Mougeot

    International Development Research Centre 2006; US$ 15.00

    La Organización de las Naciones Unidas predice que en los próximos 25 años casi todo el crecimiento poblacional tendrá lugar en las ciudades del mundo en desarrollo. Al ritmo actual, se espera que para el año 2030 un 60% del total de la población mundial viva en ciudades, crecimiento que viene aparejado con el aumento de los pobres en la ciudad y por... 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...

  • Finance and Competitiveness in Developing Countriesby José M. Fanelli; Rohinton Medhora

    International Development Research Centre 2002; US$ 30.00

    Using detailed trade and firm-level financial data, the authors demonstrate, for example, that while links between finance and competitiveness are strong, they are not uniform across sectors and countries. This book examines the link between finance and competitiveness at the macro and sectoral levels in seven different countries: Argentina, Brazil,... 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...

  • Globalization on Trialby Farhang Rajaee

    International Development Research Centre 2000; US$ 20.00

    Globalization on Trial challenges the conventional view that equates globalization with the expansion of the capitalist economic system. With a broad historical and holistic brush, the author presents a view of globalization that is both multidisciplinary and multicultural. What opportunities must we seize? What dangers must we overcome? Rajaee examines... 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...

  • Knowledge Sharedby Edward T. Jackson; Yusuf Kassam

    International Development Research Centre 1998; US$ 30.00

    This book presents leading-edge analysis on the theory and practice of participatory evaluation around the world. With its instructive case studies from Bangladesh, El Salvador, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Nepal, and St Vincent, the book is a guide to a community-based approach to evaluation that is at once a learning process, a means of... more...