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International Development Research Centre

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  • Missing Linksby Gender Working Group of the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development

    International Development Research Centre 1995; US$ 30.00

    In this landmark book, the UN-commissioned Gender Working Group outlines its policy proposals for national science and technology programs. Its goal is to ensure that women and men have equal access to and benefit equally from science and technology. The proposals are supported by essays written by distinguished scholars and experts. more...

  • Beyond Intellectual Propertyby Darrell A. Posey; Graham Dutfield

    International Development Research Centre 1996; US$ 35.00

    In Beyond Intellectual Property, authors Darrell A. Posey and Graham Dutfield listen and respond to this voice. They offer sound and reasonable advice on how indigenous peoples and local communities worldwide should approach and deal with the myriad of issues surrounding intellectual property and traditional resource rights. For indigenous peoples'... more...

  • Working with Indigenous Knowledgeby Louise Grenier

    International Development Research Centre 1998; US$ 25.00

    Experience has shown us that development efforts that ignore local technologies, local systems of knowledge, and the local environment generally fail to achieve their desired objectives. Examples abound of western-lead teams of researchers failing to consult properly with indigenous populations,with the resulting "advancements" quickly proving to be... more...

  • From Workplace to Workspaceby Maureen James; Liz Rykert

    International Development Research Centre 1998; US$ 25.00

    than does any other Internet-based technology. Consequently, email lists have evolved as a powerful tool for collaboration in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. In these and other regions of the world, however, experienced users of email lists are few and far between. And, for the inexperienced user, participating in such a list can be a frustrating... more...

  • Enhancing Organizational Performanceby Charles Lusthaus; Marie-Hélène Adrien; Gary Anderson; Fred Carden

    International Development Research Centre 1999; US$ 25.00

    This guidebook presents an innovative and thoroughly tested model for organizational self-assessment. The tools and tips in Enhancing Organizational Performance go beyond measuring the impact of programs, products, and services. They integrate techniques of formative assessment, in which the assessment team becomes involved in helping its organization... more...

  • Reforming Social Policyby Daniel Morales-Gómez; Necla Tschirgi; Jennifer L. Moher

    International Development Research Centre 1999; US$ 25.00

    The 20th century has been a remarkable age of material advancement and sociopolitical transformation. In all parts of the world, people have witnessed profound changes in their conditions of life: infant mortality rates and adult illiteracy have dropped as dramatically as primary school enrollment and life expectancy have increased. Nevertheless, despite... more...

  • For Hunger-Proof Citiesby Mustafa Koc; Rod MacRae; Luc J.A. Mougeot; Jennifer Welsh

    International Development Research Centre 1999; US$ 35.00

    For Hunger-proof Cities is the first book to fully examine food security from an urban perspective. It examines existing local food systems and ways to improve the availability and accessibility of food for city dwellers. It looks at methods to improve community-supported agriculture and cooperation between urban and rural populations. It explores... more...

  • A New World of Knowledgeby Sheryl L. Bond; Jean-Pierre Lemasson

    International Development Research Centre 1999; US$ 25.00

    A New World of Knowledge examines how globalization has obliged universities in Canada to reassess and rethink the international dimension of their mission and practice. All now include an international dimension in their mission statement. Is this a true statement of educational principles? Or is it simply a marketing message intended to position... more...

  • Cultivating Peaceby Daniel Buckles

    International Development Research Centre 1999; US$ 30.00

    While the dimensions, levels, and intensity of conflict can vary greatly, so too can the opportunities for conflict resolution. Cultivating Peace presents original case studies from Africa, Asia, and Latin America, interspersed with essays on the cultural dimensions of conflict, the meaning of stakeholder analysis, the impact of development interventions... more...

  • Protecting Biodiversityby Susan P. Bass; Manuel Ruiz Muller

    International Development Research Centre 1999; US$ 20.00

    Protecting Biodiversity addresses one of the most fundamental aspects of this important issue: the lack of adequate national laws regulating access to, and compensation for, the use of local genetic resources. This book is the first to compare such laws and policies across a range of countries in both the industrialized and developing worlds, including... more...