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  • Multinationals, the State and Control of the Nigerian Economyby Thomas J. Biersteker

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 47.50

    Thomas Biersteker evaluates the sources of Third World economic nationalism and assesses the significance of the changes that have taken place between North and South since the early 1970s. Neo-classical and neo-Marxist approaches to international and comparative political economy are explored to develop methods and select criteria for the assessment... more...

  • Funding Community Initiativesby Silvina Arrossi; Felix Bombarolo; Jorge E Hardoy; Diana Mitlin; Luis Perez Coscio; David Satterthwaite

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    Despite four decades of development planning, at least one third of the urban population of Africa, Asia and Latin America remains poor. Over 600 million live in 'life and health threatening' homes and neighbourhoods because of poor housing and inadequate or no piped water, sanitation and health care. But even as the shortcomings of government and... more...

  • Smart Specialisationby Dominique Foray

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This is the first book on a new policy approach that has been widely adopted in Europe and beyond. It analyses the concept of smart specialisation and discuss the need for smart specialisation strategies, explains why the approach is new and different from more standard policy processes and explores what are the conditions for successful implementation.... more...

  • Airports, Cities and Regionsby Sven Conventz; Alain Thierstein

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Since the emergence of urban systems, cities have developed in a mutually inter-dependent process of socio-economic dynamics and transportation linkages. In recent years, Airports worldwide have stepped beyond the stage of being pure infrastructure facilities while the complex dynamics that are taking place at and around international airports represent... more...

  • Urban Competitiveness: Theory and Practiceby Peter Kresl; Daniele Ietri

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    During the past 25 years the burden of managing economic policy for competitiveness has devolved to cities and to urban regions. National governments have increasingly been focused on staving off fiscal collapse. Mayors and local administrations have become very creative and active in looking after the state of their local economy and have developed... more...

  • National Accounts of OECD Countriesby Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2005; US$ 147.00

    The 2005 edition of the National Accounts of OECD Countries: Main Aggregates, Volume I, covers expenditure based GDP, output based GDP, income based GDP, disposable income, saving and net lending, population and employment.  It includes also comparative tables based on exchange rates and comparative tables based on purchasing power parities. more...

  • From Privilege to Competitionby World Bank

    World Bank Publications 2009; US$ 29.99

    The future prosperity of most people of the Middle-East and North Africa—and the social cohesion of their countries—rests in great part on the ability of governments to enable the private sector to respond to this job creation challenge. This is what this report is about. It is about enabling the new generations of entrepreneurs that have... more...

  • The Microfinance Revolutionby Marguerite S. Robinson

    World Bank Publications 2001; US$ 24.99

    This book focuses on how the demand for microfinance can be met on a global scale. It documents the contributions of institutions and of people who have led the development of commercial finance for the poor, and it analyzes the principles on which the microfinance revolution is based. In sum, this work offers a detailed overview of the development... more...

  • India 2039by Harinder S Kohli; Anil Sood

    SAGE India 2009; US$ 29.95

    This book paints a bold and inspiring scenario of India becoming an affluent society by 2039, that is, within a generation from now. It makes a persuasive case as to why such a scenario could be plausible. Even more importantly, the book very appropriately and frankly assess the many hurdles – political, social, policy and institutional –... more...

  • Africa Development Indicators 2010; Silent and Lethalby World Bank Group

    World Bank Publications 2010; US$ 49.99

    Reliable quantitative data are essential for understanding economic, social and governance development because it provides evidence, and evidence are crucial to set policies, monitor progress and evaluate results. Africa Development Indicators 2010 (ADI) provides the most detailed collection of data on Africa available. It puts together data from different... more...