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  • Action Research for Climate Change Adaptationby Arwin van Buuren; Jasper Eshuis; Mathijs van Vliet

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Governments all over the world are struggling with the question of how to adapt to climate change. They need information not only about the issue and its possible consequences, but also about feasible governance strategies and instruments to combat it. At the same time, scientists from different social disciplines are trying to understand the dynamics... more...

  • The Durable Corporationby Güler Aras; David Crowther

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 140.00

    The Durable Corporation combines rigorous applied research with practical examples of best practice from around the world as it explores the nature, value and role of sustainability in business. more...

  • Microfinance in Russiaby Sylvie K. Bossoutrot

    World Bank Publications 2005; US$ 9.99

    In Russia, small-scale entrepreneurship has emerged in response to the collapse of state-ownership and unemployment in the early 1990s. Small businesses typically lack adequate collateral and credit history, making them “unbankable” by the mainstream financial sector. To fund their businesses, micro-entrepreneurs are forced to rely on funds... more...

  • Engaging with Fragile Statesby Soniya Carvalho

    World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 9.99

    During fiscal 2003-05, World Bank lending and administrative budgets to fragile states amounted to $4.1 billion and $161 million, respectively. IEG's report assesses the effectiveness of this Bank support. The report finds that the Bank and the donor community have improved their operational readiness to engage with fragile states, and made substantial... more...

  • Small Statesby Gene Marvin Tidrick

    World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 9.99

    The Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) prepared this synthesis note as an input to the ongoing process surrounding the international agenda for Small States. Its purpose is to provide a perspective on some of the issues small states face through a review of World Bank experience with country and project assistance. The lessons and findings are drawn... more...

  • Consensus, Confusion, and Controversyby Rogier van den Brink

    World Bank Publications 2005; US$ 9.99

    Land reform can be divided broadly into land tenure reform (the establishment of secure and formalized property rights in land) and land redistribution (the transfer of land from large to small farmers). This paper therefore is in two parts. The first part focuses on property rights, giving a short narrative of some of the key land tenure and land... more...

  • The Human-Powered Homeby Tamara Dean

    New Society Publishers 2008; US$ 29.95

    A complete guide to modern pedal-powered, treadled, and hand-cranked devices for the home. more...

  • OECD Guidance on Safety Performance Indicatorsby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2003; US$ 58.00

    Guidance on Safety Performance Indicators provides a systemic approach to measuring the success of stakeholders' chemical safety programmes by detailing targets, activity indicators and outcome indicators. It also provides flexibility for groups to design programmes to assess their own performance related to the prevention of, preparedness for,... more...

  • Domestic Transferable Permits for Environmental Managementby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2001; US$ 46.00

    To address many of the environmental challenges that face us today, including climate change, countries are striving to deploy efficient and effective tools for environmental management at the national level. Tradable/transferable permits are one such tool. What are the key design parameters for domestic tradable permit programmes? What additional... more...

  • Sustainable Developmentby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2001; US$ 151.00

    How can we meet the needs of today without diminishing the capacity of future generations to meet theirs? This is the central question posed by "sustainable development". OECD countries committed themselves to sustainable development at the 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development in Rio, yet - almost ten years later - progress accomplished... more...