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  • Climate Resilience in Development Planningby OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2014; US$ 47.00

    Climate-related disasters have inflicted increasingly high losses on developing countries, and with climate change, these losses are likely to worsen. Improving country resilience against climate risks is therefore vital for achieving poverty reduction and economic development goals. This report discusses the current state of knowledge on how to build... more...

  • Conflict, Political Accountability and Aidby Paul Collier

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 58.95

    Paul Collier?s contributions to development economics,and in regard to Africa in particular, have marked him out as one of the most influential commentators of recent times. His research has centred upon the causes and consequences of civil war, the effects of aid, and the problems of democracy in low-income and natural-resource-rich societies. His... 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...

  • Dam the Rivers, Damn the Peopleby Barbara J. Cummings

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    The Brazilian Amazon is the largest area of tropical rainforest in Latin America. Brazil is that continent's most rapidly developing country. The Amazon is at the heart of the conflict between conservation and development, between people and power, and between heritage and modernisation.In the name of development, the powerful are colonizing the forest.... more...

  • Dealing with the Challenges of Macro Financial Linkages in Emerging Marketsby Otaviano Canuto; Swati Ghosh

    World Bank Publications 2013; US$ 19.99

    The 2008 financial crisis has highlighted the challenges associated with global financial integration and has emphasized the importance of macro financial linkages. Specifically it has shown how real (business cycles) can interact with and be amplified by the financial sector, resulting in high pro-cyclicality and a buildup of systemic risk in the... 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...

  • The Durable Corporationby Professor David Crowther; Professor Güler Aras

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95

    Sustainability is normally considered to be about choices for the future being limited by decisions made in the present, and is frequently portrayed as concerning environmental issues alone. The Durable Corporation rejects both of these notions to argue that sustainability is a more complex concept that involves balancing many factors. It explores... more...

  • The Economic Geography of the IT Industry in the Asia Pacific Regionby Philip Cooke; Glen Searle; Kevin O'Connor

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 52.47

    The development of the information technology (IT) industry in the Asia Pacific region faces two challenges. Firstly, can its established physical, technical, regional and governance infrastructures be adapted to meet the challenges embedded in the set of products and processes created by the IT industry? Secondly, as this adaptation evolves, which... more...

  • The Economics of Green Growthby Shunsuke Managi

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    The Economics of Green Growth investigates the possibility of creating an integrated indicator covering three pillars of sustainable development: economy, society and the environment. The excessive pursuit of economic efficiency has resulted in severe environmental problems such as climate change and biodiversity loss, and societal human issues... more...

  • Economie informelle et travail decentby ILO

    International Labour Office 2013; US$ 70.00

    Le présent guide pratique, entièrement réalisé par le Département des politiques de l’emploi du BIT, est la première initiative visant à regrouper en un seul document une synthèse des connaissances, des innovations politiques et des bonnes pratiques facilitant la transition vers la formalité. more...