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  • The Nonprofit Almanac 2012by Katie L. Roeger; Amy S. Blackwood

    Urban Institute Press 2012; US$ 12.99

    The Nonprofit Almanac 2012 features the most recent data on the philanthropic sector, presented in more than 50 charts and 100 tables. Chapter 2 covers wage and employment trends for the sector, and its supplemental tables include much of the data on which the authors' estimates are based. A foreword, a list of data sources, biographies of the Almanac... more...

  • The Promise of a Pencilby Adam Braun

    Scribner 2014; US$ 19.99

    The riveting story of how a young man turned $25 into more than 200 schools around the world and the guiding steps anyone can take to lead a successful and significant life. Adam Braun began working summers at hedge funds when he was just sixteen years old, sprinting down the path to a successful Wall Street career. But while traveling he met a young... more...

  • The Bottom Billionby Paul Collier

    Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 14.99

    Global poverty, Paul Collier points out, is actually falling quite rapidly for about eighty percent of the world. The real crisis lies in a group of about 50 failing states, the bottom billion, whose problems defy traditional approaches to alleviating poverty. In The Bottom Billion, Collier contends that these fifty failed states pose the central challenge... more...

  • A Paradise Built in Hellby Rebecca Solnit

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 16.00

    "The freshest, deepest, most optimistic account of human nature I've come across in years." -Bill McKibben The most startling thing about disasters, according to award-winning author Rebecca Solnit, is not merely that so many people rise to the occasion, but that they do so with joy. That joy reveals an ordinarily unmet yearning for community,... more...

  • Rabble-Rouser For Peaceby John Allen

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 13.08

    Rabble-Rouser for Peace is the first book to tell the full story of how a boy from South Africa's poverty-stricken black townships became one of the world's best-known religious figures, a moral icon to those who work for peace and justice everywhere. Drawn from 30 years of the author's first-hand contact with Desmond Tutu, this is not... more...

  • The Locust Effectby Gary A. Haugen; Victor Boutros

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 18.99

    While the world has made encouraging strides in the fight against global poverty, there is a hidden crisis silently undermining our best efforts to help the poor. It is a plague of everyday violence. Beneath the surface of the world's poorest communities, common violence -- like rape, forced labor, illegal detention, land theft, police abuse and... more...

  • Farewell, Fred Voodooby Amy Wilentz

    Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 16.00

    Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography, this is a brilliant writer?s account of a long, painful, ecstatic?and unreciprocated?affair with a country that has long fascinated the world. A foreign correspondent on a simple story becomes, over time and in the pages of this book, a lover of Haiti, pursuing the heart of this beautiful... more...

  • Zeitounby Dave Eggers

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95

    National Bestseller  A New York Times Notable Book An O, The Oprah Magazine Terrific Read of the Year A Huffington Post Best Book of the Year A New Yorker Favorite Book of the Year A Chicago Tribune Favorite Nonfiction Book of the Year A Kansas City Star Best Book of the Year A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year An... more...

  • Geographical Distribution of Financial Flows to Aid Recipients 2001/2005by OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2007; US$ 126.00

    This publication provides comprehensive data on the volume, origin and types of aid and other resource flows to around 150 developing countries.  The data show each country's intake of Official Development Assistance and well as other official and private funds from members of the Development Assistance Committee of the OECD, multilateral agencies... more...

  • Knowledge for Development?by Kenneth King; Simon McGrath

    Zed Books 2004; US$ 34.95

    In 1996, the World Bank President, James Wolfensohn, declared that his organization would henceforth be ‘the knowledge bank‘. A new discourse of knowledge-based aid has since spread rapidly across the development field. This book is the first detailed attempt to analyse this new discourse and practice. Through an examination of four agencies... more...