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  • Citizen Youby Jonathan Tisch; Karl Weber; Cory Booker

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 14.00

    Just when the world needs it most, a new style of social engagement  is emerging: Active Citizenship.   A key member of one of New York?s  most civic-minded families?one that has supported many of America?s  notable institutions and deserving programs?Jonathan Tisch has devoted a lifetime to ?active citizenship.? It?s an idea that uses the power... more...

  • Aftermathby Lawrence E. Joseph

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 15.00

    In his celebrated previous book, Apocalypse 2012: An Investigation Into Civilization?s End , Lawrence E. Joseph appraised the likelihood of planet-wide catastrophe in 2012 by presenting convincing scientific evidence of looming chaos and even mass extinction.  Now, in  AFTERMATH:  A Guide to Preparing For And Surviving Apocalypse 2012 he answers... more...

  • For Protection and Promotionby Margaret E. Grosh

    World Bank Publications 2008; US$ 34.99

    Safety nets are noncontributory transfer programs targeted to the poor or vulnerable. They play important roles in social policy. Safety nets redistribute income, thereby immediately reducing poverty and inequality; they enable households to invest in the human capital of their children and in the livelihoods of their earners; they help households... more...

  • Budget Support as More Effective Aid?by Stefan Koeberle

    World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 24.99

    Budget support has become an increasingly important instrument in the context of a partnership-based approach to development assistance. Compared to traditional modes of aid delivery, it promises greater country ownership, reduced transaction costs, better donor coordination, scaling up of poverty reduction and potentially greater development effectiveness.... more...

  • Aid That Worksby World Bank

    World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 19.99

    Research in recent years on aid effectiveness shows that significant obstacles in fragile states - insecurity, poor governance and weak implementation capacity - usually prevent aid from achieving the desired results in these environments. This study investigates the attributes and effectiveness of donor-supported programmes and projects that worked... more...

  • World Bank Assistance to Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africaby World Bank

    World Bank Publications 2007; US$ 24.99

    Sub-Saharan Africa is a critical development priority-it has some of the world's poorest countries and during the past two decades the number of poor in the Region has doubled, to 300 million-more than 40 percent of the Region's population. Africa remains behind on most of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and is unlikely to reach them... more...

  • Debt Relief and Beyondby Carlos A. Primo Braga

    World Bank Publications 2009; US$ 19.99

    The history of debt relief goes back several decades. It reveals that a country’s accumulation of unsustainable debt stems from such factors as deficiencies in macroeconomic management, adverse terms-of-trade shocks, and poor governance. Debt-relief initiatives have provided debt-burdened countries with the opportunity for a fresh start, but whether... more...

  • Not for Sale (Revised Edition)by David Batstone

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 12.74

    ?Human trafficking is not an issue of the left or right, blue states or red states, but a great moral tragedy we can unite to stop . . . Not for Sale is a must-read to see how you can join the fight.? ?Jim Wallis, author of God's Politics ?David Batstone is a heroic character.? ?Bono In the revised and updated version of this harrowing yet deeply... more...

  • International Health and Aid Policiesby Jean-Pierre Unger; Pierre De Paepe; Kasturi Sen; Werner Soors

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 52.00

    Using international case studies to critique recent health and aid policies, this book presents strategies to create fairer health services. more...

  • The Aid Triangleby Malcolm MacLachlan; Stuart Carr; Eilish McAuliffe

    Zed Books 2013; US$ 27.95

    Focuses on the human dynamics of the myriad relationships underlying international aid; from impoverished farmers to aid workers; donor diplomats to multilateral beaurocrats; and, celebrities to activists. This book illustrates how the aid system incorporates power relationships, and therefore relationships of dominance. more...