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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Capacity Development in Practiceby Alan Fowler; Jan Ubels

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 37.95

    The international development community invests billions of dollars to improve organisational capacity. But real-life practice is poorly understood and undervalued as a distinct professional domain. Written by practitioners, this innovative publication is designed to make capacity development more professional and increasingly effective in achieving... more...

  • The Selfish Altruistby Tony Vaux

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    Provides an analysis of some of the most traumatic situations involving famine and war of the last two decades, helping us to understand what it takes to be an aid worker and how important humanitarian action is today. Famine and war evoke strong emotional reactions, and for most people there is a limited amount they can do. But the relief worker has... more...

  • Output-Based Aidby Yogita Mumssen; Lars Johannes; Geeta Kumar

    World Bank Publications 2010; US$ 14.99

    Developing country governments and the development aid community are acutely aware of the need to find more effective ways to improve basic living conditions for the poor, as traditional approaches of delivering public support have not always led to the results intended. 'Results-based financing' (RBF) instruments, which tie the disbursement... more...