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  • 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...

  • We Make a Life by What We Giveby Richard B. Gunderman

    Indiana University Press 2008; US$ 15.25

    According to an old saying, "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." In 22 brief and insightful essays, Richard B. Gunderman shows us that the key to more rewarding giving can be found by looking beyond mere donations of money. Exploring the ethical core of sharing and examining... 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...

  • Aftermathby Lawrence E. Joseph

    Crown Publishing Group 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...

  • Welfare and Religion in 21st Century Europe, 1by Anders Bäckström; Grace Davie; Ninna Edgardh

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 39.95

    Historically, European churches have played a large part in the provision of welfare. Responsibility, however, has gradually shifted to the state – a shift that forms an integral part of the process of secularization and one that has been readily accepted by European populations. But what happens when the state itself begins to recede – a... more...

  • Do It Anywayby Courtney E. Martin

    Beacon Press 2010; US$ 16.00

    If you care about social change but hate feel-good platitudes, Do It Anyway is the book for you. Courtney Martin?s rich profiles of the new generation of activists dig deep, to ask the questions that really matter: How do you create a meaningful life? Can one person even begin to make a difference in our hugely complex, globalized world? more...

  • Famine and Foreignersby Peter Gill

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 17.99

    The terrible 1984 famine in Ethiopia focused the world's attention on the country and the issue of aid as never before. Anyone over the age of 30 remembers something of the events - if not the original TV pictures, then Band Aid and Live Aid, Geldof and Bono. Peter Gill was the first journalist to reach the epicentre of the famine and one of the... more...

  • Delivering Aid Differentlyby Wolfgang Fengler; Homi Kharas

    Brookings Institution Press 2010; US$ 28.95

    Delivering Aid Differently provides a valuable overview of foreign aid programs today, focusing on what works and what still needs improvement. more...