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  • Aftermathby Lawrence E. Joseph

    Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Aid and Inequality in Kenyaby Gerald Holtham; Arthur Hazelwood

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 44.95

    This reissue, first published in 1976, considers the rapid rate of economic growth in Kenya, combined with its apparent political stability, to determine whether or not this is indeed a case of ?growth without development? and, if so, where the responsibility for aid lies in this situation.   more...