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- Brookings Institution Press 2007; US$ 19.95
In 1997, Mexico launched a radical new program to combat poverty. Initially named Progresa and now known as Oportunidades, the revolutionary program has become an important example of a sustainable and scalable poverty reduction strategy in the developing world. In Progress against Poverty, Santiago Levy--the main architect of Progresa-Oportunidades--offers... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95
The twenty-first century is characterized by extremes of poverty and wealth, of scarcity and abundance. The vast inequalties of wealth distribution between the developed west and the impoverished developing world is a complex problem. This book recognises that Africa in particular has manifested this global disgrace and symbolizes the nature of poverty... more...
- University of NSW Press 2005; US$ 24.95
Saunders argues that as a nation Australia can afford to eliminate financial poverty. The fact that we don?t do so is a matter of choice, not affordability ? as the experience of other countries demonstrates. In challenging this idea, this book focuses on how looking at poverty differently can help to make a world without poverty a practical reality. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 145.00
This volume looks at the three dimensions of social exclusion: economic, social and political. Exclusion is analyzed as a new approach to such issues as the 'new' poverty, precariousness, long-term unemployment, social polarization and lack of citizenship. The book shows how relational and distributional aspects of poverty are interlinked. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 105.00
An analysis of the production and consumption of the communications of Make Poverty History , a high profile episode of social movement protest in the UK. The book follows the campaign throughout its lifetime and explores how attitudes towards government and political opportunities influenced the negotiation of communications. more...
- World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 19.99
This volume provides lessons on the design and functioning of such monitoring systems, based on the experience of twelve Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS) countries. The focus is on the institutional arrangements of PRS monitoring systems - the rules and processes which bring the various actors and monitoring activities together in a coherent diagnostic... more...
- World Bank Publications 2007; US$ 9.99
Regional economic development is an interest of policymakers throughout the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region. One of its principal aims is to reduce poverty in lagging regions by stimulating local economic growth. However, problems exist with this approach. First, it may miss the target. Although geographical concentrations of poverty exist, poor... more...
- World Bank Publications 2005; US$ 19.99
Similar to developing countries elsewhere, during the 1990s, Central American countries faced pressures to improve the performance of their health systems. In most countries, there was a consensus that the systems were failing to live up to their potential. Rather than take on system-wide change, each country opted to step into reform through launching... more...
- World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 9.99
This study evaluates progress under the HIPC initiative since IEG's 2003 evaluation. It finds that the Enhanced HIPC initiative cut debt ratios in half for 18 countries, but in eight of these countries, the ratios have come to once again exceed HIPC thresholds. Debt reduction alone is not a sufficient instrument to affect the multiple drivers of... more...
- World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 9.99
Basic knowledge and skillsnot years of education are key to reducing poverty. Raising enrollments and completing primary schooling are necessary but not sufficient for ensuring basic knowledge and skills. Developing countries and partner agencies like the World Bank, need to focus on raising learning outcomes, particularly among disadvantaged... more...