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  • Poverty and Equityby Jean-Yves Duclos; Abdelkrim Araar

    International Development Research Centre 2006; US$ 120.00

    This text addresses the understanding and alleviation of poverty, inequality, and inequity using a unique and broad mix of concepts, measurement methods, statistical tools, software, and practical exercises. Part I discusses basic fundamental issues of well-being and poverty measurement. Part II develops an integrated framework for measuring poverty,... more...

  • Poverty Strategies in Asiaby J. Weiss; H.A. Khan

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2006; US$ 40.00

    Offers an examination of a range of measures aimed at reducing poverty in Asia, such as trade liberalization, infrastructure investment, population policies, employment guarantee programs and contract farming. This volume brings together a series of case studies on the poverty impact of alternative interventions in a range of Asian economies. more...

  • Understanding Human Well-beingby McGillivray Mark; Clarke Matthew

    United Nations University Press 2006; US$ 37.00

    With more than a billion people living on less than one dollar per day, human well-being is a core issue for both researchers and policy-makers. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are a powerful reminder of this point. We now know more about human well-being and the related concepts of poverty and inequality than ever before, as a result of many... more...

  • Progress against Povertyby Santiago Levy

    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...

  • Poverty Warsby Peter Saunders

    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...

  • Poverty and Exclusion in a Global Worldby A.S. Bhalla; Frédéric Lapeyre

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 140.00

    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...

  • Make Poverty Historyby Dr Nicolas Sireau

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 100.00

    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...

  • Beyond the Numbersby Aline Coudouel

    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...

  • Poverty and Regional Development in Eastern Europe and Central Asiaby William Dillinger

    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...

  • Health System Innovations in Central Americaby Gerard M. La Forgia

    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...