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  • 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...

  • Debt Relief for the Poorestby Shonar Lala

    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...

  • From Schooling Access to Learning Outcomesby H. Dean Nielsen

    World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 9.99

    Basic knowledge and skills—not 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...

  • Reducing Poverty through Growth and Social Policy Reform in Russiaby Radwan Shaban

    World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 24.99

    Following the 1998 financial crisis, four out of every ten people slipped into poverty, not able to meet basic needs. Luckily, post-crisis economic rebound was impressive and broad-based ? albeit uneven ? across sectors and regions. This title explores the nature of poverty, both nationally and regionally, to identify the groups with a high poverty... more...

  • Poverty and Powerby Edward Royce

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2008; US$ 33.99

    Poverty and Power suggests that today's poverty results from deep-rooted disparities in income, wealth, and power. The rate and severity of poverty remain high, because millions of Americans are trapped in low-wage jobs, inadequately served by government policy, excluded from mainstream policy debates, and victimized by discrimination and social... more...

  • The Environmentalism of the Poorby Juan Martinez-Alier

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2002; US$ 40.00

    This text analyses several manifestations of the growing "environmental justice movement", and also of "popular environmentalism" and the "environmentalism of the poor", which will be seen in the coming decades as driving forces in the process to achieve an ecologically sustainable society. more...

  • Homelessnessby Patricia Kennett; Alex Marsh

    Policy Press 1999; US$ 41.95

    Analysis that links the phenomenon of homelessness to wider debates about the changing social and economic environment remains relatively underdeveloped. This important book brings together contemporary theoretical debates and original empirical research in order to explore the nature, experience and impact of social change in the context of emerging... more...

  • Povertyby Paulette Dieterlen

    Editions Rodopi 2005; US$ 56.00

    In Poverty: a philosophical approach , the author studies various philosophical issues concerning poverty in the Program for Education, Health and Food (PROGRESA) that was in effect in Mexico, from 1997 to 2002, and shows how theoretical discussion is necessary to clarify some ideas concerning the application of a social policy.Poverty is one of the... more...

  • Revenu minimum garantiby Lionel-Henri Groulx

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 2005; US$ 29.25

    Cet ouvrage définit la notion de revenu minimum garanti avant d'explorer les diverses modalités (minimum social, impôt négatif et revenu de citoyenneté) au Canada, aux États-Unis et dans divers pays européens. L'auteur fait ressortir les dilemmes que pose toute stratégie de mise en place d'un revenu... more...

  • Behind the Beautiful Foreversby Katherine Boo

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 11.99

    Behind the Beautiful Forevers, based on years of uncompromising reporting, carries the reader headlong into one of the twenty-first century?s hidden worlds?and into the hearts of families impossible to forget.   Winner of the National Book Award | The PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award | The Los Angeles Times Book Prize | The American Academy... more...