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  • Civil Society and Global Povertyby Clive Gabay

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    The Global Call to Action against Poverty (GCAP) is world?s largest civil society movement fighting against poverty and inequality, incorporating over 100 affiliated country-level coalitions. It has become a significant global actor and its annual days of mobilisation now attract over 175 million people around the world. This book seeks to explore... more...

  • Conflict, Livelihoods, and Poverty in Guinea-Bissauby Quentin Wodon

    World Bank Publications 2007; US$ 9.99

    Conflict and political instability have weakened Guinea-Bissau's productive infrastructure considerably during the past three decades. This situation contributes to an increase in the degree of vulnerability of the population, especially in rural areas where most economic activities continue to take place. As growth has been weak, poverty levels... more...

  • The Cornerby David Simon; Edward Burns

    Crown/Archetype 2013; US$ 18.00

    The crime-infested intersection of West Fayette and Monroe Streets is well-known--and cautiously avoided--by most of Baltimore. But this notorious corner's 24-hour open-air drug market provides the economic fuel for a dying neighborhood. David Simon, an award-winning author and crime reporter, and Edward Burns, a 20-year veteran of the urban drug war,... more...

  • Creating an Opportunity Societyby Ron Haskins; Isabel V. Sawhill

    Brookings Institution Press 2009; US$ 28.95

    Americans believe economic opportunity is as fundamental a right as life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. More concerned about a level playing field for all, they worry less about the growing income and wealth disparity in our country. Creating an Opportunity Society examines economic opportunity in the United States and explores how to... 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...

  • Down and outby Peter Saunders

    Policy Press 2011; US$ 45.95

    Drawing on the author's extensive research expertise and his links with welfare practitioners , this landmark study provides the first comprehensive assessment of the nature and associations between the three main forms of social disadvantage in Australia: poverty, deprivation and social exclusion. more...

  • Economic Policy and Equityby Ke-young Chu

    International Monetary Fund 1999; US$ 13.50

    This book brings together the views not only of policymakers and academics but also of religious leaders and labor leaders from around the world- including the 1998 Nobel Laureate in Economics, Amartya Sen - who participated in an IMF conference on this topic. Contributors discuss the causes of growing inequality and the complex question of how to... more...

  • Enslaved: True Stories of Modern Day Slaveryby Jesse Sage

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 17.99

    Today, millions of people are being held in slavery around the world. From poverty-stricken countries to affluent American suburbs, slaves toil as sweatshop workers, sex slaves, migrant workers, and domestic servants. With exposÚs by seven former slaves--as well as one slaveholder--from Southeast Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and the United... 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...

  • Evaluation of the IMF's Role in Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers and the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facilityby David Goldsbrough

    International Monetary Fund 2004; US$ 12.50

    In 1999, the IMF and the World Bank adopted a new frame work for supporting economic reform in low-income member countries to achieve the objectives of poverty reduction and economic growth. The frame work consists of two key elements: country-authored Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers, drawing on broad-based consultations with key stake holder groups;... more...