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  • Cameroon's Predicamentsby Tse Angwafo

    Langaa RPCIG 2014; US$ 30.40

    This book deals with a variety of socio-cultural, economic and political problems facing Cameroon and the rest of Africa, with particular reference to unemployment, corruption, poverty, criminality, violence, insecurity, and moral decadence. It presents a critical analysis of government policies from the colonial era to the present time; arguing that... more...

  • La microfinance en Afrique centrale: Le defi des exclusby T. Ayuk

    Langaa RPCIG 2015; US$ 37.00

    The rural poor face a major challenge to access financial services provided by the formal banking system. These poor are excluded from the system because of the requirements imposed on them by that banking sector. The microfinance promise is to ensure that the excluded have access to financial products. Financial intermediation of microfinance through... more...

  • Financement de la santé et efficacité de l?aide internationaleby Mamadou Barry; Hachimi Sanni Yaya

    Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa 2015; US$ 29.99

    La premiére exploration exhaustive de l?architecture chaotique de l?aide internationale à la santé. En examinant à partir de 1960 jusqu?aux années 2000 la mobilisation autour de cet enjeu, les auteurs passent en revue l?efficacité des politiques d?aide,de même que la prépondérance et la variété des représentations sociopolitiques des donateurs. more...

  • Contribution to Changeby Roger Few; Daniel McAvoy; Marcela Tarazona

    Practical Action Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    As the number of people affected by disasters has risen, so have the expectations placed on humanitarian agencies by donors, the public and the affected populations themselves. Agencies must now provide evidence of impact of their interventions. But applying conventional evaluation methods can pose problems. How can we assess the difference that intervention... more...

  • The Business of Doing Goodby Anton Simanowitz; Katherine Knotts

    Practical Action Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    Why is it that so many organizations, seeking to do good in the world, miss opportunities to do so ? and indeed sometimes exacerbate the very problem they seek to address? The Business of Doing Good reveals six insights for microfinance and other social purpose organizations using the marketplace to tackle a range of pressing social challenges. To... more...

  • Climate Change and Threatened Communitiesby A. Peter Castro; Dan Taylor; David W. Brokensha

    Practical Action Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    Global climate change disproportionately affects rural people and indigenous groups, but their rights, knowledge, and interests concerning it are generally unacknowledged. Shifts in precipitation, cloud cover, temperature, and other climatic patterns alter their livelihood pursuits and cultural landscapes, accentuating their existing social and economic... more...

  • Community Well-being in Biocultural Landscapesby Bas Verschuuren; Suneetha M. Subramanian; Wim Hiemstra

    Practical Action Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    There is a growing recognition that living well must go beyond economic and material plenty to encompass social and spiritual well-being. But what do we understand by these wider aspects of well-being? Community Well-being in Biocultural Landscapes provides an introduction to the concept of human well-being as it relates to international rural development... more...

  • Community-based Adaptation to Climate Changeby Jonathan Ensor; Rachel Berger; Saleemul Huq

    Practical Action Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    As climate becomes less predictable and extreme weather events become more frequent, there is an urgent need for support that will help communities to prepare and adapt to changing conditions. This support is needed at the local level as well as the national, and must be framed by appropriate policy that secures real benefits for those most at risk.... more...

  • Contribution au changementby Roger Few; Daniel McAvoy; Marcela Tarazona

    Practical Action Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    Alors que le nombre de personnes touchées par des catastrophes augmente, il en va de même pour les attentes placées dans les organisations humanitaires par les bailleurs de fonds, le public et les populations touchées. Les organisations doivent à présent fournir des preuves de l?impact de leurs interventions, mais l?application de méthodes d?évaluation... more...

  • Delivering Energy for Developmentby Raffaella Bellanca; Ewan Bloomfield; Kavita Rai

    Practical Action Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99

    Access to modern energy services remains low or non-existent for approximately 2.8 billion of the world?s population. Energy practitioners are facing the challenge of delivering access to modern energy services where poverty and lack of infrastructure makes it most difficult. Rising awareness about climatic change and the notion of energy security... more...