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Third World Development

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  • Into the Unknownby Robert Chambers

    Practical Action Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    Development is about change, and lives immersed in researching international development should be prepared for exploration, for discovering the unexpected, and for questioning the direction that ‘development’ is taking. Robert Chambers reflects on experiences, which led him to examine personal biases and predispositions, and he challenges readers... more...

  • La charte humanitaire et les standards minimums de l'intervention humanitairesby Le Projet Sphère Le Projet Sphère

    Practical Action Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99

    Le Projet Sphère est une initiative visant à définir et à promouvoir les standards que la communauté mondiale doit respecter lorsqu’elle répond à la détresse des populations touchées par des catastrophes. À travers la publication de ce manuel, Sphère oeuvre pour un monde dans lequel le droit de toutes les personnes touchées par une catastrophe à reconstruire... more...

  • Perspectives énergétiques des populations pauvres 2014by Practical Action Practical Action

    Practical Action Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    La pauvreté énergétique est un élément accablant du piège de la pauvreté qui condamne les personnes qui en sont victimes à vivre une vie de corvées et d'activités de subsistance. Au cours des dernières années, nous avons pu constater l'émergence de préoccupations en matière de pauvreté énergétique sur la scène internationale. Toutefois, au niveau... more...

  • Poor People's Energy Outlook 2010by Practical Action Practical Action

    Practical Action Publishing 2013; US$ 5.99

    The Poor People's Energy Outlook presents a unique perspective on energy access in developing countries. It reports in unprecedented detail the experiences of energy use and deprivation of people living in poverty. Access to energy is a prerequisite for poverty reduction and human development – modern energy services are essential to meet basic and... more...

  • Poor People's Energy Outlook 2012by Practical Action Practical Action

    Practical Action Publishing 2013; US$ 5.99

    Access to energy is essential for poor people to earn a decent living, to work their way out of the vicious cycle of poverty and subsistence. Whether you earn off the land, from a small business, through a job in a larger enterprise or through the supply of energy itself, energy is important. Poor People’s Energy Outlook 2012 examines the linkages... more...

  • Poor People's Energy Outlook 2013by Practical Action Practical Action

    Practical Action Publishing 2013; US$ 5.99

    In many countries poor people’s energy access is yet to be given sufficient priority and fails to be acknowledged as a key enabler in improving health, education, and other community services. As a contribution to creating a new energy narrative, the Poor people’s energy outlook (PPEO) highlights what matters to poor people. It prioritizes their perspectives... more...

  • Provocations for Developmentby Robert Chambers

    Practical Action Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99

    Do we use obscure or fashionable words to impress our colleagues or win research proposals? Are many of our actions against poverty simple, direct and wrong? Provocations for Development is an entertaining and unsettling collection of writings that questions concepts, conventions and practices in development. It is made up of short and accessible... more...

  • Savings Groups at the Frontierby Candace Nelson

    Practical Action Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    Savings Groups reach those rarely served by mainstream financial institutions.Maximum transparency, a profitable structure for saving, access to small loans and an annual lump sum of capital are the hallmarks of the savings group methodology. The outcome: empowered groups, made up mostly of women, who manage themselves as tiny financial institutions.... more...

  • Scaling Up Multiple Use Water Servicesby Barbara van Koppen; Stef Smits; Cristina Rumbaitis del Rio

    Practical Action Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    Poor people in developing countries need water for many purposes: for drinking, bathing, irrigating vegetable gardens, and watering livestock. However, responsibility for water services is divided between different government agencies, the WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) and irrigation sub-sectors, with the result that people’s holistic needs... more...

  • Small-scale Rural Biogas Programmesby David Fulford

    Practical Action Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    Renewable energy is becoming crucially important, as concern over burning fossil fuels is increasing and the price of oil continues to rise. Biogas technology has undergone great developments since the first designs in the 1970s. Large national projects are working very effectively in countries such as Nepal, India and China, where hundreds of thousands... more...