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  • Bill Bryson's African Diaryby Bill Bryson

    Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 12.00

    ?Here is a man who suffers so his readers can laugh.? ? Daily Telegraph Bill Bryson travels to Kenya in support of CARE International. All royalties and profits go to CARE International. Bryson visits Kenya at the invitation of CARE International, the charity dedicated to eradicating poverty. Kenya is a land of contrasts, with famous game... more...

  • Les sociétés du savoir … en brefby Andreas Credé; Robin Mansell

    International Development Research Centre 1998; US$ 15.00

    This book encapsulates the findings of the Working Group. It argues that although the costs of building ICT infrastructure in the developing world are high, the costs of not doing so ù in terms of benefits foregone ù are likely to be much higher. In summarizing the full-length report of the Working Group (entitled Knowledge Societies), this book focuses... more...

  • Technologies de l´information et de la communication pour le développement en Afrique, 2by Florence Ebam Etta; Sheila Paryn-Wamahiu

    International Development Research Centre 2005; US$ 30.00

    Le deuxième volume de cette série examine l’organisation, le fonctionnement et le rôle des télécentres communautaires. Il décrit l’expérience des télécentres dans de nombreuses collectivités, généralement situées en milieu rural, et analyse les structures et les mécanismes... more...

  • Les faits, une arme contre la pauvretéby Celia Reyes; Evan Due

    International Development Research Centre 2009; US$ 20.00

    Partout dans le monde, des gouvernements et des organismes de développement s’emploient, depuis plus de deux décennies, à réduire la pauvreté. Certes, il y a eu des progrès, mais ils ont été inégaux : près du quart de la population mondiale vit toujours dans une pauvreté monétaire extrême.... more...

  • Combatiendo la pobreza con hechosby Celia Reyes; Evan Due

    International Development Research Centre 2009; US$ 20.00

    Durante más de dos décadas, gobiernos y agencias de desarrollo alrededor del mundo se han concentrado en la reducción de la pobreza. Ha habido avances, pero han sido disparejos y casi la cuarta parte de la población mundial sufre todavía de extrema “pobreza por ingresos”. Sin embargo, esta “pobreza por ingresos”... more...

  • Social Capital in Developing Democraciesby Leslie E. Anderson

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 28.00

    Explores the contribution of social capital to the process of democratization and the limits of that contribution. more...

  • The Quality of Life in Latin American Citiesby Eduardo Lora; Andrew Powell; Bernard M.S. van Praag

    World Bank Publications 2010; US$ 19.99

    This book explores a new method of monitoring the quality of urban life, combining objective and subjective information to assess quality of life by using the market price of housing and individuals’ life satisfaction in six Latin American cities: Bogota, Buenos Aires, Lima, Medellin, Montevideo and San Jose. Housing prices show how the market... more...

  • Zoya's Storyby John Follain; Rita Cristofari

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 11.99

    Kabul was always more beautiful in the snow. Even the piles of rotting rubbish in my street, the only source of food for the scrawny chickens and goats that our neighbors kept outside their mud houses, looked beautiful to me after the snow had covered them in white during the long night. Though she is only twenty-three, Zoya has witnessed and... more...

  • The Challenge for Africaby Wangari Maathai

    Random House 2009; US$ 14.38

    In this urgent yet optimistic new work, Nobel Peace Prize Winner Wangari Maathai provides a unique perspective on the fate of Africa. Informed by her three decades as an environmental activist and campaigner for democracy, The Challenge for Africa celebrates the enduring potential of the human spirit, and reminds us that change is always possible.... more...

  • Mañana o pasadoby Jorge Castaneda

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    El rostro enigmático de México presenta hoy hondas cicatrices y un gesto que va del escepticismo a la ironía, del resentimiento al desprecio: ¿Cómo pueden descifrarse las inquietudes de ese rostro? ¿Qué estigmas conservan los mexicanos, a qué mitos se aferran? ¿Qué fracturas hay tras la guerra contra el narcotráfico, la vorágine migratoria y el descrédito... more...