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  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Humanitarian Contextsby Richard Carter

    Practical Action Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    Earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, droughts, disease outbreaks as well as conflicts are all crises that result in death as well as profound disruption to those left behind, and to those communities who shelter them. Among the most urgent interventions are those to provide water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) to affected communities. Water, Sanitation... more...

  • Taken For A Rideby Matteo Rizzo

    Wiley 2016; US$ 99.50


  • Democracy, Good Governance and Development in Africaby Munyaradzi Mawere; R. Mwanaka

    Langaa RPCIG 2015; US$ 39.00

    Questions surrounding democracy, governance, and development especially in view of Africa have provoked acrimonious debates in the past few years. It remains a perennial question why some decades after political independence in Africa the continent continues experiencing bad governance, lagging behind socio-economically, and its democracy questionable.... more...

  • Expanding Energy Access in Developing Countriesby UNDP UNDP

    Practical Action Publishing 2011; US$ 45.33

    For centuries, water pumping, food processing, and manufacturing , amongst other productive uses, have been enhanced by the application of mechanical power. Recent technological advances in mechanical power have further enhanced productivity and reduced the drudgery of human labour associated with these tasks. However, in spite of the undoubted importance... more...

  • Qualitative Research for Developmentby Morten Skovdal; Flora Cornish

    Practical Action Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    How do we know whether our development programmes are reducing poverty and empowering the most vulnerable people? What evidence do we have to support our theory of change? Qualitative research for development aims to build the research capacity of development practitioners so that their work benefits from the significant contributions offered by solid... more...

  • Water Is Lifeby G Honor Fagan; Suzanne Linnane; Kevin G McGuigan

    Practical Action Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    A safe, adequate water supply within easy reach is still a dream for many people living in rural Africa. This book examines why such a basic service is not yet universally available by studying in detail one particular region of rural Uganda. What is the experience of women and children who have responsibility for fetching enough water for drinking,... more...

  • The Nicaragua Grand Canalby Russell White

    Practical Action Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    A canal through Nicaragua connecting two oceans has been a dream central to Nicaraguan identity and to the history of the country. But the current Canal scheme, passed in 2013, has catalysed opposition to President Ortega, who is seen to be using the project to boost his reputation. This book asks the questions: what are the possible economic benefits... more...

  • Managing Developmental Civil Society Organizationsby Richard Holloway

    Practical Action Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    When citizens band together in a civil society organization to effect change for the better, they can be a tremendous force for good. This book is about how to channel people?s enthusiasm most effectively, so that pitfalls are avoided, and goals are attained. The book reviews the variety and different kinds of civil society organizations (CSOs) in... more...

  • Acceptability and Use of Cereal-Based Foods in Refugee Campsby Catherine Mears

    Practical Action Publishing 1998; US$ 67.28

    The fortification of cereal-based food rations is increasingly accepted to be the most efficient way of preventing micronutrient deficiencies in large refugee camps. Little is known, however, about the degree to which such foods are acceptable to refugees, or how they actually use them. These factors are important in considering how, and when the... more...

  • Access to Health and Education Services in Ethiopiaby Fra von Massow

    Practical Action Publishing 2001; US$ 67.28

    This report analyses the findings of an extensive research project conducted by Oxfam in Ethiopia. In the context of Ethiopia's rising external debt and the new decentralised system of regional governance, members of four communities, both rural and urban, were interviewed about their problems in gaining access to basic health care, reproductive-health... more...