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Third World Development

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  • Philippinesby International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

    International Monetary Fund 2015; US$ 9.00

    This Selected Issues paper examines the interaction between real and financial cycles in the Philippines and their relationship to the global financial cycle. It finds that the surge in capital inflows between 2010 and mid-2013 can largely be explained by global financial factors such as global risk aversion, with exchange rate expectations and domestic... more...

  • Philippinesby International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

    International Monetary Fund 2015; US$ 9.00

    This 2015 Article IV Consultation highlights that the Philippine economy continues to expand strongly in line with potential growth. Real GDP grew by 6.1 percent in 2014, driven by household consumption, private construction, and exports of goods and services. Economic growth slowed in the first quarter of 2015, owing mainly to temporary factors, including... more...

  • South Africaby International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.

    International Monetary Fund 2015; US$ 9.00

    This Technical Assistance report reviews South Africa's tax system and also examines the fiscal regime with a view to generating a sustainable revenue contribution from mining and petroleum in future. Mining has historically been the mainstay of the South African economy. Mineral exports remain the principal contributor to foreign exchange earnings... more...

  • 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...

  • Navigating Complexity in International Developmentby Danny Burns; Stuart Worsley

    Practical Action Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    International development interventions often fail because development experts assume that our world is linear and straightforward when in reality it is complex, highly dynamic and unpredictable. Things rarely happen in the way that they were planned. The dominance of logical planning models in international development therefore needs to be challenged... 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...

  • Sustainable Livelihoods for Rural Developmentby Ian Scoones

    Practical Action Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    The message of Sustainable Livelihoods and Rural Development is clear: livelihoods approaches are an essential lens on questions of rural development, but these need to be situated in a better understanding of political economy. The book looks at the role of social institutions and the politics of policy, as well as issues of identity, gender and... 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...