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USAID in Bolivia: Partner or Patrón?

Lawrence C. Heilman

After Bolivia had received more than $4.7 billion from the US government to support 70 years of development efforts, why would Evo Morales abruptly expel USAID from the country in May 2013? The answer, alleges Lawrence Heilman, is rooted in a complex slice of history beginning with US assistance to Bolivia during World War II. Heilman explores that history from the perspectives of both the US    More >

USAID in Bolivia: Partner or Patrón?

The World Food Problem: Toward Understanding and Ending Undernutrition in the Developing World, 5th edition

Howard D. Leathers with Phillips Foster

The fifth edition of The World Food Problem reflects nearly a decade of new research on the causes and potential solutions to the problems of producing and distributing food in developing countries. With extensively updated data and new case studies throughout, this edition includes new or expanded discussions of such issues as:      • genetically modified    More >

The World Food Problem: Toward Understanding and Ending Undernutrition in the Developing World, 5th edition

Tapping Philanthropy for Development: Lessons Learned from a Public-Private Partnership in Rural Uganda

Lorna Michael Butler and Della E. McMillan, editors

In telling the story of an innovative program based at Iowa State University (ISU), Lorna Michael Butler, Della McMillan, and their colleagues offer practical, step-by-step advice critical for any organization seeking to fund and manage multifaceted, public-private partnerships for development. The story begins when the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at ISU received large gifts from    More >

Tapping Philanthropy for Development: Lessons Learned from a Public-Private Partnership in Rural Uganda

Women and Development in Africa: How Gender Works, 2nd Edition

Michael Kevane

This new edition of Women and Development in Africa incorporates the results of more than a decade of new empirical and theoretical research. Michael Kevane provides a broad overview of the sources of underdevelopment in Africa and the role of gender in economic transactions, as well as a cogent analysis of the gendered realities of such issues as land rights, the control of labor, the marriage    More >

Women and Development in Africa: How Gender Works, 2nd Edition

Development and Underdevelopment: The Political Economy of Global Inequality, 5th edition

Mitchell A. Seligson and John T Passé-Smith, editors

The fifth edition of this classic reader retains many of the articles that have made the book a must-assign for classes on development and political economy, but has been updated with 14 new chapters that look even more deeply at long-term factors that help to explain the origins and current trends in the gap between rich and poor. An entirely new section focuses on natural resource and    More >

Development and Underdevelopment: The Political Economy of Global Inequality, 5th edition

Finding a Way in International Development: Options for Ethical and Effective Work

Sarah Parkinson

Despite the labyrinthine bureaucracies, frustrating inefficiencies, and disorienting complexities of the "development business," many individuals and groups find their way through and contribute to positive change. How do they do it? What ethical and practical dilemmas do they face, and what strategies do they find most effective for overcoming them? Sarah Parkinson draws on the    More >

Finding a Way in International Development: Options for Ethical and Effective Work

Building a Better International NGO: Greater than the Sum of the Parts?

James Crowley and Morgana Ryan

In the wake of tremendous growth in the size and scope of their activities, as well as the increased complexity of their programs, how can large international NGOs work effectively—so that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts? James Crowley and Morgana Ryan address this question, drawing on their extensive hands-on experience to offer a practical and even provocative guide. The    More >

Building a Better International NGO: Greater than the Sum of the Parts?

Migrant Remittances and Development in the Global Economy

Manuel Orozco

Manuel Orozco moves beyond the numbers to provide a uniquely comprehensive, historically informed overview and analysis of the complex role of migrant remittances in the global economy. How do patterns of migration and remittances differ across regions? What kinds of regulatory and institutional frameworks best support the contributions of remittances to local development? What has been the    More >

Migrant Remittances and Development in the Global Economy

Hungry for Change: Farmers, Food Justice, and the Agrarian Question

A. Haroon Akram-Lodhi

Hunger and obesity sit side by side in the world today—the result, argues A. Haroon Akram-Lodhi, of the growing polarization of global agriculture between the haves and an ever-increasing number of have-nots. In Hungry for Change, Akram-Lodhi explains how the creation, structure, and operation of the capitalist world food system is marginalizing small-scale farmers and landless rural workers    More >

Hungry for Change: Farmers, Food Justice, and the Agrarian Question

Peddling Paradise: The Politics of Tourism in Latin America

Kirk S. Bowman

With tourism lauded throughout Latin America as a sure engine of economic growth, actual performance in the sector has varied to an extreme degree. Kirk Bowman asks why. Why did states become so actively involved in the tourism sector even as they were reducing their role in other sectors of the economy? Why have destinations with similar endowments differed so greatly in their success in    More >

Peddling Paradise: The Politics of Tourism in Latin America

Development Challenges Confronting Pakistan

Anita M. Weiss and Saba Gul Khattak, editors

Although scholars and practitioners have identified explicit structural impediments that constrain countries' efforts to alleviate poverty and promote sustainable social development, there has been limited research conducted to identify the specific barriers to development that prevail in Pakistan today. The authors of Development Challenges Confronting Pakistan go far toward filling this    More >

Development Challenges Confronting Pakistan

Poverty and Development in Latin America: Public Policies and Development Pathways

Henry Veltmeyer and Darcy Tetreault, editors

Why, despite some five decades of international development efforts, is poverty still so widespread in Latin America? More specifically, what are the root causes of poverty? How can it be overcome? What meaningful progress has resulted from the "war against poverty"? Through a critical analysis of public policies and development pathways, the authors of Poverty and Development in Latin    More >

Poverty and Development in Latin America: Public Policies and Development Pathways

MDS-3: Managing Access to Medicines and Health Technologies

Management Sciences for Health, Inc.

For some three decades, Managing Drug Supply (MDS) has been the leading reference on how to manage essential medicines in developing countries. Now, reflecting some 15 years of dramatic changes in politics and public health priorities, advances in science and medicine, and the advent of information technology, this new edition covers the full range of issues that are important to today's    More >

MDS-3: Managing Access to Medicines and Health Technologies

NGO Leadership and Human Rights

Richard K. Ghere

Richard Ghere provides a comprehensive survey of NGO involvement in a human rights based approach to leadership, organization, management, and performance. Ghere points to how any NGO, regardless of its specific mission, can provide outlets for human rights activism. He also discusses the ways that NGOs have become increasingly concerned with human rights. Calling for leaders of human rights    More >

NGO Leadership and Human Rights

Zimbabwe Takes Back Its Land

Joseph Hanlon, Jeannette Manjengwa, and Teresa Smart

Countering the dominant media narratives of economic stagnation, Zimbabwe Takes Back Its Land offers a more positive and nuanced assessment of the results of the contentious land reforms that were introduced in Zimbabwe in 2000. The authors do not minimize the depredations of the Mugabe regime. Rather, they show how "ordinary" Zimbabweans have taken charge of their destinies in    More >

Zimbabwe Takes Back Its Land

Evaluating Democracy Assistance

Krishna Kumar

With the international community providing billions of dollars each year to promote democratic institutions/cultures in transitional and developing countries, rigorous evaluations have become essential for determining the effectiveness, as well as the future direction, of democracy assistance programs. Krishna Kumar provides a unique, practical guide to the on-the-ground tasks of evaluating and    More >

Evaluating Democracy Assistance

Confronting Power: The Practice of Policy Advocacy

Jeff Unsicker

A grassroots citizens' group in Peru stops a multinational firm from digging a mine in the middle of  town. The research director of a think tank in Ghana helps convince the government to establish a national AIDS commission. An international NGO plays a key role in getting funding for climate-change adaptation included in a bill passed by the US Congress. All three are cases of the    More >

Confronting Power: The Practice of Policy Advocacy

Foreign Aid Competition in Northeast Asia

Hyo-sook Kim and David M. Potter, editors

In recent years, China, Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan have been transformed from aid recipients to aid donors, raising a number of questions. What motivated these four countries to embark on aid programs? Do their policies represent new approaches to poverty alleviation? Do they reinforce or disrupt the emerging consensus within the international community on aid policy harmonization and    More >

Foreign Aid Competition in Northeast Asia

Context-Sensitive Development: How International NGOs Operate in Myanmar

Anthony Ware

Focusing on Myanmar, with its perfect storm of extreme poverty, international sanctions, and egregious political repression, Anthony Ware shows how context sensitivity can help development organizations to better meet the needs of their client populations. Ware points out that, while practitioners have questioned universal economic prescriptions for development, they have been less rigorous in    More >

Context-Sensitive Development: How International NGOs Operate in Myanmar

Orphan Care: A Comparative View

Jo Daugherty Bailey, editor

It is estimated that there are some 140 million orphans worldwide, most of them in transition countries such as Russia and Brazil or poorer regions of the developing world. In Orphan Care, contributors from Botswana, Brazil, China, Russia, Thailand, and Zimbabwe provide insider, on-the-ground perspectives on orphan care in their respective countries, covering the historical and socioeconomic    More >

Orphan Care: A Comparative View

The Essentials of Economic Sustainability

John Ikerd

Though much has been written about the negative impacts of economic development on natural ecosystems and civil societies, few viable alternatives to the prevailing economic paradigms have been suggested. John Ikerd moves the debate forward. Ikerd outlines the basic principles and concepts essential to economic sustainability. Some of these concepts are capitalist, some are socialist, and    More >

The Essentials of Economic Sustainability

Peddlers of Information: Indian Non-Government Organizations in the Information Age

Tanya Jakimow

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are widely heralded as an opportunity for the poor to have greater access to information that can help them escape poverty, as well as an important tool for development agencies. But as Tanya Jakimow shows, the consequences of the "information age" often deviate greatly from our image of an interconnected, modern world. Peddlers of    More >

Peddlers of Information: Indian Non-Government Organizations in the Information Age

Tectonic Shifts: Haiti Since the Earthquake

Mark Schuller and Pablo Morales, editors

Tectonic Shifts offers compelling on-the-ground perspectives on the aftermath of Haiti's cataclysmic earthquake. Following a critical analysis of the country's heightened vulnerability as a result of centuries of underdevelopment and misguided foreign aid interventions, the authors address a range of contemporary realities, foreign impositions, and political changes in the relief and    More >

Tectonic Shifts: Haiti Since the Earthquake

Detecting Corruption in Developing Countries: Identifying Causes/Strategies for Action

Bertram I. Spector

Excessive government discretion, greed, and the abuse of power for private gain are widespread phenomena in developing countries, denying citizens the critical services that they are entitled to—and leaving little room for a country's economic growth. Bertram Spector presents a comprehensive strategy for detecting and confronting corruption in the public sector, which he supports with    More >

Detecting Corruption in Developing Countries: Identifying Causes/Strategies for Action

New Pathways Out of Poverty

Sam Daley-Harris and Anna Awimbo, editors

New Pathways Out of Poverty explores the current state of the microfinance industry and highlights some of the field's major challenges and achievements. The authors examine innovations in microfinance and capture the knowledge gained in key areas of practice. They authors also show how leading institutions are taking steps to ensure that microfinance becomes a central platform for eliminating    More >

New Pathways Out of Poverty

Whose Sustainability Counts?: BASIX’s Long March from Microfinance to Livelihoods

Malcolm Harper, Lalitha Iyer, and Jane Rosser

Malcolm Harper cuts through the cynicism and disillusionment about microfinance with his account of BASIX—one of the largest microfinance firms in India—to show how the organization offers pathways for a revamped MFI of the future, one that responds to poor clients’ diverse needs equitably and effectively.    More >

Whose Sustainability Counts?: BASIX’s Long March from Microfinance to Livelihoods

Confronting Microfinance: Undermining Sustainable Development

Milford Bateman, editor

Despite the popularity of microfinance as a tool for economic development, there has been little analysis of its foundations or its real effectiveness in fighting poverty. Attempting to fill that gap, the authors of Confronting Microfinance first provide global perspectives that challenge the conventional wisdom and then focus on southeastern Europe—a key arena for microfinance and    More >

Confronting Microfinance: Undermining Sustainable Development

African Development: Making Sense of the Issues and Actors, 2nd edition

Todd J. Moss

This fully revised edition of African Development reflects the recent development successes experienced in Africa, as well as the growing divergence between countries that are engaging with the global economy and those that remain more insular. The result is a comprehensive introduction to the development issues, actors, and institutions interacting across the diverse continent. The book is    More >

African Development: Making Sense of the Issues and Actors, 2nd edition

Creative Capacity Development: Learning to Adapt in Development Practice

Jenny Pearson

Jenny Pearson tells the story of a nongovernmental organization on a path to improve the quality of its programs by becoming a learning organization—and by making room for creative risks and innovation. Offering an unflinching appraisal of her own assumptions and setbacks as she established VBNK (the Institute to Serve Facilitators of Development) in Cambodia, Jenny Pearson explains how a    More >

Creative Capacity Development: Learning to Adapt in Development Practice

Broke But Unbroken: Grassroots Social Movements and Their Radical Solutions to Poverty

Augusta Dwyer

Arguing that poverty reduction as envisioned by Western governments and aid agencies is little more than a perpetuation of colonial attitudes, Augusta Dwyer explores the extraordinary successes that have been achieved by the poor themselves. Dwyer takes us on a journey through the slums and villages of Brazil, Indonesia, India, and Argentina as she meets with organizers from some of the most    More >

Broke But Unbroken: Grassroots Social Movements and Their Radical Solutions to Poverty

Inside the Everyday Lives of Development Workers: The Challenges and Futures of Aidland

Anne-Meike Fechter and Heather Hindman, editors

Rarely is the lens of aid policy turned on the lives of aid workers themselves. Yet, the seemingly impersonal network of agencies and donors that formulate and implement policy are composed of real people with complex motivations and experiences that might provide important lessons about development’s failures and successes. Inside the Everyday Lives of Development Workers breaks new ground    More >

Inside the Everyday Lives of Development Workers: The Challenges and Futures of Aidland

Artisans and Fair Trade: Crafting Development

Mary A. Littrell and Marsha A. Dickson

After agriculture and tourism, artisan work provides the next most significant source of income in many developing countries. Yet, there is strong disagreement among both politicians and development professionals as to whether the handicraft sector is worthy of investment—and the debate has been hampered by a lack of industry data. Mary Littrell and Marsha Dickson draw on their eight    More >

Artisans and Fair Trade: Crafting Development

Schools in the Forest: How Grassroots Education Brought Political Empowerment to the Brazilian Amazon

Denis Lynn Daly Heyck

Drawing on the experience of  Projecto Seringueiro (Project Rubber Tapper), Denis Heyck reveals how a radical education experiment designed simply to bring literacy to rubber tappers in the Amazon rainforests helped the members of a threatened community to claim their political rights and preserve their cultural heritage in the face of ferocious opposition. The rubber tappers' story shows    More >

Schools in the Forest: How Grassroots Education Brought Political Empowerment to the Brazilian Amazon

Class Dynamics of Agrarian Change

Henry Bernstein

Henry Bernstein argues that class dynamics should be the starting point of any analysis of agrarian change. Providing an accessible introduction to agrarian political economy, he shows clearly how the argument for "bringing class back in" provides an alternative to inherited conceptions of the agrarian question. He also ably illustrates what is at stake in different ways of thinking    More >

Class Dynamics of Agrarian Change

Financial Promise for the Poor: How Groups Build Microsavings

Kim Wilson, Malcolm Harper, and Matthew Griffith, editors

Development scholars, policymakers, and practitioners have begun sorting through the hype of microfinance to identify where and how top-down loans might fit into broader development efforts. To many, the answer involves shifting focus to another financial service: savings. Serving as a strong and perhaps more effective tool than microcredit, microsavings is quickly becoming a lauded    More >

Financial Promise for the Poor: How Groups Build Microsavings

The Change Imperative: Creating the Next Generation NGO

Paul David Ronalds

Paul David Ronalds draws on his experience as deputy CEO of World Vision Australia to offer a practical guide for international nongovernmental organizations (INGOs) as they face the challenges of the Twenty-First century. Covering such concrete issues as advocacy, finance, technology, and human resources, as well as the more ambiguous areas of legitimacy and state sovereignty, his book is    More >

The Change Imperative: Creating the Next Generation NGO

Just Give Money to the Poor: The Development Revolution from the Global South

Joseph Hanlon, Armando Barrientos, and David Hulme

Amid all the complicated economic theories about the causes and solutions to poverty, one idea is so basic that it seems radical: bypass governments and NGOs, provide direct cash transfers, and let the poor decide how to use their money. Discussing this alternative, looking at both problems and successes and stressing that cash transfers are neither charity nor a safety net, the authors provide a    More >

Just Give Money to the Poor: The Development Revolution from the Global South

Anticorruption in the Health Sector: Strategies for Transparency and Accountability

Taryn Vian, William D. Savedoff, and Harald Mathisen, editors

A brief, readable field guide, Anticorruption in the Health Sector brings practical experience to bear on anticorruption approaches tailored specifically to health. The contributors, all skilled practitioners, address the consequences of different types of corruption and show how agencies can more effectively address these challenges as an integral part of their development work. Both practitioner    More >

Anticorruption in the Health Sector: Strategies for Transparency and Accountability

For the Love of God: NGOs and Religious Identity in a Violent World

Shawn Teresa Flanigan

Shawn Teresa Flanigan looks at the role of faith-based nonprofit organizations (FBOs) in the context of international development to explore the ways that history and religious identity have influenced their work.    More >

For the Love of God: NGOs and Religious Identity in a Violent World

The European Union and the Global South

Fredrik Söderbaum and Patrik Stålgren, editors

Choice Outstanding Academic Book! The development of coherent and effective relations with other regions and countries is one of the most challenging tasks faced by the European Union. This original volume explores the EU’s engagement with the global South, focusing on three controversial policy areas: economic cooperation, development cooperation, and conflict    More >

The European Union and the Global South

Security and Development: Searching for Critical Connections

Neclâ Tschirgi, Michael S. Lund, and Francesco Mancini, editors

Although policymakers and practitioners alike have enthusiastically embraced the idea that security and development are interdependent, the precise nature and implications of the dynamic interplay between the two phenomena have been far from clear. The authors of Security and Development: Searching for Critical Connections realistically assess the promise and shortcomings of integrated    More >

Security and Development: Searching for Critical Connections

Snakes in Paradise: NGOs and the Aid Industry in Africa

Hans Holmén

Beginning in the 1980s, sub-Saharan Africa witnessed a veritable explosion of NGOs and CSOs engaged in efforts to develop the subcontinent. Often praised for their commitment, flexibility, close contact with grassroots movements and marginalized groups, these organizations have become the darlings of donors and the UN system. During the same period, however, rural Africa has sunk deeper into    More >

Snakes in Paradise: NGOs and the Aid Industry in Africa

Civil Society Under Strain: Counter-Terrorism Policy, Civil Society, and Aid Post-9/11

Jude Howell and Jeremy Lind, editors

As they investigate the convergence of security and development objectives following the attacks of September 11, 2001—in particular as this relates to civil society—the authors focus on four themes: the intersection of the "war on terror" regime and national politics, the increasing regulation of civil society, attempts to co-opt parts of civil society into security and    More >

Civil Society Under Strain: Counter-Terrorism Policy, Civil Society, and Aid Post-9/11

Leadership for Development: What Globalization Demands of Leaders Fighting for Change

Dennis A. Rondinelli and John M. Heffron

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Leadership for Development: What Globalization Demands of Leaders Fighting for Change

Forced Labor: Coercion and Exploitation in the Private Economy

Beate Andrees and Patrick Belser, editors

Two centuries after the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade, at least 12.3 million people are subjected to modern forms of forced labor—in rich countries, as well as poor ones. The authors of Forced Labor present state-of-the art research on the manifestations of these slavery-like practices, why they continue to survive, and how they can be eliminated. Their conceptually rich    More >

Forced Labor: Coercion and Exploitation in the Private Economy

How the Aid Industry Works: An Introduction to International Development

Arjan de Haan

How the Aid Industry Works provides a concise introduction to the business of development—to what aid practices are, and how they have evolved. Arjan de Haan also assesses the arguments of both proponents and opponents of aid and presents illustrative examples of actual projects and programs. Ideal for students encountering the subject of development for the first time, the book also serves    More >

How the Aid Industry Works: An Introduction to International Development

Rights-Based Approaches to Development: Exploring the Potential Pitfalls

Sam Hickey and Diana Mitlin, editors

Rights-Based Approaches to Development explores the impact of the shift from a market-based to a rights-based framework for development efforts. Drawing on their own experiences, the contributors discuss current debates, theoretical and practical concerns and achievements, and larger implications about poverty and the relationship between citizens and the state.    More >

Rights-Based Approaches to Development: Exploring the Potential Pitfalls

Freedom From Want: The Remarkable Success Story of BRAC, the Global Grassroots Organization That’s Winning the Fight Against Poverty

Ian Smillie

Freedom From Want traces the evolution of BRAC from it beginnings as a small relief operation in Bangladesh into what is arguably the largest and most successful social experiment in the developing world. Ranging from distant villages in Bangladesh to New York's financial district, from war-torn Afghanistan to the plains of eastern Africa, Ian Smillie's book—part adventure story,    More >

Freedom From Want: The Remarkable Success Story of BRAC, the Global Grassroots Organization That’s Winning the Fight Against Poverty

Coping with Facts: A Skeptic's Guide to the Problem of Development

Adam Fforde

Students and practitioners confronting the mass of competing assertions in the development literature—replete with contradictory "truths"—may well become frustrated. Adam Fforde offers guidance for the perplexed through a penetrating critique of that literature, presenting strategies that will help readers to evaluate the contending solutions to problems of development.    More >

Coping with Facts: A Skeptic's Guide to the Problem of Development

Developing Brazil: Overcoming the Failure of the Washington Consensus

Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira

After the 1994 Real Plan ended fourteen years of high inflation in Brazil, the country’s economy was expected—mistakenly—to grow quickly. Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira discusses Brazil’s economic trajectory from the mid-1990s to the present Lula administration, critically appraising the neoliberal reforms that have curtailed growth and proposing a national development    More >

Developing Brazil:  Overcoming the Failure of the Washington Consensus

Foreign Investment and Domestic Development: Multinationals and the State

Jenny Rebecca Kehl

How is it that billions of dollars flow through the developing world without altering its reality of poverty and scarcity? Jenny Kehl explores the crucial relationship between foreign direct investment and domestic development, focusing on the wide variation in the capacity of governments to negotiate FDI to the advantage of their citizens. To isolate the influence of political factors, Kehl    More >

Foreign Investment and Domestic Development: Multinationals and the State

Nubian Women of West Aswan: Negotiating Tradition and Change, 2nd edition

Anne M. Jennings

In the decade-and-a-half since the first edition of this book was written, there have been dramatic changes both in the town of Aswan and among the devoutly Muslim Nubians of the of West Aswan. Anne Jennings’s revised and updated ethnography reflects those changes and also incorporates new material from archaeological/historical research and new literature on the impact of tourism, the work    More >

Nubian Women of West Aswan: Negotiating Tradition and Change, 2nd edition

Progress of the World’s Women 2008/2009: Who Answers to Women? Gender and Accountability

UNIFEM

Progress of the World’s Women 2008/2009 presents new data providing clear evidence that women's empowerment and gender equality are key drivers for reducing poverty, building food security, reducing maternal mortality, safeguarding the environment, and enhancing the effectiveness of aid.    More >

Progress of the World’s Women 2008/2009: Who Answers to Women? Gender and Accountability

Smart Aid for African Development

Richard Joseph and Alexandra Gillies, editors

Despite hundreds of billions of dollars spent on foreign aid to sub-Saharan Africa, a sure path to growth and development has not yet been found—and each new heralded approach has crumbled amid regrets and recriminations. The authors of Smart Aid for African Development provide critical assessments of the main components of foreign assistance, considering how smarter use can be made of    More >

Smart Aid for African Development

Diasporas and Development: Exploring the Potential

Jennifer M. Brinkerhoff, editor

For some time in diaspora studies, attention to remittances has overshadowed the growing impact of emigrant groups both within the social and political arenas in their homelands and with regard to fundamental economic development. The authors of Diasporas and Development redress this imbalance, focusing on three core issues: the responses of diasporas to homeland conflicts, strategies for    More >

Diasporas and Development: Exploring the Potential

Corruption and Development Aid: Confronting the Challenges

Georg Cremer

Although corruption has always been a quietly recognized aspect of development aid programs, the taboo against openly discussing it is only now being widely overcome. Georg Cremer systematically addresses the subject, exploring the nature and impact of corruption, the conditions under which it is most likely to take hold, and the strategies that can enable aid organizations, both NGOs and those in    More >

Corruption and Development Aid: Confronting the Challenges

The World Bank and the Gods of Lending

Steve Berkman

Looking at the realities of the World Bank's loan programs in the developing world, Steve Berkman finds nothing but mismanagement and hypocrisy: decades of assistance without any significant improvement in the lives of the poor; billions loaned for improving governance, health care, and education with little to show for it; and donor funds given to dysfunctional government institutions or    More >

The World Bank and the Gods of Lending

World Disasters Report 2007: Focus on Discrimination

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

Gender, race, religion, age—there are so many reasons why people are excluded from society. Those who are face an uphill struggle for equality, even if they have the strength and wherewithal to take the first steps. However many do not. What, then, is the reality for these groups when disaster strikes? Hidden, ignored, or simply invisible, the most vulnerable—and those potentially    More >

World Disasters Report 2007: Focus on Discrimination

Surrogates of the State: NGOs, Development and Ujamaa in Tanzania

Michael Jennings

In Surrogates of the State Jennings explores the delicate relationship between development NGOs and the states they work in using his exhaustive and illuminating case study of Tanzania in the 1960s and 70s.  During that time Tanzania instituted the rural socialist Ujamaa program, resulting in the forced resettlement of 6 million people to villages, transforming the map of the country. Rather    More >

Surrogates of the State: NGOs, Development and Ujamaa in Tanzania

Development and Humanitarianism: Practical Issues

Deborah Eade and Tony Vaux, editors

Humanitarian intervention invariably rubs shoulders with politics—awkwardly, and sometimes with tragic results.  Development and Humanitarianism draws from the contents of the acclaimed journal Development in Practice to address the dilemmas that aid agencies and their frontline staff face in interpreting the principles of humanitarianism in situations where they risk being manipulated    More >

Development and Humanitarianism: Practical Issues

Everywhere/Nowhere: Gender Mainstreaming in Development Agencies

Rebecca Tiessen

Everywhere/Nowhere presents a timely reflection on the challenges and opportunities development agencies have faced as they attempt to translate gender mainstreaming policies into practice.    More >

Everywhere/Nowhere: Gender Mainstreaming in Development Agencies

Twinning Faith and Development: Catholic Parish Partnering in the US and Haiti

Tara Hefferan

Twinning Faith and Development documents the operation of a project in which two Catholic churches— one in the US and one in Haiti—partner to spur development in Haiti. Hefferan explores development as it is conceived, designed, and implemented by those outside the conventional aid industry, those not considered to be development experts. She looks at both twinning’s failings and    More >

Twinning Faith and Development: Catholic Parish Partnering in the US and Haiti

Security and Development in the Pacific Islands: Social Resilience in Emerging States

M. Anne Brown, editor

Reflecting a growing awareness of the need to integrate security and development agendas in the field of conflict management, the authors of this original volume focus on the case of the Pacific Islands. In the process, they also reveal the sociopolitical diversity, cultural richness, and social resilience of a little-known region. Their work not only offers insight into the societies discussed,    More >

Security and Development in the Pacific Islands: Social Resilience in Emerging States

Peace and the Public Purse: Economic Policies for Postwar Statebuilding

James K. Boyce and Madalene O'Donnell, editors

In the aftermath of violent conflict, how do the economic challenges of statebuilding intersect with the political challenges of peacebuilding? How can the international community help lay the fiscal foundations for a sustainable state and a durable peace? Peace and the Public Purse examines these questions, lifting the curtain that often has separated economic policy from peace    More >

Peace and the Public Purse: Economic Policies for Postwar Statebuilding

Understanding Development: Theory and Practice in the Third World, 3rd Edition

John Rapley

This accessible text provides both an assessment of the current state of development theory and an extensive survey of the impact of evolving policies and practices throughout the developing world. Rapley critically traces the evolution of development theory from its strong statist orientation in the early postwar period, through the neoclassical phase, to the present consensus on people-centered    More >

Understanding Development: Theory and Practice in the Third World, 3rd Edition

World Disasters Report 2006: Focus on Neglected Crises

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

Which people are missing out on humanitarian aid because no journalists report on them, no donors are interested in them, no agencies have assessed their needs, or because their governments ignore them? The 2006 World Disasters Report ventures into the shadows lying behind the more publicized disasters of 2005-2006. Combining first-hand reporting from the field with critical analysis of aid    More >

World Disasters Report 2006: Focus on Neglected Crises

More Pathways Out of Poverty

Sam Daley-Harris and Anna Awimbo, editors

More Pathways Out of Poverty, the follow-up to 2002's Pathways Out of Poverty and the companion book to the 2006 Global Microcredit Summit, explores new and revolutionary practices in microfinance. Illustrating both the potential and the challenges of microfinance, the books serves as a roadmap toward the goal of drastically reducing the number of people who live in a state of extreme poverty.    More >

More Pathways Out of Poverty

The Poor Always Pay Back: The Grameen II Story

Asif Dowla and Dipal Barua

The Poor Always Pay Back demystifies Grameen II, an improved and more flexible version of the classical Grameen model that has been used to financially empower the poorest families in more than a hundred countries across the globe.    More >

The Poor Always Pay Back: The Grameen II Story

Development and the Private Sector: Consuming Interests

Deborah Eade and John Sayer, editors

Presenting both analytical chapters and case studies ranging from El Salvador, to Kenya, to Timor-Leste, the authors of Development and the Private Sector explore how the private sector can do less harm, and even do considerable good, by fostering equitable development.    More >

Development and the Private Sector: Consuming Interests

Cinderella or Cyberella? Empowering Women in the Knowledge Society

Nancy J. Hafkin and Sophia Huyer, editors

Considering the manifestations of gender inequalities in the access, use, and control of information and communication technologies—and how those inequalities can be erased—the authors of this stellar collection show how ICTs can provide opportunities for women to improve their incomes, gain awareness of their rights, and improve their own and their families’ well-being.    More >

Cinderella or Cyberella? Empowering Women in the Knowledge Society

Promises Not Kept: Poverty and the Betrayal of Third World Development, 7th edition

John Isbister

The seventh edition of this perennial favorite includes discussions of major initiatives such as the Millennial Development Goals, changes in international politics and approaches to global terrorism following the US-led military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, and updated throughout.    More >

Promises Not Kept: Poverty and the Betrayal of Third World Development, 7th edition

Budgeting for Women's Rights: Monitoring Government Budgets for Compliance with CEDAW

Diane Elson, editor

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Budgeting for Women's Rights: Monitoring Government Budgets for Compliance with CEDAW

The Search For Empowerment: Social Capital as Idea and Practice at the World Bank

Anthony Bebbington, Michael Woolcock, Scott Guggenheim, and Elizabeth Olson, editors

Focusing on debates within the World Bank about the value of social capital concepts for the encouragement of more participatory and empowering forms of development, the contributors to this volume offer both an ethnography of a huge development organization and an insightful look at the nature of bureaucracy and organizational change.    More >

The Search For Empowerment: Social Capital as Idea and Practice at the World Bank

Policy Analysis for Effective Development: Strengthening Transition Economies

Kristin Morse and Raymond J. Struyk

This practical text provides analytic tools and real world examples to equip both students and professionals with the skills they need to develop—and implement—effective public policies.   Focusing on transition economies, Morse and Struyk concentrate on the day to day tasks involved in tackling social and economic policy issues. They thoroughly cover the practicalities of    More >

Policy Analysis for Effective Development: Strengthening Transition Economies

Fighting Poverty: The Development-Employment Link

Rizwanul Islam, editor

While it has become abundantly clear that neither overall economic growth nor targeted microlevel interventions inevitably reduce poverty in developing countries, much of the development literature continues to focus on these two approaches. Exploring a third, and more promising, avenue, Fighting Poverty offers a systematic analysis of the link between employment and pro-poor economic growth. The    More >

Fighting Poverty: The Development-Employment Link

Negotiating the Net in Africa: The Politics of Internet Diffusion

Ernest J. Wilson III and Kelvin R. Wong, editors

Why do national patterns of Internet expansion differ so greatly throughout Africa? To what extent do politics trump technology? Who are the "information champions" in the various African states? Addressing these and related questions, Negotiating the Net in Africa explores the politics, economics, and technology of Internet diffusion across the continent.   The "Negotiating    More >

Negotiating the Net in Africa: The Politics of Internet Diffusion

Overselling the Web?: Development and the Internet

Charles Kenny

Opinion leaders in government and business routinely tout the Internet's power as a force for economic and social development, and programs designed to bridge the digital divide are springing up across the developing world. Many questions remain, however, about the effectiveness of such programs in fostering greater productivity and improving quality of life. Overselling the Web? offers a much    More >

Overselling the Web?: Development and the Internet

Meeting the Employment Challenge: Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico in the Global Economy

Janine Berg, Christoph Ernst, and Peter Auer

Arguing that economic policies in Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico favor markets over institutions and the international economy over the domestic to the detriment of the workforce in those countries Meeting the Employment Challenge presents extensive evidence in support of placing employment concerns at the center of economic and social policies. The authors discuss the challenges the three    More >

Meeting the Employment Challenge: Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico in the Global Economy

Tourists, Migrants, and Refugees: Population Movements in Third World Development

Milica Z. Bookman

As travelers increasingly seek out the exotic wildlife and idyllic sunsets of the developing world, a complex relationship involving tourism, the migration of workers, and the involuntary displacement of peoples has emerged. Milica Bookman explores that relationship—and the connection between population movements and economic development in third world countries. Bookman's multicountry    More >

Tourists, Migrants, and Refugees: Population Movements in Third World Development

Savings Services for the Poor: An Operational Guide

Madeline Hirschland, editor

In Savings for the Poor, Madeline Hirschland and other leaders in the microfinance field provide practical guidance for developing and managing sound savings operations for small and rural depositors.    More >

Savings Services for the Poor: An Operational Guide

World Disasters Report 2005: Focus on Information in Disasters

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

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World Disasters Report 2005: Focus on Information in Disasters

Women and the Politics of Place

Wendy Harcourt and Arturo Escobar, editors

The authors of Women and the Politics of Place analyze women's economic and social justice movements by challenging traditional views, bridging the gap between academic and activist knowledge with an original analysis of global feminist issues.    More >

Women and the Politics of Place

Development NGOs and Labor Unions: Terms of Engagement

Deborah Eade and Alan Leather, editors

While NGOs and unions will naturally pursue diverse strategies and tactics, neither sector can afford to go it alone. The authors of Development NGOs and Labor Unions elucidate some of the underlying tensions between the two and illustrate the scope for constructive dialogue—and potential partnership—between them.    More >

Development NGOs and Labor Unions: Terms of Engagement

Reducing Poverty, Building Peace

Coralie Bryant and Christina Kappaz

Coralie Bryant and Christina Kappaz cogently argue that poverty reduction not only is possible, but also can build opportunities for peace. Integrating theoretical concepts with discussions of policies, programs, projects, and the ways that these might be designed and implemented to alleviate poverty, their work is an important contribution to ongoing policy debates.    More >

Reducing Poverty, Building Peace

Working for Change: Making a Career in International Public Service

Derick W. Brinkerhoff and Jennifer M. Brinkerhoff

A Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Finalist for 2005 Derick and Jennifer Brinkerhoff explore career paths in international public service, focusing on development management positions and offering practical guidance on finding the right mix of professional goals, degree programs, job opportunities, and personal values. They also present profiles that illustrate how real people have faced the    More >

Working for Change: Making a Career in International Public Service

Culture, Development, and Public Administration in Africa

Ogwo Jombo Umeh and Greg Andranovich

Using southern African nations as an example, the authors argue that emerging societies are poor today thanks to the over reliance on non-local models. Practitioners must consider local cultures—-languages, symbols, customs, and rituals—in developing effective administrative practices. They must absorb the experiences of people who know first-hand the dynamics and conditions in these    More >

Culture, Development, and Public Administration in Africa

Fighting Corruption in Developing Countries: Strategies and Analysis

Bertram I. Spector, editor

In stark contrast to standard holistic studies of corruption, Fighting Corruption in Developing Countries argues that examining the issue through the lens of nine key development sectors—education, agriculture, energy, environment, health, justice, private business, political parties and public finance—-will help us to understand the problem realistically and identify concrete    More >

Fighting Corruption in Developing Countries: Strategies and Analysis

Building Democratic Institutions: Governance Reform in Developing Countries

G. Shabbir Cheema

Bridging the gap between theory and practice, Shabbir Cheema draws on a wealth of case studies from around the world to clarify the links among governance, democracy, and human development and to identify the conditions that make democracy work.    More >

Building Democratic Institutions: Governance Reform in Developing Countries

Development Brokers and Translators: The Ethnography of Aid and Agencies

David Lewis and David Mosse, editors

The contributors to Development Brokers and Translators, all anthropologists with practical experience in development work, show how ethnography can be an indispensable tool for understanding the complex and dynamic relationships among communities, ideas, resources, and development agencies.    More >

Development Brokers and Translators: The Ethnography of Aid and Agencies

World Disasters Report 2004: Focus on Community Resilience

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

In the hours and days after an earthquake or flood, most lives are saved by the courage and resourcefulness of friends and neighbors. During slow-onset crises such as drought, many indigenous societies have developed extraordinary capacities to cope and bounce back. How can humanitarian organizations, which seek to bring aid to disaster-struck communities, strengthen rather than undermine this    More >

World Disasters Report 2004: Focus on Community Resilience

The Charity of Nations: Humanitarian Action in a Calculating World

Ian Smillie and Larry Minear

Ian Smillie and Larry Minear probe the reasons behind governmental and nongovernmental responses to urgent human need. They explain why some crises got the lion's share of attention and resources, while others are essentially forgotten. Vibrantly contrasting cases of Afghanistan, East Timor, and Sierra Leone, among others, illustrate how foreign policy and domestic politics have shaped what    More >

The Charity of Nations: Humanitarian Action in a Calculating World

Global Civil Society, Volume Two: Dimensions of the Nonprofit Sector

Lester M. Salamon and S. Wojciech Sokolowski, editors

In Volume Two of Global Civil Society, the Johns Hopkins Comparative Nonprofit Sector Project continues the comprehensive overview of the scope, size, composition, and financing of the nonprofit, or civil society, sector in the developing  as well as the developed world. Covering thirty-six countries—fourteen in depth—with a particular focus on Africa, Asia, and the Middle East,    More >

Global Civil Society, Volume Two: Dimensions of the Nonprofit Sector

Human Rights and Development

Peter Uvin

Peter Uvin links human rights with development theory and practice to show how practitioners can surmount tough obstacles to successfully effect strategies for reducing conflict and improving human rights outcomes.    More >

Human Rights and Development

Building an Inclusive Development Community: A Manual on Including People with Disabilities in International Development Programs

Karen Heinicke-Motsch and Susan Sygall, editors

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Building an Inclusive Development Community: A Manual on Including People with Disabilities in International Development Programs

Postconflict Development: Meeting New Challenges

Gerd Junne and Willemijn Verkoren, editors

With the proliferation of civil wars since the end of the Cold War, many developing countries now exist in a "postconflict" environment, posing enormous development challenges for the societies affected, as well as for international actors. Postconflict Development addresses these challenges in a range of vital sectors—security, justice, economic policy, education, the media,    More >

Postconflict Development: Meeting New Challenges

Fixing African Economies: Policy Research for Development

Lucie Colvin Phillips and Diery Seck, editors

When African countries embarked on the first round of structural adjustments in the 1980s and 1990s, there was little opportunity to first determine what programs would work where—instead, governments reluctantly implemented policies that were imposed by international financial institutions and based on theoretical models. The ensuing process was eventful—and the results    More >

Fixing African Economies: Policy Research for Development

Housing Microfinance: A Guide to Practice

Franck Daphnis and Bruce Ferguson, editors

Housing Microfinance, a comprehensive overview of housing microfinance worldwide, provides solid guidance for both international and domestic microfinance institutions that are considering expanding into housing, as well as for providers of conventional housing loans who seek to offer their services to poor clients who lack collateral or regular income.    More >

Housing Microfinance: A Guide to Practice

Progress of the World’s Women 2002: Volume 2, Gender Equality and the Millennium Development Goals

United Nations Development Fund for Women

Tackling the challenges of tracking and determining progress for women relative to the commitments made in the Millennium Development Goals of 2000, this report outlines goals, targets, and indicators using comparative data; charts female literacy, enrollment in education, wage employment, seats in government, and infection with HIV/AIDS; and highlights innovations in measuring and monitoring    More >

Progress of the World’s Women 2002:  Volume 2, Gender Equality and the Millennium Development Goals

Development and the Learning Organisation

Laura Roper, Jethro Pettit, and Deborah Eade, editors

As development NGOs and aid agencies embrace the idea of "becoming a learning organization," they are increasingly concerned with issues of knowledge generation. This collection, drawn from the contents of the acclaimed journal Development in Practice, presents the work of  development scholars and practitioners from a range of institutional backgrounds, some introducing new    More >

Development and the Learning Organisation

Development Methods and Approaches: Critical Reflections

Deborah Eade, editor

Many aid agencies advocate approaches to development that are people-centered, participatory, empowering, and gender-fair. This volume explores the middle ground between such values-based approaches and the methods and techniques that the agencies adopt. Contributors argue that tools and methods will contribute to a values-based approach only if those using them have a serious commitment to a    More >

Development Methods and Approaches: Critical Reflections

Buddhism at Work: Community Development, Social Empowerment and the Sarvodaya Movement

George D. Bond

In Buddhism at Work, George Bond explores the vision and evolution of Sri Lanka's Sarvodaya Shramadana movement—now an international movement and NGO—whose individual and group members promote Gandhian and Buddhist ideals as they seek to bring about political and economic change through grassroots cooperative work.    More >

Buddhism at Work: Community Development, Social Empowerment and the Sarvodaya Movement

Southern Exposure: International Development and the Global South in the Twenty-First Century

Barbara P. Thomas-Slayter

This widely used introductory text, rich with illustrative case studies, addresses the key political and economic challenges facing the countries of the global south as they engage with the global system.    More >

Southern Exposure: International Development and the Global South in the Twenty-First Century

Reinventing Government for the Twenty-First Century: State Capacity in a Globalizing Society

Dennis A. Rondinelli and G. Shabbir Cheema, editors

The authors of Reinventing Government for the Twenty-First Century meld theory with practice to offer sound advice for public leaders and administrators who seek to create the structures and processes needed to increase state capacity and benefit from participation in an increasingly integrated and interdependent world.    More >

Reinventing Government for the Twenty-First Century: State Capacity in a Globalizing Society

Rural Progress, Rural Decay: Neoliberal Adjustment Policies and Local Initiatives

Liisa L. North and John D. Cameron, editors

How do rural development programs, especially those run by nongovernmental organizations, cope in a time of structural adjustment programs and economical liberalization? Using Ecuador as a representative example, the authors of Rural Progress, Rural Decay explore the consequences of neoliberal macroeconomic policies for equitable development—and demonstrate that NGOs can make little headway    More >

Rural Progress, Rural Decay: Neoliberal Adjustment Policies and Local Initiatives

Rethinking Tourism and Ecotravel, Second Edition

Deborah McLaren

Although it promises great benefits to hosts and guests alike, tourism often has resulted in painful consequences both for local host communities and for the environment. Deborah McLaren explores how communities around the world, especially indigenous peoples, have responded to the challenges and opportunities that tourism and ecotravel bring.    More >

Rethinking Tourism and Ecotravel, Second Edition

Feeding the Market: South American Farmers, Trade and Globalization

Jon Hellin and Sophie Higman

Based on extensive fieldwork from the sweeping grasslands of Patagonia to the coffee farms of Ecuador, the authors illustrate the practical obstacles that farmers face in accessing markets, especially the difficulties of meeting market demands for large quantities of high quality produce in continuous supply. By focusing on eight different products—bananas, coffee, potatoes, coca, wine,    More >

Feeding the Market: South American Farmers, Trade and Globalization

Global Shaping and Its Alternatives

Yildiz Atasoy and William K. Carroll, editors

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Global Shaping and Its Alternatives

Reinventing Leviathan: The Politics of Administrative Reform in Developing Countries

Ben Ross Schneider and Blanca Heredia, editors

Scholars and development practitioners agree that developing countries urgently need cohesive administrative reforms to consolidate new market economies, promote sustainable development, and improve social welfare. Reinventing Leviathan provides extensive comparative research on the political processes that facilitate or block efforts designed to improve administrative performance. Studies of    More >

Reinventing Leviathan: The Politics of Administrative Reform in Developing Countries

Africa's Stalled Development: International Causes and Cures

David K. Leonard and Scott Straus

This thoughtful discussion probes the international roots of Africa's civil conflicts and lackluster economies. Analyzing an unwitting system that creates a set of incentives inimical to development, the authors offer a new way of thinking about Africa's development dilemmas and the policy options for addressing them.   Weak states, aid dependence, crushing debt, and enclave    More >

Africa's Stalled Development: International Causes and Cures

Development and Agroforestry: Scaling Up the Impacts of Research

Steven Franzel, Peter Cooper, Glenn Denning, and Deborah Eade, editors

Can local, small-scale development successes can be scaled up to create wider, long-term benefits? Focusing on this question, the chapters in Development and Agroforestry, drawn from the acclaimed journal Development in Practice, explore the experiences of researchers and small-scale farmers involved in agroforestry development projects around the globe.    More >

Development and Agroforestry: Scaling Up the Impacts of Research

Development and Advocacy: Development in Practice

Deborah Eade, editor, with an introduction by Maria Teresa Diokno-Pascual

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Development and Advocacy: Development in Practice

Development and Cities

David Westendorff and Deborah Eade, editors

The authors of  Development and Cities focus on the political, social, and economic viability of new or alternative approaches to urban management in the South that aim to increase access to adequate levels of basic services and healthy living and working conditions for the growing number of urban poor.    More >

Development and Cities

Development and Culture

Deborah Eade, editor

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Development and Culture

Running Out of Control: Dilemmas of Globalization

R. Alan Hedley

Alan Hedley argues that, although for centuries technological innovation allowed humanity to gain increasing control over its fate, the trajectory of that control is now—due to globalization—on a downward course. Hedley also proposes approaches and strategies for dealing with the new reality.    More >

Running Out of Control: Dilemmas of Globalization

Social Progress and Sustainable Development

Neil Thin

What are the social dimensions of sustainable development? Why are they important? Can agreement be reached on what constitutes progress? How can progress most effectively be brought about? Neil Thin argues that sustainable development is possible only if we systematically link social progress—social justice, solidarity, participation, and security—with other dimensions of development.    More >

Social Progress and Sustainable Development

The Commercialization of Microfinance: Balancing Business and Development

Deborah Drake and Elisabeth Rhyne, editors

While many microfinance organizations started as NGOs, there is now a growing movement for them to transform into regulated, for-profit entities. Concurrently, commercial banks, credit unions, and specialized investors are also entering the market. The Commercialization of Microfinance synthesizes case studies from Latin America and beyond, delving into the trends and challenges of converting    More >

The Commercialization of Microfinance: Balancing Business and Development

Bringing the Food Economy Home: Local Alternatives to Global Agribusiness

Helena Norberg-Hodge, Todd Merrifield, and Steven Gorelick

If the many social, environmental, and economic crises facing the planet are to be reversed, argue the authors of Bringing the Food Economy Home, local food economies must be rebuilt. Their thought-provoking analysis demonstrates how bringing food production to a local level revitalizes rural economies in both the developing and the industrialized worlds at the same time that it benefits consumers    More >

Bringing the Food Economy Home: Local Alternatives to Global Agribusiness

Shifting Burdens: Gender and Agrarian Change under Neoliberalism

Shahra Razavi, editor

The authors of Shifting Burdens explore the often overlooked gender-related effects of the neoliberal policy shifts in rural development that have reduced the role of government and switched costs of services to the rural poor themselves.    More >

Shifting Burdens: Gender and Agrarian Change under Neoliberalism

The Charitable Impulse: NGOs and Development in East and North East Africa

Ondine Barrow and Michael Jennings, editors

Enriching our understanding of the "NGO industry," the authors inform the debate on the relief-to-development continuum and provide historical context for the key issues facing NGOs today. Each chapter presents a case study based on extensive fieldwork in east or northeast Africa, identifying and analyzing the roots of past and current problems.    More >

The Charitable Impulse: NGOs and Development in East and North East Africa

Project Planning and Analysis for Development

David Potts

In this comprehensive, practical guide to project planning and appraisal in developing countries, David Potts focuses on economic and financial analysis, but also gives serious weight to such key factors as sustainability and social impact. Part 1 of the book considers a range of approaches to project identification and design and introduces basic techniques for determining costs and benefits.    More >

Project Planning and Analysis for Development

Women in Developing Countries: Assessing Strategies for Empowerment

Rekha Datta and Judith Kornberg, editors

For decades, researchers and policymakers have examined the impact of development programs on women—and evidence of sustained gender discrimination has inspired local, national, and international policy reforms. But has the empowerment movement increased women's control of resources? Has it had the desired effect on gender relations traditionally defined by patriarchal ideology and    More >

Women in Developing Countries: Assessing Strategies for Empowerment

Partnership for International Development: Rhetoric or Results?

Jennifer M. Brinkerhoff

In the search for institutional models that can deliver more and better development outcomes, partnership is arguably among the most popular solutions proposed. But the evidence of partnerships' contributions to actual performance has been for the most part anecdotal. Partnership for International Development bridges the gap between rhetoric and practice, clarifying what the concept    More >

Partnership for International Development: Rhetoric or Results?

Development and Management: Experiences in Value-Based Conflict

Deborah Eade, Tom Hewitt and Hazel Johnson, editors

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Development and Management: Experiences in Value-Based Conflict

Managing Policy Reform: Concepts and Tools for Decision-Makers in Developing and Transitioning Countries

Derick W. Brinkerhoff and Benjamin L. Crosby

Based on experience in more than 40 countries, this comprehensive, practical guide provides concepts and tools for navigating the effective implementation of policy reforms designed to enhance democratic governance.    More >

Managing Policy Reform: Concepts and Tools for Decision-Makers in Developing and Transitioning Countries

Going Global: Transforming Relief and Development NGOs

Marc Lindenberg and Coralie Bryant

This is an invaluable resource to anyone studying general nonprofit management issues, as well as those studying the specific challenges of relief and development organizations. Boasting a unique insiders' perspective, it is the first book-length study of the largest Northern-based international relief and development NGOs. Drawing on extensive fieldwork and candid group discussions with    More >

Going Global: Transforming Relief and Development NGOs

Sustainable Livelihoods: Building on the Wealth of the Poor

Kristin Helmore and Naresh Singh

Kristin Helmore and Naresh Singh present the details of the widely tested Participatory Assessment and Planning for Sustainable Livelihoods methodology, or PAPSL, a holistic approach to poverty eradication that empowers the poor to analyze their circumstances, identify their priorities, and launch their own development initiatives.    More >

Sustainable Livelihoods: Building on the Wealth of the Poor

Deeper Than Debt: Economic Globalisation and the Poor

George Ann Potter

In this era of economic globalization, the debt owed by the poorest countries allows the richest to have enormous influence over most Southern economies. George Ann Potter brings together a wide range of arguments and views to examine the effects of economic globalization on the lives of the poor majority in debtor countries, showing how the issue of debt can illuminate the process of the    More >

Deeper Than Debt: Economic Globalisation and the Poor

Patronage or Partnership: Local Capacity Building in Humanitarian Crises

Ian Smillie, editor

Patronage or Partnership brings a new perspective to the subject of building local capacities in emergency and postemergency situations. Recognizing the real trade-offs that exist between aid workers acting quickly in the midst of an emergency, on the one hand, and working to build longer-term local skills, on the other—and critically examining this dilemma from local perspectives drawn from    More >

Patronage or Partnership: Local Capacity Building in Humanitarian Crises

Mainstreaming Microfinance: How Lending to the Poor Began, Grew, and Came of Age in Bolivia

Elisabeth Rhyne

Microcredit in Bolivia grew and became successful in only a decade, lifting an enormous segment of the country’s population into the financial mainstream in the process. The example of its high-achieving institutions charted a course for the development of the international microfinance field. In this gracefully written book, Elisabeth Rhyne brings the history of the microfinance movement to    More >

Mainstreaming Microfinance: How Lending to the Poor Began, Grew, and Came of Age in Bolivia

Transcending Neoliberalism: Community-Based Development in Latin America

Henry Veltmeyer and Anthony O'Malley, editors

With a focus on community-based processes, Transcending Neoliberalism examines the dynamics of change in Latin America arising out of the search for alternative forms of development.    More >

Transcending Neoliberalism: Community-Based Development in Latin America

Civil Society and Development: A Critical Exploration

Jude Howell and Jenny Pearce

Now Available in Paperback!   Incorporated into the discourse of academics, policymakers, and grassroots activists, of multilateral development agencies and local NGOs alike, "civil society" has become a topic of widespread discussion. But is there in fact any common understanding of the term? How useful is it when applied to the South, and what difference does it make to bring    More >

Civil Society and Development: A Critical Exploration

Women and Civil War: Impact, Organization, and Action

Krishna Kumar, editor

Women typically do not remain passive spectators during a war, nor are they always its innocent victims; instead, they frequently take on new roles and responsibilities, participating in military and political struggles and building new networks in order to obtain needed resources for their families. Consequently, while civil war imposes tremendous burdens on women, it often contributes to the    More >

Women and Civil War: Impact, Organization, and Action

Bound: Living in the Globalized World

Scott Sernau

In his accessible, straightforward introduction to one of the key issues of our time, Scott Sernau explores the trends and practices have brought us to this new global century and then relates world issues to our everyday local experiences.    More >

Bound: Living in the Globalized World

New Roles and Relevance: Development NGOs and the Challenge of Change

David Lewis and Tina Wallace, editors

The authors of New Roles and Relevance explore the challenges faced by development NGOs as they seek to achieve greater relevance, improved accountability, and better performance in the fight against global poverty.    More >

New Roles and Relevance: Development NGOs and the Challenge of Change

The Lab, the Temple, and the Market: Reflections at the Intersection of Science, Religion and Development

Sharon Harper, editor

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The Lab, the Temple, and the Market: Reflections at the Intersection of Science, Religion and Development

How Context Matters: Linking Environmental Policy to People and Place

George Honadle

Presenting a unique method of looking at environmental policy formulation and implementation, George Honadle clarifies those elements of context that affect how policies work and outlines policymaking approaches that incorporate the important linkages among public policies, human behavior, and natural settings.    More >

How Context Matters: Linking Environmental Policy to People and Place

Global Health Policy, Local Realities: The Fallacy of the Level Playing Field

Linda M. Whiteford and Lenore Manderson, editors

International health planners often design programs based on the assumption that recipient nations share the same "level playing field" with regard to conceptions of health, illness, and at-risk populations. This volume challenges that perception, analyzing the outcomes of humanitarian projects that fail to recognize local ethnic and national identities, as well as the tensions between    More >

Women Farmers and Commercial Ventures: Increasing Food Security in Developing Countries

Anita Spring, editor

Women around the world are entering commercial agriculture—and often succeeding—despite development policies designed to exclude them. In this comparative volume, case studies reveal that farm women in Africa, Asia, and Latin America are rapidly becoming more than “subsistence producers. The authors explore the societal and domestic changes brought about as women move from    More >

Women Farmers and Commercial Ventures: Increasing Food Security in Developing Countries

Development with Women

Deborah Eade, editor

Drawn from the contents of the acclaimed journal Development in Practice, this book explores such issues such as "mainstreaming" versus specialization, methodologies for incorporating gender analysis into planning and evaluation, the limitations of gender training, the unintended impacts of women-focused credit programs, and how institutional policies to promote gender equity are often    More >

Development with Women

Inequity in the Global Village: Recycled Rhetoric and Disposable People

Jan Knippers Black

Jan Black shows us how the narrow distribution of benefits from globalization has created a yawning gap in wealth and power both among and within states—a gap that she attributes to a globalized capitalist system run amuck, or more pungently, "mobile money and immobilized political leadership."    More >

Inequity in the Global Village: Recycled Rhetoric and Disposable People

Defying the Odds: Banking for the Poor

Eugene Versluysen

This outstanding study focuses on the growth of  microfinance in the context of social and economic change—and upheavals—in developing countries. Rather than relying on one-dimensional technical analyses, Eugene Versluysen presents the experiences and achievements of microfinance institutions and their clients in the form of country-based case studies. He emphasizes how important    More >

Defying the Odds: Banking for the Poor

The Pedagogy of the Earth: Education for a Sustainable Future

Carlos Hernandez and Rashmi Mayur, editors

The Pedagogy of the Earth is a rare collection of ideas and information by some of the finest scientists, development practitioners, public intellectuals, poets, and philosophers around the world and through the ages—gathered by the editors to enrich those who are endeavoring to build a sustainable and equitable future. The book includes work by Ray Bradbury, Rachel Carson, Daniel D.    More >

The Pedagogy of the Earth: Education for a Sustainable Future

Famine, Conflict and Response: A Basic Guide

Frederick C. Cuny, with Richard B. Hill

Famine, Conflict, and Response is a practical guide to finding lasting solutions for famine and world hunger. Frederick Cuny's innovative economic approach to countering famine revolves around people's livelihoods, not just their survival, allowing permanent rather than short-term solutions. His ideas were well ahead of his time—and they remain relevant today, as is clear in this    More >

Famine, Conflict and Response:  A Basic Guide

Globalization and the Rural Poor in Latin America

William M. Loker, editor

With global sociopolitical and economic change contributing to an accelerating crisis in Latin America’s rural communities, rural residents are responding creatively with a range of survival strategies: new forms of collective action, involvement in social movements, the development of resource-management programs, and participation in broader markets. The analyses and case studies in this    More >

Promoting Reproductive Health: Investing in Health for Development

Shepard Forman and Romita Ghosh, editors

The aim of the research underpinning this volume was threefold: to determine how countries understand and are acting on the Programme of Action endorsed by the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) held in Cairo in 1994; how efforts to implement that program can be assessed; and what is needed to move forward. The resulting case studies help also to answer broader questions    More >

G-24: The Developing Countries in the International Financial System

edited by Eduardo Mayobre, Central Bank of Venezuela

Appearing some twenty-five years after the inaugural meeting of the Group of 24, this book relates the efforts made by developing countries in the arena of international monetary issues. A reflection on a quarter-century of both frustration and modest achievement, it deals as well with matters central to the future of global economic relations. The authors, distinguished scholars from developing    More >

Knowledge Shared: Participatory Evaluation in Devleopment Cooperation

Edward T. Jackson and Yusuf Kassam

This book examines an approach to evaluation that enables citizens and professionals alike to jointly assess the extent to which the benefits of development are shared—and by whom. It presents leading-edge analysis on the theory and practice of participatory evaluation around the world. As the most comprehensive book on participatory evaluation currently available, this volume is a highly    More >

Knowledge Shared: Participatory Evaluation in Devleopment Cooperation

Policy, Politics, and Gender: Women Gaining Ground

Kathleen Staudt

Here is a book that finally identifies and develops the connections between women's politics and public policies and practices at national and international levels. Kathleen Staudt focuses on political activism and strategies that have influenced great change in state and international policies. She covers local and global institutions, from NGOs to entire governments and to international    More >

Policy, Politics, and Gender: Women Gaining Ground

Aiding Violence: The Development Enterprise in Rwanda

Peter Uvin

Winner of the African Studies Association’s Herskovits Award! Aiding Violence expresses outrage at the contradiction of genocide in a country considered at the time by Western aid agencies to be a model of development. Peter Uvin reveals how aid enterprises reacted—or failed to react—to the 1990s dynamics of militarization and polarization in Rwanda that resulted in mass    More >

Aiding Violence: The Development Enterprise in Rwanda

Local Development: The Simularia Integrated Rural Development Case

Richard Vengroff

Richard Vengroff's useful simulation allows students to experience the processes and demands involved in the management of local development projects.    More >

Local Development: The Simularia Integrated Rural Development Case

Mediating Sustainability: Growing Policy from the Grassroots

Jutta Blauert and Simon Zadek, editors

Focusing on efforts in Latin America aimed at achieving sustainable agricultural and rural development, the authors describe successful initiatives that seek to distill and articulate knowledge from the realm of practice in a manner than can influence the realm of policy.    More >

Mediating Sustainability: Growing Policy from the Grassroots

Players and Issues in International Aid

Paula Hoy

Paula Hoy provides a one-stop source of vital information on the politics, players, and issues surrounding international development assistance.    More >

Players and Issues in International Aid

Reasons for Success: Learning from Instructive Experiences in Rural Development

Norman Uphoff, Milton J. Esman, and Anirudh Krishna

From an outside perspective that contrasts the personal, firsthand views of the first text, Reasons for Hope, the authors impart critical, dynamic ideas for improving the lives of those in rural communities. They contend that real progress depends less on money alone, and more upon passionate ideas, acting on those ideas through leadership, and implementing appropriate methods for change.    More >

Reasons for Success: Learning from Instructive Experiences in Rural Development

Maize Seed Industries in Developing Countries

Michael L. Morris, editor

Unless more effective ways can be found to deliver high-yielding seed to farmers in developing countries, the hoped-for “green revolution” in maize production will remain elusive. This comprehensive reference examines the spectrum of technical, economic, and institutional issues that will have to be resolved if maize seed industries are to succeed in reaching greater numbers of those    More >

Rising from the Ashes: Development Strategies in Times of Disaster

Mary B. Anderson and Peter J. Woodrow

Drawing on case histories of emergency relief programs that have successfully promoted development, Anderson and Woodrow offer guidelines for fashioning assistance programs designed to counter the effects of both natural and human-caused disasters. Arguing that relief efforts must support and enhance existing capacities, they present an analytical framework for assessing the characteristics and    More >

Women, Work, and Economic Reform in the Middle East and North Africa

Valentine M. Moghadam

Globalization and changing political economies in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are affecting women's labor-force participation, educational attainment,  and access to economic resources. But are these changes in fact resulting in economic gains for women? And will this produce an intensification or a subversion of the patriarchal gender contract that has thus far characterized    More >

Women and Education in Sub-Saharan Africa: Power, Opportunities, and Constraints

Marianne Bloch, Josephine A. Beoku-Betts, and B. Robert Tabachnick, editors

This volume focuses on gender and education in sub-Saharan Africa, considering in particular the impact formal and nonformal education have had on African women. A variety of country studies illustrate current theoretical debates in three key areas: postcolonial influences on the forms of education that are privileged; human-capital, socialist-feminist, and post-modern perspectives on the    More >

Managing Drug Supply: The Selection, Procurement, Distribution, and Use of Pharmaceuticals, 2nd Edition

Management Sciences for Health, Inc.

This edition of Managing Drug Supply provides a complete overview, as well as step-by-step approaches, on how to manage pharmaceutical systems effectively.    More >

Managing Drug Supply: The Selection, Procurement, Distribution, and Use of Pharmaceuticals, 2nd Edition

Africa's Emerging Maize Revolution

Derek Byerlee and Carl K. Eicher, editors

Although relatively new to Africa, maize has recently replaced cassava as the continent's most important food crop, and increased maize production has the potential of helping to reverse Africa's food crisis. This book presents the results of extensive field research on the maize economy in six African countries, as well as broader-based studies of maize research and extension (R&E),    More >

Farmers' Experiments: Creating Local Knowledge

James Sumberg and Christine Okali

Over the last two decades, growing interest in greater farmer participation in formal agricultural research has had major implications both for investment priorities and for models of organization, implementation, and management of agricultural R&D. Sumberg and Okali identify, characterize, and contextualize the experimental activities undertaken by farmers themselves, providing a theoretical    More >

The Multilateral Development Banks: Volume 5, Titans or Behemoths?

Roy Culpeper

The multilateral banks are powerful forces in the international community, providing loans of more than $250 billion to developing countries over the last half-century. The best-known of these, the World Bank, has been studied extensively, but the "regional development banks" are little understood, even within their own geographic regions. This book synthesizes the insights of four    More >

The Multilateral Development Banks: Volume 5, Titans or Behemoths?

Waiting for Rain: Agriculture and Ecological Imbalance in Cape Verde

Mark Langworthy and Timothy J. Finan

This ethnographic study of Cape Verde tackles critical development issues: the struggle for self–sufficient food security, the tension between agricultural production and natural resource sustainability, and the appropriate role of government policy in food production and natural resource management. Cape Verde has moved into an ecological imbalance between the sustainable production    More >

Reasons for Hope: Instructive Experiences in Rural Development

Anirudh Krishna, Norman Uphoff, and Milton J. Esman, editors

Eighteen of the world's most exemplary rural development successes from Africa, Asia, and Latin America are presented in the words of their originators and managers. This is a true story of hope that shows what can be done.    More >

Reasons for Hope: Instructive Experiences in Rural Development

Achieving Broad-Based Sustainable Development: Governance, Environment, and Growth with Equity

James H. Weaver, Michael T. Rock, and Kenneth Kusterer

Achieving Broad-Based Sustainable Development  presents a holistic approach to development that extends beyond the narrow goal of economic growth. The authors provide a thoroughly accessible model for integrating economic development, environmental sustainability, and the full range of factors—social, cultural, and political—affecting both.    More >

Achieving Broad-Based Sustainable Development: Governance, Environment, and Growth with Equity

Beyond the Magic Bullet: NGO Performance and Accountability in the Post–Cold War World

Michael Edwards and David Hulme, editors

Beyond the Magic Bullet offers a thorough assessment of the roles, performance, and accountability of NGOs and grassroots organizations in international development assistance. Drawing on case studies from Africa, Asia, and Latin America, the authors provide frameworks for assessing performance and accountability and offer experienced-based guidelines for improving both.    More >

Beyond the Magic Bullet: NGO Performance and Accountability in the Post–Cold War World

Gender and Development: Rethinking Modernization and Dependency Theory

Catherine V. Scott

Scott demonstrates that many prevailing ideas about development, dependency, capitalism, and socialism are anchored in the social constructions of gender differences. Early modernization theorists, points out Scott, often juxtaposed modernity and tradition in ways reminiscent of Enlightenment dichotomies that pitted the rational, productive city against the particularistic, fragmented, and    More >

A Cautionary Tale: Failed U.S. Development Policy in Central America

Michael E. Conroy, Douglas L. Murray, and Peter M. Rosset

Neither structural adjustment policies, nor industrialization, nor traditional agricultural exports have led to sustained economic growth and social equity in Central America. Seeking to reinvigorate the region's struggling economies, U.S. AID—supported by the World Bank and the IMF—designed a new development policy, one based on nontraditional agricultural exports. Crops ranging    More >

The Multilateral Development Banks: Volume 1, The African Development Bank

E. Philip English and Harris M. Mule

The multilateral banks are powerful forces in the international community, providing loans of more than $250 billion to developing countries over the last half-century. The best-known of these, the World Bank, has been studied extensively, but the "regional development banks" are little understood, even within their own geographic regions. This book looks specifically at the policies    More >

The Multilateral Development Banks: Volume 1, The African Development Bank

Down to Earth: Community Perspectives on Health, Development, and the Environment

Bonnie Bradford and Margaret A. Gwynne, editors

The authors explore linkages among health, development, and environmental issues, focusing on the interdependent issues of poverty, violence, excessive resource use, and irresponsible hazardous waste disposal.    More >

Down to Earth: Community Perspectives on Health, Development, and the Environment

Prices, Products, and People: Analyzing Agricultural Markets in Developing Countries

Gregory J. Scott, editor

Markets for agricultural commodities in developing countries are changing rapidly. Population growth, rural-urban migration, technological innovation, environmental concerns, and policy shifts—both domestic and international—are but a few of the more prominent factors introducing new pressures to which markets must respond. This book addresses the critical task of understanding these    More >

Growth and Development: With Special Reference to Developing Economies

A.P. Thirlwall

This widely used textbook is designed to introduce students with a background in micro- and macroeconomics to the challenging subject of development economics, enabling them to understand the development difficulties of the world's poor countries. The book opens with an analysis of the world development "gap" and then introduces such key topics as the measurement of the sources of    More >

The Multilateral Development Banks: Volume 3, The Caribbean Development Bank

Chandra Hardy

The multilateral banks are powerful forces in the international community, providing loans of more than $250 billion to developing countries over the last half-century. The best-known of these, the World Bank, has been studied extensively, but the "regional development banks" are little understood, even within their own geographic regions. This book looks specifically at the policies    More >

The Multilateral Development Banks: Volume 2, The Asian Development Bank

Nihal Kappagoda

The multilateral banks are powerful forces in the international community, providing loans of more than $250 billion to developing countries over the last half-century. The best-known of these, the World Bank, has been studied extensively, but the "regional development banks" are little understood, even within their own geographic regions. This book looks specifically at the policies    More >

The Multilateral Development Banks:  Volume 2, The Asian Development Bank

The Human Farm: A Tale of Changing Lives and Changing Lands

Katie Smith

Katie Smith tells the unforgettable story of a group of Honduran peasants who—as they learn to renew their fields and enhance their harvests—also learn lessons that renew their hopes and lead to a new sense of community. Smith's engaging and enlightening narrative follows the peasants as, under the leadership of the inspirational José Elías Sánchez, they carve    More >

The Human Farm: A Tale of Changing Lives and Changing Lands

Tools for the Field: Methodologies Handbook for Gender Analysis in Agriculture

Hilary Sims Feldstein and Janice Jiggins, editors

Ranging from agricultural production to postharvest activities, thirty-nine case studies from Africa, Asia, and Latin America provide a practical set of tools for anyone interested in gender analysis in agriculture.    More >

Tools for the Field: Methodologies Handbook for Gender Analysis in Agriculture

George Woods and the World Bank

Robert W. Oliver

Based on dozens of in-depth interviews, as well as the historical record, Robert Oliver has written a unique biography of George David Woods, who in 1963 became the fourth president of the World Bank. George Woods transformed the World Bank from a relatively passive investment organization into an active leader of world development. He pushed for greatly increased lending in support of    More >

Modern Rice Technology and Income Distribution in Asia

Cristina David and Keijiro Otsuka, editors

Two decades have passed since the introduction of modern rice varieties (MVs) and their accompanying technology in Asia. This volume looks at seven Asian countries—with widely diverse production environments and agrarian and policy structures—to determine to what extent the adoption of MVs only in the irrigated and the favorable rainfed-lowland areas has exacerbated inequalities in the    More >

Seeking Security and Development: The Impact of Military Spending and ArmsTransfers

Norman A. Graham, editor

Do military expenditures retard economic growth and development, enhance the development process, or neither? How effective are military and military-dominated regimes in promoting economic development? What is the impact of military expenditures and arms acquisitions on conflict patterns? Exploring the causal links between military expenditures and economic development in the Third World, the    More >

The Challenge of Famine: Recent Experience, Lessons Learned

John Osgood Field, editor

Could the many famine and drought crises of recent decades in Africa (and elsewhere) have been avoided? The contributors to this book answer with a firm yes, calling for a response to famine that recognizes the phenomenon not as an event, but as a process, and urging the integration of famine policy with development policy.    More >

The Challenge of Famine: Recent Experience, Lessons Learned

National and Regional Self-Sufficiency Goals: Implications for International Agriculture

Fred J. Ruppel and Earl D. Kellogg, editors

The drive for agricultural and food self-sufficiency in countries throughout the world has become an important topic in international political discussions. This book uses a basic economic framework to set forth the issues and debates surrounding self-sufficiency and also describes the current situation in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the developed countries. A combination of thematic and    More >

Mirages of Development: Science and Technology for the Third Worlds

Jean-Jacques Salomon and Andre Lebeau

This lively book looks at the issues of development in terms that attack both the earlier idealism and the current mood of cynicism about the Third World. Salomon and Lebeau consider why the great majority of Third World countries have failed to solve the problems of underdevelopment by relying on science and technology, while a very few of them—the newly industrialized countries—have    More >

Fieldwork in Developing Countries

Stephen Devereux and John Hoddinott, editors

Practical, realistic, and based on firsthand experiences, this sorely needed resource addresses theoretical concerns at the same time that it reflects the important fact that the context within which fieldwork is conducted is absolutely integral to the research process.    More >

Intermediary NGOs: The Supporting Link in Grassroots Development

Thomas F. Carroll

Thomas Carroll presents a clear, accurate picture of the role and impact of NGOs in developing countries, along with case studies from Chile, Costa Rica, and Peru.    More >

Intermediary NGOs: The Supporting Link in Grassroots Development

State and Market in Develoment: Synergy or Rivalry?

Louis Putterman and Dietrich Rueschemeyer, editors

In the wake of the triumph of neoclassicism in the development economics of the 1980s and the collapse of state socialist economies at the end of that decade, reassessment of the role of the state in development is the order of the day. The authors of this volume resist without exception the temptation to put the question as a simple choice of state or market. Rather, they inquire into the    More >

Management Dimensions of Development: Perspectives and Strategies

Milton J. Esman

Milton Esman assesses the state of the art of development administration at the end of the 1990s, critiquing the thinking of the founding and emerging generations of practitioners.    More >

Management Dimensions of Development: Perspectives and Strategies

Gender Analysis in Development Planning: A Case Book

Aruna Rao, Mary B. Anderson, and Catherine A. Overholt, editors

These practical cases studies from India provide innovative management strategies, as well as planning and evaluation techniques, sensitive to gender issues. The cases are open-ended, enabling readers to exercise their problem-solving skills and encouraging them to reach their own solutions to the problems posed.    More >

Gender Analysis in Development Planning: A Case Book

Dharma and Development: Religion as Resource in the Sarvodaya Self-Help Movement

Joanna Macy

Dharma and Development is unique in describing in concrete terms how a village movement in Sri Lanka draws on indigenous cultural and religious values to redefine the nature and purpose of development; mobilizes and motivates popular participation in development projects; and mounts distinctive organizing strategies. In so doing, it illustrates the relevance of religious traditions for any    More >

Dharma and Development: Religion as Resource in the Sarvodaya Self-Help Movement

Democratizing Development: The Role of Voluntary Organizations

John Clark

John Clark explores increasingly important role that both Northern and Southern NGOs play in efforts to assist the poor in achieving development, democracy, and justice.    More >

Democratizing Development: The Role of Voluntary Organizations