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  1. The Role of NGOs in African Socio-Economic Development

    By Trudy Owens, Ronelle Burger

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development Economics

    Non-governmental organizations (NGOs), popularly known as charities, are acknowledged to be pivotal to poverty alleviation, especially in African countries where government capacity and revenues are often limited. Despite their prominent role in poverty alleviation, little is known about how these...

    Published June 1st 2015 by Routledge

  2. Public Finance and Economic Growth in Developing Countries

    Lessons from Ethiopia's Reforms

    By Stephen B. Peterson

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development Economics

    Public finance is crucial to a country’s economic growth, yet successful reform of public finances has been rare. Ethiopia is an example of a country that undertook comprehensive reform of its core financial systems, independent of the IMF and the World Bank, and successfully transformed itself...

    Published April 29th 2015 by Routledge

  3. The Microfinance Impact

    By Ranjula Bali Swain

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development Economics

    Financial inclusion through microfinance has become a powerful force in improving the living conditions of poor farmers, rural non-farm enterprises and other vulnerable groups. In its unique ability to link the existing extensive network of India’s rural bank branches with the Self Help Groups (SHG...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Growth and Institutions in African Development

    Edited by Augustin K. Fosu

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development Economics

    Recent years have seen a sustained research effort exploring the African development experience. The extant literature has offered a large set of explanations as to why the African development record has lagged behind that of other regions of the developing world. This new volume brings...

    Published March 31st 2015 by Routledge

  5. Migration and Inequality

    Edited by Tanja Bastia

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development Economics

    The ‘migration-development’ nexus has emerged as an important area of both research and policy over the last ten years. However, most of the interest has focused on the potential that migration holds for poverty alleviation. Relatively little attention has been paid to the relationship between...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Globalization and Development

    Rethinking Interventions and Governance

    Edited by Arne Bigsten

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development Economics

    The key challenge for achieving sustained development in developing countries relates to quality of domestic governance, which in turn is strongly affected by external interventions. Domestic governance includes politics, policy formulation, institution building and policy implementation. It is...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Disasters and the Networked Economy

    By J.M. Albala-Bertrand

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development Economics

    Mainstream quantitative analysis and simulations are fraught with difficulties and are intrinsically unable to deal appropriately with long-term macroeconomic effects of disasters. In this new book, J.M. Albala-Bertrand develops the themes introduced in his past book, The Political Economy of Large...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Digital Interactions in Developing Countries

    An Economic Perspective

    By Jeffrey James

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development Economics

    Jeffrey James is one of the relatively few academics to have systematically taken on the topic of IT and development. In this timely book he undertakes a methodological critique of prominent topics in the debate. Challenging the existing literature by international and governmental institutions,...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Financing Regional Growth and the Inter-American Development Bank

    The Case of Argentina

    By Ernesto Vivares

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development Economics

    The crisis of the current global financial order is challenging us to critically reflect on how this order has been driven, and the development outcomes produced by its central political and economic actors. There is a great deal of academic knowledge about the role of the international financial...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Employment and Inclusive Development

    By Rizwanul Islam, Iyanatul Islam

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development Economics

    Issues relating to employment and labour have once again come to the fore of global policy debates in the wake of the widespread unemployment that has accompanied the current financial crisis. In the developing world, there is a growing realization that productive employment promotion and social...

    Published February 11th 2015 by Routledge