HSI aims to characterize the security of an individual or group at home, in one’s village, country, and the Earth. Is everyone treated well, not unduly deprived of education/knowledge and a healthy and peaceful life? The HSI aims to support existing and future developers of well-intentioned indicators which may be used by development analysts/strategists/implementers, by emphasizing outcomes rather than modalities.
Manoj Roy and David Hulme, looks at the way poor urban slum dwellers in Bangladesh are developing coping strategies to adapt to shocks exacerbated by climate change.
This book analyses innovative ultra-poor programmes from around the world and explores the lessons that emerge from this new body of knowledge.
Commentators who applaud the rapid economic strides taken by China and India should take note of the large-scale human tragedies that are occurring in parallel, writes Anirudh Krishna in this new book.
Banks, hedge funds and pension funds are betting on world food prices in financial markets, causing price swings in staple foods such as wheat, maize and soy.
European Briefings on Globalisation, North-South Relations and International Ecology.
IndianBooksOnUrbanStudies.Com offer academic, research & scholarly books & publications originating from India on various themes relating to Urban Poverty, Urban Slums, Urban Geography, Urban Sociology, Urban Environment.
Poverty is usually defined by the ‘$1-a-day’ line developed by the World Bank. But David Woodward argues that a broader approach, based on human rights, which also takes into account actual living standards is needed.
worldpoverty@manchester is a series of one-page briefings that aim to provide researchers and policy makers with clear, quickly accessible information on recent and ongoing BWPI research on global poverty.
The MDGs have succeeded in including measures of poverty and human development in the international cooperation agenda and making a strong case for increased development assistance. However, the accompanying policy approach has been framed in terms of “human deprivation”, leaving the development challenge to be fashioned by more conventional economic thinking.
PHDR is a key output of the Government of Tanzania’s poverty monitoring system. It provides consolidated analysis of progress towards national development goals as well as discussion on important socio-economic issues affecting the country.
This book examines the political processes shaping the formulation of social protection policies; compares the key conceptual frameworks available for analysing social protection; and provides a comparative discussion on social protection policies focused on the poor and the poorest.
The book questions the current status of the development agenda and examines why development has eluded large groups of people living in poverty. It argues that there is a general unwillingness to understand, and focus adequate attention on, the factors that explain the continued production of poverty and inequality.
UNRISD research highlights three crucial elements of a sustainable and inclusive development strategy: sustained growth and structural change that create jobs and improved earnings for the vast majority of people; comprehensive social policies that are grounded in universal rights; and civic activism and political arrangements that ensure states are responsive to the needs of all citizens.
The book explores the history of and current collision between two of the major global phenomena that have characterized the last 30 years: the spread of HIV/AIDS and other diseases of poverty and the ascendancy of neoliberal economic ideas.
This two-pager, published by the Centre for Development Policy and Research, draws on a newly released Eurodad and Third World Network report.
In Issue 3, April 2010, Michael Edwards discusses the issues raised by the increasing use of markets and business methods to address poverty.
This collection highlights the roles played by women as reformers, welfare workers and welfare recipients, in the development of welfare states historically.
The report provides an overview of social protection, and an assessment of its potential contribution to addressing poverty and vulnerability in developing countries.
The Russell Sage Foundation is offering a special 30% discount on all titles in the Series.
The book offers an alternative paradigm for analysing African development from the current “aid and aids” narrative.
The general prevalence of poverty in Nigeria is paradoxical because the country is one of the biggest oil-producing countries in the world, yet 70% of the population lives on less than US$1 a day.
The study Child Poverty and Disparities in Egypt: Building the Social Infrastructure for Egypt’s Future, the first comprehensive study in Egypt which focuses on both poverty and childhood, was launched on February 16th, 2010.
Published by Policy Press, the journal (formerly known as Benefits) provides a blend of research, policy and practice from leading authors in the field related to all aspects of poverty and social exclusion.
CMI Report: Making education available is perhaps the most significant contribution the churches make to development in Angola. Most of the churches also run health posts and hospitals in remote areas of the country.
Global monetary chaos: Systemic failures need bold multilateral responses.