Foreign Aid and Development

Author: Finn Tarp
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134608470
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Peter Hjertholm, Editorial Assistant Aid has worked in the past but can be made to work better in the future. In this important new book, leading economists and political scientists, including experienced aid practitioners, re-examine foreign aid. The evolution of development doctrine over the past fifty years is critically investigated, and conventional wisdom and current practice is challenged. As well as offering important new research material, the book opens up new directions for future practice and policy. It will be of vital interest to those working in economics, politics and development studies, as well as to governmental and aid professionals.

Foreign Aid in South Asia

Author: Late Saman Kelegama
Publisher: SAGE Publications India
ISBN: 8132109937
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Foreign Aid in South Asia examines the individual South Asian country experience in dealing with foreign aid. The articles in this book show that the effectiveness of foreign aid as a developmental tool over the last few decades has been mixed, and that the Paris Declaration of 2005 has brought about some improvement in aid ownership, harmonization, mainstreaming, utilization, etc. The book examines how emerging as well as less developed South Asian economies are adapting to these developments in the context of security issues, post-conflict rehabilitation/reconstruction, and so on. The book provides many lessons for designing an international framework for aid or international aid architecture through case studies, highlighting the future policy priorities for that country. For the very first time, focus is laid on Bhutan, Maldives and Afghanistan-the three least-documented countries in the region-besides discussing about India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal.

Security and Development

Author: Robert Picciotto
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415353649
Format: PDF, ePub
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The new contributions in this book, by acknowledged leaders in the field, examine the delivery of effective aid under fire, and securing the peace in environments where governance is fragile. They bridge the cultural divide between the security and development professions at a time of unprecedented global economic integration, geopolitical turbulence, and novel threats to international peace and security. More than a billion people live in countries where governance is weak, poverty is rampant, and economies are depressed. Failed and frail states provide ideal breeding grounds for civil strife, criminality, and "new wars" that target civilians, use children as combatants, and commit massive human rights violations. The new security risks loom within national borders, while the capacity of the international community to intervene 'behind borders' remains inadequate. Policy making for security still relies heavily on military responses. Yet military responses cannot address, and may even worsen, the social and cultural antecedents of civil strife and social resentment. Similarly, development aid policy and practice are poorly adapted to the new realities of frail governance and insecure operating environments in aid recipient countries. This book was previously published as a special issue of the leading journal Conflict, Security and Development.

The Least Developed Countries Report 2002

Author: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. Secretariat
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9789211125627
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The UN has identified 49 nations as being 'least developed countries' (LDCs) in terms of low GDP per capita and a high degree of economic vulnerability. This report is based on a new set of poverty estimates which enable comparative analysis of the relationship between poverty, development and globalisation. The report finds that extreme poverty is pervasive in most LDCs and is highest in those LDCs dependent on primary commodity exports. Most LDCs are caught in an international poverty trap, and the cycle of economic stagnation and poverty is being reinforced by international trade and finance relationships. The report argues that current national and international poverty reduction strategies are not grasping the opportunities for sustained economic development, and an alternative approach is suggested. A supportive international environment is required which recognises the interdependence between the socio-economic marginalisation of the poorest countries and the increasing polarisation of the global economy. This should include the delivery of more effective aid and debt relief, as well as a review of international commodity policy.

Aid

Author: John Degnbol-Martinussen
Publisher: Zed Books
ISBN: 9781842770399
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In this comprehensive study on global aid, the authors argue that no better alternative exists to replace taxpayer-financed aid as the main mechanism for promoting greater equality between North and South and within the countries of the South. It should therefore be continued while at the same time being made more effective and efficient, and the authors present ideas to achieve this. They conclude by examining new modes of financing development and new modes of international cooperation aimed at bringing about growth and human development.

Managing Development

Author: Junji Nakagawa
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134225571
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Globalization in the 1990s provided both opportunities and challenges for developing and transition economies. Though for some, it offered the chance to achieve economic growth through active involvement in the integrated and liberalized world economy, it also increased their vulnerability to external shocks and volatility. As a consequence, stakeholders at every level of the development and transition process – international organizations, national governments and the private sector – had to review their strategies in order to adjust to the new world economic environment. As the Mexican peso crisis of 1994-1995 and the Asian financial crisis of 1997-1998 showed dramatically, the cost of maladjustment was not only very high but it also affected many more stakeholders than before, due to the contagious effects of crises. This revealing book analyzes the different methods employed to manage globalization and development. Bringing together an international team of contributors, including Barbara Stallings, Alicia Giron and J. C. Ferraz, it will prove to be a valuable resource for those involved in the fields of development economics and political economy.

International Development

Author: Damien Kingsbury
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 113709415X
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This text provides a critical interdisciplinary introduction to the theory, practice and study of development. The thoroughly revised and updated new edition takes account of the impact of the global financial crisis, the economic rise of China and India and the further ramifications of global warming.

EU Cohesion Policy Open Access

Author: John Bachtler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315401843
Format: PDF
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The Open Access version of this book, available at http://www.tandfebooks.com/doi/view/10.4324/9781315401867, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license. This book brings together academics, members of European institutions, and regional and national level policymakers in order to assess the performance and direction of EU Cohesion policy against the background of the most significant reforms to the policy in a generation. Responding to past criticisms of the effectiveness of the policy, the policy changes introduced in 2013 have aligned European Structural and Investment Funds with the Europe 2020 strategy and introduced measures to improve strategic coherence, performance and integrated development. EU Cohesion Policy: Reassessing performance and direction argues that policy can only be successfully developed and implemented if there is input from both academics and practitioners. The chapters in the book address four important issues: the effectiveness and impact of Cohesion policy at European, national and regional levels; the contribution of Cohesion policy to the Europe 2020 strategy of smart, sustainable and inclusive growth; the importance of quality of government and administrative capacity for the effective management of the Funds; and the inter-relationships between institutions, territory and place-based policies. The volume will be an invaluable resource to students, academics and policymakers across economics, regional studies, European studies and international relations.

Routledge International Handbook of Race Class and Gender

Author: Shirley A. Jackson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134178824
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Routledge International Handbook of Race, Class, and Gender chronicles the development, growth, history, impact, and future direction of race, gender, and class studies from a multidisciplinary perspective. The research in this subfield has been wide-ranging, including works in sociology, gender studies, anthropology, political science, social policy, history, and public health. As a result, the interdisciplinary nature of race, gender, and class and its ability to reach a large audience has been part of its appeal. The Handbook provides clear and informative essays by experts from a variety of disciplines, addressing the diverse and broad-based impact of race, gender, and class studies. The Handbook is aimed at undergraduate and graduate students who are looking for a basic history, overview of key themes, and future directions for the study of the intersection of race, class, and gender. Scholars new to the area will also find the Handbook’s approach useful. The areas covered and the accompanying references will provide readers with extensive opportunities to engage in future research in the area.