Search
Filter by...
Reset all
Type
Year
Topic
Country
Region

Publications (216)

– Strategies and Lessons from the Developing World
Augustin Kwasi Fosu - Oxford University Press, 2013 - Oxford, UK

This book presents development strategies and lessons based on a large range of 'success' countries across the developing world. In addition to the country cases, it presents regional and overall syntheses that cover orthodox vs. heterodox policies; the importance of capability, primary...

– New Challenges and Emerging Paradigms
Adam Szirmai, Wim Naudé, Ludovico Alcorta - Oxford University Press, 2013 - Oxford, UK

Over the last two centuries, the experiences of the first wave of industrialized countries in Europe and the US, and the more recent experiences of the East Asian Tigers, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, China, India, and Vietnam, have illustrated the transformative nature of industrialization....

– The Long-Run View
Gerard Roland - Palgrave Macmillan, 2012 - Basingstoke, UK

The twentieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall has stimulated much reflection on the political, economic and social transitions that have taken place in the past two decades. Many Central European and Baltic countries initially appeared to epitomize a successful transition to markets...

– Towards a Renewed Perspective on the City
Dennis Rodgers, Jo Beall, Ravi Kanbur - Palgrave Macmillan, 2012 - Basingstoke, UK

According to UN-Habitat, Latin America is the most urbanized region in the world. Over three quarters of its population resided in cities at the turn of the twenty-first century, a proportion that is estimated will rise to almost 85 per cent by 2030. By comparison, just over 36 and 37 per cent of...

Alice H. Amsden, Alisa DiCaprio, James Robinson - Oxford University Press, 2012 - Oxford, UK

Elites have a disproportionate impact on development outcomes. While a country's endowments constitute the deep determinates of growth, the trajectory they follow is shaped by the actions of elites.But what factors affect whether elites use their influence for individual gain or national...

– Multidimensional Perspectives
Jo Beall, Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis, Ravi Kanbur - Oxford University Press India, 2012 - New Delhi, India

The 20th century was one of rapid urbanization—that is urbanization by urban growth, and by rural-to-urban migration. By the dawn of the 21st century, for the first time in human history, more than half of the world’s population was living in urban areas. Demographic forecasts for the...

– Fragility and External Shocks
Amelia U. Santos-Paulino, Mark McGillivray, Wim Naudé - Routledge, 2011 - New York, USA

Small island developing states (SIDS) are characterised by high economic, geographical and social vulnerability. These states are perceived as economically vulnerable, exhibiting poor economic performance, and embedding low levels of achieved well-being on most criteria. SIDS, which occupy very...

– Causes, Costs, and Responses
Wim Naudé, Amelia U. Santos-Paulino, Mark McGillivray - Oxford University Press, 2011 - Oxford, UK

Overcoming state fragility is one of the most important international development objectives of the 21st century. Many fragile states have turned into failed states, where millions of people are caught in deprivation and seemingly hopeless conditions. Fragile states lack the authority, legitimacy...

Adam Szirmai, Wim Naudé, Micheline Goedhuys - Oxford University Press, 2011 - Oxford, UK

Entrepreneurship and innovation are two of the most pervasive concepts of our times, yet there are still gaps in our understanding of the interactions between entrepreneurship and innovation, particularly in developing countries. This book is an attempt to fill this gap. It focuses on the...

Wim Naudé - Palgrave Macmillan, 2011 - Basingstoke, UK

Promoting private sector development and entrepreneurship in particular, has become a defining feature of development policy in recent years. At a time when global development is being jeopardized by man-made and natural disasters, including financial crises and climate change, the need to...

Mark McGillivray, Indranil Dutta, David Lawson - Palgrave Macmillan, 2011 - Basingstoke, UK

Across the world, while income inequality among countries is declining, there is clear evidence that health related inequities are on the increase. Health is a key component of an individual’s well being, having both intrinsic and instrumental value. It is therefore imperative to understand...

– Impacts, Prospects and Implications
Amelia U. Santos-Paulino, Guanghua Wan - Palgrave Macmillan, 2010 - Basingstoke, UK

The rise of China and India is rapidly reshaping the world economy, with far-reaching implication for every national and regional government, business community, and individual citizen. Arising from the UNU-WIDER research project 'Southern Engines of Global growth', this volume explores the...

– Multidisciplinary Perspectives
Jo Beall, Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis, Ravi Kanbur - Oxford University Press, 2010 - Oxford, UK

This volume presents a significant new collection of multidisciplinary papers focused on urbanization and its implications for development. It raises four questions: What is so special about the urban context? Why is urbanization and urban growth important to development at the present conjuncture...

Machiko Nissanke, Erik Thorbecke - Oxford University Press, 2010 - Oxford, UK

This volume presents thirteen studies selected from the three regional conferences organized under the auspices of UNU-WIDER. They illustrate the differential effects of globalization on growth, inequality, and poverty in Asia, Latin America, and Africa. Distinct processes of institutional and...

Amelia U. Santos-Paulino, Guanghua Wan - Oxford University Press, 2010 - Oxford, UK

China, India, Brazil, and South Africa are reshaping the world economy. These Southern Engines countries have experienced a dramatic transformation in their productive and trade capabilities, consequently turning into global super powers. The current age of globalization, in which the Southern...

– Issues, Challenges, and the New Agenda
George Mavrotas - Oxford University Press, 2010 - Oxford, UK

Foreign aid is one of the few topics in the development discourse with such an uninterrupted, yet volatile history in terms of interest and attention from academics, policymakers, and practitioners alike. Does aid work in promoting growth and reducing poverty in the developing world? Will a new...

Displaying 48 of 216 results.