Development economics & emerging economies
Ending Fossil Fuel Subsidies
Fossil fuel subsidies are killing both people and the planet. By encouraging excessive consumption of fossil fuels, subsidies exacerbate pollution and climate change, make violent protests more likely, and waste huge sums that could be used far better. Yet for years there has been minimal progress...
When Communities Design Aid
Aid initiatives go wrong for many reasons, but a common and surprising one is that poor people often don’t want the kind of aid that is offered. This book explores why this happens and how it can be prevented. Richard Atkinson outlines important mistakes that the designers of development programmes...
Making Market Systems Work for the Poor
‘The M4P approach recognizes that the lives of the poor are inextricably linked to the functioning of the systems around them. Too often, poorly functioning market systems -- uncompetitive and unresponsive to producer, worker and consumer needs -- have a disproportionately negative impact upon the p...
Value Chain Development and the Poor
Jason Donovan, Dietmar Stoian, Jon Hellin
Since the early 2000s, value chain development (VCD) has figured prominently on the agendas of donors, governments, and NGOs in pursuit of market-based options to poverty reduction, food security, gender equity, and other goals. Researchers have shown interest in value chains as a theoretical con...
Patrick McAllister, Daniel Rozas
PUBLISHING NOVEMBER 2020 How do low-income families, representing some 70% of the world’s population, finance home building and improvements – and how is the financial sector, from microfinance institutions and banks to investors and regulators, changing to serve their needs? The practice of h...
Islam and International Development
What can we learn from Islamic teachings that will take us closer to addressing today’s most pressing development challenges, including forced migration and refugees, safeguarding and child welfare, gender-based violence, climate change, and peacebuilding and conflict resolution? How can the mec...
Practical Guides for Organizational & Financial Resilience Set
John Cammack is a highly experienced practitioner, consultant and trainer in the international non-profit sector. He has worked, and delivered both face-to-face and online training, in over 60 countries, and has conducted innovative research with a wide range of trainers and practitioners working in...
Cross-cultural Organizational and Financial Training
Do you want to engage with people from cultures other than your own in your training events? Are you looking to deliver training that is memorable and transformative? Do you want all your participants to be fully committed to the learning process? Are you new to delivering online learning and want t...
What Works for Africa's Poorest Children
David Lawson, Diego Angemi, Ibrahim Kasirye
While there has been substantial progress in reducing global poverty in recent years, hundreds of millions of vulnerable children remain trapped in extreme poverty. This is especially the case on the African continent, where children account for the majority and growing proportion of the population....
Women’s Economic Empowerment
Economic opportunities for women in developing and emerging economies can mean greater empowerment in market systems, enhanced gender equality within the household and benefits to children’s well-being. At the same time, when women are able to participate more equitably in the economic realm, there...