Economic and Business Development
Energy For Rural Livelihoods
Alison Doig, Yacob Mulugetta, Simon Dunnett, Tim Jackson, Smail Khennas
This manual presents a range of analytical techniques to assist in evaluating and comparing energy technology options from a variety of important perspectives. The work distils experiences and draws lessons from previous rural energy activities, and presents a variety of relevant analysis tools that...
Connecting the First Mile
Surmaya Talyarkhan, David Grimshaw, Lucky Lowe
This paper summarizes the findings from a research project conducted by ITDG and Cranfield School of Management (Bedford, UK) into using ICTs (like the Internet or mobile telephony) to share information with people at grassroots level - "connecting the first mile".
Money with a Mission Volume 1
James Copestake, Martin Greeley, Susan Johnson, Naila Kabeer, Anton Simanowitz
This book presents the findings of an action research programme into how far poverty-oriented microfinance institutions (MFIs) in Africa, Asia, and Latin America are contributing to global poverty reduction, and how they can do so more effectively.Martin Greeley reviews evidence on their success in...
Money with a Mission Volume 2
Alyson Brody, Martin Greeley, Katie Wright-Revolledo
This book reflects the implications of a social performance management agenda for the perspective of twelve partners from Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe, who participated in a three-year microfinance action-research programme known as Imp-Act. It features contributions from MFI staff who wor...
Small Customers, Big Market
This book shows commercial bankers that they can profitably provide microfinance services to the poor. It illustrates, through the experience of particular banks, why banks have become involved and how they have made a success of their involvement. The eighteen case studies all show that banks can...
Exploring the Links Between International Business and Poverty Reduction
Foreign direct investment is recognised to be important for economic development, in terms of wealth creation, employment, skills development, and technology transfer. But there is an on-going debate about the extent to which these contributions translate into real benefits for people living in pove...
You Pay for What You Get
Four case studies from ex-Soviet Union, Asia and Africa illustrate how development projects put their claim into practice.
Qualitative Research for Tobacco Control
Qualitative Research for Tobacco Control:A How-to Introductory Manual for Researchers and Development Practitioners
Rigged Rules and Double Standards
Trade is one of the most powerful forces linking our lives, and a source of unprecedented wealth. Yet millions of the world's poorest people are being left behind. Increased prosperity has gone hand in hand with mass poverty. Already obscene inequalities between rich and poor are widening. World tra...
Gender, Development, and Trade
Women all over the world are increasingly employed - and exploited - at the far end of the global supply chain. Whether by picking fruit in Chile, processing cashews in Mozambique, sewing in Chinas Export Processing Zones, or providing biotech companies with indigenous knowledge in India, women’s la...