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Extreme Poverty, Growth and Inequality in Bangladesh
Joe Devine, Geof D. Wood, Zulfiqar Ali, Shamsul Alam
Over the past two decades, Bangladesh has enjoyed impressive economic growth rates and is now poised to become an upper Middle Income Country. Over the same period, the country has made considerable progress in reducing official poverty levels and in meeting its MDG targets. Despite this success, Ba...
Do you want to want to spend time on the other side of the world, seeing how people in developing countries live, and doing something to ‘make a difference’? Do you want to get first-hand experience of grassroots development as you start a career in international development? Volunteer Voices is a g...
Managing Humanitarian Relief 2nd Edition
Armed conflicts, natural disasters and environmental degradation result in human misery, and the common response is to want to help. Responding effectively to humanitarian disasters is far from straightforward, however, and relief workers often find themselves in a world of uncoordinated, highly com...
Urban Governance in the Realm of Complexity
Meine Pieter van Dijk, Jurian Edelenbos, Kees van Rooijen
The challenge in the face of growing urban complexity is to foster new forms of urban governance through collective action, urban governance networks, and new forms of multi-level governance. New approaches to urban governance are arising to stand alongside technical or management solutions. Governa...
The Barefoot Guide to Exploring the Real Work of Social Change
The Barefoot Guide Writers' Collective
This is a book about social change practices from many countries. It contains a variety of stories, analyses, and ideas. It also has many poems and illustrations to illuminate and enhance the text. For activists, civil society leaders, practitioners and students, this is not a book of easy answers...
The Barefoot Guide to Mobilizing Religious Health Assets for Transformation
The 3rd Barefoot Guide Writers' Collective
Health, freedom and social justice cannot be separated. Anyone who loves a neighbourhood, a nation or a small planet enough to work for its future, inevitably measures success by its health and well-being. Health is one way to describe our capacity to be alive and to play our role as members of fami...
The Barefoot Guide to Learning Practices in Organisations and Social Change
The 2nd Barefoot Guide Writers' Collective
Organisations that are strong and wish to contribute to positive and sustainable social change have to be able to learn. The same is true of individuals who want to have a positive impact on their surroundings. They need to learn – from their communities, from their colleagues, from their mentors....
Rethink, Retool, Reboot
Technology underpins human development. We need it to provide the very basics of a minimum standard of life – food, water, shelter, health and education. But a significant proportion of the world’s population do not have these basics today. And whilst a fifth of the world’s population lacks access t...
The Barefoot Guide to Working with Organisations and Social Change
This is a practical, do-it-yourself guide for leaders and facilitators wanting to help organisations to function and to develop in more healthy, human and effective ways as they strive to make their contributions to a more humane society. It has been developed by the Barefoot Collective. The guide,...
Brazil Inside Out 2nd Edition
Brazil stands tall on the world stage as host for the world cup and olympic and paralympic games, attracting millions of new tourists to a country of dazzling scenery and welcoming people. In today's world, it is remarkable for the lack of serious ethnic, religious or racial conflict. Yet Brazil als...