Living on Little
Living on Little illuminates the many deep and overlooked ways that scarcity shapes the lives of ordinary Kenyans. Drawing on four years of systematic research with nearly 300 low-income families, this book offers readers a new and intimate perspective on poverty. Living on very little money doe...
Poor People's Energy Outlook 2012
Access to energy is essential for poor people to earn a decent living, to work their way out of the vicious cycle of poverty and subsistence. Whether you earn off the land, from a small business, through a job in a larger enterprise or through the supply of energy itself, energy is important. Poor P...
Play Fair at the Olympics
Nike, along with Adidas, Reebok, Fila, Puma, ASICS, and Mizuno, are investing billions of dollars in advertising and branding for the Olympics. For these corporate giants of the sportswear industry, the Athens games provide an opportunity to expand profits and build markets through an association wi...
Gender, Development, and Money
Focusing upon microfinance and micro-credit issues, the contributors to this volume ask just what role does earning play in transforming the power relations between men and women? How far does a change in gender roles affect beliefs about who has the power in the household, the marketplace or that s...
Changing Women's Lives and Work
An in-depth analysis of eight microenterprise projects undertaken by three agencies in India, Bangladesh, Thailand, Peru, Guatemala, Honduras, Ghana and Tanzania. It is unique in its detailed presentation of such a varied range of individual projects, and in its use of a single analytical framework...
Women, Employment and Exclusion
Considering various types of finance schemes, this text compares the effectiveness of various approaches in aiding poverty reduction. The provision of credit and other financial services has become increasingly seen as the answer to the problem facing poor people. Microfinance interventions have the...
Do It Herself
Although women are the majority of small-scale technology users, their technical knowledge and understanding has largely been overlooked. This book investigates the contributions of women to technical innovation at a grassroots level, using 22 case studies of technical innovation by women in 16 coun...
Women's Roles in Technical Innovation
Women's indigenous technical knowledge and innovative solutions to problems are in evidence across the whole range of food cycle technologies. This book highlights the broad range of expertise that exists in rural areas. The book first gives a brief account of women's indigenous technical knowledge,...
Transforming Development is uniquely appropriate reading at a time when civil society and the private sector are popular concepts and foreign aid is under fire. This books shows that given the chance, women are instrumental in expanding and democratizing national economies: they create wealth and fa...
Gender, Small-scale Industry and Development Policy
Links the gender perspective on small-scale industry which explicitly concentrates on social groups, with economic questions of higher employment and wider distribution of production.