The End of Poverty

Economic Possibilities for Our Time

Author: Jeffrey D. Sachs

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101643285

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

View: 3079

The landmark exploration of economic prosperity and how the world can escape from extreme poverty for the world's poorest citizens, from one of the world's most renowned economists Hailed by Time as one of the world's hundred most influential people, Jeffrey D. Sachs is renowned for his work around the globe advising economies in crisis. Now a classic of its genre, The End of Poverty distills more than thirty years of experience to offer a uniquely informed vision of the steps that can transform impoverished countries into prosperous ones. Marrying vivid storytelling with rigorous analysis, Sachs lays out a clear conceptual map of the world economy. Explaining his own work in Bolivia, Russia, India, China, and Africa, he offers an integrated set of solutions to the interwoven economic, political, environmental, and social problems that challenge the world's poorest countries. Ten years after its initial publication, The End of Poverty remains an indispensible and influential work. In this 10th anniversary edition, Sachs presents an extensive new foreword assessing the progress of the past decade, the work that remains to be done, and how each of us can help. He also looks ahead across the next fifteen years to 2030, the United Nations' target date for ending extreme poverty, offering new insights and recommendations. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Evaluation Systems in Development Co-operation 2016 Review

2016 Review

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264262067


Page: 248

View: 3432

Evaluation is widely recognised as an important component for learning and improving development effectiveness. Evaluation responds to public and taxpayer demands for credible information and independent assessment of development co-operation activities.

Development Co-operation Report 2015 Making Partnerships Effective Coalitions for Action

Making Partnerships Effective Coalitions for Action

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264233148


Page: 344

View: 6434

This edition explores the potential of networks and partnerships to create incentives for responsible action, as well as innovative, fit-for-purpose ways of co-ordinating the activities of diverse stakeholders. It looks at a number of existing partnerships and provides practical guidance.

Development Co-operation Report 2016 The Sustainable Development Goals as Business Opportunities

The Sustainable Development Goals as Business Opportunities

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264254498


Page: 316

View: 4766

The face of development has changed, with diverse stakeholders involved – and implicated – in what are more and more seen as global and interlinked concerns. At the same time, there is an urgent need to mobilise unprecedented resources to achieve the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals ...

Development Co-operation Report 2017

Data for Development

Author: Collectif

Publisher: OECD

ISBN: 9264276084

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 3753

The 2017 volume of the Development Co-operation Report focuses on Data for Development. “Big Data” and “the Internet of Things” are more than buzzwords: the data revolution is transforming the way that economies and societies are functioning across the planet. The Sustainable Development Goals along with the data revolution are opportunities that should not be missed: more and better data can help boost inclusive growth, fight inequalities and combat climate change. These data are also essential to measure and monitor progress against the Sustainable Development Goals. The value of data in enabling development is uncontested. Yet, there continue to be worrying gaps in basic data about people and the planet and weak capacity in developing countries to produce the data that policy makers need to deliver reforms and policies that achieve real, visible and long-lasting development results. At the same time, investing in building statistical capacity – which represented about 0.30% of ODA in 2015 – is not a priority for most providers of development assistance. There is a need for stronger political leadership, greater investment and more collective action to bridge the data divide for development. With the unfolding data revolution, developing countries and donors have a unique chance to act now to boost data production and use for the benefit of citizens. This report sets out priority actions and good practices that will help policy makers and providers of development assistance to bridge the global data divide, notably by strengthening statistical systems in developing countries to produce better data for better policies and better lives.

Rethinking Canadian Aid

Second Edition

Author: Stephen brown,Molly den Heyer,David R. Black

Publisher: University of Ottawa Press

ISBN: 0776623656

Category: Political Science

Page: 340

View: 426

This book contributes to a “rethinking” Canadian aid at four different levels. First, it undertakes a collective rethinking of the foundations of Canadian aid, including both its normative underpinnings – an altruistic desire to reduce poverty and inequality and achieve greater social justice, a means to achieve commercial or strategic self-interest, or a projection of Canadian values and prestige onto the world stage – and aid’s past record. Second, it analyzes how the Canadian government government is itself rethinking Canadian aid, including greater focus on the Americas and specific themes (such as mothers, children and youth, and fragile states) and countries, increased involvement of the private sector (particularly Canadian mining companies), and greater emphasis on self-interest. Third, it rethinks where Canadian aid is or should be heading, including recommendations for improved development assistance. Fourth, it highlights how serious rethinking is required on aid itself: the concept, its relation to non-aid policies that affect development in the Global South, and the rise of new providers of development assistance, especially “emerging economies”. Each of these novel challenges holds important implications for Canada, for its development policies and for its declining influence in the morphing global aid regime.

Multilateral Development Cooperation in a Changing Global Order

Author: H. Besada,S. Kindornay

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113729776X

Category: Social Science

Page: 310

View: 4991

This volume addresses the changing nature of the international aid system and the challenges it poses for the multilateral system, donors and aid recipients, centring on new regional and national relationships developing in the multilateral system, economic and social forces, and national and global policy making.

Japan’s Development Assistance

Foreign Aid and the Post-2015 Agenda

Author: Yasutami Shimomura,John Page,Hiroshi Kato

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137505389

Category: Political Science

Page: 369

View: 8446

Once the world's largest ODA provider, contemporary Japan seems much less visible in international development. However, this book demonstrates that Japan, with its own aid philosophy, experiences, and models of aid, has ample lessons to offer to the international community as the latter seeks new paradigms of development cooperation.

OECD Environmental Performance Reviews


Author: N.A

Publisher: OECD


Category: Political Science

Page: 228

View: 3743

This book is part of the OECD Environmental Performance Reviews Programme which conducts peer reviews of environmental conditions and progress in each member country. It scrutinises efforts to meet both domestic objectives and international commitments. Topics dealt with in this review of Canada's environmental management and the progress towards sustainable development include: air and water management, nature and biodiversity management, the integration of environmental concerns with economic and social policies, the chemicals sector in Canada, marine issues, climate change, trade and environmental policies, and development assistance.

The Reality of Aid 2000

An independent review of poverty reduction and development assistance

Author: Judith Randel,Tony German,Deborah Ewing

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134070306

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 306

View: 6104

NOW IN ITS SEVENTH ANNUAL EDITION, The Reality of Aid 2000 looks at how the performance of OECD donor countries on aid and development cooperation has matched up to the challenge of eliminating absolute poverty. The report charts some improvements at the level of donor policy and rhetoric. But its stark conclusion is that the potential of aid to combat poverty is constantly undermined by governments, both North and South, who fail to address the extreme inequalities of income and the structural, social and political injustices that entrench people in poverty. Part I of The Reality of Aid 2000 presents an overview of poverty in the current global context and an analysis of recent trends in aid - looking particularly at basic education. In Part II, chapters by experts from NGOs in OECD countries and the European Union show how donor aid administrations approach poverty - and highlight the weakness of political commitment in the North to the needs of the poor. Part III sets out Southern perspectives on development cooperation. Part IV provides 'at a glance' comparisons of donors' aid outlook and commitment to development cooperation in the 21st century, poverty eradication, gender and public support. Throughout the book, information is presented in easily interpreted diagrams and graphs. The Reality of Aid has established itself as a unique source of independent evaluation and comment on aid policies and development. It is indispensable for all in the field, whether in the official or voluntary sectors, providing a regular reality check on just how much the international community is doing to realise the achievable goal of eliminating poverty. 'Indispensable ... it gives you most of the hard facts you need to know about the major issues' Nett-' Internationalist 'The most comprehensive and rigorous independent analysis of the aid and development policies of the world's wealthiest nations ... Essential reading' Charity World 'The Reality of Aid remains an essential purchase by the libraries of development institutions and an invaluable reference for development practitioners' Development & Change 'A reliable 'watchdog' for anyone interested in this important aspect of international relations' ORBIT 'An accessible reference ... [it] encompasses many key issues and stimulates further research' Commonwealth & Comparative Politics Originally published in 1999

Migration and Remittances Factbook 2016

Third Edition

Author: Dilip Ratha,Christian Eigen-Zucchi,Sonia Plaza

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 146480320X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

View: 7424

Remittances remain a key source of funds for developing countries, far exceeding official development assistance and even foreign direct investment. Remittances have proved to be more stable than private debt and portfolio equity flows, and less volatile than official aid flows, and their annual flow can match or surpass foreign exchange reserves in many small countries. Even in large emerging markets, such as India, remittances are equivalent to at least a quarter of total foreign exchange reserves. India, China, Philippines and Mexico are the top recipients of migrant remittances. The Migration and Remittances Factbook 2016 attempts to present numbers and facts behind the stories of international migration and remittances, drawing on authoritative, publicly available data. It provides a snapshot of statistics on immigration, emigration, skilled emigration, and remittance flows for 210 countries and 15 regional and income groups. The Migration and Remittances Factbook 2016 updates the 2011 edition of the Factbook with additional data on bilateral migration and remittances and second generation diasporas, collected from various sources, including national censuses, labor force surveys, population registers, and other national sources.

The Treaty of Maastricht and Europe's Development Co-operation

Author: Paul Hoebink

Publisher: Aksant Academic Pub

ISBN: 9789052601847

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 218

View: 9237

Complementarity, coordination and coherence are the three key concepts of the articles on development cooperation included in the Treaty on European Union (Maastricht 1992). An evaluation of these concepts, as proposed by the combined evaluation units of the European Commission and member states, should focus on the increased effectiveness of European development cooperation as a result of the implementation of the three Cs in recent years. This exploratory study investigates how these concepts are applied, what definitions are used and how they are embedded in the international legal context. The various forms of complementarity, coordination and coherence are analysed and commented on by a team of distinguished authors from different member states (UK, France and the Netherlands), brought together by Paul Hoebink of the Centre for International Development Issues at the University of Nijmegen.

Building Tax Culture, Compliance and Citizenship A Global Source Book on Taxpayer Education

A Global Source Book on Taxpayer Education

Author: OECD,The International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264205152


Page: 196

View: 9600

This sourcebook captures innovative strategies in 28 countries in order to provide ideas and inspiration to revenue authorities in developing countries with regards to taxpayer education, literacy and outreach to strengthen the tax morale and tax compliance of their citizens.

Aid as Handmaiden for the Development of Institutions

A New Comparative Perspective

Author: M. Nissanke,Y. Shimomura

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137023481

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 261

View: 8239

Through comparative studies of aid-supported infrastructure projects in East Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, the book examines how aid could assist development processes by facilitating development of local endogenous institutions.

Divided We Stand Why Inequality Keeps Rising

Why Inequality Keeps Rising

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264119531


Page: 388

View: 3286

This book examines to which extent economic globalisation, skill-biased technological progress and institutional and regulatory reforms have had an impact on the distribution of earnings.

Global Value Chains in a Changing World

Author: Deborah Kay Elms,Patrick Low

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789287038821

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 409

View: 6250

A collection of papers by some of the world's leading specialists on global value chains (GVCs). It examines how GVCs have evolved and the challenges they face in a rapidly changing world. The approach is multi-disciplinary, with contributions from economists, political scientists, supply chain management specialists, practitioners and policy-makers. Co-published with the Fung Global Institute and the Temasek

Development Co-operation Report 2013 Ending Poverty

Ending Poverty

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264201017


Page: 290

View: 2264

The Development Co-operation Report is the key annual reference document for statistics and analysis on trends in international aid.