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Gender, Poverty and Access to Justice: Policy Implementation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Gender, Poverty and Access to Justice: Policy Implementation in Sub-Saharan Africa

1st Edition

Forthcoming

David Lawson, Adam Dubin, Lea Mwambene
November 01, 2019

Access to justice is a fundamental right guaranteed under a wide body of international, regional and domestic laws. In Africa, women make up much of Africa’s poorest and most marginalized population, and as such are often prevented from enforcing rights or seeking other recourse. This book brings...

Full and Productive Employment in Developing Economies: Towards the Sustainable Development Goals

Full and Productive Employment in Developing Economies: Towards the Sustainable Development Goals

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Rizwanul Islam
August 09, 2019

The United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals include a specific target for full and productive employment. However, what constitutes full employment in developing countries is not yet clearly understood. And likewise, there is no clear direction for developing strategies and policies to...

Urban Policy in Latin America: Towards the Sustainable Development Goals?

Urban Policy in Latin America: Towards the Sustainable Development Goals?

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Michael Cohen, Maria Carrizosa, Margarita Gutman
August 09, 2019

This book evaluates the impact of 20 years of urban policies in six Latin American countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Mexico. It argues that evaluating the fulfillment of past commitments is essential for framing and meeting the new commitments that were taken in Habitat III...

Unlocking SME Finance in Asia: Roles of Credit Rating and Credit Guarantee Schemes

Unlocking SME Finance in Asia: Roles of Credit Rating and Credit Guarantee Schemes

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Naoyuki Yoshino, Farhad Taghizadeh-Hesary
July 18, 2019

There is limited access for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to bank credit. This book proposes new and sustainable models to help ease the access of SMEs to finance and boost economic growth and job creation in Asia. This book looks at the difficulties of SMEs in accessing finance and...

Economic Transformation for Poverty Reduction in Africa: A Multidimensional Approach

Economic Transformation for Poverty Reduction in Africa: A Multidimensional Approach

1st Edition

Almas Heshmati
April 09, 2019

This book is an edited volume which contains empirical studies on determinants of poverty and its reduction in Africa. It looks at multidimensional measures of poverty, production and productivity-related factors, policies influencing poverty and random, hazardous but preventive factors influencing...

Institutions, Technology and Development in Africa

Institutions, Technology and Development in Africa

1st Edition

Jeffrey James
December 11, 2018

An extensive literature has demonstrated that technologies in sub-Saharan Africa are largely inappropriate: that is, that they are typically capital- and import-intensive rather than labour- and local input-intensive. These technologies have created a pattern of development that is highly unequal,...

The Service Sector and Economic Development in Africa

The Service Sector and Economic Development in Africa

1st Edition

Evelyn F. Wamboye, Peter J. Nyaronga
September 25, 2018

The service sector accounts for a huge proportion of global employment, and is the biggest driver of gross domestic product in developing nations. Yet there has been little research uncovering its scope, potential and implications on sustained and inclusive economic growth. This is especially true...

Macroeconomic Policy for Emerging Markets: Lessons from Thailand

Macroeconomic Policy for Emerging Markets: Lessons from Thailand

1st Edition

Bhanupong Nidhiprabha
September 19, 2018

Macroeconomic policies matter for sustainable long-term growth. With global fluctuations, deviation from a stable growth path can be minimized by countercyclical macro policies, if properly implemented. This book examines Thailand’s 55 years of experience in macroeconomic management and provides...

Law and Development: Theory and Practice

Law and Development: Theory and Practice

1st Edition

Yong-Shik Lee
September 13, 2018

The book examines the theory and practice of law and development. It reviews the evolution of law and development studies and presents a general theory of law and development. The general theory sets the conceptual parameters of "law" and "development" and explains the mechanisms by which law...

Global Commodity Markets and Development Economics

Global Commodity Markets and Development Economics

1st Edition

Stephan Pfaffenzeller
February 06, 2018

The early 21st century has seen a prolonged price boom in non-fuel commodities, coupled with a volatile performance in fuel prices. This new collection presents the latest research on commodity prices and economic development in the context of this changing globalized economy. Global Commodity...

The Economics of Natural Resources in Latin America: Taxation and Regulation of the Extractive Industries

The Economics of Natural Resources in Latin America: Taxation and Regulation of the Extractive Industries

1st Edition

Osmel E. Manzano M., Fernando Navajas, Andrew Powell
November 20, 2017

Revenues from commodities are extremely important for Latin America and the Caribbean, yet there is very little literature on the structure of these industries and on the various ways in which the state obtains commodity revenues. This book aims to understand the trade-off between the degree of...

Employment Policy in Emerging Economies: The Indian Case

Employment Policy in Emerging Economies: The Indian Case

1st Edition

Elizabeth Hill, Amitendu Palit
August 17, 2017

Employment is a critical part of the macro-economy and a key driver of economic development. India’s employment policy over the past three decades provides an important case study for understanding how government attitudes to the labour market contribute to an emerging economy’s growth and...

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