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Adventures in the Aid Trade Forty Years Practicing Development in Forty Countries

Adventures in the Aid Trade Forty Years Practicing Development in Forty Countries

Author: Richard Holloway Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/03/2020

Adventures in the Aid Trade takes us on a fascinating journey through 40 years of work at the coal face of international development. Drawing on his experiences from long periods in the field, the author reflects on what has worked, what has not and why, and considers how these experiences relate to students and practitioners today. Looking beyond high-level policy matters and international relations, this book focuses instead on the author's actual experiences in the field and the inspired local people he encountered. The narrative traces how these people, working through their own organisations, make a difference to the lives of their contemporaries, and learn how they generate the income to do it. Chapters draw on the author's experiences of working with local practitioners from 40 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean, South, South East, and Central Asia, and the South Pacific. Peppered with lively stories and anecdotes, Adventures in the Aid Trade provides valuable lessons from the shifting aid landscape and reflects on where the industry is likely to go next. Whether you are a current development practitioner, or a student just starting out in your understanding of the development and humanitarian sectors, this book provides an invaluable snapshot of the world of civil society organisations, governance, the voluntary sector, and the lived lives of ordinary people in extraordinary times.

Adventures in the Aid Trade Forty Years Practicing Development in Forty Countries

Adventures in the Aid Trade Forty Years Practicing Development in Forty Countries

Author: Richard Holloway Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/03/2020

Adventures in the Aid Trade takes us on a fascinating journey through 40 years of work at the coal face of international development. Drawing on his experiences from long periods in the field, the author reflects on what has worked, what has not and why, and considers how these experiences relate to students and practitioners today. Looking beyond high-level policy matters and international relations, this book focuses instead on the author's actual experiences in the field and the inspired local people he encountered. The narrative traces how these people, working through their own organisations, make a difference to the lives of their contemporaries, and learn how they generate the income to do it. Chapters draw on the author's experiences of working with local practitioners from 40 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean, South, South East, and Central Asia, and the South Pacific. Peppered with lively stories and anecdotes, Adventures in the Aid Trade provides valuable lessons from the shifting aid landscape and reflects on where the industry is likely to go next. Whether you are a current development practitioner, or a student just starting out in your understanding of the development and humanitarian sectors, this book provides an invaluable snapshot of the world of civil society organisations, governance, the voluntary sector, and the lived lives of ordinary people in extraordinary times.

Defining the Urban and Rural

Defining the Urban and Rural

Author: Valentina (Eupolis Lombardia Research Centre, Italy) Cattivelli Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/02/2020

In recent years, new definitions of cities and countries and the regions within them have emerged. In particular, how a region comes to be considered as `rural' or `urban' or somewhere in between has been a subject of some debate. This has led to a drive to seek new territorial classification methods on the part of research institutes, statistical centres and European researchers in order to define these new territorial contexts. This book analyses these various attempts by listing different taxonomies, highlighting some criticisms and pointing out some suggestions to build more effective methods of classification.

The Ngo Care and Food Aid from America 1945-80 'showered with Kindness'?

The Ngo Care and Food Aid from America 1945-80 'showered with Kindness'?

Author: Heike Wieters Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/02/2020

This book provides a historical account of the NGO CARE as one of the largest humanitarian NGOs worldwide from 1945 to 1980. Readers interested in international relations and humanitarian hunger prevention are provided with fascinating insights into the economic and business related aspects of Western non-governmental politics, fundraising and philanthropic giving in this field. Not only does the book contributes to ongoing research about the rise of NGOs in the international realm, it also offers very rich empirical material on the political implications of private and governmental international aid in a world marked by the order of the Cold War, decolonialization processes and the struggle of so called Third World Countries to catch up with modern Western consumer societies. -- .

Routledge Handbook of Migration and Development

Routledge Handbook of Migration and Development

Author: Tanja (University of Manchester, UK) Bastia Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/02/2020

The Routledge Handbook of Migration and Development provides an interdisciplinary, agenda-setting survey of the fields of migration and development, bringing together over 60 expert contributors from around the world to chart current and future trends in research on this topic. The links between migration and development can be traced back to the post-war period, if not further, yet it is only in the last 20 years that the 'migration-development nexus' has risen to prominence for academics and policymakers. Starting by mapping the different theoretical approaches to migration and development, this book goes on to present cutting edge research in poverty and inequality, displacement, climate change, health, family, social policy, interventions, and the key challenges surrounding migration and development. While much of the migration literature continues to be dominated by US and British perspectives, this volume includes original contributions from most regions of the world to offer alternative non-Anglophone perspectives. Given the increasing importance of migration in both international development and current affairs, the Routledge Handbook of Migration and Development will be of interest both to policymakers and to students and researchers of geography, development studies, political science, sociology, demography, and development economics.

Ageing, Long-term Care Insurance and Healthcare Finance in Asia

Ageing, Long-term Care Insurance and Healthcare Finance in Asia

Author: Sabrina Ching Yuen (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) Luk Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/02/2020

This book uses a revised version of Kingdon's multiple-streams framework to examine health financing reforms in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and the Republic of Korea (ROK) as well as long-term care insurance (LTCI) reforms in Japan and Singapore. It shows that the explanatory power of the multiple-streams framework can be strengthened through enriching the concepts of policy entrepreneurs, ideas and windows of opportunity in the original framework as well as bringing the theoretical lens of historical institutionalism into the framework.

Local Food Systems and Community Economic Development

Local Food Systems and Community Economic Development

Author: R. David (Clemson University, USA) Lamie Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/02/2020

Local Food Systems and Community Economic Development provides scholarly and practical knowledge on a range of issues often associated with local food system development. Many people agree that there are unintended consequences associated with the manner in which our food supply chain has evolved. These concerns range in focus from health, to environment, to economic structure, to social justice. But, for each argument critical of our current food system, there are to be found strong counter-arguments; the popular press is replete with stories that lean toward taking specific sides in these arguments, often demonizing those on the other side. In this volume local food scholars strive to be fair, balanced, and as factual as possible in their arguments. This even-handed approach is appropriate as it should foster more sustainable community change and should lead us toward a stronger foundation for scholarly inquiry and ultimately more respect and credibility for efforts to better understand the phenomenon of local and regional food system development. Amidst a deepening interest in local food systems as a community economic development strategy, Local Food Systems and Community Economic Development will be of great interest to scholars of community development, rural studies, agriculture, food systems, and rural economy. The chapters originally published as a special issue of Community Development.

Technological Transformation in the Third World: Volume 5 The Historic Process

Technological Transformation in the Third World: Volume 5 The Historic Process

Author: Surendra J. Patel Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2020

Originally published in 1995, this book follows the preceding 4 volumes (Aisa, Africa, Latin America and Developed Countries) and discusses technological transformation in development history. It looks back on two centuries of history of the emergence of developed countries and examines the various aspects determining the speed, size and shape of the historical process of transformation in developed countries after World War 2.

Technological Transformation in the Third World: Volume 2 Africa

Technological Transformation in the Third World: Volume 2 Africa

Author: Surendra J. Patel Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2020

Originally published in 1993, this book contains 3 studies on Africa: Algeria, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. The studies underline the difficulties which Africa has faced in initiating its technological transformation. During the post WW2 period liberation from colonialism came relatively late and therefore many African countries did not have the possibility of participating in the rapid growth of global output and trade. Debt, drought and famine have put additional burdens on the economic conditions of the continet. Adverse conditions and poor infrastructure have made the continent much more vulnerable to both external and internal disturbances and as a result many countries have not had the opportunity to make a real beginning towards their transformation.

Technological Transformation in the Third World: Volume 3 Latin America

Technological Transformation in the Third World: Volume 3 Latin America

Author: Surendra J. Patel Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2020

Originally published in 1993, this book contains 3 studies from Latin America: Mexico, Puerto Rico and Venezuela. These studies bring out sharply the processes at work in Latin America between 1950 and 1980, which were responsible for the crisis that the continent faced in the 1980s. In each case there was a striking failure in building up national technological capability so that the country could grapple with the problems it faced.