Directly challenging an aid industry that thrives on complexity and mystification, with highly paid consultants designing ever more complicated projects, Just Give Money to the Poor offers the elegant southern alternative – bypass governments and NGOs and let the poor decide how to use their money. Stressing that cash transfers are not charity or a safety net, the authors draw an outline of effective practices that work precisely because they are regular, guaranteed and fair.
Just Give Money to the Poor: The Development Revolution from the Global South #ad - Argues strongly for overlooked approach to development by showing how the poor use money in ways that confound stereotypical notions of aid and handouts* Team authored by foremost scholars in the development fieldAmid all the complicated economic theories about the causes and solutions to poverty, one idea is so basic it seems radical: just give money to the poor.
Used book in Good Condition. This book, is essential reading for policymakers, the first to report on this quiet revolution in an accessible way, students of international development and anyone yearning for an alternative to traditional poverty-alleviation methods.
Portfolios of the Poor: How the World's Poor Live on $2 a DayPrinceton University Press #ad - Princeton University Press. They push money into savings for reserves, run sophisticated savings clubs, squeeze money out of creditors whenever possible, and use microfinancing wherever available. Instead, they employ financial tools, many linked to informal networks and family ties. Nearly forty percent of humanity lives on an average of two dollars a day or less.
The stories of these families are often surprising and inspiring. Their experiences reveal new methods to fight poverty and ways to envision the next generation of banks for the "bottom billion. Indispensable for those in development studies, economics, and microfinance, Portfolios of the Poor will appeal to anyone interested in knowing more about poverty and what can be done about it.
Portfolios of the Poor: How the World's Poor Live on $2 a Day #ad - If you've never had to survive on an income so small, it is hard to imagine. Most poor households do not live hand to mouth, spending what they earn in a desperate bid to keep afloat. How would you put food on the table, and educate your children? How would you handle emergencies and old age? Every day, afford a home, more than a billion people around the world must answer these questions.
The authors conducted year-long interviews with impoverished villagers and slum dwellers in Bangladesh, India, and South Africa--records that track penny by penny how specific households manage their money. Portfolios of the poor is the first book to systematically explain how the poor find solutions to their everyday financial problems.
The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About ItOxford University Press, USA #ad - What the bottom billion need, Collier argues, is a bold new plan supported by the Group of Eight industrialized nations. Collier has spent a lifetime working to end global poverty. The book shines much-needed light on this group of small nations, largely unnoticed by the industrialized West, that are dropping further and further behind the majority of the world's people, often falling into an absolute decline in living standards.
. Crammed with statistical nuggets and common sense, his book should be compulsory reading" -The Economist "If Sachs seems too saintly and Easterly too cynical, then Collier is the authentic old Africa hand: he knows the terrain and has a keen ear. If failed states are ever to be helped, new laws against corruption, new international charters, the G8 will have to adopt preferential trade policies, and even conduct carefully calibrated military interventions.
The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About It #ad - Standard solutions do not work, he writes; aid is often ineffective, and globalization can actually make matters worse, driving development to more stable nations. If you've ever found yourself on one side or the other of those arguments-and who hasn't? -then you simply must read this book" Princeton University Press.
A struggle rages within each of these nations between reformers and corrupt leaders-and the corrupt are winning. Terrifically readable" -Time. Com "set to become a classic.
Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global PovertyPublicAffairs #ad - The winners of the nobel prize in Economics upend the most common assumptions about how economics works in this gripping and disruptive portrait of how poor people actually live. Poor economics shows that creating a world without poverty begins with understanding the daily decisions facing the poor. Called "marvelous, rewarding" by the wall Street Journal, the book offers a radical rethinking of the economics of poverty and an intimate view of life on 99 cents a day.
Banerjee and esther duflo, two award-winning MIT professors, answer these questions based on years of field research from around the world. Why do the poor borrow to save? why do they miss out on free life-saving immunizations, but pay for unnecessary drugs? In Poor Economics, Abhijit V. PublicAffairs. Princeton University Press.
Utopia for Realists: How We Can Build the Ideal WorldBack Bay Books #ad - It's just one of the many utopian ideas that Bregman proves is possible today. Utopia for realists is one of those rare books that takes you by surprise and challenges what you think can happen. Bregman's book, both challenging and bracing, demonstrates that new utopian ideas, like the elimination of poverty and the creation of the fifteen-hour workweek, can become a reality in our lifetime.
Being unrealistic and unreasonable can in fact make the impossible inevitable, and it is the only way to build the ideal world. A 15-hour workweek. Every progressive milestone of civilization-from the end of slavery to the beginning of democracy-was once considered a utopian fantasy. Rutger bregman, a dutch historian, reminds us it needn't be this way-and in some places it isn't.
Utopia for Realists: How We Can Build the Ideal World #ad - Rutger bregman's ted talk about universal basic income seemed impossibly radical when he delivered it in 2014. A quarter of a million views later, the subject of that video is being seriously considered by leading economists and government leaders the world over. Does it sound too good to be true? One of Europe's leading young thinkers shows how we can build an ideal world today.
A more politically radical Malcolm Gladwell. New york timesafter working all day at jobs we often dislike, we buy things we don't need. Universal basic income.
Time to Listen: Hearing People on the Receiving End of International AidCDA Collaborative Learning Projects #ad - From such a range of locations and people, one might expect vastly different ideas and opinions. However, remarkably consistent patterns and common judgments emerged. In the midst of difference, there was striking unanimity and consistency about the processes and the effects of the international aid system.
Does the way international assistance is organized make sense? Is it working as we mean it to? This book approaches these questions through the experiences of people living on the receiving side of international assistance. PublicAffairs. Using their words, their experiences, and their ideas, this book describes why the cumulative impacts of international aid efforts have not met expectations.
Time to Listen: Hearing People on the Receiving End of International Aid #ad - Princeton University Press. It describes a way forward to make changes that, according to those on the receiving end, will lead to more effective and lasting results. It reports on the ideas, and analyses of almost 6, insights, 000 people across 20 countries where international aid has been provided.
Understanding Global PovertyRoutledge #ad - Understanding global poverty introduces students to the study and analysis of poverty, helping them to understand why it is pervasive across human societies, and how it can be reduced through proven policy solutions. PublicAffairs. Finally, the book draws together the ethics of why we should work to reduce poverty and what actions readers themselves can take to reduce poverty.
Drawing on decades of teaching, this interdisciplinary volume is unique in its rigorous application of the multiple disciplines of anthropology, sociology, political science, research and fieldwork, public health and economics to the phenomenon of global poverty. Starting with definitions and measurement, the book goes on to explore causes of poverty and policy responses, aiming to give a realistic account of what poverty reduction programmes actually look like.
Understanding Global Poverty #ad - . This book is an accessible and engaging introduction to the key issues surrounding poverty, with key questions, case studies, discussion questions and further reading suggestions to support learning. Using the capabilities and human development approach, the book foregrounds the human aspects of poverty, keeping the voices, experiences and needs of the world’s poor in the centre of the analysis.
Princeton University Press. Perfect as an introductory textbook for postgraduates and upper level undergraduates, Understanding Global Poverty will also be a valuable resource to policy makers and development practitioners looking for a comprehensive guide to the theoretical frameworks of poverty through the lens of human development.
Social Policy Expansion in Latin AmericaCambridge University Press #ad - Throughout the twentieth century, much of the population in Latin America lacked access to social protection. Social policy expansion in latin America shows that the critical factors driving expansion are electoral competition for the vote of outsiders and social mobilization for policy change. Secondary case studies illustrate how the theory applies to other developing countries.
PublicAffairs. Cambridge university press. Princeton University Press. Since the 1990s, social policy for millions of outsiders - rural, however, informal, and unemployed workers and dependents - has been expanded dramatically. The balance of partisan power and the involvement of social movements in policy design explain cross-national variation in policy models, in terms of benefit levels, coverage, and civil society participation in implementation.
Social Policy Expansion in Latin America #ad - The book draws on in-depth case studies of policy making in Argentina, pensions, and Mexico over several administrations and across three policy areas: health care, Chile, Brazil, and income support.
Or War - Do No Harm: How Aid Can Support PeaceLynne Rienner Publishers #ad - Echoing the words of the hippocratic Oath, the author challenges aid agency staff to take responsibility for the ways that their assistance affects conflicts. Anderson cites the experiences of many aid providers in war-torn societies to show that international assistance - even when it is effective in saving lives, alleviating suffering and furthering sustainable development - too often reinforces divisions among contending groups.
Used book in Good Condition. Mary B. Cambridge university press. PublicAffairs. But more importantly, she offers hopeful evidence of creative programmes that point the way to new approaches to aid. Calling for a redesign of assistance programmes so that they do not harm while doing their intended good, she argues futher that many opportunities exist for aid workers to in fact support the processes by which societies disengage from war.
Or War - Do No Harm: How Aid Can Support Peace #ad - . Princeton University Press.
Utopia for Realists: How We Can Build the Ideal WorldLittle, Brown and Company #ad - Cambridge university press. Rutger bregman, a dutch historian, reminds us it needn't be this way-and in some places it isn't. Rutger bregman's ted talk about universal basic income seemed impossibly radical when he delivered it in 2014. Used book in Good Condition. A 15-hour workweek. Princeton University Press.
Being unrealistic and unreasonable can in fact make the impossible inevitable, and it is the only way to build the ideal world. Little brown. Universal basic income. It's just one of the many utopian ideas that Bregman proves is possible today. Utopia for realists is one of those rare books that takes you by surprise and challenges what you think can happen.
Utopia for Realists: How We Can Build the Ideal World #ad - From a canadian city that once completely eradicated poverty, Bregman takes us on a journey through history, and beyond the traditional left-right divides, to Richard Nixon's near implementation of a basic income for millions of Americans, as he champions ideas whose time have come. Every progressive milestone of civilization-from the end of slavery to the beginning of democracy-was once considered a utopian fantasy.
Does it sound too good to be true? One of Europe's leading young thinkers shows how we can build an ideal world today. A more politically radical Malcolm Gladwell. New york timesafter working all day at jobs we often dislike, we buy things we don't need.
The Quest for Universal Social Policy in the South: Actors, Ideas and ArchitecturesCambridge University Press #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Princeton University Press. Cambridge university press. This book will interest advanced students and scholars of human development and public and social policies, as well as policymakers eager to promote universal policies across the South. Universal social policies have the power to reduce inequality and create more cohesive societies.
How can countries in the south deliver universalism? This book answers this question through a comparative analysis of Costa Rica, South Korea, Mauritius, and Uruguay, and a detailed historical account of Costa Rica's successful trajectory. The volume also explores the role of state actors in building pro-universal architectures.
The Quest for Universal Social Policy in the South: Actors, Ideas and Architectures #ad - PublicAffairs. Little brown. Against the backdrop of democracy and progressive parties, the authors place at center stage the policy architectures defined as the combination of instruments that dictate the benefits available to people.