|Yearbook on Peace Processes 2016
This eleven edition of the Yearbook on Peace Processes1 analyses conflicts in which negotiations are being held to reach a peace agreement, regardless of whether these negotiations are formalised, are in the exploratory phase, are faring well or, to the contrary, are stalled or in the midst of crisis.
Global Citizenship Education: Topics and Learning Objectives
This book is the first pedagogical guidance from UNESCO on global citizenship education. Published in 2015.
Reimagining Activism: A Practical Guide for the Great Transition
The purpose of this handbook is to help bring the dream of the Great Transition to life. Based on the research collated and the ideas and experiences generated by the Smart CSOs Lab, it provides guidance and support to activists who want to make a meaningful contribution to this deeper change. Published in 2015.
Development Evaluation in Times of Turbulence
World Bank Publication. Edited by Ray C. Rist, Marie-Helene Boily and Frederick R. Martin. Published in 2013.
Development Theory & Development in Practice: A Dialogue
This book aims to show that theory and practice in combination can provide the answers to make development cooperation more effective. Development economics has been a cornerstone in the first attempts of development cooperation assistance. Likewise, local development work has been effective in changing our perception of what is important to societies we aim to help. Economic theory and development cooperation in practise has been crucial in improving our understanding of what needs to be done and how. Published in 2013.
Feminisms in Development: Contradictions, Contestations and Challenges
This collection of essays by leading feminist thinkers from North and South constitutes a major new attempt to reposition feminism within development studies. Edited by Andrea Cornwall, Elizabeth Harrison and Ann Whitehead. Published in 2011.
From the Local to the Global
The book highlights the extent to which the local and global are interconnected in today’s world economy and questions the legitimacy of the neo-liberal model of development that they argue has propelled us into the crisis. Published in 2003. This publication is in Greek.
Gender, Faith and Development
Gender, Faith, and Development presents ten chapters which explore in different ways the relationships between religion, gender, and development. Subjects covered include attitudes towards sexual behaviour in areas with a high prevalence of HIV and AIDS; household disputes over the control of export crop income in Kenya; constraints on women’s time among tourist lodge owners in Nepal; the difficulties of introducing Western models of gender equity to those in Muslim societies who see feminism as a threat; and changes in abortion legislation in Latin American countries. Edited by Emma Tomalin. Published by Oxfam, 2011.
Chocolate Nations: Living and Dying for Cocoa in West Africa
This exploration of the reasons behind farmer poverty includes the human stories of the producers and traders of cocoa at the heart of the West African industry. Orla Ryan shows that only a tiny fraction of the cash we pay for a chocolate bar actually makes it back to the farmers, and sheds light on what Fairtrade really means on the ground. Published in 2011. This publication is in Greek.
Inequality and Development Challenges
This book belongs to a series of books that brings together results of an intensive research programme on aspects of the national systems of innovation in the five BRICS countries—Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. It provides a comprehensive and comparative examination of the challenges and opportunities faced by these dynamic and emerging economies. In discussing the impact of innovation with respect to economic, geopolitical, socio-cultural, institutional and technological systems, it reveals the possibilities of new development paradigms for equitable and sustainable growth. Edited by: Maria Clara Couto Soares, Mario Scerri and Rasigan Maharajh. Published in 2014.
Leading Like Madiba: Leadership Lessons from Nelson Mandela
This is not a history book. Through stories the reader can reflect on some of the key qualities of great leadership. Written by Martin Kalungu-Banda. Published in 2006.
The Millennium Development Goals: Education for Peace and Development
This book aims to provide a basic understanding on the concept of international development, to introduce the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and to present the progress that has been made in the effort to achieve them. Published in 2013.
The New Microfinance Handbook: A Financial Market System Perspective
Edited by Joanna Ledgerwood with Julie Earne and Candace Nelson. Published in 2013, by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank.
The Role of the State
This book belongs to a series of books that brings together results of an intensive research programme on aspects of the national systems of innovation in the five BRICS countries—Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. It provides a comprehensive and comparative examination of the challenges and opportunities faced by these dynamic and emerging economies. In discussing the impact of innovation with respect to economic, geopolitical, socio-cultural, institutional and technological systems, it reveals the possibilities of new development paradigms for equitable and sustainable growth. Edited by Mario Scerri and Helena M. M. Lastres. Published in 2013.
Thinking about Development
This book is a concise and accessible introduction to development thinking, contemporary development theory and practice and - a critical analysis of the values that lie behind them. Published in 2009. This publication is in Greek.
Strengthening Rural Livelihoods: the impact of information and communication technologies in Asia
This book makes an important, and much needed, contribution to understanding the ways in which ICTs influence rural livelihoods. Edited by David J. Grimshaw and Shalini Kala. Published in 2011.
UNEP Yearbook 2013
The United Nations Environment Programme 2013 Year Book on Emerging Issues in our Global Environment.
Why Nations Fail
This book is about the huge differences in incomes and standards of living that separate the rich countries of the world, such as the United States, Great Britain, and Germany, from the poor, such as those in sub-Saharan Africa, Central America, and South Asia. Written by Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson. Published in 2012.
Giant Dwarf: New Europeans and Prspectives on Africa
This book raises questions which should be on the mind of anybody who takes an interest in the fate of the African continent and who wants to know more about Czech and Slovak development cooperation activities on this continent.
Tackling Child Malnutrition in Kenya
The book offers a comprehensive look at the issue of child malnutrition in developing countries, explains the causes of famine on a global scale and in the context of the Millennium Development Goals. This publication is in Slovak.
Truth About Trade: The Real Impact of Liberization
From its analysis of the relationships between trade, social transformation, economic growth and environmental integrity, the book concludes with proposals for how the world trade regime might be reformed to help tackle the world's most pressing problems instead of making them worse.This publication is in Slovak.
From the Local to the Global
This book is an accessible and comprehensive introduction to key concepts in development that are central to understanding the causes of poverty, inequality and injustice in the global North and South. This second edition of the book contains new chapters on climate change, neoliberalism, child labour, popular movements in Latin America and the development process in Africa.This publication is in Slovak.