The Moving Out of Poverty series presents the results of new comparative research across more than 500 communities in 15 countries on how and why poor people move out of poverty. The findings lay the foundations for new policies that will promote inclusive growth and just societies, and move millions out of poverty. The series was launched in 2007 under the editorial direction of Deepa Narayan. The final volume of the series was released in late 2009.
Voices of the Poor consists of three books which bring together the experiences of over 60,000 poor women and men. The first book, Can Anyone Hear Us?, gathers the voices of over 40,000 poor women and men in 50 countries from the World Bank's participatory poverty assessments; the second book, Crying Out for Change, draws material from a new 23 country comparative study. The final book, From Many Lands, offers regional patterns and country case studies.
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Development as Freedom by Amartyá SenThis study explores how in a world of unprecedented increase in overall opulence, millions of people in the Third World are still unfree, and remain imprisoned by economic poverty, social deprivation, political tyranny or authoritarianism.
Call Number: HD 75 S455 2000
Publication Date: 2000-08-15
Development Theory by Jan Nederveen PieterseThe thoughts and works of one of the leading commentators on the theory and policy of development are contained in this volume. The book looks widely over issues of Eurocentricism, critical globalism, intercultural transaction, delinking and post-development theory and presents ideas for the future of the field. Throughout, the author tries to connect issues of development with the latest thinking in sociology, critical theory and social science generally. This comprehensive book will be used as a barometer of critical thought in the field today. The writing has come out of many years of teaching and travelling in developing countries and reflects the author's unusual and detailed experience of conditions in Europe, Asia, A
Understanding Development by John RapleyRapley provides both an assesment of the current state of development theory and an extensive survey of the impact of policies and practices throughout the developing world. He traces the evolution of development theory from its strong statist orientation in the early postwar period, through the neoclassical phase, to the present emerging consensus on people-centered development.