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Added by Jennifer Kern on July 25, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments
International development is big business. Official global aid flows from North to South are over $100 billion annually. China and India, former aid recipients, are rapidly entering the field as aid providers themselves, and international charity is being redefined with the resources of private donors like the Gates Foundation, for example, outstripping the annual budget of long-time donors like the UK, Canada or the World Health Organization.
Lacking in the literature on…
Added by Jennifer Kern on July 20, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments
After agriculture and tourism, artisan work provides the next most significant source of income in many developing countries. Yet because of its image as a “soft” or frivolous industry, some politicians and development professionals question whether the handcraft sector is worthy of investment. An opposing view holds that the creation of sustainable employment opportunities for poor people and a positive alternative to mass production outweighs the costs. Until now, the debate has been…Continue
Added by Jennifer Kern on July 18, 2011 at 9:32am — No Comments
The World Health Organization publishes a diverse collection of medical reports, maunals and books on alcohol, drugs, infectious diseases and more. WHO is the perfect outlet for all things medical related, and is an ideal resource for students and practitioners.
To see a collection of new WHO titles, visit: http://www.whopress.us/books/features.aspx
Added by Jennifer Kern on July 11, 2011 at 10:19am — No Comments
Sure, the World Bank offers billions of dollars and decades worth of assistance in an attempt to improve governance, status of the poor, healthcare and education; but can it be pronounced that these are just failed attempts and years of wasted money?
In The World Bank and the Gods of Lending, Author Steve Berkman presents compelling evidence of deceptive reporting and lack of due diligence as billions of dollars are wasted every year on corrupt and ill-conceived…Continue
Added by Jennifer Kern on July 11, 2011 at 9:42am — No Comments
Added by Jennifer Kern on July 7, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments
April-June 2011… April 7th was “black and red” day as Bishkek’s evening paper put it: one year after Kyrgyzstan’s bloody uprising, during which the President’s forces shot over 80 protestors dead on the main square…That event happened as I was putting the finishing touches to my book for Kumarian “The struggle for civil society in Central Asia”. As Kumarian’s editors “got their teeth” into the book, an even worse loss of life took place, in June 2010 – over 400 people dead after…Continue
Added by Jennifer Kern on July 5, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments