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  1. The Informal Economy in Developing Countries

    Edited by Jean-Pierre Cling, Stéphane Lagrée, Mireille Razafindrakoto, François Roubaud

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development Economics

    Informality is ubiquitous in most developing countries. Understanding the informal economy is therefore of utmost importance from a political, economic and social point of view. Paradoxically, despite its economic importance, knowledge is extremely limited regarding the informal economy. It remains...

    Published July 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Microfinance Impact

    By Ranjula Bali Swain

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development Economics

    Financial inclusion through microfinance has become a powerful force in improving the living conditions of poor farmers, rural non-farm enterprises and other vulnerable groups. In its unique ability to link the existing extensive network of India’s rural bank branches with the Self Help Groups (SHG...

    Published July 7th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Business Regulation and Non-State Actors

    Whose Standards? Whose Development?

    Edited by Peter Utting, Darryl Reed, Ananya Mukherjee Reed

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development Economics

    This volume assesses the achievements and limitations of a new set of non-state or multistakeholder institutions that are concerned with improving the social and environmental record of business, and holding corporations to account. It does so from a perspective that aims to address two limitations...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Global Economic Crisis and the Developing World

    Implications and Prospects for Recovery and Growth

    Edited by Ashwini Deshpande, Keith Nurse

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development Economics

    The world economy is currently in the throes of a global economic crisis reminiscent of the great depressions of the 1930s and the 1870s. As back then, the crisis has exposed the major structural imbalances in financial and credit markets in addition to global trade forcing many governments,...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  5. Public Expenditures for Agricultural and Rural Development in Africa

    Edited by Tewodaj Mogues, Samuel E Benin

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development Economics

    Whereas there is plenty of work looking at macroeconomic effect of public spending on growth and poverty in Africa as well as studies of the impact of spending or investment in one economic sector on outcomes in that sector or on broader welfare measures, this book fills a much needed gap in the...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  6. European Union Trade Politics and Development

    'Everything but Arms' Unravelled

    Edited by Gerrit Faber, Jan Orbie

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development Economics

    The ‘Everything But Arms’ (EBA) regulation of the European Union (EU) has been hailed as a groundbreaking initiative for developing countries. Since 2001 EBA grants almost completely liberalized access to the European market for products from the least-developed countries (LDCs). It quickly became...

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  7. Ideas, Policies and Economic Development in the Americas

    By Esteban Pérez-Caldentey, Matias Vernengo

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development Economics

    The interplay of ideas and policies is central to understanding the historical evolution of economies. Ideas shape economic institutions and real economic constraints are the source of new economic ideas. The history of economic ideas, both those that are fairly recent and those that are...

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  8. Microcredit and International Development

    Contexts, Achievements and Challenges

    Edited by Farhad Hossain, Christopher Rees, Tonya Knight-Millar

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development Economics

    This book draws together a set of topical writings on the subject of microcredit that will be of relevance to the work of both researchers and practitioners in the field. In drawing on the experiences of authors from countries and regions throughout the globe, including Cambodia, Barbados and the...

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  9. Market Liberalism, Growth, and Economic Development in Latin America

    Edited by Gerardo Angeles Castro, Ignacio Perrotini-Hernández, Humberto Ríos-Bolivar

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development Economics

    The principal themes pursued in this book emerge from the great transformation that the Latin American and the Caribbean economies experienced in the aftermath of both the foreign debt crisis of 1982 and the macroeconomic stabilisation policies that vividly and painfully produced the so-called "...

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Youth and Employment in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Working but Poor

    Edited by Hiroyuki Hino, Gustav Ranis

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development Economics

    It is widely acknowledged that youth unemployment is one of the most critical challenges facing countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. This volume brings together an eminent group of international scholars to analyse the extent and complex nature of this joblessness, and offer a set of evidence-based...

    Published May 19th 2014 by Routledge