Human Development Report : Millennium Development Goals,
Автор: Szirmai Название: Socio-Economic Development ISBN: 1107624495 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781107624498 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 4683 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Why are poor countries poor and rich countries rich? How are wealth and poverty related to changes in health, life expectancy, education, population growth and politics? This non-technical introduction to development studies explores the dynamics of socio-economic development and stagnation in developing countries. Thoroughly updated and revised, this second edition includes new material on the effects of the 2008 financial crisis, the emergence of the BRICS economies, the role of institutions in development and the accelerated growth of economies in Africa and Asia. Taking a comparative approach, Szirmai places contemporary debates within their broader contexts and combines insights and theories from economics, economic history, political science, anthropology and sociology. Each chapter includes comparative statistics and time series for thirty-one developing countries. Assuming no prior knowledge of economics, this book is well-suited for students in interdisciplinary development studies and development economics, for policy-makers and for practitioners pursuing careers in developing countries. Visit www.dynamicsofdevelopment.com for additional resources.
Описание: As a sequel to the South India: Human Development Report this report contains a compilation of economic and social data based on a primary survey of three states in western India (Maharashtra, Gujarat and Rajasthan) and the erstwhile central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. The volume estimates human development indicators and provides profiles for the states along with qualitative surveys for select villages.
Описание: This title discusses the dilemma of deepening democracy in a fragmented world. It examines the processes through which power holders can be made more accountable for their decisions, and how the marginalized can participate more effectively in the decisions that affect their lives.
Описание: Pakistan is confronting a major humanitarian crisis, due to widespread poverty, a lack of basic health services, slow economic growth, fiscal constraints on development expenditure and problems of governance. In this Report, Akmal Hussain reveals the links between each of these facets and puts forward an integrated strategy of public action.
Описание: This is a comprehensive and authoritative source of micro-level information on economic and social development in the states of : Bihar, Bengal, Orissa and the north eastern states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Manipur, and Tripura. The report provides: x socio-economic profiles and detailed secondary data focusing on: - literacy and education - health - demographic characteristics x detailed data on human development indicators with special focus on gender disparity, including: - levels of living, employment and wages - morbidity, disability and nutrition - effectiveness of public services and health x information on village-level infrastructure and development This volume will facilitate effective region-specific and group-specific policy formulation at the grassroots. Rich in statistical analyses of various facets of development, it is a valuable resource for government, policy-makers, academia, and those in the develop ment sector.
Описание: This study is about the changing role of the Chinese State during the transition from central planning to a civil society with a market economy. It sees the State continuing to withdraw from production control and relaxing its control over the development of the normal institutions of society.
Описание: The volume presents the status of human development at the state level in India, putting together extensive databases over time, covering nearly 70 different social indicators on various aspects of quality of life and well-being.
Автор: Elliott Jennifer Название: Introduction to Sustainable Development ISBN: 0415590736 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415590730 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 3970 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Thisfourth edition has been comprehensively rewritten and updated to provide a concise, well illustrated and accessible introduction to the characteristics, challenges and opportunities of sustainable development with particular reference to developing countries. The contested nature of sustainable development is explored through a detailed consideration of changing ideas and practices within environmentalism and development thinking.The text identifies the different actors involved (from institutions of global governance through to community based organisations), the policies and mechanisms through which sustainable development is being sought and considers the outcomes for particular groups and environments in both rural and urban contexts. ?? This edition places stronger emphasis on the global challenges of sustainable development with an understanding of inter-linked crises in climate, energy, economy, poverty and social injustice. It explores how these issues are leading to deep questioning of what sustainable development is, what it should be, and how sustainable development policies and mechanisms are being reconsidered.The book gives new consideration to the challenge of achieving lower carbon growth, climate adaptation, and the implications on sustainable development of rapidly expanding economies, including China and India.It contains greater discussion of how civil society movements influence outcomes of international climate policy, as well as technological developments in energy and agriculture. The text also contains a substantially expanded discussion of how poverty remains central to sustainable development challenges, as revealed through the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment and Millennium Development Goals. This invaluable text retains the core message that sustainable development has become central to debates about environment and development.Containing a substantial number of new boxed case studies, learning outcomes, chapter summaries, discussion questions, further reading and websites, this text provides an essential introduction for students.
Автор: Blewitt, John Название: Understanding sustainable development ISBN: 041570782X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415707824 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 3447 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This new and expanded edition builds upon the first edition’s powerful multi-perspective approach and breath of coverage. A truly comprehensive introduction to sustainable development, it is designed specifically to allow access to the topic from a wide range of educational and professional backgrounds and to develop understanding of a diversity of approaches and traditions at different levels. This second edition includes: a complete update of the text, with increased coverage of major topics including ecosystems; production and consumption; business; urban sustainability; governance; new media technologies; conservation; leadership; globalization and global crises; sustainability literacy and learning; more examples from the Global South and North America, while retaining its unique coverage of first world countries; chapter aims at the start and summaries at the end of each chapter; glossary of key terms; a new chapter on Conservation with a focus on behaviour change and values; a brand new website which includes discussion of how projects are done on the ground, additional exercises and online cases, test questions and recommended readings and films. Offering boxed examples from the local to the global, Understanding Sustainable Development is the most complete guide to the subject for course leaders, undergraduates and postgraduates.
Описание: For business to flourish, society must flourish. In today`s global economy, business serves the common good not only by producing goods and services but also by reaching out to the many who are not even in the market because they lack marketable skills and the resources to acquire them. Sustainable Development: The UN Millennium Development Goals, the UN Global Compact, and the Common Good contains twenty-two essays that document the work of Western companies, working through the UN Global Compact and its Principles of Responsible Investment and the Principles for Responsible Management Education, to shape more peaceful and just societies. Seven case studies by leading businesses and private-public partnerships--including Microsoft, Merck, Sumitomo Chemical, Nestle, Coca-Cola, Novartis, and Levi Strauss--outline their projects, especially those advancing the MDGs (Millennium Development Goals) designed to alleviate dire poverty. Twelve chapters reflect on some of the conceptual issues involved with the MDGs, and the three concluding essays examine the future of the UN Global Compact, of the Millennium Development Goals, and of the role of business enterprise in society. "The United Nations Global Compact is a major initiative in the worldwide effort to ensure the fair distribution of the enormous wealth generated by the globalization of corporate capitalism, an initiative of interest to all nations, corporations public and private, and the present and future citizens of the world. This volume comprises original contributions from the foremost scholars in the field. These papers are the state of the art in the scholarly examination of the international efforts on the part of private enterprise to assist in economic development and forging peace." --Lisa H. Newton, Fairfield University
Описание: The MDG Gap Task Force Report systematically tracks existing international commitments and their fulfilment at the international level in the areas of official development assistance, trade, debt relief, and access to essential medicines and technology as defined by the targets and indicators of MDG 8. The MDG Gap Task Force Report 2014 will build on the 2013 Report, by drawing lessons learned from monitoring MDG 8 and analysing conceptual gaps created by how MDG was originally defined. This should provide insight to discussions on the post-2015 agenda. The Task Force consists of more than 30 UN entities, including participation from the World Bank and the IMF, as well as the OECD and WTO. The Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat and UNDP and are the lead agencies in coordinating the work of the Task Force.
Описание: The report presents the yearly assessment of global progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), determining the areas where progress has been made, and those that are lagging behind. It pinpoints the areas where accelerated efforts are needed to meet the MDGs by 2015. The report is based on a master set of data compiled by the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on MDG indicators led by the Statistics Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs.
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