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Education in Rwanda: Rebalancing Resources to Accelerate Post-Conflict Development and Poverty Reduction (World Bank Country Study)
Education in Rwanda: Rebalancing Resources to Accelerate Post-Conflict Development and Poverty Reduction (World Bank Country Study)
Ten years after the 1994 genocide in which an estimated 10 percent of the country’s population perished, Rwanda’s devastated education system is now back on its feet. Classrooms have been repaired and new ones built; teachers who fled the mayhem have been reintegrated into the teaching force; arrears in teacher pay have been cleared up;...
International Economics: Theory and Policy (International Edition)
International Economics: Theory and Policy (International Edition)
At the start of the twenty-first century, international aspects of economics remain as important and controversial as ever. In the last decade alone, major currency and Financial crises have rocked industrializing countries from East Asia to Latin America; countries in Europe have given up their national currencies in favor of a common currency,...
Critical Play: Radical Game Design
Critical Play: Radical Game Design
For many players, games are entertainment, diversion, relaxation, fantasy. But what if certain games were something more than this, providing not only outlets for entertainment but a means for creative expression, instruments for conceptual thinking, or tools for social change? In Critical Play, artist and game designer Mary Flanagan...
Extraordinary Comebacks: 201 Inspiring Stories of Courage, Triumph and Success
Extraordinary Comebacks: 201 Inspiring Stories of Courage, Triumph and Success

The human spirit is among the most powerful and resilient forces on the planet, and the stories of these incredible people prove that, with commitment and perseverance, you can do anything! From daunting physical challenges to spiritual crises to utter poverty, these success stories of people young and old, rich and poor, famous and...

Seeing the Elephant: Understanding Globalization from Trunk to Tail
Seeing the Elephant: Understanding Globalization from Trunk to Tail

In the new millennium, it is nearly impossible for us to talk about basic concerns like food or gas prices, without examining global intersections in trade, energy, immigration, the environment, and defense. Many countries once described as "developing" nations now wield greater economic and political influence than some of the...

Critical Social Issues in American Education: Democracy and Meaning in a Globalizing World
Critical Social Issues in American Education: Democracy and Meaning in a Globalizing World
This volume, like the editions that preceded it, is predicated on the following assumption: Educators must see their work as inextricably linked to conflicts, stresses, and crises of the social world—whether these appear in forms that might be cultural, moral, political, economic, ecological, or spiritual. It is impossible to make sense of...
Entrepreneurial Solutions for Prosperity in BoP Markets: Strategies for Business and Economic Transformation
Entrepreneurial Solutions for Prosperity in BoP Markets: Strategies for Business and Economic Transformation

There has been immense worldwide excitement about the potential of Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP) businesses to help impoverished societies escape poverty. Unfortunately, many BoP firms are locked in a "survival trap" that keeps them small, inefficient, and unprofitable. Now, Eric Kacou identifies breakthrough...

e-Transformation: Enabling New Development Strategies (Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management)
e-Transformation: Enabling New Development Strategies (Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management)

Could information and communication technology (ICT) become the transformative tool for a new style of global development? Could ICT promote knowledge-based, innovation-driven, and smart, adaptive, participatory development? As countries seek a way out of the present period of economic contraction, they are trying to weave ICT into their...

Think and Grow Rich
Think and Grow Rich
...During our ten-year association, I learned the missing number to my combination for worldwide successful achievement. The Master Mind Principle: two or more persons working together in complete harmony toward a mutual goal or goals...Napoleon Hill's philosophy teaches you what you were never taught. Specifically: How to Recognize, Relate,...
Doing Business in 2005: Obstacles to Growth
Doing Business in 2005: Obstacles to Growth
Doing Business in 2005: Obstacles to Growth is the second in a series of annual reports investigating the scope and manner of regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. New quantitative indicators on business regulations and their enforcement can be compared across more than 130 countries, and over time. The indicators...
Area-Wide Control of Insect Pests: From Research to Field Implementation
Area-Wide Control of Insect Pests: From Research to Field Implementation
The world population is still growing at an alarming rate, requiring ever increasing productivity and less waste in agriculture to cope with the increasing demands to satisfy food security for all humans. Alleviation of poverty is in many countries hampered by a myriad of insect pests that cause enormous economic...
Victorian and Edwardian Somerset
Victorian and Edwardian Somerset

Somerset, one of England's most rural counties, has for centuries depended on agriculture for much of its income. At the time these photographs were taken much of the county was suffering a downturn in agricultural output. A series of disastrous harvests in the 1880s and the loss of the corn laws. The poverty and hardship on the land...

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