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Greening Aid?: Understanding the Environmental Impact of Development Assistance

Robert L. Hicks, Bradley C. Parks, J. Timmons Roberts, and Michael J. Tierney

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199213948
eISBN:
9780191707476
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213948.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Every year, billions of dollars of environmental aid flow from the rich governments of the North to the poor governments of the South. Why do donors provide this aid? What do they seek to achieve? ... More


Shutting Down the Streets: Political Violence and Social Control in the Global Era

Amory Starr, Luis A. Fernandez, and Christian Scholl

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740996
eISBN:
9780814738351
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740996.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Recently, a wall was built in eastern Germany. Made of steel and cement blocks, topped with razor barbed wire, and reinforced with video monitors and movement sensors, this wall was not put up to ... More


What’s Politics Got to Do with It? Health, the G8, and the Global Economy

Ted Schrecker and Ronald Labonte

in Globalization and Health

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195172997
eISBN:
9780199865659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172997.003.0017
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter examines the pledges made by developed countries, particularly the rich club of G8 nations, to make globalization work better for the world's poor. It shows that contrary to the ringing ... More


Human rights, transnational corporations and the World Bank

Peter Townsend

in World poverty: New policies to defeat an old enemy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343956
eISBN:
9781447304340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343956.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter examines the influential role of the World Bank over the last 50 years in shaping approaches to poverty, and concludes that a major problem has been its avoidance of the obligation to ... More


Advance Market Commitments: How to Stimulate Investment in Vaccines for Neglected Diseases

Owen Barder, Michael Kremer, and Heidi Williams

in The Economists' Voice: Top Economists Take On Today's Problems

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231143653
eISBN:
9780231527866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231143653.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Vaccines arguably offer the best hope for tackling diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis, and HIV that are concentrated in poor countries. However, there is a dearth of research and development on ... More


Recent Developments in Global Criminal Industries

Misha Glenny

in The Quest for Security: Protection Without Protectionism and the Challenge of Global Governance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156868
eISBN:
9780231527651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156868.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter traces the evolution of organized crime since the 1990s. Organized crime dramatically rose in the 1990s as a result of systemic change brought about by the collapse of communism in ... More


The Year of Africa

Graham Harrison

in The African presence: Representations of Africa in the construction of Britishness

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719088858
eISBN:
9781781705773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088858.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter looks specifically at 2005, dubbed the ‘Year of Africa’. This year saw an unprecedented presence of Africa in public spaces, mainly through the Make Poverty History campaign, which is ... More


Moderation Before the Storm

Pierre L. Siklos

in Central Banks into the Breach: From Triumph to Crisis and the Road Ahead

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190228835
eISBN:
9780190228866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190228835.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter provides an overview of the macroeconomic environment since 2000. The era is broken down into three periods: 2000–2006, 2007–2010, and 2011–present. Warnings of an imminent crisis were ... More


The World Bank and Other Organizations

Jennifer Prah Ruger

in Global Health Justice and Governance

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199694631
eISBN:
9780191862144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199694631.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, International

Since its founding in 1944, the World Bank’s development priorities and approach—along with its global role—have changed from rebuilding Europe to relieving poverty in the developing world. New ... More


Supporting the Millennium Development Goals: The Story up to the Global Financial Crisis of 2008

Myles A. Wickstead

in Aid and Development: A Brief Introduction

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198744924
eISBN:
9780191806025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744924.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the implicit compact between the North (financial support) and South (policy change) as a basis for implementing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and institutional and ... More


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