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The World Bank Annual Report 2014

by World Bank Publications

The Annual Report is prepared by the Executive Directors of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA)--collectively known as the World Bank--in accordance with the by-laws of the two institutions. The President of the IBRD and IDA and the Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors submits the Report, together with the accompanying administrative budgets and audited financial statements, to the Board of Governors....

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 December 2017 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
2 reviews

Winter of the Genomes

by Larry Kilham

"Winter of the Genomes is an intellectually stimulating but sure to be controversial book, in which Larry Kilham creatively and innovatively explores the systemic relationships among critical topics such as the growing use of robots, unemployment, climate change, and global population levels."
Jeremy A. Sabloff, President Santa Fe Institute

Winter of the Genomes explores how humans will fit into an evolving ecosystem being impacted by artificial intelligence. We are entering the age of AI and robots when they could take as many as half the jobs in industrialized countries. On the other hand, robots are also making inroads as lovable companions, and they don't eat, drink water, or create waste. If populations drop due to pessimism about the economic future caused in part ...

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 188 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 December 2017 onward  

Fiverr Freelancer Launch: How to Create Your First Freelancing Business Through Part-Time Fiverr Work

by Kyle Sarasota

Here's a Foolproof Way to Start an Internet Business While Working Part-TimeAre you tired of working on your 9 to 5?Do you want to make extra income while working at home?Do you want to start an online business even without capital?Then this book is for you.Here's a preview of what you'll discover:- How to get started as a freelancer even with minimal experience- What categories of services to target first if you are a beginner- The top 7 categories perfect for beginners and why they are awesome for you and your client- How to create a proper Fiverr profile account- How to do your Fiverr listing from start to finish... and make potential customers convert into buyers- How to offer extra gigs that customers will gladly buy- Why TIME is your most important asset- Example of how to do an up-s...

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Industries & Professions, Nonfiction
Size: 31 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 December 2017 onward  

GIFT IDEA PROFITS: How to Make Money Online Selling Gift Ideas That People Already Wants to Buy

by Martin Scott

Learn a simple step by step method of making money by simply "hi-jacking" gift idea searches on Google

Inside you'll learn how to make money from a simple 4 page website that you can easily rank on Google!

Holidays are fast approaching and today is the best time to make money from this simple loophole!

Go on and Download your copy today!...

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Nonfiction
Size: 38 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 December 2017 onward  

Ullstein Buchverlage: English Version

by Ullstein Buchverlage,

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Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Writing
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 December 2017 onward  

Infrastructure and Economic Growth in Asia (Economic Studies in Inequality, Social Exclusion and Well-Being)

by John Cockburn and Yazid Dissou

Public spending on infrastructure plays an important role in promoting economic growth and poverty alleviation. Empirical studies unequivocally show that under-investment in infrastructure limit economic growth. At the same time, numerous other studies have shown that investment in infrastructure can be a highly effective tool in fighting poverty reduction1. In that context, the financing of infrastructure has been a critical element of most economic growth and poverty reduction strategies in developing countries, since the start of this millennium. This book provides a comparative analysis of the aggregate and sectoral implications of higher spending on infrastructure in three very different Asian countries: China, Pakistan, and the Philippines. Particular attention is paid to the role o...

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Nonfiction
Size: 148 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 December 2017 onward  

Managing Elevated Risk: Global Liquidity, Capital Flows, and Macroprudential Policy—An Asian Perspective

by Iwan J. Azis and Hyun Song Shin

This book discusses the risks and opportunities that arise in Emerging Asia given the context of a new environment in global liquidity and capital flows. It elaborates on the need to ensure financial and overall economic stability in the region through improved financial regulation and other policy measures to minimize the emergent risks. "Managing Elevated Risk: Global Liquidity, Capital Flows, and Macroprudential Policy—An Asian Perspective" also explores the range of policy options that may be deployed to address the impact of global liquidity on domestic financial and socio-economic conditions including income inequality. The book is primarily aimed at policy makers, financial market regulators and supervisory agencies to help them improve national regulatory systems and to promote h...

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Finance, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences
Size: 124 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 December 2017 onward  

Formalizing the Shadow Economy in Serbia: Policy Measures and Growth Effects (Contributions to Economics)

by Gorana Krstić and Friedrich Schneider

The main objective of this book is to develop a strategy and policy measures to enhance the formalization of the shadow economy in order to improve the competitiveness of the economy and contribute to economic growth; it explores these issues with special reference to Serbia. The size and development of the shadow economy in Serbia and other Central and Eastern European countries are estimated using two different methods (the MIMIC method and household-tax-compliance method). Micro-estimates are based on a special survey of business entities in Serbia, which for the first time allows us to explore the shadow economy from the perspective of enterprises and entrepreneurs. The authors identify the types of shadow economy at work in business entities, the determinants of shadow economy partici...

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Finance, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences
Size: 179 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 December 2017 onward  

Poverty Reduction Policies and Practices in Developing Asia (Economic Studies in Inequality, Social Exclusion and Well-Being)

by Almas Heshmati and Esfandiar Maasoumi

This book looks at the major policy challenges facing developing Asia and how the region sustains rapid economic growth to reduce multidimensional poverty through socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable measures. Asia is facing many challenges arising from population growth, rapid urbanization, provision of services, climate change and the need to redress declining growth after the global financial crisis. This book examines poverty and related issues and aims to advance the development of new tools and measurement of multidimensional poverty and poverty reduction policy analysis. The book covers a wide range of issues, including determinants and causes of poverty and its changes; consequences and impacts of poverty on human capital formation, growth and consumption; assessment ...

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Science & Maths
Size: 314 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 December 2017 onward  

Policy-Oriented Technology Assessment Across Europe: Expanding Capacities

by Lars Klüver and Øjvind Nielsen, Rasmus

This book is open access under a CC-BY license.Policy-making to address grand challenges faces greater complexity than any previous project of modernization. Future scenarios are haunted by uncertainty and there is real ambivalence as to the values that policy should strive for. In this situation decision-makers look to research and innovation to provide answers and solutions. But neither can the great transitions ahead be planned by science, nor will conventional methods of innovation bring such transitions about. A turn to interactive governance is therefore underway with policy-makers and citizens becoming increasingly involved in processes of deliberating futures. Technology Assessment (TA) is the art of structuring such processes. TA goes beyond traditional expert policy analysis by s...

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Computing, Hardware, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Law, Politics & Social Sciences, Political History & Theory, Science & Maths
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 December 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
1 review

Simple JV Success: How To Benefit From Joint-Ventures Even If You're Just Starting Out

by Brian O'Graal

Inside this guide:What are joint ventures and how can you benefit from it?The types of joint ventures you can do for a win/winHow joint venture partnerships will speed up your success with projectsHow to increase your chances with getting joint venture partners to say Yes to your deal....

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Finance, Industries & Professions, Management & Leadership, Marketing & Sales, Small Business & Entrepreneurship, Nonfiction
Size: 51 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 06 December 2017 onward  

Microfinance, EU Structural Funds and Capacity Building for Managing Authorities: A Comparative Analysis of European Convergence Regions (Palgrave Studies in Impact Finance)

by Pasqualina Porretta and Giovanni Pes

In recent years, the European Commission has attached increasing importance to the use of financial engineering instruments rather than traditional grant-based financing for the microcredit sector, considering these to be the most efficient option available.This book presents a study of capacity building and structural funds in public managing authorities for the microcredit sector. It presents two surveys to highlight the strengths and weaknesses of the managing authorities' capacity building. The first survey investigates the authorities' need for and interests in capacity building activities, assessing the areas in which capacity building support is needed, and explores the different types of support offered. The second survey analyses the results of the microcredit and microfinance pro...

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Finance, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Science & Maths
Size: 316 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 03 December 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.30 / 5
30 reviews

Writing a Book a Week: How to Write Quick Books Under the Self-Publishing Model. Write Free Book Series

by Alex Foster

My writing method is a focus on writing short, high quality books that bring value to readers. Most of my methods are for nonfiction, but many examples and ideas work well for fiction books, too.

Learn how to be profitable writing a book a week for Kindle and other book sites. The process is a true test of discipline and character. I share ideas that work for writing under this model and the motivation and mindset it takes to succeed....

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Writing
Size: 40 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 01 December 2017 onward  

Saving for Development: How Latin America and the Caribbean Can Save More and Better

by Inter-American Development Bank and Eduardo Cavallo

Why should people - and economies - save? This book on the savings problem in Latin America and the Caribbean suggests that, while saving to survive the bad times is important, saving to thrive in the good times is what really counts. People must save to invest in health and education, live productive and fulfilling lives, and make the most of their retirement years. Firms must save to grow their enterprises, employ more workers in better jobs, and produce quality goods. Governments must save to build the infrastructure required by a productive economy, provide quality services to their citizens, and assure their senior citizens a dignified, worry-free retirement. In short, countries must save not for the proverbial rainy day, but for a sunny day - a time when everyone can bask in the bene...

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences
Size: 329 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 28 November 2017 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Growing Value: Business-University Collaboration for the 21st Century

by David Docherty and David Eyton

This book is a contribution to the debate about how best to grow economic value in the UK by more effective collaboration between businesses and universities. It is based on the work of a Task Force led in 2011-12 for the National Centre for Universities and Business in its previous incarnation as the Council for Industry and Higher Education.

The steering group for that Task Force included Lord Sainsbury, the former UK Minister of Science and Innovation, some of Britain’s foremost science-based entrepreneurs, R&D directors of global companies, senior figures from the English funding Council and Research Councils UK, and five Vice-Chancellors. It was supported by other CIHE Council members, such as Sir Richard Lambert, former Director-General of the CBI.

The wor...

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Reference, Nonfiction
Size: 217 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 November 2017 onward  

The Early Years: Child Well-Being and the Role of Public Policy (Development in the Americas)

by Inter-American Development Bank and Samuel Berlinski

This book is open access under a CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO license. The Early Years analyzes the development of Latin American and Caribbean children and makes a compelling case for government intervention in what is instinctively a family affair. Spending on effective programs for young children is an investment that, if done well, will have very high returns, while failure to implement such programs will lower the returns on the hefty investments being made in primary, secondary, and higher education. Policies for young children belong at the core of a country's development agenda, alongside policies to develop infrastructure or strengthen institutions. However, if the services provided (or funded) by governments are to benefit children, they must be substantially better than what is currentl...

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Children's eBooks, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Poverty, Science & Maths
Size: 288 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 November 2017 onward  

Rating: 3.00 / 5
3 reviews

The New Colombia: Peace and prosperity in sight: the country comes of age

by Financial Times

Colombia is usually associated with drug cartels, guerrilla wars andviolence. But the biggest Spanish-speaking country after Mexico is changing.The economy is already larger, by some measures, than South Africa’s; ifpeace talks are successful, it will do better still. This free ebook is anindispensable guide to the new Colombia, reproducing a magazine publishedearlier this year by the Financial Times.FT writers interview President Juan Manuel Santos and profile both theBogota establishment and young Colombians to watch. They explore thedevelopment challenges of the Colombian outback and the rise of a newnational export - security expertise ranging from bullet proof fashion tomercenaries. Essays by Oscar Naranjo, former head of the national police,and Malcolm Deas, historian, provide furt...

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Nonfiction, Travel, Latin America
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 November 2017 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Equity, Growth, and Community: What the Nation Can Learn from America's Metro Areas

by Chris Benner and Manuel Pastor

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s new open access publishing program for monographs. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. In the last several years, much has been written about growing economic challenges, increasing income inequality, and political polarization in the United States. This book argues that lessons for addressing these national challenges are emerging from a new set of realities in America’s metropolitan regions: first, that inequity is, in fact, bad for economic growth; second, that bringing together the concerns of equity and growth requires concerted local action; and, third, that the fundamental building block for doing this is the creation of diverse and dynamic epistemic (or knowledge) communities, w...

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 366 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 November 2017 onward  

EU Cohesion Policy (Open Access): Reassessing performance and direction (Regions and Cities)

by John Bachtler and Peter Berkowitz

This book brings together academics, members of European institutions, and regional and national level policymakers in order to assess the performance and direction of EU Cohesion policy against the background of the most significant reforms to the policy in a generation. Responding to past criticisms of the effectiveness of the policy, the policy changes introduced in 2013 have aligned European Structural and Investment Funds with the Europe 2020 strategy and introduced measures to improve strategic coherence, performance and integrated development.EU Cohesion Policy: Reassessing performance and direction argues that policy can only be successfully developed and implemented if there is input from both academics and practitioners. The chapters in the book address four important issues: the...

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Small Business & Entrepreneurship, Nonfiction
Size: 344 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 November 2017 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Practical Economics: Economic Transformation and Government Reform in Georgia 2004–2012

by Nika Gilauri

This book is open access under a CC BY license.In this book, Nika Gilauri reveals his formulas for government reform and economic recovery, including how to fight against corruption, reform fiscal policy and tax systems, privatize state-owned enterprises, build a welfare system for those most in need, create a competitive education and healthcare system, and streamline procurement. All formulas are corroborated by practical experience and empirical evidence gathered during Mr Gilauri's term as a cabinet member (2004-2009) and prime minister (2009-2012) of Georgia, and provide an in-depth view of what worked in the case of Georgia since 2003, and how lessons learned could be applied in other parts of the world....

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, History, Russia, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Law, Politics & Social Sciences
Size: 213 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 November 2017 onward  

Spanish Economic Growth, 1850–2015 (Palgrave Studies in Economic History)

by de la Escosura, Leandro Prados

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This text offers a comprehensive and nuanced view of the economic development of Spain since 1850. It provides a new set of historical GDP estimates for Spain from the demand and supply sides, and presents a reconstruction of production and expenditure series for the century prior to the introduction of modern national accounts. The author splices available national accounts sets over the period 1958–2015 through interpolation, as an alternative to conventional retropolation. The resulting national accounts series are linked to the historical estimates providing yearly series for GDP and its components since 1850. On the basis of new population estimates, the author derives GDP per head, decomposed into labour productivity and the amount...

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Finance, Industries & Professions, Nonfiction
Size: 383 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 November 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
1 review

Digital Kenya: An Entrepreneurial Revolution in the Making (Palgrave Studies of Entrepreneurship in Africa)

by Bitange Ndemo and Tim Weiss

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.Presenting rigorous and original research, this volume offers key insights into the historical, cultural, social, economic and political forces at play in the creation of world-class ICT innovations in Kenya. Following the arrival of fiber-optic cables in 2009, Digital Kenya examines why the initial entrepreneurial spirit and digital revolution has begun to falter despite support from motivated entrepreneurs, international investors, policy experts and others. Written by engaged scholars and professionals in the field, the book offers 15 eye-opening chapters and 14 one-on-one conversations with entrepreneurs and investors to ask why establishing ICT start-ups on a continental and global scale remains a challenge on the “Silicon Savannah...

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Finance, Industries & Professions, International, Management & Leadership, Reference, Small Business & Entrepreneurship, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths
Size: 509 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 November 2017 onward  

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