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Unjust Conditions: Women's Work and the Hidden Cost of Cash Transfer Programs

by Tara Patricia Cookson

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.Unjust Conditions follows the lives and labors of poor mothers in rural Peru, richly documenting the ordeals they face to participate in mainstream poverty alleviation programs. Championed by behavioral economists and the World Bank, conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs are praised as efficient mechanisms for changing poor people's behavior. While rooted in good intentions and dripping with the rhetoric of social inclusion, CCT programs' successes ring hollow, based solely on metrics for children’s attendance at school and health appointments. Looking beyond these statistics reveals a host of hidden costs for the ...

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, History, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Poverty
Size: 204 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 October 2018 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 22 October 2018 onward  

Applying the Kaizen in Africa: A New Avenue for Industrial Development

by Keijiro Otsuka and Kimiaki Jin

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Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Finance, Management & Leadership, Nonfiction
Size: 266 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 October 2018 onward  

Wellbeing Economics: The Capabilities Approach to Prosperity (Wellbeing in Politics and Policy)

by Paul Dalziel and Caroline Saunders

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Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 196 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 October 2018 onward  

Firm Innovation and Productivity in Latin America and the Caribbean: The Engine of Economic Development

by Inter-American Development Bank and Matteo Grazzi

This volume uses the study of firm dynamics to investigate the factors preventing faster productivity growth in Latin America and the Caribbean, pushing past the limits of traditional macroeconomic analyses. Each chapter is dedicated to an examination of a different factor affecting firm productivity - innovation, ICT usage, on-the-job-training, firm age, access to credit, and international linkages - highlighting the differences in firm characteristics, behaviors, and strategies. By showcasing this remarkable heterogeneity, this collection challenges regional policymakers to look beyond one-size-fits-all solutions and create balanced policy mixes tailored to distinct firm needs. This book is open access under a CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO license....

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Nonfiction
Size: 267 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 October 2018 onward  

Rating: 4.50 / 5
2 reviews

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 20 October 2018 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
1 review

How to Start a Nonprofit Organization: The Complete Guide to Starting a Nonprofit (NPO)

by Michael Rythner

If you’ve decided to start your own Non Profit Organization, then this book is for you!
Today only, get this incredibly useful guide for only $2.99. Regularly priced at $4.99. Read on your PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device.

Starting a nonprofit organization can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience, even a life calling. However many people, caught up in their enthusiasm as they start their charity or corporation, forget to pay careful attention to those tiny legal details, which can result in leaving you on the wrong side of the law or on the IRS’s you-know-what list. These things are often considered the more “boring” aspects of the process, but it’s still really important to get them right in the beginning, so that you can ultimately make the n...

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Industries & Professions, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 October 2018 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Asian Century… on a Knife-edge: A 360 Degree Analysis of Asia's Recent Economic Development

by John West

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This book delves into the widely held belief that the 21st century will be the 'Asian Century' by examining the Asia's rapid economic development in the post-war era and the challenges it faces in forging ahead of world leaders in the West.The impact of the current turbulent global political climate on Asia is critically analyzed, employing a holistic and multidisciplinary approach, combining economic, social, political and geopolitical perspectives. Written in an accessible style, the book offers students, business, government, and civil society players powerful insights on Asia....

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Finance, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Practical Politics
Size: 335 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 October 2018 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, Finance, Small Business & Entrepreneurship, Nonfiction
Size: 344 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 October 2018 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 19 October 2018 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 19 October 2018 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 17 October 2018 onward  

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 13 October 2018 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Africa's Lions: Growth Traps and Opportunities for Six African Economies

by Finn Tarp and Haroon Bhorat

Examining the economic forces that will shape Africa's future.Africa’s Lions examines the economic growth experiences of six fast growing and/or economically dominant African countries. Expert African researchers offer unique perspectives into the challenges and issues in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, and South Africa.Despite a growing body of research on African economies, very little has focused on the relationship between economic growth and employment outcomes at the detailed country level. A lack of empirical data has deprived policymakers of a robust evidence base on which to make informed decisions. By harnessing country-level household, firm, and national accounts data together with existing analytical country research—the authors have attempted to bridge this gap...

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Globalisation, International
Size: 285 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 October 2018 onward  

The Arab Spring Five Years Later: Toward Great Inclusiveness

by Hafez Ghanem

The dilemma felt by Arab youth was captured in Tunisia by the selfimmolation in 2010 of Mohamed Bouazizi, who was frustrated by restrictions on his small street-vending business. His death became the catalyst for revolts throughout the Middle East. The frustration had been building for some time: large segments of society were denied economic progress, while the middle class was squeezed, and governments had cut back on services and public employment.Since the series of uprisings began, the debate in Arab countries has focused almost exclusively on politics and questions of national identity. However, economic issues are driving the agenda, and real economic grievances must be addressed in order for the many transitions to succeed.Hafez Ghanem gives a thorough assessment of the Arab Spring...

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Finance, International, History, World, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences
Size: 168 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 October 2018 onward  

Youth and the Crisis: Unemployment, education and health in Europe (Routledge Studies in Labour Economics Book 1)

by Gianluigi Coppola and Niall O'Higgins

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Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Finance, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Labour & Industrial Relations
Size: 308 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 October 2018 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 10 October 2018 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

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 10 October 2018 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 09 October 2018 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 09 October 2018 onward  

Microfinance 3.0: Reconciling Sustainability with Social Outreach and Responsible Delivery

by Doris Köhn and Doris Köhn

This book focuses on the achievements, current trends and further potential of microfinance to scale-up and serve many more clients with financial services that enable them to improve their living conditions. The book asks what it takes to achieve sustainable impact: to know your clients and to understand their needs, to treat them in a fair and transparent way, and to safeguard the synthesis between the financial and social dimension of sustainable microfinance. The book also sheds light on the future funding landscape and what is necessary to bring more commercial funders on board while ensuring that these new funders will continue the commitment to responsible finance. While being forward looking, the book reflects the debate on core values of microfinance, triggered by recent criticism...

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Finance, Management & Leadership, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy
Size: 199 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 October 2018 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 08 October 2018 onward  

Extracts From: Salary Seriously Damages Your Happiness

by Ezio Angelozzi

“Inspiration can mean everything and nothing. It can strike or pass unnoticed; yet it goes straight to your heart sometimes, and it can turn into the beginning of a new journey or of an irreversible transformation.”You’ve just been offered a new job. €1.200 a month. Permanent employment. Will you accept it? Let’s say that if it can improve your current situation, it could be a good thing, as long as you don’t think that it’s going to be your job for the rest of your life; that it’s not going to determine your future. Why? Just do the sums. No, the back cover is not enough. You need to open the book and dive into it. We promise you two things. One, you can jump without fearing the fall. Two, it’s going to be frigging fun. Now, that said, we have good news and bad news. The...

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics
Size: 8 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 October 2018 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 07 October 2018 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, Microsoft, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Law, Politics & Social Sciences, Political History & Theory, Science & Maths
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 07 October 2018 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
2 reviews

Why Traditional Bookstores Won’t Carry Your Book on Their Shelves … and Why That’s Okay (Free Gifts for Indie Authors 3)

by Kim Staflund

Many of today’s indie authors are content with self-publishing ebooks alone on Kobo and Amazon’s Kindle. Others who wish to offer a paperback version for your readers may be satisfied with simply converting those ebooks into print-on-demand (POD) paperbacks for sale through Amazon. But many indie authors dream of seeing your books on the shelves of the traditional “bricks and mortar” bookstores, and you may wonder why these bookstores won’t carry your self-published titles. The real reason may surprise you, and it may also make you decide that it’s okay to stick with ebook and POD selling online. Times are changing, after all.But times are changing a little more slowly in the world of traditional bookstores. Many of the long-established players in the book supply chain—trade ...

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Reference, Nonfiction
Size: 32 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 04 October 2018 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 30 September 2018 onward  

Rating: 4.30 / 5
36 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 28 September 2018 onward  

Economic Complexity and Human Development: How Economic Diversification and Social Networks Affect Human Agency and Welfare (Routledge Studies in Development Economics Book 110)

by Dominik Hartmann

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Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Finance, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 243 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 September 2018 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 24 September 2018 onward  

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