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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 20 February 2019 onward  

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 20 February 2019 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 20 February 2019 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 20 February 2019 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, Nonfiction
Size: 8 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 February 2019 onward  

Rapport annuel 2017 du Fonds fiduciaire UE-Afrique pour les infrastructures

by European Investment Bank

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Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Nonfiction
Size: 121 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 February 2019 onward  

EU-Africa Infrastructure Trust Fund Annual Report 2017

by European Investment Bank

2017 saw the approval of ten new grant operations, in support of seven different projects, for a total amount of EUR 73.6 million.The large majority, i.e. nine grants worth EUR 64.2 million, went to the energy sector and one grant, for EUR 9.4 million, for a project in the transport sector.More than half of the 2017 approvals, in terms of amount (EUR 43.6 million), support the investment phase of projects. These grants are expected to leverage EUR 940.3 million of investments, which is 21.6 times the grant amount....

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Nonfiction
Size: 114 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 February 2019 onward  

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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
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Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 February 2019 onward  

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

by Haroon Bhorat and Finn Tarp

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 17 February 2019 onward  

Africa Reader 2018: A continent full of potential

by Banque européenne d'investissement

Africa is transforming itself. The continent stands ready to seize the opportunities arising from its young population, new technologies, new trade agreements and potential for productivity gains. However, the region needs a lot of help to fight deteriorating infrastructure, climate change, extreme weather events, social and political strife, persistent poverty, and the rising numbers of people leaving their homes to escape conflict or seek a better life.The European Investment Bank has been active in Africa for more than half a century, carrying out thousands of complex projects in all corners of the continent. We are concentrating even more on activities that create jobs and growth. We also are working hard on sustainable urbanisation, digital connectivity and gender equality....

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Nonfiction
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Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 February 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.80 / 5
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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 08 February 2019 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 06 February 2019 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 06 February 2019 onward  

Re-Inventing Africa's Development: Linking Africa to the Korean Development Model

by Jong-Dae Park

This open access book analyses the development problems of sub-Sahara Africa (SSA) from the eyes of a Korean diplomat with knowledge of the economic growth Korea has experienced in recent decades. The author argues that Africa's development challenges are not due to a lack of resources but a lack of management, presenting an alternative to the traditional view that Africa's problems are caused by a lack of leadership. In exploring an approach based on mind-set and nation-building, rather than unity – which tends to promote individual or party interests rather than the broader country or national interests – the author suggests new solutions for SSA's economic growth, inspired by Korea's successful economic growth model much of which is focused on industrialisation.  This book will be...

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Finance, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Practical Politics
Size: 449 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 January 2019 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 27 January 2019 onward  

Vocational Teacher Education in Central Asia: Developing Skills and Facilitating Success (Technical and Vocational Education and Training: Issues, Concerns and Prospects Book 28)

by Jens Drummer and Gafurjon Hakimov

This open access volume presents papers on vocational education, project-based learning and science didactic approaches, illustrating with sample cases, and with a special focus on Central Asian states. Thematically embedded in the area of Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET), the book examines the following main topics: project-based learning (PBL), specific didactics with a linkage to food technologies and laboratory didactics, media and new technologies in TVET, evaluation of competencies including aspects of measurement, examination issues, and labour market and private sector issues in TVET, and research methods with a focus on empirical research and the role of scientific networks. It presents outcomes from TVET programmes at various universities, colleges, and teacher ...

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Careers, Economics, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 215 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 January 2019 onward  

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