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  1. In 1983 Muhammad Yunus established Grameen, a bank devoted to providing the poorest of Bangladesh with miniscule loans. This book details the history and success of his bank. His solution to world poverty, founded on the belief that credit is a fundamental human right, is brilliantly simple: loan...  
  2. Vision for a Bright Africa looks into Africa's history to illumine factors that might account for the continent's continuing to lag behind others in development. It examines present attempts both by Africans and the international community to solve Africa's economic environmental, population and...  
  3. Excellent resource for cross-cultural and intercultural trainers. The examples and stories are insightful and useful for participants.  
  4. 1988-01-19 The improvement in living conditions of the inhabitants of the Third World involves both economic growth and ambient ecological conditions. Development of a country implies improvements in both spheres, yet these two factors are often in conflict. Ecology and Development in the Third World...  
  5. This book will change the way we understand the future of our planet. It is both alarming and hopeful. James Gustave Speth, renowned as a visionary environmentalist leader, warns that in spite of all the international negotiations and agreements of the past two decades, efforts to protect Earth’s...  
  6. THere is a current trend toward more comprehensive and integrated conservation programs. Because comprehensive programs must be organized to address specific development projects and specific conservation needs, this book is designed to provide specific guidelines for the design, management, and...  
  7. EarthScore offers today's environmentally conscious reader the opportunity to quantify the impact of their home energy and water use, transportation choices, consumer purchases, waste disposal, land use, toxics, environmental advocacy, respect for the land, livelihood, and family planning. By...  
  8. 1996-01-01 This workbook provides an understanding of the concept of systematization, methods to plan for, follow-up, evaluate and improve processes and results of development projects, some useful tools for conducting the systematization process.  
  9. While disasters are largely unavoidable--and are projected to increase as a result of climate change--their impacts can be lessened through disaster "preparedness." The world needs to prepare for disaster before they occur, reducing risk, raising resilience and promoting preparedness. The future...  
  10. 2008-01-07 This publication aims to build awareness for indigenous knowledge as an effective tool for reducing risk from natural disasters in the Asia-Pacific region. Included are a collection of 18 indigenous practices to cope with earthquakes, cyclones, drought, landslides, river bank erosion, tsunami,...