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Moore, Mick

Works: 101 works in 262 publications in 1 language and 4,452 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Contributor
Classifications: HC59.72.P6, 362.5091724
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Most widely held works by Mick Moore
Elite perceptions of poverty and inequality by Elisa P Reis( )
10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This text presents a study of elite attitudes to poverty in developing countries and uses five cases, intended to be broadly represetntative of the diversity of situations
Changing paths international development and the new politics of inclusion ( )
13 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The contributors to this volume explores the processes by which the world's disadvantaged may be enabled to claim a greater share of material wealth
The state and peasant politics in Sri Lanka by Mick Moore( Book )
8 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Taxation and state-building in developing countries : capacity and consent by Deborah Brautigam( Book )
8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explains why taxation is a vital topic in explaining weak government in the poorer world
Development and the rural-urban divide by John Harriss( Book )
6 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Village studies data analysis and bibliography by England)) Village Studies Programme (Institute of Development Studies (Brighton( Book )
11 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The mobilising potential of anti-poverty programs by Anuradha Joshi( Book )
9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thinking strategically about politics and poverty by Mick Moore( Book )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What are the prospects that governments and political systems in developing countries will be pro-poor? This synthesis of a large research exercise offers a series of guidelines for thinking about specific cases. The most general guideline is 'don't be (so) gloomy'. Political analysis does not serve only to explain why desirable outcomes are sometimes difficult to achieve. Good analysis also tells us about the wide range of opportunities that exist for pro-poor policies. There are five more specific guidelines: ? Democratic political systems are not necessarily pro-poor. ? The extent and ways in which poor people are mobilised politically depend to a large degree on the effectiveness and coherence of states and the policies they pursue. ? There is no reason to expect that decentralisation will be pro-poor. ? There is a wider range of possibilities for pro-poor political alliances than is widely believed. ? Many of the policies needed to improve governance will benefit the poor
Economic liberalisation, growth, and poverty : Sri Lanka in long run perspective by Mick Moore( Book )
3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Polity qualities : how governance affects poverty ( Book )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This paper describes the measuring of the efficiency with which national political-economic systems convert a given volume of material resources (GNP per capita) into human development for their citizens. A large sample of 61 developing countries is used, over the period 1980-95. The result is labelled RICE - relative income conversion efficiency. Four main variables explain the variations in RICE: population density, location, the quality of government institutions and the extent to which governing elites are financially independent of their own citizens. The latter two variables correlate with RICE in strikingly contrasting ways. Countries with governance institutions attractive to international investors and lenders tend to perform badly at converting material resources into human development ie. a negative correlation with RICE. Whereas, governments dependent on their own citizens for critical resources appear more effective at converting material resources into human development
Economic liberalization, political pluralism and business associations in developing countries by Mick Moore( Book )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How can we know what they want? : understanding local perceptions of poverty and ill-being in Asia by Mick Moore( Book )
5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aid donors are increasingly focused on poverty eradication and influenced by the principle of participation. They would like more insight into how poor people in poor countries understand the character, causes, correlates and cures of poverty and deprivation. Such information would in principle enable governments and aid agencies to intervene more effectively. A review of the literature available on poor people's perceptions of poverty and ill-being in Asia suggests that it is very difficult to obtain this kind of knowledge in a policy-relevant form. The information is heavily filtered by the context in which it was collected, the values of the researchers, and the expectations of respondents. Some of the research 'discoveries' that have been promoted as running counter to conventional wisdom are misleading. We can certainly conclude that poor Asians often place a high value on objectives other than increasing their consumption or measured income - on security against economic and natural risk and against oppression, crime and violence; and on protecting and enhancing their human rights, social status and personal dignity. But it would be deeply surprising if this were not true. Did we not already know that even poor people do not live by bread alone? If information is to be policy-relevant, it has first to tell us more about the relative importance of these different objectives and concerns of the poor in different circumstances. Second, the information has to be valid for large populations and robust in the face of changing local circumstances. We do not have this kind of information available at present, and are unlikely to obtain it by commissioning more surveys
Aid proliferation : how responsible are the donors? by Arnab Kumar Acharya( Book )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The problem of the proliferation of aid donors and channels continues to worsen. It undermines the value of aid. We contribute to the existing literature by (a) categorising the apparent adverse effects of proliferation; (b) producing a reliable and fair indicator of the extent to which the main bilateral donors proliferate or concentrate their aid; ♭ explaining why some donors proliferate more than others; (d) constructing a reliable measure of the extent to which recipients suffer from the problem of fragmentation in the sourcing of their aid; and (e) demonstrating that the worst proliferators among the aid donors are especially likely to be suppliers of aid to recipients suffering most from fragmentation. There are significant implications for aid policy
What makes microcredit programmes effective? : fashionable fallacies and workable realities by Pankaj Jain( Book )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
There is an influential, orthodox explanation of the success of large scale micro-credit programmes, based particularly on interpretations of the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh. There are three core elements: the alleged importance of strong social bonds among small borrower groups; the notion of substantial borrower participation in management; and the belief in the centrality of charging unsubsidised rates of interest. While it resonates strongly with fashionable development ideologies, this orthodox explanation does not correspond to the facts. The real explanation lies in careful attention to managerial and strategic 'fundamentals': keeping transactions costs low; matching loan repayment schedules to borrowers' income and savings potentials; finding ways of obtaining good work performance from large and widely dispersed field staff; addressing basic client needs in an efficient way; and, above all, attacking on many fronts the perennial micro-credit problem of borrower default. Creating and sustaining a strong and distinct organisational culture has been an important means of achieving these goals. The main practical conclusion is that there is more than one route to achieving the core objectives that make micro-credit systems viable
Arguing for the poor : elites and poverty in developing countries by Naomi Hossain( Book )
5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aid donors and other external agents could usefully engage more actively with developing country elites in defining national anti-poverty strategies. This does not depend on those elites being altruistic or especially 'pro-poor'. Elites have some self-interest in reducing poverty. They are more likely to appreciate, explore and be willing to act on that self-interest if they are sympathetically and constructively engaged in drawing up policies designed to reduce poverty, and in shaping the ways in which they are labelled and justified. History supports this case. Contemporary elites in developing countries are in some ways more likely to be 'pro-poor' than nineteenth century European elites and in some ways less so
Governance, taxes, and tax reform in Latin America by Victor Lledó( Book )
5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the 1980s, Latin American countries began to implement a set of tax reforms inspired in large part by the international financial institutions and ideas associated with the Washington Consensus. These reforms involved above all the simplification of tax structures and the removal of exemptions and special privileges; the replacement of trade taxes by value-added taxes; and an emphasis on improved tax administration. Although not fully implemented, these reforms have generally been useful. However, they have come at a price: other issues have been driven and kept off the tax policy agenda. The excluded issues include considerations of equity and redistribution; and a serious concern for governance questions - the interactions between tax policy and the legitimacy of governments and the policies they pursue. In a rather quieter way, many Latin American governments recently have initiated a series of 'indigenous' tax reforms. These owe little to the support or urging of international financial institutions, are designed to deal with particular local problems, begin to address some of the more important political dimensions of tax reform, and have been modestly successful. These indigenous reforms provide a basis on which Latin American countries could build a more wide-ranging programme of tax reform tailored to regional and national circumstances. Such a programme could and should focus more on the political and governance dimensions of taxation and attempt to build something resembling national 'social contracts' around issues of public revenue and expenditure
How does taxation affect the quality of governance? by Mick Moore( Book )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Public sector reform : downsizing, restructuring, improving performance by Mick Moore( Book )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Formal and informal water management systems : cultivation meetings and water deliveries in two Sri Lankan irrigation schemes by H Murray-Rust( Book )
2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The methodology of village studies in less developed countries by Michael Lipton( Book )
3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Moore, Michael P.
Moore, Michael Peter
Moore, Michael Peter 1947-
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