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McGillivray, Mark

Works: 131 works in 385 publications in 1 language and 6,603 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, 958
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Most widely held works by Mark McGillivray
Human well-being : concept and measurement by Mark McGillivray( Book )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It has become widely acknowledged that the purpose of development is to improve human well being. But how do we define well being? How do we measure it? This volume is a much needed publication that brings together leading research on addressing these questions. This is an important book for all development professionals."--Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Visiting Professor, The New School, New York, and Director and Lead Author, UNDP Human Development Reports 1996-2004 'This volume extends WIDER's outstanding tradition of publishing cutting edge work on the quality of life. Mark McGillivray has done a fine job of bringing together new work by leading figures in the field. Anyone interested in research in this area should consult and learn from this book.' - Mozzafer Qizilbash, Professor of Politics, Economics and Philosophy, University of York 'The authors of this much-needed book critically consolidate current literature on well-being measurement, propose new dimensions and measures, and articulate the need for more and better international data. The project of shaping indicators and processes to reflect wider horizons of human aspiration is of pivotal importance in development, and the book provides a tremendously solid yet creative contribution to it.' - Sabina Alkire, Director, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, Department of International Development, University of Oxford 'Cross-country comparisons of human development and well-being are both common and controversial. This comprehensive review of alternative ways of measuring human well-being at the level of nations is therefore timely and welcome. The whole range of different conceptualizations as well as data constraints and measurement techniques are discussed. The authors both define the research frontier and suggest ways forward for future research. This study is also very useful for all the users of the various well-being indicators available today.' - Arne Bigsten, Professor of Development Economics, Goteborg University ' ... a sound compilation and evaluation of current concepts and measurements of human well-being, indicating not only the huge variety of approaches, but also the difficulties and limitations attached.' - Tina Beuchelt and Manfred Zeller, Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture
Understanding human well-being by Mark McGillivray( Book )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With more than a billion people living on less than one dollar per day, human well-being is a core issue for both researchers and policy-makers. The Millennium Development Goals are a powerful reminder of this point. We now know more about human well-being and the related concepts of poverty and inequality than ever before, as a result of many conceptual and methodological advances and better data. Yet despite this, the vitality of underlying concepts and the quality of data are repeatedly challenged and there remains much to be desired, particularly with regard to the world's poorest countries. This book examines advances in underlying well-being, poverty, and inequality concepts and corresponding empirical applications and case studies. The authors examine traditional monetary concepts and measurements, and non-monetary factors including educational achievement, longevity, health, and subjective well-being."--Publisher's website
Australia and Asia( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Health inequality and development by Mark McGillivray( Book )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book investigates issues related to health inequality with a particular interest on developing countries. It provides rigorous empirical work on both trends and causal factors behind health inequality, analyzes the implications of health deprivations on poverty traps and suggests practical policies which can be implemented"--
Inequality, poverty and well-being by Mark McGillivray( Book )

20 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With more than a billion people living on less than one dollar per day, some evidence of increasing gaps in living conditions within and between countries and the clear evidence of substantial declines in life expectancy or other health outcomes in some parts of the world, the related topics of inequality, poverty and well-being are core international issues. More is known about inequality, poverty and well-being than ever before as a result of conceptual and methodological advances and better data. Yet many debates persist and numerous important questions remain unanswered. This book examines inequality, poverty and well-being concepts and corresponding empirical measures. Attempting to push future research in new and important directions, the book has a strong analytical orientation, consisting of a mix of conceptual and empirical analyses that constitute new and innovative contributions to the research literature
Vulnerability in developing countries by Wim A Naudé( Book )

14 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vulnerability has become the defining challenge of our times. More than one billion people worldwide live in extreme poverty. Facing risks exacerbated by natural hazards, ill-health and macroeconomic volatility, many are mired in inescapable poverty while millions others are on the brink of poverty. The need to better understand vulnerability is pressing, particularly in the case of developing countries where bulwarks against risks can be in short supply. This volume brings together essays from leading scholars to study the critical dimensions of vulnerability in developing countries, including
Achieving the millennium development goals by Mark McGillivray( Book )

15 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are arguably the most ambitious developmental undertaking ever embraced by the international community. They involve the achievement of targets, in most cases by 2015, for the reduction of extreme income poverty and hunger, achieving universal primary education, promoting gender equality and empowering women, reducing child mortality, improving maternal health, combating HIV/AIDS and other major diseases, ensuring environmental sustainability and developing a global partnership for development. This book provides cutting edge analytical insights into if and how the stated aims are likely to be achieved. The volume presents empirical analyses of key determinants of the MDG target variables, which recognise that most of the MDG targets are endogenously related. These inter-dependencies are crucial not only in analysing the MDGs but also devising strategies aimed at their achievement."--Book cover
Fragile states : causes, costs, and responses : a study prepared by the World Institute for Development Economics Research of the United Nations University (UNU-WIDER)( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Overcoming state fragility is one of the most important international development objectives of the 21st century. Many fragile states have turned into failed states, where millions of people are caught in deprivation and seemingly hopeless conditions. Fragile states lack the authority, legitimacy, and capacity that a modern state needs to advance the development of its peoples, and present deep challenges for the design and implementation of development policy. For instance, how is aid to be designed and delivered in a way that will help people in fragile states if their governments lack capacity to absorb and use aid? And what can be done about adverse side-effects of fragile states on their neighbours and the global community, such as heightened insecurity, rising out-migration, displaced populations, and the destruction of natural resources? This book documents the far reaching global repercussions of state fragility and provides a timely contribution to the international discourse on three dimensions of fragile states: their causes, costs, and the responses required. It will appeal to scholars, policymakers, and donors who are concerned about conflict and development. Its aim is to contribute to our understanding of how strong and accountable states can be fostered-states where government and civil society progressively advance human wellbeing, underpin households' resilience in the face of shocks, and form effective partnerships to maximize the benefits of development assistance."--Publisher's website
Evaluating economic liberalization by Mark McGillivray( Book )

12 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liberalization economic policy reforms to render economies more market orientated is a central issue in most countries of the world. This contribution to the literature of liberalization analyzes theoretical issues and experiences of reform. Existing approaches to evaluating the effects of reform are reviewed, difficulties of measuring liberalization are discussed, the complex ways in which reforms can impact on individuals and groups are illustrated, and the importance of political concerns are addressed. The final four chapters offer detailed case studies of Pakistan, Mozambique, Vietnam and Sri Lanka
International development : issues and challenges by Damien Kingsbury( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text provides a critical interdisciplinary introduction to the theory, practice and study of development and to such key challenges in the 21st century as securitization and attempts to address global warming
Fragile states causes, costs, and responses by Wim A Naudé( Book )

12 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fragile states are often mired in civil conflict. This volume focuses on the relationship between conflict and state stability and illustrates the causes and effects of fragile states on neighbouring countries and the global community
Measuring vulnerability in developing countries : new analytical approaches by Wim A Naudé( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In all of the major challenges facing the world currently, whether it be climate change, terrorism and conflict, or urbanization and demographic change, no progress is possible without the alleviation of poverty. New approaches in development economics have in recent years started from the premise that we cannot successfully deal with poverty unless we also deal with vulnerability - but not only vulnerability to income poverty but also vulnerability to various others hazards - such as climate, conflict, macroeconomic shocks and natural disasters. This book provide insights into new approaches in conceptualising and measuring vulnerability. It includes chapters dealing with advanced issues such as the compilation of economic vulnerability indices (EVIs) on a macro-level, of conceptualizing and measuring local vulnerability across regions in a country, and of measuring the flip-side of vulnerability, namely resilience. The book also explores the sensitivities of the various measurements of vulnerability to vulnerability lines, poverty lines, and permanent income, with consideration to some of the most vulnerable groups in developing countries. Overall, the contributions in the book consolidate new approaches as far as the concept and measurement of vulnerability on different levels and outcomes are concerned, and note directions for future research"--Publisher description
The Australian economy : principles, policies and performance by Mark McGillivray( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding small-island developing states : fragility and external shocks by Amelia Uliafnova Santos Paulino( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text analyses the development prospects of small island developing states in various regions of the world, exploring the sources and consequences of economic, social and political vulnerability
Explanatory studies of aid allocation among developing countries : a critical survey by Mark McGillivray( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aid principles and policy : an operational basis for the assessment of donor performance by Mark McGillivray( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fiscal effects of aid by Mark McGillivray( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aid allocation and fragile states by Mark McGillivray( Book )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Human well-being : concept and measurement
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Mac Gillivray Mark Andrew 1960-....

MacGillivray, Mark 1960-

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Mark McGillivray economist (Deakin University)

Mark McGillivray Wirtschaftswissenschaftler (Tätig am Inst. of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Deakin Univ., Victoria, Australia)

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McGillivray, Mark

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Understanding human well-beingAustralia and AsiaHealth inequality and developmentInequality, poverty and well-beingVulnerability in developing countriesAchieving the millennium development goalsFragile states : causes, costs, and responses : a study prepared by the World Institute for Development Economics Research of the United Nations University (UNU-WIDER)Evaluating economic liberalization