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University of Manchester Brooks World Poverty Institute

Overview
Works: 140 works in 154 publications in 1 language and 1,125 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Publisher
Classifications: HC59.72.P63, 339.522
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Most widely held works by University of Manchester
Just give money to the poor : the development revolution from the global south by Joseph Hanlon( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amidst all the complicated economic theories about the causes and solutions to poverty, one idea is so basic it seems radical: just give money to the poor. Despite its skeptics, researchers have found again and again that cash transfers given to significant portions of the population transform the lives of recipients. Countries from Mexico to South Africa to Indonesia are giving money directly to the poor and discovering that they use it wisely -- to send their children to school, to start a business and to feed their families. Directly challenging an aid industry that thrives on complexity and mystification, with highly paid consultants designing ever more complicated projects, Just Give Money to the Pooroffers the elegant southern alternative ' bypass governments and NGOs and let the poor decide how to use their money. Stressing that cash transfers are not charity or a safety net, the authors draw an outline of effective practices that work precisely because they are regular, guaranteed and fair. This book, the first to report on this quiet revolution in an accessible way, is essential reading for policymakers, students of international development and anyone yearning for an alternative to traditional poverty-alleviation methods. -- Back cover
Social protection for the poor and poorest : concepts, policies and politics by Armando Barrientos( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Social protection is fast becoming one of the most important themes in development policy. This collection, now available in paperback, examines the political processes shaping the formulation of social protection policies; compares the key conceptual frameworks available for analysing social protection; and provides a comparative discussion on the policies focused on the poor and the poorest. Drawing on key case studies from Africa, Latin America and Asia, the contributors outline solutions for the future of social protection in developing countries."--Book cover
History, historians and development policy : a necessary dialogue( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leading historians and policy advisors explore the implications of incorporating historical sensibilities into key development policy issues
The redistributive threat : state power and the effect of inequality on democracy by Hillel David Soifer( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trade openness, labour institutions and flexibilisation : theory and evidence from India by Kunal Sen( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is caste destiny? : Occupational diversification among Dalits in rural India by Ira N Gang( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Labour informality in Latin America : the case of Argentina, Chile, Brazil and Peru by Roxana Maurizio( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breaking the Net : Family Structure and Street Children in Zambia by Francesco Strobbe( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exchange rate misalignment and economic development : the case of Pakistan by Dario Debowicz( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Money-metric poverty, welfare, growth, and inequality in India : 1983 - 2011/12 by S Subramanian( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flying Blind? : Constructing Evidence-based Poverty Reduction Policies in PRSP Adopting Countries by Richard Marshall( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The role of NGOs and civil society in development and poverty reduction by Nicola Banks( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring the Success of BRAC Tanzania's Microcredit Programme by Dan Brockington( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Projection of Development Cinematic Representation as an(other) Source of Authoritative Knowledge? by David Lewis( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular representations of development need to be taken seriously (though not uncritically) as sources of authoritative knowledge, not least because they are how most people in the global north (and elsewhere) encounter development issues. To this end, this paper presents three clusters of films on development: those providing uniquely instructive insights, those unhelpfully eliding and simplifying complex processes, and those that, with the benefit of historical hindsight, usefully convey a sense of the prevailing assumptions that guided and interpreted the efficacy of interventions (whether of a military, diplomatic or humanitarian nature) at a particular time and place. The authors argue that the commercial and technical imperatives governing the production of contemporary films, and popular films in particular, generate a highly variable capacity to accurately render key issues in development, and thereby heighten their potential to both illuminate and obscure those issues
Two Africas? : Why Africa's 'Growth Miracle' is barely reducing poverty by Paul Mosley( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social protection in sub-Saharan Africa : Will the green shoots blossom? by Miguel Niño-Zarazúa( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What has happened to the poorest 50%? by Amanda Lenhardt( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Developing Countries in the ITO and GATT Negotiations by James Scott( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assessing wellbeing and deprivation in later life : a multidimensional counting approach by Armando Barrientos( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) : A Short History of the World's Biggest Promise by David Hulme( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Just give money to the poor : the development revolution from the global south
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Social protection for the poor and poorest : concepts, policies and politics
Alternative Names
Brooks World Poverty Institute

Brooks World Poverty Institute organization

BWPI

BWPI (University of Manchester. Brooks World Poverty Institute)

University Brooks World Poverty Institute

University of Manchester Brooks World Poverty Institute

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English (32)