United Nations Series on Development

TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION SUSTAIN DEV

Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development

Series:
United Nations Series on Development
2 Jun 2016
Continuation along current development pathways is not sustainable. Current technologies and production practices and the consumption patterns of modern societies are leading to global warming and ecological destruction. Continuing down this road will put humanity on a collision course with plane...
GLOBAL GOVERN & RULES POST 2015

Global Governance and Rules for the Post-2015 Era

Addressing Emerging Issues in the Global Environment

Series:
United Nations Series on Development
29 Sep 2015
Attention is increasingly being paid to the conceptualization of the sustainable development agenda that should guide global development efforts beyond 2015. New trends are shaping the international environment, suggesting that the world emerging from the recent economic and financial crisis will...
FINANC OVERCOM ECON INSECURITY

Financing for Overcoming Economic Insecurity

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United Nations Series on Development
19 Mar 2015
Despite the rise in recent decades in the average income level, economic insecurity has also increased. True for both developing and developed countries, this increasing economic insecurity is harmful for human welfare for several reasons. Job and income insecurity directly affect the material an...
FINAN HUMAN DEV AFRICA ASIA M-EAST

Financing Human Development in Africa, Asia and the Middle East

Series:
United Nations Series on Development
9 Dec 2013
This book assesses feasible financing strategies for policymakers to follow in pursuance of human development, taking as reference the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and their achievement by 2015. These strategies are analyzed in the context of broader concerns of economic de...
RETOOLING GLOBAL DEV GOVER

Retooling Global Development and Governance

Series:
United Nations Series on Development
29 Oct 2013
This publication provides a whole new set of ideas on how to overcome the deficiencies in the ongoing process of globalization and in the existing mechanisms for global economic governance. It points out promising directions for reform, including: strengthening government capacities for formulati...
ALTERN DEV STRATEG POST 2015 ERA

Alternative Development Strategies for the Post-2015 Era

Series:
United Nations Series on Development
21 Oct 2013
The global economic crisis of 2008-2009 exposed systemic failings at the core of economic policymaking worldwide. The crisis came on top of several other crises, including skyrocketing and highly volatile world food and energy prices and climate change. This book argues that new policy approaches...
IS GOOD GOVERNANCE GOOD FOR DEV

Is Good Governance Good for Development?

Series:
United Nations Series on Development
9 Aug 2012
Whilst good governance is a worthy goal by itself, this book argues that it is not a prerequisite for economic growth or development. Challenging the conventional good governance paradigm favoured by the donor community, this book exposes the methodological shortcomings of the commonly-used gover...
CLIMATE PROTECTION & DEV

Climate Protection and Development

Series:
United Nations Series on Development
4 May 2012
This book spells out, in more detail than usual, what can and should be done to avert the real risks of disaster. It summons us to an endeavour worthy of the resources and ingenuity of the twenty-first century - towards bold initiatives with big costs, and much bigger benefits. It explores the in...
GLOBALIZATION & ECON DIVERSIFI

Globalization and Economic Diversification

Policy Challenges for Economies in Transition

Series:
United Nations Series on Development
25 Apr 2012
The transition countries in Eastern and South-Eastern Europe and Central Asia were hit harder than any other region in the world by the global recession of 2008–2009. Economic recovery started in the second half of 2009, but—for most of these economies—the crisis made it painfully clear that the ...
SECURING PEACE STATE BUILDING

Securing Peace

State-building and Economic Development in Post-conflict Countries

Series:
United Nations Series on Development
18 Jul 2011
This book studies the processes which lead to the explosion of civil strife and tries to spell out the policy options available to address the challenges faced by post-conflict economies. It calls for a more integrated policy approach which can gradually repair trust in public institutions as it ...