Economic Development

Hernando de Soto is President of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy (ILD) which is working towards the practical implementation of measures for bringing the world's poor into the economic mainstream. De Soto played an integral role in the modernization of Peru's economic and political system and was named one of the five leading Latin American innovators of the century by Time magazine in its May 1999 issue on Leaders for the New Millennium.

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The Mystery of Capital, by Hernando de Soto

An introduction to Aid & Reform in Africa by James Wolfensohn points out that for aid programmes to succeed they must have a country-owned development strategy. This point is reiterated throughout the ten case studies presented in this book, compiled and edited by Shantayanan Devarajan, Chief Economist of the Human Development Network at the World Bank.

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The Oxford Companion to the Economics of Africa, edited by Shanta Devarajan et. al.

Aid & Reform in Africa, edited by Shanta Devarajan et. al.

World Development Report 2004 edited by Shanta Devarajan, Ritva Reinikka et. al.

Dr. Kathleen McNamara examines the relationship between markets and politics as a professor of politics and international affairs with the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. Her work traces out the ways in which ideas matter for economic policymaking, showing the interaction between markets and the social and political contexts they are embedded within. Empirical research supports her published work, investigating the politics of globalization and international finance, European integration, and questions of political authority, monetary policy and central banking.

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The Currency of Ideas, by Kathleen McNamara

Ross Dawson is the author of two books and numerous articles published in major business publications which focus on the evolving role of knowledge in business. He leads an international consulting firm that works with leading organizations to enhance their strategic and client relationship capabilities in the connected economy.

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Developing Knowledge-Based Client Relationships, by Ross Dawson

Living Networks, by Ross Dawson

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