This series is designed to address issues of importance to the World Bank's Social Development Strategy, which aims to empower people by transforming institutions to make them more inclusive, responsible, and accountable, and transforming subjects and beneficiaries into citizens with rights and responsibilities. Titles in this series undergo internal and external review under the management of the World Bank Social Development unit.
(Washington, DC : World Bank, 2008)
Moser, Caroline; Dani, Anis A.
This series "New Frontiers of
Social Policy" aims to promote social development
through systematic attention to the underlying social
context and the social outcomes of development interventions
and public policy. This book series has been conceived and
produced for the broader development community, rather than
for social policy specialists alone. This book is
particularly, although not exclusively, relevant to those
concerned with the one-third of the world's population
that still depends on the informal economy for its
livelihood. By making the case for an asset-based social
policy, it moves well beyond social welfare palliatives for
needy households toward public actions that give people the
means and opportunities to accumulate assets and have
greater control over their livelihoods. To be successful, an
asset-based social policy needs to address several
challenges, initial inequality, informality, imbalance in
asset building opportunity, and inadequate state
effectiveness, endemic in many developing countries.
(World Bank, Washington, DC, 2008)
Bebbington, Anthony J.; Dani, Anis A.; de Haan, Arjan; Walton, Michael
Inequalities and development:
dysfunctions, traps, and transitions by Anthony J.
Bebbington, Anis A. Dani, Arjan de Haan, and Michael Walton.
Asset inequality and agricultural growth: how are patterns
of asset inequality established and reproduced? By Rachel
Sabates. Beneath the categories: power relations and
inequalities in Uganda by Joy M. Moncrieffe. Inequalities
within India's poorest regions: why do the same
institutions work differently in different places? By Arjan
de Haan. Indigenous political voice and the struggle for
recognition in Ecuador and Bolivia by Jose Antonio Lucero.
Cash transfers for older people reduce poverty and
inequality by Armando Barrientos. Mineral wealth, conflict,
and equitable development by Michael L. Ross. Spain:
development, democracy, and equity by Carles Boix.