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Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies

by Jim Collins & Jerry I. Porras Harper Business (August 30, 2011)

"This is not a book about charismatic visionary leaders. It is not about visionary product concepts or visionary products or visionary market insights. Nor is it about just having a corporate vision. This is...


The Simplicity Cycle

by Dan Ward Harper Business (May 12, 2015)

The award-winning engineer, Air Force lieutenant colonel, and author of F.I.R.E offers a road map for designing winning new products, services, and business models, and shows how to avoid complexity-related...


White Paper on sustainable energy projects in Africa

by Jeremy Debreu & Claire Guibert MkF Éditions (October 18, 2013)

With almost 600 million people having no access to energy in Sub-Saharan Africa, rural electrification is a major challenge for the development of the continent.

This White Paper highlights 25 energy projects...


FIRE

by Dan Ward Harper Business (April 29, 2014)

Noted military technology expert Dan Ward's manifesto for creating great products and projects using the methods of rapid innovation.

Why do some programs deliver their product under cost, while others bust their...


The Debt Threat

by Noreena Hertz HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

Noreena Hertz, one of the world's leading experts on economic globalization, looks at the history of third-world debt and its crippling effects on people in developing countries.

Drawing from her impressive debt-relief...


The Ecology of Commerce Revised Edition

by Paul Hawken Harper Business (March 05, 2013)

The world has changed in the seventeen years since the controversial initial publication of Paul Hawken's Ecology of Commerce, a stirring treatise about the perceived antagonism between ecology and business....


The Business of Platforms

by Michael A. Cusumano, Annabelle Gawer, David B. Yoffie & Sean Patrick Hopkins HarperAudio (May 07, 2019)

A trio of experts on high-tech business strategy and innovation reveal the principles that have made platform businesses the most valuable firms in the world and the first trillion-dollar companies.

Managers...


Turning the Flywheel

by Jim Collins HarperAudio (February 26, 2019)

A companion guidebook to the number-one bestselling Good to Great, focused on implementation of the flywheel concept, one of Jim Collins' most memorable ideas that has been used across industries and the social...


The Enlightened Capitalists

by James O'Toole & David Marantz HarperAudio (February 26, 2019)

An expert on ethical leadership analyzes the complicated history of business people who tried to marry the pursuit of profits with virtuous organizational practices--from British industrialist Robert Owen to...


The Prosperity Paradox

by Clayton M. Christensen, Efosa Ojomo, Karen Dillon & Mike Chamberlain HarperAudio (January 15, 2019)

Clayton M. Christensen, the author of such business classics as The Innovator's Dilemma and the New York Times bestseller How Will You Measure Your Life, and co-authors Efosa Ojomo and Karen Dillon reveal why...


Development Program Monitoring and Evaluation System Effectiveness

by Abdourahmane Ba Éditions Ems (June 20, 2019)

This book is a contribution to the building of a knowledge base for the effectiveness of M&E-Systems in the field of development management. The primary focus is to contribute to the clarification of what rigorous...


The Profitable Artist

by New York Foundation for the Arts, Felicity Hogan, Peter Cobb & Michael Royce Allworth (August 14, 2018)

"The Profitable Artist's chapters address a spectrum of practical topics for working artists." —Artsy.net

The Indispensable Roadmap Artists Need to Navigate Their Careers

While all art is unique, the challenges...


Human Acceleration of the Nitrogen Cycle

by Collectif Oecd (November 20, 2018)

This publication examines the risks associated with the release of excessive nitrogen into the environment (climate change, depletion of the ozone layer, air pollution, water pollution, loss of biodiversity,...


Multi-dimensional Review of Paraguay

by Collectif Oecd (November 05, 2018)

Having achieved robust economic growth and remarkable macroeconomic stability over the past 15 years, Paraguay has set a course to become not only more prosperous, but also more inclusive by 2030. To deliver...


Road and Rail Infrastructure in Asia

by Collectif Oecd (October 31, 2018)

Road and Rail Infrastructure in Asia: Investing in Quality discusses the challenges facing the region and possible policy options, including those previously or currently used in Emerging Asian countries, with...


The Future of Rural Youth in Developing Countries

by Collectif Oecd (June 06, 2018)

Rural youth constitute over half of the youth population in developing countries and will continue to increase in the next 35 years. Without rural transformation and green industrialisation happening fast enough...


Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development 2018

by Collectif Oecd (May 28, 2018)

The 2030 Agenda is a universal, collective responsibility that covers all levels: global, national and territorial. To address global policy challenges in a complex and interconnected world, policy coherence...


OECD Development Co-operation Peer Reviews: Australia 2018

by Collectif Oecd (May 15, 2018)

Australia has a strong voice on the global stage. It actively and consistently advocates for the interests of small island developing states and the Pacific region and on issues such as disaster risk reduction...


Cost-Benefit Analysis and the Environment

by Collectif Oecd (June 25, 2018)

This book explores recent developments in environmental cost-benefit analysis (CBA). This is defined as the application of CBA to projects or policies that have the deliberate aim of environmental improvement...


Private Philanthropy for Development

by Collectif Oecd (April 17, 2018)

Philanthropy’s role in advancing sustainable development attracts a lot of attention. This report calls into question long-held assumptions about the volume, nature and potential of foundations’ engagement...


Making Development Co-operation Work for Small Island Developing States

by Collectif Oecd (April 25, 2018)

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) stand at a critical juncture on their paths to sustainable development. Economic growth, human development and vulnerability indicators point to specific challenges facing...


Rethinking Urban Sprawl

by Collectif Oecd (June 19, 2018)

This report provides a new perspective to the nature of urban sprawl and its causes and environmental, social and economic consequences. This perspective, which is based on the multi-dimensionality of urban...


Multi-Dimensional Review of Thailand (Volume 1)

by Collectif Oecd (April 09, 2018)

Thailand has made impressive progress over the past several decades, both in economic and social terms. Sustained strong growth and a rapidly modernising economy have turned Thailand into an upper middle-income...


Enhancing Competitiveness in Central Asia

by Collectif Oecd (February 26, 2018)

Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan have recorded impressive economic growth rates since 2000, driven mainly by the export of commodities and labour. However, the end of...


States of Fragility 2016

by Collectif Oecd (February 22, 2018)

The world is getting more violent, and violence is occurring in surprising places. Over the past 15 years, 3.34 billion people, or almost half of the world’s population, have been affected by violence. The...


OECD Development Co-operation Peer Reviews: Korea 2018

by Collectif Oecd (February 28, 2018)

Korea is often cited as a leading example of how sound economic policies can drive growth and development, blazing a trail from poverty to advanced industrialisation throughout the 1970s and 1980s. Building...


OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Peru 2017

by Collectif Oecd (December 22, 2017)

The Environmental Performance Review programme of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) provides independent assessments of countries’ progress in achieving their domestic and international...


How Immigrants Contribute to Developing Countries' Economies

by Collectif Oecd (January 24, 2018)

How Immigrants Contribute to Developing Countries' Economies is the result of a project carried out by the OECD Development Centre and the International Labour Organization, with support from the European Union....


Groundwater Allocation

by Collectif Oecd (October 24, 2017)

Groundwater allocation determines who is able to use groundwater resources, how, when and where. It directly affects the value (economic, ecological, socio-cultural) that individuals and society obtain from...


Evidence-based Policy Making for Youth Well-being

by Collectif Oecd (October 19, 2017)

With 1.2 billion people, today’s youth population aged 15-24 represents the largest cohort ever to enter the transition to adulthood. Close to 90% of these young people live in developing countries, and the...


Social Protection System Review of Cambodia

by Collectif Oecd (November 06, 2017)

In 2017, the Royal Government of Cambodia published a new Social Protection Policy Framework (SPPF), providing an ambitious vision for a social protection system in which a comprehensive set of policies and...


OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Switzerland 2017

by Collectif Oecd (November 27, 2017)

Switzerland has taken steps to improve the environmental performance of its agricultural, energy and transport sectors. The country is a top OECD performer in terms of greenhouse gas emissions intensity and...


OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Canada 2017

by Collectif Oecd (December 19, 2017)

Canada, the world's second largest country by area, has abundant natural resources. Its vast territory includes large tracts of undisturbed wilderness. However, urbanisation and agriculture are putting pressure...


Multi-Dimensional Review of Panama

by Collectif Oecd (October 11, 2017)

Since the beginning of the 21st century, Panama has exhibited remarkable economic growth and has reduced the gap in terms of income per capita with high-income countries. Social progress has also been achieved,...


Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development in Costa Rica

by Collectif Oecd (July 31, 2017)

Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development in Costa Rica is the result of a project carried out by the Centro Centroamericano de Población (CCP) at the University of Costa Rica and the...


Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development in the Dominican Republic

by Collectif Oecd (June 22, 2017)

Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development in the Dominican Republic is the result of a project carried out by the Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Sociales (CIES) in the Dominican...


Development Co-operation Report 2017

by Collectif Oecd (October 17, 2017)

The 2017 volume of the Development Co-operation Report focuses on Data for Development. “Big Data” and “the Internet of Things” are more than buzzwords: the data revolution is transforming the way that...


Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development in Cambodia

by Collectif Oecd (April 26, 2017)

Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development in Cambodia is the result of a project carried out by the Cambodia Development Resource Institute (CDRI) and the OECD Development Centre, in...


Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development in Armenia

by Collectif Oecd (May 22, 2017)

Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development in Armenia is the result of a project carried out by the Caucasus Research Resource Center (CRRC-Armenia) and the OECD Development Centre, in...


Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development 2017

by Collectif Oecd (May 29, 2017)

With the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, all nations committed to a set of universal, integrated and transformational goals and targets, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Translating...


Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development in the Philippines

by Collectif Oecd (May 30, 2017)

Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development in the Philippines is the result of a project carried out by the Scalabrini Migration Center (SMC) and the OECD Development Centre, in collaboration...


Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development in Georgia

by Collectif Oecd (March 28, 2017)

Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development in Georgia is the result of a project carried out by the Caucasus Research Resource Center (CRRC-Georgia) and the OECD Development Centre, in...


The Political Economy of Biodiversity Policy Reform

by Collectif Oecd (April 25, 2017)

This report provides insights on the political economy of biodiversity related policy reforms. It draws on existing literature and four new case studies covering the French tax on pesticides, agricultural subsidy...


Multi-dimensional Review of Kazakhstan

by Collectif Oecd (June 15, 2017)

Kazakhstan has embarked upon an ambitious reform agenda to realise its aspiration of becoming one of the top 30 global economies by 2050. The country’s economy and society have undergone deep transformations...


Green Growth Indicators 2017

by Collectif Oecd (June 20, 2017)

Policies that promote green growth need to be founded on a good understanding of the determinants of green growth and need to be supported with appropriate indicators to monitor progress. This book is an update...


OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Estonia 2017

by Collectif Oecd (March 01, 2017)

OECD Environmental Performance Reviews provide independent assessments of countries’ progress towards their environmental policy objectives. Reviews promote peer learning, enhance government accountability,...


OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: New Zealand 2017

by Collectif Oecd (March 20, 2017)

OECD Environmental Performance Reviews provide independent assessments of countries’ progress towards their environmental policy objectives. Reviews promote peer learning, enhance government accountability,...


OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Portugal 2011

by Collective Oecd (April 24, 2011)

This report presents the OECD review of Portugal’s environmental policy performance for 2011. It finds that environmental policies have been consolidated and strengthened since the last review in 2001, but...


Economic Diversification in Africa

by Collective Oecd (April 19, 2011)

This study provides an empirical review of the role of governments, the private sector, regional economic institutions and the broader international community in driving economic diversification. Individual...


Benefits of Investing in Water and Sanitation

by Collective Oecd (March 30, 2011)

The provision of water supply, sanitation and wastewater services generates substantial benefits for public health, the economy and the environment. Benefit-to-cost ratios can be as high as 7 to 1 for basic...