Developing Countries

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Abandon Affluence
Trainer, F.E.
Book
This work reviews the most recent evidence on major global problems, examining resource and energy scarcity, environmental destruction, Third World underdevelopment, international conflict, and the de...
The AT Reader: Theory and Practice in Appropriate Technology
Carr, Marilyn
Book
1985
An introduction to appropriate technology, both as an explanation of the concerpt and extensive examples and applications.
Bangladesh: Of Disasters and a Disastrous Development
Gillespie, Peter
Article
Dispossession, disparities in land distribution, and inappropriate development strategies in Bangladesh.
Basics and Tools
CUSO
Article
1987
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Canadian Information Sharing Service: Pilot Copy, February 1976
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1976
The first issue of the Canadian Information Sharing Service publication. The name of the publication was later changed to Connexions and then to Connexions Digest.
Connexions: Volume 7, Number 1 - March 1982
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1982
The Creation of World Poverty
Hayter, Teresa
Book
1981
Hayter challenges the assumption that the West is 'helping' the rest of the world to develop. Far from rescuing the countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America from their supposed backwardness, the ri...
Exploitation
Jenkins, Robin
Book
1971
Jenkins argues that the conventional approaches to international relations, aid and development are a sham that is all the more unforgivable because they pretend to be scientific and objective when in...
Food 2000: Global Policies for Sustainable Agriculture
World Commission on Environment and Development
Book
World food production is characterized by unsaleable surpluses in Europe and North America, alongside mass hunger in the Third World. This report to the WCED argues this pattern is ecologically destru...
For Reasons of State
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1973
Essays in which Chomsky analyzes the role of the American state and discusses some of the ways in which individuals can respond to its growing power.
From PRI to Foxismo: Against The Current vol. 88
Almeyra, Guillermo
Article
2000
Mexico on July 2 experienced an alternation of parties in power at the national level. But the more fundamental shift away from the one-party state had begun already with the Salinas administration (1...
Global Showdown: How the New Activists are Fighting Global Corporate Rule
Barlow, Maude; Clarke, Tony
Book
2001
Documents the new forces of resistance and invitates readers to join the struggle for alternatives.
Keeping the Rabble in Line
Chomsky, Noam; Barsamian, David
Book
1994
Interviews with Noam Chomsky covering issues such as free trade, health care, global warming, the nature of corporations, human rights, and democracy.
Mass Communications and American Empire
Schiller, Herbert I.
Book
1971
An in-depth look at international and domestic media, and the effect of capitalism on mass communications.
Le Nouvel Ordre Economique International
Article
1975
Une vue d'ensemble du "nouvel ordre economique international."
Our Common Future: A Reader's Guide
Hinrichsen, Don
Book
1987
Explains the concept of sustainable development, presses the necessity of a more equitable international economic system, and lays bare the links between trade, environment, and development.
Our Common Future: A Reader's Guide: The Brundtland Report Explained
Hinrichsen, Don
Book
1989
This beautifully illustrated work is a readable account of the world's development issues, as culled from the "Brundtland Report". The message that new sources of money must be found to support the pu...
The Pillage of the Third World
Jalee, Pierre
Book
1965
This book investigates whether, despite the termination of old colonial ties, the metropolitan areas of the world do not continue to exploit the underdeveloped countries of the world by virtue of long...
Population Growth, Resource Consumption, and the Environment: Seeking a Common Vision for a Troubled World
Searle, Rick
Book
1995
This work looks at the problem of overpoplulation and the environment.
The Post MFA Era and the Rise of China, Part 1: Against The Current vol. 125
Loong-Yu, Au
Article
2006
The Agreement on Textiles and Clothing expired in 2005, ending 30 years of a quota system under the Multi-Fibre Arrangement (MFA). Ending the Agreement signalled the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) p...
The Protectionist Trap: Against The Current vol. 88
Lund, Caroline
Article
2000
In July, the United Nations and some fifty large corporations came to an agreement that the companies would all respect workers' rights and protect the environment in their investments around the worl...
Reflections on the 7th Special Session of the U.N. General Assemly
Article
1975
Overview and critique of the U.N. conference dealing with the New International Economic Order.
Refugees and Development in Africa
Kibreab, Gaim
Book
1989
This book provides a detailed analysis based on extensive case studies of the problems and prospects for African refugee settlement, integration into host communities, and/or repatriation. The study t...
Rethinking Camelot: JFK, the Vietnam War, and US Political Culture
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1993
Chomsky analyzes the Kennedy Administration's policy on the Vietnam War and compares the US Administrations of Presidents Kennedy and Reagan.
The Rising Seas
Ince, Martin
Book
1990
Small Garden, Bitter Weed: Struggle and Change in Jamaica
Beckford, George; Witter, Michael
Book
1981
This is a social history of the Jamaican people - from the time of the European invasion to the present day. It is a history of struggle and change. Written in the run-up to the 1981 elections which l...
The Technological Transformation of the Third World: Strategies and Prospects
Bhagavan, M.R.
Book
1990
Dr. Bhagavan explores how Third World countries have tried to enforce an effective transfer of technology and technological know-how to their citizens. He argues a new strategy is required so that the...
Ten Days for World Development, Study Issue, 1976
Article
1976
"Lifestyle" issue points out global realities call for a less consumer-oriented lifestyle.
The Third World and the USSR
Laidi, Zaki (ed.)
Book
1989
What use is the Soviet Union to the Third World? Why is its authoritarian system so often attractive to Third World regimes? Why have so many regimes apparently adopted Soviet Marxism as their model? ...
What is the New International Economic Order?
Article
1975
Overview and critique of the New International Economic Order.
Who do we try to rescue today?: Canada under corporate rule
Finn, Ed
Book
2000
A collection of essays discussing aspects of the role of corporations in late-20th-century Canada.
Women and Global Capitalism: Against The Current vol. 85
Dujon, Veronica
Article
2000
Women are affected in unique ways by current forms of global economic integration. Their experiences, concerns and needs must be a central part of the groundwork for understanding and transforming thi...
World Bank: It's the Pits for the Poor: Against The Current vol. 87
Bond, Patrick
Article
2000
In early May, a National Reparations Conference opened by Njongonkulu Ndungane, the radical Archbishop of Cape Town who succeeded Desmond Tutu, resolved to demand that the World Bank and International...

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Bees for Development
An information service working at the centre of an international network of people and organisations involved with apiculture in developing countries. Beekeeping is an effective way for poor people to...
Doctors Without Borders / M‚decins Sans FrontiŠres Canada
M‚decins Sans FrontiŠres is the world's leading independent, humanitarian medical relief organization. Since 1991, thousands of volunteers have brought emergency medical aid to people worldwide who a...
Farm Radio Weekly
Campaigns against hunger and disease in Africa and elsewhere through informative, educational radio information broadcasts.
MATCH International
To promote the welfare of women in Canada and overseas, by funding projects, while ephasizing a feminist vision of development.
Mines Action Canada
Mines Action Canada (MAC) is the Canadian component of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL). The coalition's primary concern is the human and socio-economic impact of landmines. It is co...
New Internationalist
New Internationalist reports on issues of world poverty and inequality. We focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless worldwide in the fight for global justice.
North-South Institute/L'Institut Nord-Sud
Provides policy-relevant research on the North-South issues of relations between industrialized and developing countries, in particular monitoring Canada's foreign policy role and its relations with t...
Ontario Council for International Cooperation
OCIC is a coalition of seventy organizations involved in international development and global education in Ontario which are active in Asia, Africa and Latin America. OCIC assists its members to co-or...
Para El Mundo
The organization, with offices in Toronto and Peru, is non-profit concerned with the development of the Mancora community in Peru. The group seeks to assist in the development of infrastructure, medi...
Peace Magazine
Bimonthly publication focusing on peace and justice from a multi-partisan perspective.
Pueblito Canada
Community development projects in Latin America. Development education materials for children in Canada.
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is an international organization that defends imprisoned journalists and press freedom throughout the world, as well as the right to inform the public and to be informed, in ...
Third World Newsreel
Third World Newsreel (TWN) is an alternative media arts organization that fosters the creation, appreciation and dissemination of independent film and video by and about people of color and social jus...

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

African Development Bank
The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group's mission is to help reduce poverty, improve living conditions for Africans and mobilize resources for the continent's economic and social development. With this objective in mind, the ins...
Bees for Development
An information service working at the centre of an international network of people and organizations involved with apiculture in developing countries. Beekeeping is an effective way for poor people to strengthen their livelihoods,...
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate a...
International Development Law Organization
IDLO is an international intergovernmental organization dedicated to promoting the rule of law and good governance in developing countries, countries in economic transition and in those emerging from armed conflict. We pursue ou...
International Fund for Agricultural Development
IFAD is a specialized agency of the United Nations established as an international financial institution in 1977 as the outcome of a conference organized in response to the food crises of the early 1970s that primarily affected th...
Partners in Population and Development
Partners in Population and Development (PPD) is the only organization in the world fully dedicated to the promotion of South-South partnerships.
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) helps developing countries and economies in transition in their fight against marginalization UNIDO mobilizes knowledge, skills, information and technology to promote...

Sources Library

Migrants' billions put aid in the shade
Provost, Claire
2013
Money transfers from workers abroad to family back home have tripled in a decade and are three times larger than global aid budgets.

From the Connexions Archives

Bees for Development
Website
An information service working at the centre of an international network of people and organisations involved with apiculture in developing countries. Beekeeping is an effective way for poor people to...
New Internationalist
Serial Publication (Periodical)
New Internationalist reports on issues of world poverty and inequality. We focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless worldwide in the fight for global justice.