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Summary: "'I see multiple colonial governors,' says Ghanaian software entrepreneur Herman Chinery-Hesse of the international development establishment in Africa. 'We are held captive by the donor community.' The West has positioned itself as the protagonist of development, giving rise to a vast multi-billion dollar poverty industry - the business of doing good has never been better. Yet, the results...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: www.povertyinc.org 2015

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF POV

Sharma, Ritu.

Summary: "An insider's look at women in poverty, the inner workings of Washington, and how change really happens"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2014

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 305.4 SHA

Sachs, Jeffrey

Summary: [The author] sets the stage by drawing a ... conceptual map of the world economy and the different categories into which countries fall. Then ... he explains why, over the past two hundred years, wealth has diverged across the planet in the manner that it has and why the poorest nations have been so markedly unable to escape the cruel vortex of poverty. The groundwork laid, he explains his...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 339.46 SAC

Sharma, Ritu.

Summary: The co-founder of Women Thrive Worldwide documents her advocacy work in three impoverished nations, evaluating broad poverty-inducing forces while describing how women she has met have successfully overcome restrictive systems.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Palgrave Macmillan 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.4 SHA

Summary: Vietnam, one of the few Marxist-Leninist states, is still standing. The Communist Party of Vietnam faithfully represents the rights and interests of the working class and the nation. Just over thirty years after the country was devastated by war, leaving between one and two million dead, its economy is storming ahead. In 1993, poverty levels were at 58%; now that figure has dropped to 12%.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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McCarney, Rosemary A

Summary: Describes the different ways children in developing countries travel to school, crossing rivers, mountains, and fields of ice, emphasizing the difficulties of accessing education in remote areas.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Second Story Press 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 372 MCC

Summary: "The True Cost is a groundbreaking new documentary film that pulls back the curtain on an unseen part of our world and asks us each to consider, who pays the price for our clothing? Filmed in countries all over the world, from the brightest runways to the darkest slums and features interviews with the world's leading influencers including Stella McCartney, Livia Firth, Vandana Shiva and many...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC TRU

Summary: Actress/advocates and New York Times journalist Nicholas Kristof meet individuals who are doing work to empower women and girls everywhere. These are stories of challenge, transformation and hope.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Docuramafilms 2012

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC HAL

Acemoglu, Daron.

Summary: Evaluates the reasons that some nations are poor while others succeed, outlining provocative perspectives that support theories about the importance of institutions.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 330 ACE