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Books and Reports


Deliberation and Development:  Rethinking the Role of Voice and Collective Action in Unequal Societies
Edited by Patrick Heller and Vijayendra Rao
Washington, DC: World Bank, 2015

Trust, Voice, and Incentives: Learning from Local Success Stories in Service Delivery in the Middle East and North Africa
Hana Brixi, Ellen Lust, and Michael Woolcock
Washington, DC: World Bank, 2015

A Measured Approach to Ending Poverty and Boosting Shared Prosperity
Washington, DC: World Bank, 2014

Investing in the Livestock Sector: Why Good Numbers Matter 
U. Pica-Ciamarra, D. Baker, N. Morgan, Alberto Zezza, C. Azzarri, C. Ly, L. Nsiima, S. Nouala, P. Okello, J. Sserugga
FAO and World Bank, 2014

Popular Representations of Development: Insights from Novels, Films, Television and Social Media
Edited by David Lewis, Dennis Rodgers, Michael Woolcock
London: Routledge, October 2014

Improving Gender and Development Outcomes through Agency: Policy Lessons from Three Peruvian Experiences
Elizaveta Perova and Renos Vakis
World Bank, Washington, DC, July 2013

Localizing Development: Has the Participatory Approach Worked?
Policy Research Report
Washington, DC: World Bank, November 2012
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Legal Pluralism and Development: Scholars and Practitioners in Dialogue
Edited by Tamanaha, Brian Z., Caroline Sage, and Michael Woolcock
New York: Cambridge University Press, July 2012
This book brings together, in a single volume, contributions from academics and practitioners to explore the implications of legal pluralism for legal development. All of the practitioners have extensive experience in development projects, the academics come from a variety of backgrounds, and most have written extensively on legal pluralism and on development.

History, Historians and Development Policy: A Necessary Dialogue 
Edited by C.A. Bayly, Vijayendra Rao, Simon Szreter and Michael Woolcock
Manchester University Press, 2011

This book seeks to facilitate a more constructive exchange between historians, social scientists (especially economists) and policymakers. How might historians fruitfully contribute to development policy?

Contesting Development: Participatory Projects and Local Conflict Dynamics in Indonesia
By Patrick Barron, Michael Woolcock, Rachael Diprose
Yale Agrarian Studies Series
Yale University Press, February 2011

This book analyzes a highly successful participatory development program in Indonesia, exploring its distinctive origins and design principles and its impacts on local conflict dynamics and social institutions.
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Perspectives on Poverty in India: Stylized Facts from Survey Data
Washington, DC: World Bank, April 2011

This book aims to develops the evidence base for policy making in relation to poverty reduction. It produces a diagnosis of the broad nature of the poverty problem and its trends in India, focusing on both consumption poverty and human development outcomes.
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The Haves and the Have-Nots: A Brief and Idiosyncratic History of Global Inequality
By Branko Milanovic
Basic Books, 2011
This book taps into literature, history, current events,and other engaging questions (who was the richest person ever, for example) to explain the ever-widening gap between the have-nots, haves, and "have-mores."
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