Social and Economic Development
For social entrepreneurs and business entrepreneurs technology is only half the story. This section of Practical Answers includes material that aims to support the introduction of new technology and technology innovation on a sustainable basis by looking at elements of development practice such as project planning and implementation. It also covers economic issues that might be faced by small entrepreneurs in their business lives such as market analysis.
Social and Economic Development publications from Practical Action Publishing
Small Enterprises in Developing Countries
A collection of conclusions based on case studies for small enterprises.
Small Business in Transition Economies
This book looks at some of the experiences of SME projects carried out in the various countries in the region.
Looks at the role of small firms and employment-generating technologies in reviving the economy.
Their Own Idea
Written for those whose job it is to assist people to start their own businesses, or who are considering the merits of group as opposed to individual enterprise, this book looks at 13 case studies which all contain important lessons.
Minimum Economic Recovery Standards
The programmatic focus of the Minimum Economic Recovery Standards is on strategies and interventions designed to improve income, cash flow, asset management, and growth among crisis-affected households and enterprises.
Equity and Efficiency in Economic Development
Eminent development economists tackle the question of how to design, construct and administer an economic system that will function efficiently and assure improved living standards, while respecting individual freedoms and social justice.
Fuelling Economic Growth
Seven case studies from Argentina, China, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Tanzania, Peru, the Philippines and Vietnam examine how policies have been developed and implemented to encourage innovation.
Social Progress and Sustainable Development
Neil Thin sets out to clarify the meaning of the social dimensions of development, with an emphasis on sustainability.