Marie Michael Library
Strengthening Local Economies
Understanding Local in the Context of Globalization
- Basu, K. (2006). Globalization, poverty, and inequality: What is the relationship? What can be done? World Development, 34(8), 1361-1373. (StFX only)
- Blyde, J. S. (Ed.). (2014). Synchronized factories: Latin America and the Caribbean in the era of global value chains. Washington, DC: IADB. (StFX only)
- Free to Choose Network. (2015). Globalization at the crossroads – full video. [Video file]. (56:14 min.)
- Globalization and inequality. (2007). In World economic outlook: A survey by the staff of the International Monetary Fund (pp. 31-65). (2007). Washington, DC: International Monetary Fund. (1.34 Mb pdf)
- Ruszczyk, H., Schubert, I., & Stoyanovska, A. (2001). Local response to globalization: MESTA region, Bulgaria. (SEED working paper, no. 12). Geneva: ILO.
- Schmukler, S. (2004). Benefits and risks of financial globalization: Challenges for developing countries. (156K pdf)
- Wade, R. H. (2004). Is globalization reducing poverty and inequality? World Development, 32(4), 567-589. (StFX only)
- World Bank. (2002). Globalization, growth, and poverty: Building an inclusive world economy. (Policy research report). Washington, DC: World Bank.
- World development report 2016: Digital dividends. (2016). Washington, DC: World Bank.
Conceptual Frameworks for Economic Analysis
- Cunningham, G. (2011). Community economic literacy and the “leaky bucket”. (Occasional paper series, no. 9). Antigonish, NS: Coady International Institute. (1.90 Mb pdf)
- DFID. (1999). Sustainable livelihoods guidance sheets. London: DFID.
- Digital Leaky Bucket tool is an educational tool that helps people at the grassroots better understand their local economy.
- Explore regional wealth building: Module 1. (2014). In Wealthworks for your region: An introduction. Washington, DC: Aspen Institute Community Strategies Group.
- Free to Choose Network. (2015). The power of the poor – full video. [Video file]. (56:13 min.)
- Ghore, Y. (2016). Participatory livelihoods mapping with persons with disabilities in Uganda. Brighton: IDS.
- Growth within: A circular economy vision for a competitive Europe. (2015). Isle of Wight, UK: Ellen MacArthur Foundation.
- Resources for the World Forum of Local Economic Development. Held every two years, it promotes an international dialogue on Local Economic Development (LED).
- Vanek, J., Chen, M. A., Carré, F., Heintz, J., & Hussmans, R. (2014). Statistics on the informal economy: Definitions, regional estimates & challenges. (Working paper no. 2). Cambridge, MA: WIEGO.
- The World Bank’s Doing Business project provides objective measures of business regulations for local firms in many countries and selected cities at the subnational level.
Introduction to Social Enterprises
- Acumen Fund. (2007). Acumen Fund concepts: The best available charitable option. New York, NY: Acumen Fund. (182K pdf)
- Fruchterman, J. (2011, Spring). For love or lucre. Stanford Social Innovation Review, 42-47.
- IRIS is the catalog of generally-accepted performance metrics.
- Perold, A. (2010). Gone rural. (Harvard Business School case N9-211-016). (1.28 Mb pdf)
- Progress out of Poverty Index (PPI) is a poverty measurement tool for organizations and businesses with a mission to serve the poor.
Value Chains and SLE
- Diochon, M. & Ghore, Y. (2016). Contextualizing a social enterprise opportunity process in an emerging market. Social Enterprise Journal, 12(2), 107-130. (StFX only)
- Field Facilitation Working Group. (2008). Cycle 1: Defining lead firms and principles of facilitation. (Working paper). (97K pdf)
- Field Facilitation Working Group. (2008). Cycle 2: Methods for identifying and selecting lead firms. (Working paper). (199K pdf)
- Field Facilitation Working Group. (2009). Cycle 3: Structuring and managing collaboration with lead firms. (Working paper). (873K pdf)
- Field Facilitation Working Group. (2009). Cycle 4: Interventions with lead firms. (Working paper). (244K pdf)
- Field Facilitation Working Group. (2009). Cycle 5: Addressing weak/nonexistent functions in the value chain. (Working paper). (162K pdf)
- Hakemulder, R., et al. (2016). Value chain development for decent work: How to create employment and improve working conditions in targeted sectors. (2nd ed.). Geneva: ILO.
- Saarelainen, E. & Sievers, M. (2012). Value chain development. (Value chain development briefing paper no. 1). Geneva: ILO.
- Statham, C. (2012). Making the case for mobile money: A look at social cash transfers for development. (FIELD brief no. 19). (238K pdf)
Databases and Gateways
- Agrilinks, achieving agriculture-led food security through knowledge sharing.
- Microfinance: A way to help the poor build assets contains a wealth of information on poverty scorecards as well as country-specific resources.
- Microlinks captures new learning in microenterprise development, shares it, and connects individuals to each other in order to improve development outcomes around the world.
- SEEP Network is a global network of practitioner organizations dedicated to combating poverty through promoting inclusive markets and financial systems.
- Savings Revolution, publications, case studies, learning videos related to savings groups.
- Microfinance Gateway, global clearinghouse for online publications related to microfinance. Includes publications on savings groups, SACCOs and cooperatives.
Livelihoods and Markets links
- Ghore, Y. (2015). Producer-led value chain analysis: The missing link in value chain development: a tool for effective engagement of small producers. Antigonish, NS: Coady International Institute. (1.72 Mb pdf)
- Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, a range of information on doing business in Canada including Canadian programs supporting business.
- Laven, A. & Pyburn, R. (Eds.). (2012). Challenging chains to change: Gender equity in agricultural value chain development. Amsterdam: Royal Tropical Institute. (10.13 Mb pdf)
- Making markets work for the poor (M4P), an introduction to a range of links and documents relating to Making Markets Work.
- Mayoux, L. & Mackie, G. (2007). Making the strongest links: A practical guide to mainstreaming gender analysis in value chain development. Addis Ababa: ILO. (1.83 Mb pdf)
- Mitchell, J. & Coles, C. (Eds.). (2011). Markets and rural poverty: Upgrading in value chains. London: Earthscan.
- Rippey, P. & Fowler, B. (2011). Beyond financial services: A synthesis of studies on the integration of savings groups and other developmental activities. [n.l.]: Aga Khan Foundation. (949K pdf)
- Value chain development, ILO publications and practical guides. An overview of the ILO’s resources for private sector development, business service markets and value chain development.
Cooperatives and Member-Based Organizations
- Digital Archives and resources from the Antigonish Movement – a people’s movement for economic and social justice that began in Nova Scotia during the 1920s.
- Mathie, A. & Ghore, Y. (2011). Innovative types of formal member-based organizations (MBOs): Towards an analysis of trends and a guide to MBO potential. Technical report to IDRC identifying MBO trends and potential. Antigonish, NS: Coady Institute. (1.26 Mb pdf)
- Byronetics. (2006, November 19). Aravind eye hospital [Video file]. (6:07 min.)
- Catholic Relief Services, case studies related to moving from agricultural activities to agro-enterprises.
- Donnelly, G. (2012). Indigenous women in community leadership case studies: Membertou, Cape Breton. Antigonish, NS: Coady International Institute. (694K pdf)
- Helmore, K. (2011). Tanzania: Linking savings groups to mobile banking. (Access Africa technical learning series, no. 2). Dar Es Salaam: CARE Tanzania. (1.23 Mb pdf)
- Honey Care, Africa.
- Jones, L. & Hess, R. (2012). Global Change Leaders case study: Perveen Shaikh: promoting women’s economic leadership in Pakistan. Antigonish, NS: Coady International Institute. (458K pdf)
- KickStart, social enterprise.
- de Morais, N. (2010). Conjunto las Palmeiras, Fortaleza, Brazil: Banco Palmas. (133K pdf)
- Sheck, R., Donovan, J. & Stoian, D. (2013). Assessing impacts of value chain development on poverty: A case study companion to the 5Capitals tool. (Technical report no. 396). [n.l.]: CATIE. (5.43 Mb pdf)
- SustainableComm. (2015). Vermont farm to plate: Utilizing the collective impact model to strengthen Vermont’s food system [Video file]. (53:50 min.)
- CARANA Corporation. (2012). Catalyzing farm to market linkages: Market Linkages Initiative, East Africa. [Video file]. (9:50 min.)
- Coady Institute. (2012). Dr. Vandana Shiva on Just Food. [Video file]. (38:47 min.)
- Coady Institute. (2012). Can business save the world? Dr. Michael Edwards. [Video file]. (10:14 min.)
- Skoll World Forum. (2009). Social entrepreneurs: Pioneering social change. [Video file]. (9:03 min.) The film gives an overview of the field and progress made over the last three decades.
- Boosting employment through small enterprise development (EMP/SEED), International Labour Organization (ILO) resource page.
- Chen, M. A. (1997). A guide for assessing the impact of microenterprise services at the individual level. Washington, DC: Assessing the Impact of Microenterprise Services (AIMS). (94K pdf)
- Dunn, E., Kalaitzandonakes, N. & Valdivia, C. (1996). Risk and the impacts of microenterprise services. Washington, DC: AIMS. (133K pdf)
- Microfinance in Latin America and the Caribbean, resources from Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
- NGO Management Association, resources for organizational development, performance management, finances, human resources and communications.
- Sebstad, J. & Chen, G. (1996). Overview of studies on the impact of microenterprise credit. Washington, DC: AIMS. (170K pdf)
- Small Business in British Columbia, on-line small business workshop. Covers a wide-range of aspects concerned primarily with starting a small business.
- Virtual Library on Microcredit and Microfinance, a definitive and renowned site on microcredit.
- Albu, M. & Schneider, H. (2008). Making markets work for poor: Comparing M4P and SLA frameworks: case studies. United Kingdom: Springfield Centre, on behalf of the Fauno consortium. (459K pdf)
- Baldwin, R. (2011). Trade and industrialisation after globalisation’s 2nd unbundling: How building and joining a supply chain are different and why it matters. (Working paper 17716). Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research. (507K pdf)
- CGIAR, the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research.
- Conservation Agriculture (CA), aims to achieve sustainable and profitable agriculture and to improve livelihoods of farmers.
- Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED) contains a database on developing value chains, linkages and service markets.
- EnterWeb: the knowledge portal for small business, contains business resource material.
- Farrington, J., Ramasut, T. & Walker, J. (2002). Sustainable livelihoods approaches in urban areas: General lessons, with illustrations from Indian cases. (Working paper 162). London: Overseas Development Institute. (326K pdf)
- Free Management Library for For-Profit and Nonprofit Organizations, virtual library for a wealth of subjects.
- Kanji, N., MacGregor, J. & Tacoli, C. (2005). Understanding market-based livelihoods in a globalising world: combining approaches and methods. [n.l.]: IIED. (156K pdf)
- Key Sheets for sustainable livelihoods were published from 1997-2003 by the Department for International Development (DFID).
- Khosla, P. (2012). Young women: Life choices and livelihoods in poor urban areas. Johannesburg: ActionAid. (3.39 Mb pdf)
- Lusby, F. (2004). Terms used in enterprise development: Rethinking “BDS”: a thinkpiece from the SEEP network. (64K pdf)
- Mulugeta, M. S. (2009). Determinants of livelihood strategies of urban women: The case of female household heads in Wolenchiti Town, Ethiopia. Dublin: Kimmage DSC (KDSC). (128K pdf)
- Prolinnova a multistakeholder programme to promote local innovation in ecologically oriented agriculture and natural resource management.
- Resources and tools from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Knowledge Management Unit.
- Seeds of Survival (SoS), a program promoting long-term food security for farming communities in developing countries. From USC Canada.
- Shepherd, A. (2007). Approaches to linking producers to markets: A review of experiences to date. (Agricultural management, marketing and finance occasional paper no. 13). Rome: FAO. (1.04 Mb pdf)
- Small Business Advancement National Center (SBANC), University of Arkansas business development page.
- La Via Campesina, a movement promoting gender parity and social justice in fair economic relations; preservation of land, water, seeds and other natural resources; food sovereignty; and sustainable agricultural production based on small producers.
- Watkins, K. (2002). Making globalization work for the poor. Finance & Development, 39/1.