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). 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.
- World development report 2019: The changing nature of work. (2019). Washington, DC: World Bank.
- Global risks report 2018. (13th ed.). (2018). Geneva: World Economic Forum.
- 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).
- UNDP. (2017). Concept notes. 4th World Forum of Local Economic Development, Praia, Cabo Verde, October 17-20. (738K pdf)
- 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)
- Byronetics. (2006, November 19). Aravind eye hospital [Video file]. (6:07 min.)
- Fruchterman, J. (2011, Spring). For love or lucre. Stanford Social Innovation Review, 42-47.
- IRIS is the catalog of generally-accepted performance metrics.
- Kickstart.org, the tools to end poverty.
- Nicholls, J., et al. (2012). A guide to social return on investment (Updated ed.). [n.l.]: SROI Network.
- 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
- 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)
Addressing Systemic Barriers to Local Economies
- Diochon, M. & Ghore, Y. (2016). Contextualizing a social enterprise opportunity process in an emerging market. Social Enterprise Journal, 12(2), 107-130. (StFX only)
- HLPF. (2016). Addressing systemic barriers to achieving sustainable development (Policy brief no. 1).
- 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)
- 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)
- 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.)
- 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.
- Free Management Library for For-Profit and Nonprofit Organizations, virtual library for a wealth of subjects.
- Microfinance: A way to help the poor build assets contains a wealth of information on poverty scorecards as well as country-specific resources.
- 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.
- Savings Revolution, publications, case studies, learning videos related to savings groups.
- Seeds of Survival (SoS), a program promoting long-term food security for farming communities in developing countries. From USC Canada.
- Small Business Advancement National Center (SBANC), University of Arkansas business development page.
- 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)
- Ellis, K. & Williams, C. (2011). Maximising impact of youth entrepreneurship support in different contexts: Background report, framework and toolkit for consultation. London: ODI. (1.11 Mb pdf)
- Fante, N., Giovannucci, D., & Hanway, C. E. (2007). The basics of a business plan for development professionals.
- 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)
- 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)
- ILO. (2008). Start your business manual for potential entrepreneurs: an adapted edition for Trinidad and Tobago. [n.l.]: ILO.
- 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).
- Lusby, F. (2004). Terms used in enterprise development: Rethinking “BDS”: a thinkpiece from the SEEP network. (64K pdf)
- 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)
- Miehlbradt, A. O. & McVay, M. (2003). Seminar reader: Developing commercial markets for business development services: BDS primer. Annual BDS seminar, Turin, Italy, September. Geneva: ILO. (703K 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)
- 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)
- UNDP. (2004). Unleashing entrepreneurship: Making business work for the poor. New York: UNDP. (2.20 Mb pdf)
- 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.