Recent Submissions

  • Introduction: Changing Perspectives in Business and Development 

    Wach, Elise; Thorpe, Jodie (© 2015 Institute of Development Studies, 01/05/2015)
    While development debates have largely shifted away from the polarised view of ‘state versus market’, significant divergences in understandings and approaches remain about the roles and potentials of business, state and ...
  • Smallholder Farmers in the Speciality Coffee Industry: Opportunities, Constraints and the Businesses that are Making it Possible 

    Borrella, Inma; Mataix, Carlos; Carrasco?Gallego, Ruth (© 2015 Institute of Development Studies, 01/05/2015)
    Coffee has traditionally been a commodity product sold in a highly competitive and saturated global market. This lack of product differentiation has made coffee farmers very vulnerable to fluctuating prices. During the ...
  • Private Sector and Waste Management in Delhi: A Political Economy Perspective 

    Chaturvedi, Ashish; Arora, Rachna; Saluja, Manjeet Singh (© 2015 Institute of Development Studies, 01/05/2015)
    Due to their size and rapid growth, large cities in developing countries are increasingly challenged by burgeoning waste generation. Waste management, however, has traditionally provided employment opportunities to the ...
  • The United Nations and Business: Towards New Modes of Global Governance? 

    Fortin, Carlos; Jolly, Richard (© 2015 Institute of Development Studies, 01/05/2015)
    In the last decade and a half there have been sustained efforts on the part of the United Nations to bring the business sector into formal arrangements for dialogue and cooperation and to codify United Nations policies ...
  • Markets for Nutrition: What Role for Business? 

    Humphrey, John; Robinson, Ewan (© 2015 Institute of Development Studies, 01/05/2015)
    Policymakers are increasingly seeking to use food systems to help reduce rates of chronic undernutrition and to use markets to deliver nutrient?rich foods to vulnerable populations. This article examines how this might be ...
  • Explore, Scale Up, Move Out: Three Phases to Managing Change under Conditions of Uncertainty 

    Jenal, Marcus; Cunningham, Shawn (© 2015 Institute of Development Studies, 01/05/2015)
    Private sector development is dominated by the use of ‘good practice’ solutions, driven by a desire of the development donors to control the outcome of development initiatives – with limited success. Bottom?up participatory ...
  • Bangladesh Health Service Delivery: Innovative NGO and Private Sector Partnerships 

    Sarwar, Md Rubaiyath (© 2015 Institute of Development Studies, 01/05/2015)
    The recent health service delivery achievements in Bangladesh have been attributed, in part, to partnerships between the government and non?state actors and the early and rapid adoption of innovations. Through the analysis ...
  • Is Systemic Change Part of Pro?poor Business Approaches? 

    Thorpe, Jodie (© 2015 Institute of Development Studies, 01/05/2015)
    Business is increasingly seen as central to international development, given the power of companies within markets and other related systems that affect the lives of the poor. However, there is a rising sense that these ...
  • Building Back Better: Business Contributing to a New Economic Paradigm 

    Trebeck, Katherine (© 2015 Institute of Development Studies, 01/05/2015)
    The sort of growth cultivated in the last few decades has come without sufficient regard to its quality or distribution. In business, excessive focus on shareholder value and short?term objectives is problematic for social ...
  • Glossary 

    Unknown author (© 2015 Institute of Development Studies, 01/05/2015)