BOOKS ON A RECOVERY WITH A HUMAN FACE
A Recovery for All: Rethinking
Socio-Economic Policies for Children and Poor Households
Isabel Ortiz and Matthew
Cummins (Eds), UNICEF, New York. 2012. Preface by Sir Richard Jolly
“This book offers a critical review of the social effects of the ongoing crisis and underscores the need to prioritize children and vulnerable groups not only in social
but also in macroeconomic decision making.”
José Antonio Ocampo, Professor at Columbia University and former UN Under-Secretary General for Economic and Social Affairs
“This book combines academic rigour and human compassion to reveal the multiple
channels through which the global financial crisis has affected poor children and
households around the world. It argues that such crises also represent moments of
opportunity for progressive reform, and shows what needs to happen to end child
poverty and tackle inequality.” Duncan Green, Head of Research, Oxfam GB
“This compelling collection shows that children are the worst affected by economic
crises, but this need not happen. It argues convincingly that protecting and increasing
public expenditures that matter most for children can also be the basis for sustained
economic recovery.” Jayati Ghosh, Executive
Secretary of the International Development Economics Associates (IDEAs)
Be Outraged: There are Alternatives
Richard Jolly, Giovanni Andrea Cornia, Diane Elson, Carlos Fortin, Stephany Griffith-Jones, Gerry Helleiner, Rolph van der Hoeven, Raphie Kaplinsky, Richard Morgan, Isabel Ortiz, Ruth Pearson and Frances Stewart
“Mobilise for alternatives. This pamphlet tells you how”. Stephane Hessel, Author of ‘Indignez-vous’, the multi-million best seller.
“Failures of economic policy in a world of globalisation underlie the world crisis and are leading to ever more unemployment and inequality. There are alternatives’.
Martin Khor, Director of the South Centre, Geneva.
“This group of distinguished economists show, addressing global poverty – in both the North and the South – provides the best route for escaping the global economic crisis”.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu.