New Publisher: Center for Global Development

1st February 2022

By Eurospanners


Eurospan is delighted to announce that, from 1st February 2022, Eurospan has been appointed as the exclusive distributor for the Center for Global Development worldwide.

The Center for Global Development works to reduce global poverty and improve lives through innovative economic research that drives better policy and practice by the world's top decision makers.

Relief Chief

Mark Lowcock

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781944691097
  • Publication Date: May 2022
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Identification Revolution

Alan Gelb

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781944691035
  • Publication Date: Jan 2018
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The Rebirth of Education

Lant Pritchett

Despite great progress around the world in getting more kids into schools, too many leave without even the most basic skills. In India's rural Andhra Pradesh, for instance, only about one in twenty children in fifth grade can perform basic arithmetic.The problem is that schooling is not the same as learning. In The Rebirth of Education, Lant Pritchett uses two metaphors from nature to explain why. The first draws on Ori Brafman and Rod Beckstrom's book about the difference between centralized and decentralized organizations, The Starfish and the Spider. Schools systems tend be centralized and suffer from the limitations inherent in top-down designs. The second metaphor is the concept of isomorphic mimicry. Pritchett argues that many developing countries superficially imitate systems that were successful in other nations— much as a nonpoisonous snake mimics the look of a poisonous one.Pritchett argues that the solution is to allow functional systems to evolve locally out of an environment pressured for success. Such an ecosystem needs to be open to variety and experimentation, locally operated, and flexibly financed. The only main cost is ceding control; the reward would be the rebirth of education suited for today's world.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781933286778
  • Publication Date: Oct 2013
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