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Natural resources, physical capital and institutions : evidence from Eurasia (English)

Natural resource abundance can lead to strong economic growth if resource rents are well invested in physical assets and other forms of productive capital. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6586 AUG 01, 2013

Vandycke, Nancy

Changing gears : green transport for cities (English)

The World Bank and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) are engaging the G20 leaders on ways to unlock the potential for green urban transport. In a new paper, cities at a crossroads: unlocking the potential of green urban transport, they lay out the challenges and opportunities. apos;Now is an opportunity to change gears on sustainable development - an opportunity to build the planning and policy structures, measurement systems, and ambition that the world needs to prepare its cities for the future,apos; said World Bank Vice President for sustainable development Rachel Kyte. ... See More +

Working Paper 73400 JUN 18, 2012

Wright, Lloyd; Vandycke, Nancy; Russell, Catherine M.; Diehl, Adam

Shall we break it? Or shall we make it? (English)

The Bank, International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) are investing significant time and resources to prepare sector strategies. ... See More +

Working Paper 73402 MAR 27, 2012

Vandycke, Nancy; Kolker, Eva; Russell, Catherine M.

Transformation through infrastructure (English)

Infrastructure can be an agent of change in addressing the most systemic development challenges of today’s world—from social stability to rapid urbanization, climate change adaptation and mitigation, natural disasters, and global issues such as food and energy security. ... See More +

Working Paper 67829 MAR 01, 2012

Vandycke, Nancy

Urban mass transport infrastructure in medium and large cities in developing countries (English)

Developed at the request of the Mexican G20 Presidency for consideration by the Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors at the G20 Leadersapos; Summit in Mexico, and jointly prepared with the Asian Development Bank, this policy paper positioned green transport in the context of cities development. ... See More +

Working Paper 70505 JAN 01, 2012

Vandycke, Nancy L.; Wright, Lloyd

Cities at a crossroads : unlocking the potential for green urban transport (English)

The paper proposes a set of new initiatives for G20 Leadersapos; consideration, including the development of an umbrella toolkit to guide policy-makers in charge of urban planning to make transport decisions best suited to their local contexts. ... See More +

Working Paper 73333 JAN 01, 2012

Vandycke, Nancy L.; Wright, Lloyd

What do we know about the role of infrastructure in achieving health outcomes? (English)

This Note is a review of the literature on the connection between infrastructure and health; specifically, it reviews evidence on how public expenditures in these two sectors contribute to: (a) growth: and (b) health outcomes. ... See More +

Brief 69396 JUN 01, 2010

Vandycke, Nancy; Diez, Michele

Poland - Convergence to Europe : the challenge of productivity growth - investment climate assessment (English)

Improving the investment climate is a key pillar of the World Bankapos;s private sector development strategy. Without a good investment climate, firms and entrepreneurs of all types-from farmers to micro-enterprises to local manufacturing concerns and multinationals-have few opportunities and incentives to invest productively, create jobs, and expand, enter and remain in the formal economy, and thereby contribute to growth and poverty reduction. ... See More +

Investment Climate Assessment (ICA) 56368 JAN 01, 2010

Vandycke, Nancy

Sustaining water for all in a changing climate (English)

Water is essential to sustain life and economic development, and the livelihoods of the poorest people are critically associated with access to water services. ... See More +

Working Paper 57125 JAN 01, 2010

Vandycke, Nancy L.

Economic development and private sector growth in the low-income Seventh Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS-7) countries : challenges and policy implications (English)

The paper examines why economic development has fallen behind in the low-income CIS-7 countries, while private sector activity has grown in absolute terms and as a share of GDP. ... See More +

Working Paper 73012 JAN 22, 2003

Vandycke, Nancy

Access to education for the poor in Europe and Central Asia - preliminary evidence and policy implications (English)

In Europe, and Central Asia, the poor faces three problems: 1) the education system as a whole does not work well, and hence fails to meet adequately their needs; 2) the private cost of education has gone up, so that quot;educationquot;, as a commodity, competes with other consumption goods in shrinking household budgets; and, 3) the perceived benefits of education (in terms of higher wage earning) are still low, thereby undermining long-term incentives to invest in education. ... See More +

Publication WTP511 JUN 30, 2001

Vandycke, Nancy

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Natural resources, physical capital and institutions : evidence from Eurasia (English)
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AUG 01, 2013 WPS6586 Policy Research Working Paper
Changing gears : green transport for cities (English)
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JUN 18, 2012 73400 Working Paper
Shall we break it? Or shall we make it? (English)
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MAR 27, 2012 73402 Working Paper
Transformation through infrastructure (English)
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MAR 01, 2012 67829 Working Paper
Urban mass transport infrastructure in medium and large cities in developing countries (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 70505 Working Paper
Cities at a crossroads : unlocking the potential for green urban transport (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 73333 Working Paper
What do we know about the role of infrastructure in achieving health outcomes? (English)
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JUN 01, 2010 69396 Brief
Poland - Convergence to Europe : the challenge of productivity growth - investment climate assessment (English)
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JAN 01, 2010 56368 Investment Climate Assessment (ICA)
Sustaining water for all in a changing climate (English)
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JAN 01, 2010 57125 Working Paper
Economic development and private sector growth in the low-income Seventh Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS-7) countries : challenges and policy implications (English)
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JAN 22, 2003 73012 Working Paper
Access to education for the poor in Europe and Central Asia - preliminary evidence and policy implications (English)
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JUN 30, 2001 WTP511 Publication