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Reaping richer returns : public spending priorities for African agriculture productivity growth (English)

Enhancing the productivity of agriculture is vital for Sub-Saharan Africa's economic future and is one of the most important tools to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity in the region. ... See More +

Publication 113592 MAR 15, 2017

Goyal,Aparajita; Nash,John D. Disclosed

Double dividend : power and agriculture nexus in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

Increasing access to modern electricity services in Sub-Saharan Africa is one of the main development challenges facing the world over the next two decades. ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 114112 JAN 01, 2017

Banerjee,Sudeshna Ghosh; Malik,Kabir; Tipping, Andrew; Besnard,Juliette Suzanne Georgette; Nash,John D. Disclosed

Reaping richer returns : public spending priorities for African agriculture productivity growth : Obtenir de meilleurs résultats : priorités en matière de dépenses publiques pour les gains de productivité de l’agriculture africaine (French)

This study is part of the African Regional Studies Program, an initiative of the Africa Region Vice-Presidency at the World Bank. These studies aim to combine high levels of analytical rigor and policy relevance, and to apply them to various topics important for the social and economic development of Sub-Saharan Africa. ... See More +

Working Paper 109330 OCT 01, 2016

Goyal,Aparajita; Nash,John D. English Disclosed

Reaping richer returns : public spending priorities for African agriculture productivity growth (English)

This study is part of the African Regional Studies Program, an initiative of the Africa Region Vice-Presidency at the World Bank. These studies aim to combine high levels of analytical rigor and policy relevance, and to apply them to various topics important for the social and economic development of Sub-Saharan Africa. ... See More +

Working Paper 109330 OCT 01, 2016

Goyal,Aparajita; Nash,John D. French Disclosed

Confronting drought in Africa’s drylands : opportunities for enhancing resilience (English)

In response to a series of humanitarian crises, especially the drought-induced emergencies that occurred in the Horn of Africa in 2011 and the Sahel in 2012, national governments and the international development community have scaled up efforts to tackle the challenge of vulnerability in drylands through initiatives such as the global alliance for resilience (AGIR) - Sahel and West Africa and the global alliance for action for drought resilience and growth. ... See More +

Publication 105205 MAY 01, 2016

Agostini,Paola; Brenton,Paul; Carfagna, Federica; Conchedda, Giulia; De Haan,Cornelis; Del Ninno,Carlo; Dingel,Carl Christian; Ericksen, Polly; Fallavier,Pierre Yves; Gerber,Pierre Jean; Guo, Zhe; Ham,Frederic Francis Paul; Henninger,Norbert Eugen; Ickowicz, Alexandre; Koo, Jawoo; Manssouri, Mohamed; Mottet, Anne; Nash,John D.; Place,Frank M.; Ringler, Claudia; Syroka,Joanna; Toure,Ibra; Walker, Tom Disclosed

Highways to success or byways to waste : estimating the economic benefits of roads in Africa (English)

This study develops and tests new approaches to the planning of infrastructure to maximize benefits and minimize negative externalities, particularly in rural areas. ... See More +

Publication 99897 SEP 30, 2015

Ali,Rubaba; Barra,Alvaro Federico; Berg,Claudia N.; Damania,Richard; Nash,John D.; Russ,Jason Daniel Disclosed

Agricultural technology choice and transport (English)

This paper addresses an old and recurring theme in development economics: the slow adoption of new technologies by farmers in many developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7272 MAY 18, 2015

Ali,Rubaba; Barra,Alvaro Federico; Berg,Claudia N.; Damania,Richard; Nash,John D.; Russ,Jason Daniel Disclosed

Infrastructure in conflict-prone and fragile environments : evidence from the Democratic Republic of Congo (English)

In conflict-prone situations, access to markets is necessary to restore economic growth and generate the preconditions for peace and reconstruction. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7273 MAY 18, 2015

Ali,Rubaba; Barra,Alvaro Federico; Berg,Claudia N.; Damania,Richard; Nash,John D.; Russ,Jason Daniel Disclosed

Transport infrastructure and welfare : an application to Nigeria (English)

Transport infrastructure is deemed to be central to development and consumes a large fraction of the development assistance envelope. Yet there is debate about the economic impact of road projects. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7271 MAY 18, 2015

Ali,Rubaba; Barra,Alvaro Federico; Berg,Claudia N.; Damania,Richard; Nash,John D.; Russ,Jason Daniel Disclosed

Nicaragua - Agriculture public expenditure review : Nicaragua - Análisis del Gasto Público Agropecuario y Forestal (Spanish)

Agriculture remains fundamental for Nicaragua from both a macroeconomic and social view. It is the largest sector of the Nicaraguan economy, and it remains the single biggest employer with around 30 percent of the labor force and including processed foods, like meat and sugar, agriculture accounts for around 40 percent of total exports value. ... See More +

Public Expenditure Review 93958 JUN 01, 2013

Garcia,Augusto; Nash,John D.; Weiss,Eli English Disclosed

Nicaragua - Agriculture public expenditure review (English)

Agriculture remains fundamental for Nicaragua from both a macroeconomic and social view. It is the largest sector of the Nicaraguan economy, and it remains the single biggest employer with around 30 percent of the labor force and including processed foods, like meat and sugar, agriculture accounts for around 40 percent of total exports value. ... See More +

Public Expenditure Review 93958 JUN 01, 2013

Garcia,Augusto; Nash,John D.; Weiss,Eli Disclosed

Unlocking Africa's agricultural potential : an action agenda for transformation (English)

Transforming agriculture in Africa is not simply about helping Africa; it is essential for ensuring global food security. But Africa’s agriculture is also of critical importance when it comes to meeting the world’s future needs for food and fiber. ... See More +

Working Paper 76990 APR 01, 2013

Nash, John; Halewood, Naomi; Melhem, Samia Disclosed

A vision for development : dialogues on the work of Vinod Thomas (English)

This book examines the 35-year career of Vinod Thomas. He spent those 35 years within the World Bank Group in different positions and in different regions. ... See More +

Publication 73355 JAN 01, 2011

Rist, Ray C. [editor]; Wolfensohn, James D.; Thomas, Vinod; Summers, Lawrence H.l; Fischer, Stanley; Leipziger, Danny M.; Nash, John; Edwards, Sebastian; Hutcheson, Thomas; Keesing, Donald; Matin, Kazi; Pursell, Garry; Yeats, Alexander J.; Dailami, Mansoor; Dhareshwar, Ashok; Kaufmann, Daniel; Kishor, Nalin; Lopez, Ramon; Wang, Yan; Stiglitz, Joseph; dos Reis Velloso, Joao Paulo; Junguito, Roberto; Mohan, Rakesh; Tolley, George S.; Georgieva, Kristalina; Gressani, Daniela; Grasso, Patrick; Boehmer, Hans-Martin; Tominaga, Jiro Disclosed

Natural resources in Latin America and the Caribbean : beyond booms and busts? (English)

Throughout, the history of the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region, natural resource wealth has been critical for its economies. Production of precious metals, sugar, rubber, grains, coffee, copper, and oil have at various periods of history made countries in Latin America-and their colonial powers-some of the most prosperous in the world. ... See More +

Publication 55550 JUN 24, 2010

Sinnott, Emily; Nash, John; Torre, Augusto de la; Spanish Disclosed

Resource management and the effects of trade on vulnerable places and people : lessons from six case studies (English)

Lessons from six case studies illustrate the complex relationships between international trade, vulnerable ecologies and the poor. The studies, taken from Africa, Asia and Latin America and conducted by local researchers, are set in places where the poor live in close proximity to ecologies that are important to global conservation efforts, and focus on the cascading consequences of trade policy for local livelihoods and environmental services. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5258 MAR 01, 2010

Larson, Donald F.; Nash, John Disclosed

Natural resources in Latin America and the Caribbean : beyond booms and busts? : Los recursos naturales en America Latina y el Caribe : mas alla de bonanzas y crisis? (Spanish)

Throughout, the history of the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region, natural resource wealth has been critical for its economies. Production of precious metals, sugar, rubber, grains, coffee, copper, and oil have at various periods of history made countries in Latin America-and their colonial powers-some of the most prosperous in the world. ... See More +

Publication 55550 JAN 01, 2010

Sinnott, Emily; Nash, John; Torre, Augusto de la; English Disclosed

Low carbon, high growth : Latin American responses to climate change - an overview (Vol. 2) : Low-carbon development (English)

Based on analysis of recent data on the evolution of global temperatures, snow and ice covers, and sea level rise, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has recently declared that "warming of the climate system is unequivocal." ... See More +

Publication 47604 JAN 01, 2010

Torre, Augusto de la; Fajnzylber, Pablo; Nash, John; Disclosed

Low-carbon development : Latin American responses to climate change (English)

Climate change is already a reality. This is evidenced by the acceleration of global temperature increases, the melting of ice and snow covers, and rising sea levels. ... See More +

Publication 51281 OCT 06, 2009

De la Torre, Augusto; Fajnzylber, Pablo; Nash, John Disclosed

Low carbon, high growth : Latin American responses to climate change - an overview (English)

A global financial and economic crisis of unprecedented dimensions was unfolding at the time of this writing. The urgency, immediacy, and staggering magnitude of the challenges posed by such a crisis have the potential to crowd out efforts aimed at addressing the challenges of global warming which are discussed in detail in this report. ... See More +

Pre-2003 Economic or Sector Report 64826 JAN 01, 2009

Torre, Augusto de la; Fajnzylber, Pablo; Nash, John Disclosed

Low carbon, high growth : Latin American responses to climate change - an overview (English)

Based on analysis of recent data on the evolution of global temperatures, snow and ice covers, and sea level rise, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has recently declared that "warming of the climate system is unequivocal." ... See More +

Publication 47604 JAN 01, 2009

Torre, Augusto de la; Fajnzylber, Pablo; Nash, John; Spanish Disclosed

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Reaping richer returns : public spending priorities for African agriculture productivity growth (English)
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MAR 15, 2017 113592 Publication
Double dividend : power and agriculture nexus in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 114112 ESMAP Paper
Reaping richer returns : public spending priorities for African agriculture productivity growth : Obtenir de meilleurs résultats : priorités en matière de dépenses publiques pour les gains de productivité de l’agriculture africaine (French)
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OCT 01, 2016 109330 Working Paper English
Reaping richer returns : public spending priorities for African agriculture productivity growth (English)
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OCT 01, 2016 109330 Working Paper French
Confronting drought in Africa’s drylands : opportunities for enhancing resilience (English)
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MAY 01, 2016 105205 Publication
Highways to success or byways to waste : estimating the economic benefits of roads in Africa (English)
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SEP 30, 2015 99897 Publication
Agricultural technology choice and transport (English)
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MAY 18, 2015 WPS7272 Policy Research Working Paper
Infrastructure in conflict-prone and fragile environments : evidence from the Democratic Republic of Congo (English)
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MAY 18, 2015 WPS7273 Policy Research Working Paper
Transport infrastructure and welfare : an application to Nigeria (English)
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MAY 18, 2015 WPS7271 Policy Research Working Paper
Nicaragua - Agriculture public expenditure review : Nicaragua - Análisis del Gasto Público Agropecuario y Forestal (Spanish)
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JUN 01, 2013 93958 Public Expenditure Review English
Nicaragua - Agriculture public expenditure review (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 93958 Public Expenditure Review
Unlocking Africa's agricultural potential : an action agenda for transformation (English)
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APR 01, 2013 76990 Working Paper
A vision for development : dialogues on the work of Vinod Thomas (English)
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JAN 01, 2011 73355 Publication
Natural resources in Latin America and the Caribbean : beyond booms and busts? (English)
See More +
JUN 24, 2010 55550 Publication Spanish
Resource management and the effects of trade on vulnerable places and people : lessons from six case studies (English)
See More +
MAR 01, 2010 WPS5258 Policy Research Working Paper
Natural resources in Latin America and the Caribbean : beyond booms and busts? : Los recursos naturales en America Latina y el Caribe : mas alla de bonanzas y crisis? (Spanish)
See More +
JAN 01, 2010 55550 Publication English
Low carbon, high growth : Latin American responses to climate change - an overview (Vol. 2) : Low-carbon development (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2010 47604 Publication
Low-carbon development : Latin American responses to climate change (English)
See More +
OCT 06, 2009 51281 Publication
Low carbon, high growth : Latin American responses to climate change - an overview (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2009 64826 Pre-2003 Economic or Sector Report
Low carbon, high growth : Latin American responses to climate change - an overview (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2009 47604 Publication Spanish