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Afghanistan in transition : looking beyond 2014 (English)

Afghanistan will experience a major security and development transition over the next three years. At the Kabul and Lisbon Conferences in 2010, the North Atlantic treaty organization and the Afghan government agreed that full responsibility for security would be handed over to the Afghan National Security Forces by the end of 2014. ... See More +

Publication 75848 FEB 28, 2013

Hogg, Richard; Nassif, Claudia; Osorio, Camilo Gomez; Byrd, William; Beath, Andrew Disclosed

Public finance, security, and development : a framework and an application to Afghanistan (English)

Security is increasingly viewed as a key condition for economic growth and development. The authors argue that the work and impact of all development partners would be enhanced if the multiple linkages between public finance, security, and development were explicitly taken into account. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4806 JAN 01, 2009

Byrd, William; Guimbert, Stephane

Responding to Afghanistan's Opium economy challenge : lessons and policy implications from a development perspective (English)

Opium, Afghanistan's leading economic activity, lies at the heart of the challenges the country faces in state building, governance, security, and development. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4545 MAR 01, 2008

Byrd, William A. Disclosed

Afghanistan - Economic incentives and development initiatives to reduce opium production (English)

This report is about how to progressively reduce over time Afghanistan's dependence on opium - currently the country's leading economic activity - by development initiatives and shifting economic incentives toward sustainable legal livelihoods. ... See More +

Other Public Sector Study 42401 FEB 01, 2008

Ward, Christopher; Mansfield, David; Oldham, Peter; Byrd, William Disclosed

Responding to Afghanistan's development challenge : an assessment of experience during 2002-2007 and issues and priorities for the future (English)

This paper assesses development policies and performance during the post-Taliban period in Afghanistan and also, based on lessons from experience, looks toward the future. ... See More +

Working Paper 41676 OCT 01, 2007

Byrd, William A. Disclosed

Drugs, security, and development (English)

The size of the global illicit drug industry and its direct and indirect costs are very large and worthy of serious attention from both research and policy perspectives. ... See More +

Brief 90186 DEC 01, 2006

Byrd,William Disclosed

Economic cooperation in the wider Central Asia region (English)

This paper lays out the big issues that affect regional cooperation and development in the wider Central Asia region, and analyzes in greater detail areas where there appear to be good prospects for progress in the short run. ... See More +

Publication 35922 APR 01, 2006

Byrd, William; Raiser, Martin; Dobronogov, Anton; Kitain, Alexander Disclosed

Rural finance in Afghanistan and the challenge of the opium economy (English)

The workshop was intended to explore and address the issue of opium credit and indebtedness as well as the development of rural finance more generally and the role of national development programs in this regard. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 33275 DEC 13, 2004

Zia, Mohammad Ehsan; Radcliffe, David; Ward, Christopher; Byrd, William; Goeldner, Karri A.; Kloeppinger-Todd, Renate; Maimbo, Samuel; Mansfield, David; Pearce, Douglas; Rasmussen, Stephen; Zeballos, Erick Disclosed

Drugs and development in Afghanistan (English)

This paper analyzes the linkages between drugs and development in Afghanistan. It argues that the opium economy-including its nexus with insecurity, warlords, state weakness, and poor governance-constitutes a central development problem for the country. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 30903 DEC 01, 2004

Byrd, William; Ward, Christopher

Afghanistan's opium drug economy (English)

In conditions of lawlessness and impoverishment, opium has become Afghanistan's leading economic activity, accounting for one third of (opium inclusive) GDP in 2003, and even more so in 2004. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 31149 DEC 01, 2004

Ward, Christopher; Byrd, William

Brief overview of Afghanistan's economy (English)

This report briefly surveys Afghanistan's economy--during pre-war times, the long-drawn out war of Soviet occupation and the subsequent internecine conflict, the mid-1990's in areas that were largely conflict-free, and most recently, where Afghanistan has been hit by a severe, protracted drought, which started in 1999 and has lasted until the present. in sum, Afghanistan's economic structure has been gravely weakened, distorted, and made more vulnerable through two decades of conflict. ... See More +

Working Paper 23248 OCT 05, 2001

Wall, John; Byrd, William

Chinese industrial firms under reform (English)

State-owned industrial enterprises in China underwent far-reaching changes during the 1980s. Reforms altered the operating environment, financial arrangements, business and administrative relationships, and internal structure and motivation of firms. ... See More +

Publication 10557 FEB 29, 1992

Byrd, William A. [editor]

Township, village, and private industry in China's economic reform (English)

Next to the decollectivization of agriculture, the most striking economic transformation in China since 1978 has been the rapid growth of rural nonstate industry. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS406 APR 30, 1990

Byrd, William; Gelb, Alan

China's rural industry : structure, development, and reform (English)

The emergence and recent rapid growth of rural nonagricultural enterprises (township, village and private enterprises - TVPs) in China is a striking and in many ways unique phenomenon. ... See More +

Publication 8474 FEB 28, 1990

Byrd, William A.; Lin Qingsong [editors]

The Shenyang smelter : a case study of problems and reforms in China's nonferrous metals industry (English)

This case study focuses on the serious problems faced by a large Chinese nonferrous metals smelter and how the plant responded to them. The most important problems were an increasingly disadvantageous location and a "multi-headed leadership system." ... See More +

Staff Working Paper SWP766 DEC 31, 1985

Byrd, William

Recent Chinese economic reforms : studies of two industrial enterprises (English)

The first of these two studies analyzes the effect of economic reforms and adjustment policies on a consumer durables producer in 1980-82. The incentives created by reforms are analyzed with particular attention to the interaction between changes in incentives and changes in market conditions. ... See More +

Staff Working Paper SWP652 SEP 30, 1984

Byrd, William; Tidrack, Gene; Chen, Jiyuan; Xu, Lu; Tang, Zongkun; Chen, Lantong

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Afghanistan in transition : looking beyond 2014 (English)
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FEB 28, 2013 75848 Publication
Public finance, security, and development : a framework and an application to Afghanistan (English)
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JAN 01, 2009 WPS4806 Policy Research Working Paper
Responding to Afghanistan's Opium economy challenge : lessons and policy implications from a development perspective (English)
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MAR 01, 2008 WPS4545 Policy Research Working Paper
Afghanistan - Economic incentives and development initiatives to reduce opium production (English)
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FEB 01, 2008 42401 Other Public Sector Study
Responding to Afghanistan's development challenge : an assessment of experience during 2002-2007 and issues and priorities for the future (English)
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OCT 01, 2007 41676 Working Paper
Drugs, security, and development (English)
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DEC 01, 2006 90186 Brief
Economic cooperation in the wider Central Asia region (English)
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APR 01, 2006 35922 Publication
Rural finance in Afghanistan and the challenge of the opium economy (English)
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DEC 13, 2004 33275 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Drugs and development in Afghanistan (English)
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DEC 01, 2004 30903 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Afghanistan's opium drug economy (English)
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DEC 01, 2004 31149 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Brief overview of Afghanistan's economy (English)
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OCT 05, 2001 23248 Working Paper
Chinese industrial firms under reform (English)
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FEB 29, 1992 10557 Publication
Township, village, and private industry in China's economic reform (English)
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APR 30, 1990 WPS406 Policy Research Working Paper
China's rural industry : structure, development, and reform (English)
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FEB 28, 1990 8474 Publication
The Shenyang smelter : a case study of problems and reforms in China's nonferrous metals industry (English)
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DEC 31, 1985 SWP766 Staff Working Paper
Recent Chinese economic reforms : studies of two industrial enterprises (English)
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SEP 30, 1984 SWP652 Staff Working Paper