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Improving basic services for the bottom forty percent : lessons from Ethiopia (English)

Ethiopia, like most developing countries, has opted to deliver services such as basic education, primary health care, agricultural extension advice, water, and rural roads through a highly decentralized system (Manor 1999; Treisman 2007). ... See More +

Publication 90430 SEP 02, 2014

Republic of Iraq - Public expenditure review : toward more efficient spending for better service delivery (English)

The report is organized as follows. Chapter one sets out the strategic context for Iraq, including the evolving political situation, macroeconomic context, and poverty and social conditions. ... See More +

Publication 89916 AUG 06, 2014

Kulaksiz, Sibel; Al-Ghelaiqah, Ibrahim; Stolp, Simon; Esen, Ferhat; Ekman, Bjorn; Laing, Andrew

Economics of South African townships : special focus on Diepsloot (English)

Countries everywhere are divided into two distinct spatial realms: one urban, one rural. Classic models of development predict faster growth in the urban sector, causing rapid migration from rural areas to cities, lifting average incomes in both places. ... See More +

Publication 89917 AUG 04, 2014

Mahajan, Sandeep

Area C and the future of the Palestinian economy (English)

Restrictions on economic activity in area C of the West Bank have been particularly detrimental to the Palestinian economy. Area C constitutes about 61 percent of the West Bank territory. ... See More +

Publication 89370 JUL 02, 2014

Niksic, Orhan; Eddin, Nur Nasser; Cali Massimiliano

Climate change and migration : evidence from the Middle East and North Africa (English)

Climate change is a major source of concern in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, and migration is often understood as one of several strategies used by households to respond to changes in climate and environmental conditions, including extreme weather events. ... See More +

Publication 89371 JUL 02, 2014

Wodon, Quentin; Liverani, Andrea; Joseph, George; Bougnoux, Nathalie

Demand and supply of skills in Ghana : how can training programs improve employment and productivity? (English)

Ghana has a youthful population of 24 million and has shown impressive gains in economic growth and in poverty reduction over the last two decades. ... See More +

Publication 89064 JUN 25, 2014

Darvas, Peter; Palmer, Robert

Suspending suspicious transactions (English)

According to World Bank and Egmont Group data, the financial intelligence units (FIUs) in at least 79 jurisdictions are authorized to postpone suspicious transactions related to money laundering, associated predicate offenses, terrorist financing, and or other criminal offenses. ... See More +

Publication 89063 JUN 19, 2014

Stroligo, Klaudijo; Intscher, Horst; Davis-Crockwell, Susan

Biochar systems for smallholders in developing countries : leveraging current knowledge and exploring future potential for climate-smart agriculture (English)

Biochar is the carbon-rich organic matter that remains after heating biomass under the minimization of oxygen during a process called pyrolysis. ... See More +

Publication 88888 JUN 12, 2014

Lehmann, Johannes; Roberts, Kelli; Scholz, Sebastian M.; Sembres, Thomas; Whitman, Thea; Wilson, Kelpie

Building integrated markets within the East African Community : EAC opportunities in Public-Private Partnership (PPP) approaches to the region's infrastructure needs (English)

There are significant economic gains to be realized if the East Africa sub region improves the overall integration of its markets. But infrastructure development that links markets across countries faces particular challenges, political, institutional, and economic. ... See More +

Publication 88484 JUN 01, 2014

Mousley, Peter; Harris, Clive; Rigby-Delmon, Victoria

Resource financed infrastructure : a discussion on a new form of infrastructure financing (English)

This report, consisting of a study prepared by global project finance specialists Hunton and Williams LLP and comments from six internationally reputed economists and policy makers, provides an analytical discussion of resource financed infrastructure (RFI) contracting from a project finance perspective. ... See More +

Publication 88485 MAY 29, 2014

Halland, Havard; Beardsworth, John; Land, Bryan; Schmidt, James

Working toward better pay : earning dynamics in Ghana and Tanzania (English)

Improving access to productive employment is a key policy challenge, especially in low-income countries (LICs), where the only asset in abundance is labor. ... See More +

Publication 88483 MAY 29, 2014

Falco, Paolo; Kerr, Andrew; Paci, Pierella; Rijkers, Bob

Where have all the poor gone? : Cambodia poverty assessment 2013 (English)

Over the seven years from 2004 through 2011, Cambodian economic growth was tremendous, ranking amid the best in the world. Moreover, household consumption increased by nearly 40 percent. ... See More +

Poverty Assessment ACS4545 MAY 26, 2014

Sobrado, Carlos; Neak, Samsen; Ly, Sodeth; Aldaz-Carroll, Enrique; Gamberoni, Elisa; Arias-Vazquez, Francisco; Fukao, Tsuyoshi; Beng, Simeth; Johnston, Timothy; Joaquin, Miguel San; Bruni, Lucilla; de Groot, Richard Khmer

Reducing the vulnerability of Azerbaijan's agricultural systems to climate change : impact assessment and adaptation options (English)

In countries such as Azerbaijan, the risks of climate change for the agricultural sector are a particularly immediate and important problem because the majority of the rural population depends either directly or indirectly on agriculture for their livelihoods. ... See More +

Publication 87947 MAY 15, 2014

Ahouissoussi, Nicolas; Neumann, James E.; Srivastava, Jitendra P.; Okan, Cuneyt; Boehlert, Brent B.; Strzepek, Kenneth M.

Reducing the vulnerability of Georgia's agricultural systems to climate change : impact assessment and adaptation options (English)

In countries such as Georgia, the risks of climate change for the agricultural sector are a particularly immediate and important problem because the majority of the rural population depends either directly or indirectly on agriculture for their livelihoods. ... See More +

Publication 87948 MAY 02, 2014

Ahouissoussi, Nicolas; Neumann, James E.; Srivastava, Jitendra P.; Okan, Cuneyt; Droogers, Peter

Reducing the vulnerability of Armenia's agricultural systems to climate change : impact assessment and adaption options (English)

Within any economy, agriculture is the sector that is most sensitive to climate change. In Armenia, however, the risks are even more pronounced because the majority of the rural population depends on agriculture for their livelihoods. ... See More +

Publication 87811 APR 29, 2014

Ahouissoussi, Nicolas; Neumann, James E.; Srivastava, Jitendra P.; Boehlert, Brent; Sharrow, Steven

Macroprudential policy framework : a practice guide (English)

This practice guide is primarily intended as a reference and guidance for emerging market economies in their migration to a formal macroprudential policy framework. ... See More +

Publication 87810 APR 29, 2014

Krishnamurti, Damodaran; Lee, Yejin Carol

Information and communications in the chinese countryside : a study of three provinces (English)

Improving access to information and communications technology (ICT) and related services in the countryside, or rural informatization, is a long-standing Chinese policy objective. ... See More +

Publication 87600 APR 22, 2014

Minges, Michael; Kimura, Kaoru; Beschorner, Natasha; Davies, Robert; Zhang, Guangqin

Community-based conditional cash transfers in Tanzania : results from a randomized trial (English)

Given the success of conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs elsewhere in the world, in 2010 the Government of Tanzania - via the Tanzania Social Action Fund (TASAF) rolled out a CCT program in three districts. ... See More +

Publication 86023 MAR 04, 2014

Evans, David K.; Hausladen, Stephanie; Kosec, Katrina; Reese, Natasha

The role of information and communication technologies in postconflict reconstruction (English)

This report concerns the relationship between information and communication technologies (ICTs) and post conflict reconstruction, especially with ways in which ICTs can be used by governments and donors to support the transition from violence to stability. ... See More +

Publication 84355 FEB 03, 2014

Kelly, Timothy John Charles; Souter, David

Inside inequality in the Arab Republic of Egypt : facts and perceptions across people, time, and space (English)

Press coverage of the Egyptian revolution, both local and international, made frequent use of the word "inequality" to describe one of the factors that generated discontent. ... See More +

Publication 86473 JAN 01, 2014

Verme, Paolo; Milanovic, Branko; Al-Shawarby, Sherine; El Tawila, Sahar; Gadallah, May; El-Majeed, Enas Ali A.

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Improving basic services for the bottom forty percent : lessons from Ethiopia (English)
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SEP 02, 2014 90430 Publication
Republic of Iraq - Public expenditure review : toward more efficient spending for better service delivery (English)
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AUG 06, 2014 89916 Publication
Economics of South African townships : special focus on Diepsloot (English)
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AUG 04, 2014 89917 Publication
Area C and the future of the Palestinian economy (English)
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JUL 02, 2014 89370 Publication
Climate change and migration : evidence from the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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JUL 02, 2014 89371 Publication
Demand and supply of skills in Ghana : how can training programs improve employment and productivity? (English)
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JUN 25, 2014 89064 Publication
Suspending suspicious transactions (English)
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JUN 19, 2014 89063 Publication
Biochar systems for smallholders in developing countries : leveraging current knowledge and exploring future potential for climate-smart agriculture (English)
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JUN 12, 2014 88888 Publication
Building integrated markets within the East African Community : EAC opportunities in Public-Private Partnership (PPP) approaches to the region's infrastructure needs (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 88484 Publication
Resource financed infrastructure : a discussion on a new form of infrastructure financing (English)
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MAY 29, 2014 88485 Publication
Working toward better pay : earning dynamics in Ghana and Tanzania (English)
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MAY 29, 2014 88483 Publication
Where have all the poor gone? : Cambodia poverty assessment 2013 (English)
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MAY 26, 2014 ACS4545 Poverty Assessment Khmer
Reducing the vulnerability of Azerbaijan's agricultural systems to climate change : impact assessment and adaptation options (English)
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MAY 15, 2014 87947 Publication
Reducing the vulnerability of Georgia's agricultural systems to climate change : impact assessment and adaptation options (English)
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MAY 02, 2014 87948 Publication
Reducing the vulnerability of Armenia's agricultural systems to climate change : impact assessment and adaption options (English)
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APR 29, 2014 87811 Publication
Macroprudential policy framework : a practice guide (English)
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APR 29, 2014 87810 Publication
Information and communications in the chinese countryside : a study of three provinces (English)
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APR 22, 2014 87600 Publication
Community-based conditional cash transfers in Tanzania : results from a randomized trial (English)
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MAR 04, 2014 86023 Publication
The role of information and communication technologies in postconflict reconstruction (English)
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FEB 03, 2014 84355 Publication
Inside inequality in the Arab Republic of Egypt : facts and perceptions across people, time, and space (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 86473 Publication