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Somaliland’s private sector at a crossroads : political economy and policy choices for prosperity and job creation (English)

The Somaliland economy is driven by the private sector. Unlike most other economies in the world, the government footprint is limited, amounting to under 10 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP). ... See More +

Publication 103238 JAN 01, 2016

Mousley,Peter J.; Ndiaye,Jade Elena Garza; Wimpey,Joshua Seth; Amin, Mohammad; Votava,Cari; Nicoli, Marco; Eigen-Zucchi,Christian

Sub-Saharan African science, technology, engineering, and mathematics research : decade of development (English)

In March 2014, several African governments’ ministers agreed on a Joint Call for Action in Kigali to adopt a strategy that uses strategic investments in science and technology to accelerate Africa toward a developed knowledge-based society within one generation. ... See More +

Publication 101305 NOV 19, 2015

Blom,Andreas; Lan, George; Adil,Mariam Nusrat

Assessing advances and challenges in technical education in Brazil (English)

The report is organized as follows. Chapter one presents an overview of the general education system in Brazil and contextualizes Vocational and Technical Education and Training (VET) within the broader system of education in Brazil. ... See More +

Publication 100059 OCT 07, 2015

Almeida,Rita Kullberg; Amaral,Nicole Lucilia; De Felicio,Fabiana

School infrastructure in Paraguay : needs, investments, and costs (English)

The study consists of four chapters apart from this introduction. Chapter two provides a basic diagnostic of the state of infrastructure in Paraguay’s public primary and secondary schools. ... See More +

Publication 100062 OCT 07, 2015

Wodon,Quentin T.

Learning in the face of adversity : the UNRWA education program for Palestine refugees (English)

Palestine refugees are achieving higher-than-average learning outcomes in spite of the adverse circumstances they live under. Their education system - the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestine refugees in the near east operates one of the largest nongovernmental school systems in the Middle East. ... See More +

Publication 100532 OCT 01, 2015

Abdul-Hamid,Husein; Patrinos,Harry Anthony; Reyes,Joel E.; Kelcey,Jo Alix; Varela,Andrea Diaz

The economics of health professional education and careers : insights from a literature review (English)

The health sector is shaped by its professionals. The processes by which they are selected for training, trained, and then deployed are therefore critical for the functioning of any health system. ... See More +

Publication 99535 SEP 16, 2015

Mcpake,Barbara; Squires,Allison Patricia; Mahat,Agya; Araujo,Edson Correia

Belarus heat tariff reform and social impact mitigation (English)

The government of Belarus (GoB) plans to increase district heating (DH) tariffs to cost-recovery levels and gradually phase out subsidies, replacing them with social assistance programs. ... See More +

Publication 99456 SEP 01, 2015

Zhang,Fan; Hankinson,Denzel J.

Bangladesh national nutrition services - assessment of implementation status (English)

This report presents the findings of an operations research study conducted to assess the implementation of the Government of Bangladesh's National Nutrition Services Program (NNS) and to identify the achievements, determine the bottlenecks that adversely impact these achievements, and highlight potential solutions to ensure smooth delivery of the program. ... See More +

Publication 98839 AUG 12, 2015

Saha, Kuntal K.; Billah, Masum; Menon,Purnima; Arifeen, Shams El; Mbuya,Nkosinathi Vusizihlobo

Early childhood education and development in Indonesia : an assessment of policies using SABER (English)

Investing in children in their early years represents a unique window of opportunity to improve individual, community, and societal outcomes. For poverty reduction and shared prosperity, investments in early childhood development (ECD) or early childhood education and development (ECED), are among the best investments that countries can make. ... See More +

Publication 98961 AUG 06, 2015

Denboba,Amina Debissa; Hasan,Amer; Wodon,Quentin T.; Adams,Lindsay Sarah; Hadiyati,Titie; Hartono,Djoko; Kim,Janice Heejin; Roesli,Rosfita; Putri,Mayla Safuro Lestari; Sayre,Rebecca Kraft

Labor market dynamics in Libya : reintegration for recovery (English)

Since the 2011 uprising that toppled the former regime, Libya has been mired in deep political strife. An economy in which agriculture once flourished was converted wholesale to an oil-based rentier state of the most extreme kind. ... See More +

Publication 97478 JUN 03, 2015

Elgazzar,Hebatalla; Lahga, Abdel Rahmen; Quota,Manal Bakur N; Rother,Friederike Uta; Hargreaves, Laurence Arabic

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

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 28, 2015

Beardsworth, John; Halland,Havard; Land,Bryan Christopher; Schmidt,James English, French, Chinese

The path to universal health coverage in Bangladesh : bridging the gap of human resources for health (English)

Bangladesh is committed to achieving universal health coverage (UHC) by 2032; to this end, the government of Bangladesh is exploring policy options to increase fiscal space for health and expand coverage while improving service quality and availability. ... See More +

Publication 96623 MAY 22, 2015

El-Saharty,Sameh; Sparkes,Susan Powers; Barroy,Helene; Ahsan,Karar Zunaid; Ahmed,Syed Masud

Resource financed infrastructure : a discussion on a new form of infrastructure financing : Infrastructures financées par des ressources naturelles : examen d'un nouveau mode de financement des infrastructures (French)

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 APR 09, 2015

Beardsworth, John; Halland,Havard; Land,Bryan Christopher; Schmidt,James English, Portuguese, Chinese

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

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 MAR 30, 2015

Beardsworth, John; Halland,Havard; Land,Bryan Christopher; Schmidt,James English, Portuguese, French

The extractive industries sector : essentials for economists, public finance professionals, and policy makers (English)

The extractive industries (EI) sector occupies an outsize space in the economies of many developing countries. Economists, public finance professionals, and policy makers working in such countries are frequently confronted with issues that require an in-depth understanding of the sector. ... See More +

Publication 98960 JAN 01, 2015

Halland,Havard; Lokanc,Martin; Nair,Arvind; Kannan,Sridar Padmanabhan

Water, sanitation, hygiene, and nutrition in Bangladesh : can building toilets affect children's growth? (English)

Chapter one (introduction) provides the background, rationale, and objectives of this work. Chapter two assesses the status of under-nutrition in Bangladesh, provides a brief history of policies and programs to address under-nutrition in the country, and lays out the case for a better-coordinated multi-sectoral response to under-nutrition. ... See More +

Publication 100531 JAN 01, 2015

Mahmud,Iffat; Mbuya,Nkosinathi Vusizihlobo

Building landmarks, smoothing out markets : an enhanced competition framework in Romania (English)

Romania made significant progress in opening its markets to competition and integrating its economy with the European Union (EU)’s internal market. ... See More +

Publication 101554 JAN 01, 2015

Aprahamian,Arabela Sena; Pop,Georgiana; Guanlao,Luisita I.; Miralles Murciego,Graciela; Popescu,Denisa; Reichenbach,Steven; Stanescu,Alexandru Cristian; Myers,Ronald E.; Banha Coelho,Goncalo Miguel; Chaparro Yedro,Cesar; Moldoveanu,George Alexandru

Labor market dynamics in Libya : reintegration for recovery (Arabic)

Since the 2011 uprising that toppled the former regime, Libya has been mired in deep political strife. An economy in which agriculture once flourished was converted wholesale to an oil-based rentier state of the most extreme kind. ... See More +

Publication 97478 JAN 01, 2015

Elgazzar,Hebatalla; Lahga, Abdel Rahmen; Quota,Manal Bakur N; Rother,Friederike Uta; Hargreaves, Laurence English

Practical guidance for defining a smart grid modernization strategy : the case of distribution (English)

This report provides some practical guidance on how utilities can define their own smart grid vision, identify priorities, and structure investment plans. ... See More +

Publication 93438 DEC 01, 2014

Madrigal, Marcelino; Uluski, Robert

New voices in investment : a survey of investors from emerging countries (English)

One out of every three dollars invested abroad in 2012 was originated in multinationals from developing countries. This study sheds light on the characteristics, motivations, strategies, and needs of emerging market investors. ... See More +

Publication 92869 NOV 14, 2014

Gomez-Mera, Laura; Kenyon, Thomas; Margalit, Yotam; Reis, Jose Guilherme; Varela, Gonzalo

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Somaliland’s private sector at a crossroads : political economy and policy choices for prosperity and job creation (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103238 Publication
Sub-Saharan African science, technology, engineering, and mathematics research : decade of development (English)
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NOV 19, 2015 101305 Publication
Assessing advances and challenges in technical education in Brazil (English)
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OCT 07, 2015 100059 Publication
School infrastructure in Paraguay : needs, investments, and costs (English)
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OCT 07, 2015 100062 Publication
Learning in the face of adversity : the UNRWA education program for Palestine refugees (English)
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OCT 01, 2015 100532 Publication
The economics of health professional education and careers : insights from a literature review (English)
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SEP 16, 2015 99535 Publication
Belarus heat tariff reform and social impact mitigation (English)
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SEP 01, 2015 99456 Publication
Bangladesh national nutrition services - assessment of implementation status (English)
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AUG 12, 2015 98839 Publication
Early childhood education and development in Indonesia : an assessment of policies using SABER (English)
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AUG 06, 2015 98961 Publication
Labor market dynamics in Libya : reintegration for recovery (English)
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JUN 03, 2015 97478 Publication Arabic
Resource financed infrastructure : a discussion on a new form of infrastructure financing (Portuguese)
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MAY 28, 2015 88485 Publication English, French, Chinese
The path to universal health coverage in Bangladesh : bridging the gap of human resources for health (English)
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MAY 22, 2015 96623 Publication
Resource financed infrastructure : a discussion on a new form of infrastructure financing : Infrastructures financées par des ressources naturelles : examen d'un nouveau mode de financement des infrastructures (French)
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APR 09, 2015 88485 Publication English, Portuguese, Chinese
Resource financed infrastructure : a discussion on a new form of infrastructure financing (Chinese)
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MAR 30, 2015 88485 Publication English, Portuguese, French
The extractive industries sector : essentials for economists, public finance professionals, and policy makers (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 98960 Publication
Water, sanitation, hygiene, and nutrition in Bangladesh : can building toilets affect children's growth? (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 100531 Publication
Building landmarks, smoothing out markets : an enhanced competition framework in Romania (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 101554 Publication
Labor market dynamics in Libya : reintegration for recovery (Arabic)
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JAN 01, 2015 97478 Publication English
Practical guidance for defining a smart grid modernization strategy : the case of distribution (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 93438 Publication
New voices in investment : a survey of investors from emerging countries (English)
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NOV 14, 2014 92869 Publication