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Out-of-school youth in Sub-Saharan Africa : a policy perspective (English)

The economic and social prospects are daunting for the 89 million out-of-school youth who comprise nearly half of all youth in Sub-Saharan Africa. ... See More +

Publication 94741 FEB 27, 2015

Inoue, Keiko; di Gropello, Emanuela; Taylor, Yesim Sayin; Gresham, James

Le potentiel transformateur de l'industrie minière : une opportunité pour l'électrification de l'Afrique subsaharienne (French)

Africa needs power, power to enhance the welfare of its people and expand its economies. But Sub-Saharan Africa's power sector has the lowest generation capacity in the world. ... See More +

Publication 94317 FEB 05, 2015

Banerjee, Sudeshna Ghosh; Romo, Zayra; McMahon, Gary; Toledano, Perrine; Robinson, Peter; Arroyo, Inés Pérez

HIV epidemics in the European region : vulnerability and response (English)

This report aims to describe the dynamics of HIV epidemics among vulnerable and key populations at high risk in the European region, focusing specifically on people who inject drugs (PWID), sex workers (SWs) and men who have sex with men (MSM). ... See More +

Publication 93948 JAN 28, 2015

Platt, Lucy; Jolley, Emma; Hope, Vivian; Latypov, Alisher; Hickson, Ford; Reynolds, Lucy; Rhodes, Tim

Expanding opportunities for the next generation : early childhood development in the Middle East and North Africa (English)

Early childhood is the most important stage of human development. In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), there is little research and inadequate investment in this crucial stage of life. ... See More +

Publication 93713 JAN 07, 2015

El-Kogali, Safaa; Krafft, Caroline

The small entrepreneur in fragile and conflict-affected situations : Main report (English)

This report is part of a broader effort by the World Bank Group to understand the motives and challenges of small entrepreneurs in fragile and conflict-affected situations (FCS). ... See More +

Publication 89856 DEC 31, 2014

Speakman, John; Rysova, Annoula

Trading away from conflict : using trade to increase resilience in fragile states (English)

While economic growth in developing countries over the last ten years has lifted more people out of poverty than in any previous time, more than one billion people still live in countries affected by violent conflict. ... See More +

Publication 93123 DEC 08, 2014

Cali, Massimiliano

Educating the next generation : improving teacher quality in Cambodia (English)

This book diagnoses Cambodian teaching quality and presents policy options for reform. Through classroom observation, assessments of mathematics and pedagogical content knowledge, and surveys of teachers and school directors, it sheds light on content and instruction, interactions with school directors, instructional support systems, and the implementation of teacher standards. ... See More +

Publication 93439 DEC 01, 2014

Tandon, Prateek; Fukao, Tsuyoshi

Puzzles of Economic Growth (English)

Looking at the economic growth of seemingly similar countries one can find striking differences. Why has Australia gotten so much ahead of New Zealand, in spite of the latter being held up as a paragon of free market reform? ... See More +

Publication 92864 NOV 24, 2014

Balcerowicz, Leszek [editor]; Rzonca, Andrzej [editor]

Too global to fail : the World Bank at the intersection of national and global public policy in 2025 (English)

This report is about global public goods (GPGs), particularly those related to the environment, in the context of the global development process. ... See More +

Publication 92873 NOV 13, 2014

Evans, J. Warren [editor]; Davies, Robin [editor]

Beyond contributory pensions : fourteen experiences with coverage expansion in Latin America (English)

Latin America's population is aging, and many among the growing elderly population are not protected by traditional pension schemes. In response, policy makers have been reevaluating their income protection systems so that between 2000 and 2013, the majority of Latin American countries reformed their social pension schemes to provide near-universal coverage for the elderly. ... See More +

Publication 92872 NOV 13, 2014

Rofman, Rafael [editor]; Apella, Ignacio [editor]; Vezza, Evelyn [editor]

Labor policy to promote good jobs in Tunisia : revisiting labor regulation, social security, and active labor market programs (English)

Tunisians are striving for the opportunity to realize their potential and aspirations in a country that is rich in both human and physical capital, but whose recent economic growth has failed to create enough opportunities in the form of good and productive jobs. ... See More +

Publication 92871 NOV 12, 2014

Angel-Urdinola, Diego F. [editor]; Nucifora, Antonio [editor]; Robalino, David [editor]

Toward integrated water resources management in Armenia (English)

The Republic of Armenia is facing a number of emerging challenges in the water sector. Though overall water resource availability in the country is good, the country's ability to monitor groundwater and surface water is deteriorating, enforcement under the existing water permit system is weak, conflicts loom over water use in the agriculturally important Ararat valley, and climate change continues to exert pressure. ... See More +

Publication 91641 NOV 04, 2014

Yu, Winston; Cestti, Rita A.; Lee, Ju Young

The design and sustainability of renewable energy incentives : an economic analysis (English)

Rapid urbanization and economic growth, new demographic trends, and climate change are key challenges that developing countries must face as they strive to meet growing energy demand. ... See More +

Publication 92224 OCT 27, 2014

Meier, Peter; Vagliasindi, Maria; Imran, Mudassar; Eberhard, Anton; Siyambalapitiya, Tilak

The power of the mine : a transformative opportunity for Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

Africa is blessed with energy resources yet they go largely untapped. As a result, only one in three Africans has access to energy, which stymies economic growth on the continent and seriously limits human potential and well-being. ... See More +

Publication 92221 OCT 24, 2014

Banerjee, Sudeshna Ghosh; Romo, Zayra; McMahon, Gary; Toledano, Perrine; Robinson, Peter; Arroyo, Ines Perez

Surge in solar-powered homes : experience in off-grid rural Bangladesh (English)

Bangladesh has made remarkable progress in raising living standards and reducing poverty, particularly in previously lagging regions. Rapid solar home system (SHS) expansion in Bangladesh to some 3 million rural households by early 2014 has drawn the attention of donors and governments of other countries. ... See More +

Publication 91349 OCT 08, 2014

Khandker, Shahidur R.; Samad, Hussain A.; Sadeque, Zubair K. M.; Asaduzzaman, Mohammed; Yunus, Mohammad; Haque, A. K. Enamul

Private participation in the Indian power sector : lessons from two decades of experience (English)

This book reviews the major developments in and the lessons learned from the 21-year (1991-2012) experience with private sector participation (PSP) in the power sector in India. ... See More +

Publication 91159 OCT 02, 2014

Mukherjee, Mohua

The power of public investment management : transforming resources into assets for growth (English)

This publication consists of seven chapters: building a system for public investment management; a unified framework for public investment management; country experiences of public investment management; approaches to better project appraisal; public investment management under uncertainty; procurement and public investment management; and public investment management for public-private partnerships. ... See More +

Publication 91158 SEP 30, 2014

Rajaram, Anand; Minh Le, Tuan; Kaiser, Kai; Kim, Jay-Hyung; Frank, Jonas

Governance of Indian State power utilities : an ongoing journey (English)

By the late 1990s, the technical and financial performance of the power sector in India had deteriorated to the point where the Government of India had to step in to bail out the state utilities, almost all of which were vertically integrated state electricity boards (SEBs). ... See More +

Publication 91157 SEP 25, 2014

Pargal, Sheoli; Mayer, Kristy

Striving for better jobs : the challenge of informality in the Middle East and North Africa (English)

Economic growth has been sustained for many years pre-crisis in the region, but this has not resulted in the creation of an adequate number of jobs and has succeeded, at best, in generating low-quality, informal jobs. ... See More +

Publication 90271 AUG 26, 2014

Gatti, Roberta; Angel-Urdinola, Diego F.; Silva, Joana; Bodor, Andras

Understanding changes in poverty (English)

Understanding Changes in Poverty brings together different methods to decompose the contributions to poverty reduction. A simple approach quantifies the contribution of changes in demographics, employment, earnings, public transfers, and remittances to poverty reduction. ... See More +

Publication 80248 AUG 12, 2014

Inchauste, Gabriela ; Pedro Azevedo, João ; Essama-Nssah, B. ; Olivieri, Sergio ; Van Nguyen, Trang ; Saavedra-Chanduvi, Jaime, Winkler, Hernan

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Out-of-school youth in Sub-Saharan Africa : a policy perspective (English)
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FEB 27, 2015 94741 Publication
Le potentiel transformateur de l'industrie minière : une opportunité pour l'électrification de l'Afrique subsaharienne (French)
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FEB 05, 2015 94317 Publication
HIV epidemics in the European region : vulnerability and response (English)
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JAN 28, 2015 93948 Publication
Expanding opportunities for the next generation : early childhood development in the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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JAN 07, 2015 93713 Publication
The small entrepreneur in fragile and conflict-affected situations : Main report (English)
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DEC 31, 2014 89856 Publication
Trading away from conflict : using trade to increase resilience in fragile states (English)
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DEC 08, 2014 93123 Publication
Educating the next generation : improving teacher quality in Cambodia (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 93439 Publication
Puzzles of Economic Growth (English)
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NOV 24, 2014 92864 Publication
Too global to fail : the World Bank at the intersection of national and global public policy in 2025 (English)
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NOV 13, 2014 92873 Publication
Beyond contributory pensions : fourteen experiences with coverage expansion in Latin America (English)
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NOV 13, 2014 92872 Publication
Labor policy to promote good jobs in Tunisia : revisiting labor regulation, social security, and active labor market programs (English)
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NOV 12, 2014 92871 Publication
Toward integrated water resources management in Armenia (English)
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NOV 04, 2014 91641 Publication
The design and sustainability of renewable energy incentives : an economic analysis (English)
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OCT 27, 2014 92224 Publication
The power of the mine : a transformative opportunity for Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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OCT 24, 2014 92221 Publication
Surge in solar-powered homes : experience in off-grid rural Bangladesh (English)
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OCT 08, 2014 91349 Publication
Private participation in the Indian power sector : lessons from two decades of experience (English)
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OCT 02, 2014 91159 Publication
The power of public investment management : transforming resources into assets for growth (English)
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SEP 30, 2014 91158 Publication
Governance of Indian State power utilities : an ongoing journey (English)
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SEP 25, 2014 91157 Publication
Striving for better jobs : the challenge of informality in the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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AUG 26, 2014 90271 Publication
Understanding changes in poverty (English)
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AUG 12, 2014 80248 Publication