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Benchmarking and self-assessment for parliaments (English)

This book presents a tour d’horizon of the current state of parliamentary indicators and benchmarks. Though not trying to be prescriptive, there are already sufficient approaches to benchmarking, this book presents a comprehensive overview of the various approaches now in use around the world by both international organizations and parliaments. ... See More +

Publication 104283 APR 11, 2016

O'Brien,Mitchell; Stapenhurst, Rick; Von Trapp,Lisa Disclosed

Understanding the income and efficiency gap in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

The countries of the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region like other emerging economies, have benefited from a decade of remarkable growth and some income per capita convergence toward the United States and other high-income countries. ... See More +

Publication 104285 APR 08, 2016

Araujo,Jorge A. De Thompson R.; Vostroknutova,Ekaterina; Wacker,Konstantin M.; Clavijo Munoz,Mateo Disclosed

Independent power projects in Sub-Saharan Africa : lessons from five key countries (English)

The track record of Sub-Saharan Africa’s power sector is dismal. Two out of three households in Sub-Saharan Africa, close to 600 million people, have no electricity connection. ... See More +

Publication 104779 APR 01, 2016

Eberhard,Anton Adriaan; Gratwick,Katharine; Morella,Elvira; Antmann,Pedro Disclosed

Deforestation trends in the Congo Basin : reconciling economic growth and forest protection (Vol. 2) (English)

The Congo Basin represents 70 percent of the African continent's forest cover and constitutes a large portion of Africa's biodiversity. The objective of the two-year exercise was to analyze and get a better grasp of the deforestation dynamics in the Basin. ... See More +

Publication 75727 FEB 24, 2016

Doetinchem,Nina; Hourticq,Joel; Megevand,Carole; Mosnier, Aline; Sanders, Klas; Streck,Charlotte Disclosed

How Shanghai does it : insights and lessons from the highest-ranking education system in the world (English)

This report, how Shanghai does it: insights and lessons from the highest-ranking education system in the world, presents an in-depth examination of how students in Shanghai achieved the highest scores in the areas of reading, science, and mathematics on a respected global assessment of 15-year-olds’ educational abilities. ... See More +

Publication 104594 JAN 01, 2016

Liang,Xiaoyan; Kidwai,Huma; Zhang,Minxuan Disclosed

Being fair, faring better : promoting equality of opportunity for marginalized Roma (English)

Many Roma are among the poorest and most vulnerable Europeans, facing poverty, exclusion, and discrimination. In European Union member countries in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) with substantial Roma populations, inequalities between Roma and non-Roma start early and are striking. ... See More +

Publication 102804 JAN 01, 2016

Gatti,Roberta V.; Karacsony,Sandor I.; Anan,Kosuke; Ferre,Celine; De Paz Nieves,Carmen Disclosed

Teacher performance in Bihar, India : implications for education (English)

The overarching objective of the World Bank Group’s support to India and its low-income states is to support poverty reduction and shared prosperity. ... See More +

Publication 102726 JAN 01, 2016

Sinha,Shabnam; Banerji,Rukmini; Wadhwa, Wilima Disclosed

The Bhutan electric vehicle initiative : scenarios, implications, and economic impact (English)

This report summarizes the results of a technical analysis of the Bhutan electric vehicle (EVs) initiative. The analysis, assuming three scenarios for the uptake of EVs in the country, introduces international experiences and lessons learned in EV programs and looks at required investments - for example, for EV charging facilities - as well as expected economic impacts and policy outcomes. ... See More +

Publication 104339 JAN 01, 2016

Zhu,Da; Patella,Dominic Pasquale; Steinmetz,Roland Olivier; Peamsilpakulchorn,Pajnapa Disclosed

Exploring a low-carbon development path for Vietnam (English)

Low-cost energy and other natural resources have played a key role in driving the Vietnamese economy over the past decades. Under the low-carbon development (LCD) scenario, Vietnam can achieve its Vietnam green growth strategy (VGGS) targets. ... See More +

Publication 102363 JAN 01, 2016

Audinet,Pierre; Singh,Bipulendu Narayan; Kexel,Duane T.; Suphachalasai,Suphachol; Makumbe,Pedzisayi; Mayer,Kristin Disclosed

Where have all the textbooks gone? : toward sustainable provision of teaching and learning materials in Sub-Saharan Africa : Où sont passés tous les manuels scolaires ? : vers une fourniture durable de supports didactiques et pédagogiques en Afrique Subsaharienne (French)

This World Bank report is a rich compilation of information on teaching learning materials (TLM) in Africa based on the extensive and multi-faceted experience of the author's work in the education sector in Africa. ... See More +

Publication 97932 OCT 28, 2015

Read, Tony English Disclosed

Universal health coverage for inclusive and sustainable development : a synthesis of 11 country case studies : Cobertura universal de salud para el desarrollo inclusivo y sostenible : una síntesis de 11 estudios de caso de país (Spanish)

The goals of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) are to ensure that all people can access quality health services, to safeguard all people from public health risks, and to protect all people from impoverishment due to illness, whether from out-of-pocket payments for health care or loss of income when a household member falls sick. ... See More +

Publication 88862 OCT 28, 2015

Maeda,Akiko; Cashin,Cheryl; Harris, Joseph; Ikegami,Naoki; Reich,Michael Robin English, Japanese, French Disclosed

Urban flooding of Greater Dhaka in a changing climate : building local resilience to disaster risk (English)

Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh and one of the world’s rapidly growing megacities, is an urban hotspot for climate risks. Preparing for the unfolding impacts of climate-related changes – socio demographic, environmental, economic, and political - is a daunting task. ... See More +

Publication 100228 OCT 26, 2015

Dasgupta,Susmita; Zaman,Asif; Roy,Subhendu; Huq,Mainul; Jahan,Sarwar; Nishat,Ainun Disclosed

Toward new sources of competitiveness in Bangladesh : key findings of the diagnostic trade integration study (English)

This diagnostic trade integration study (DTIS) analyzes the internal and external constraints to further integration with the world economy, keeping in view the end goals of job creation and poverty reduction, as well as enhancement of citizens’ welfare. ... See More +

Publication 100058 SEP 30, 2015

Kathuria,Sanjay; Malouche,Mariem Disclosed

State water agencies in Nigeria : a performance assessment (English)

This document provides the government of Nigeria with a structured and coherent quantitative snapshot of the state of national urban water sector. ... See More +

Publication 99457 SEP 08, 2015

Macheve,Berta Adelaide Da Silva; Danilenko,Alexander V.; Abdullah,Roohi; Bove,Abel Paul Basile; Moffitt,Larry Joe Disclosed

Sustaining employment and wage gains in Brazil : a skills and jobs agenda (English)

Improved labor market outcomes have been the main driver of reductions in poverty and inequality. Continued progress in employment and labor earnings will depend on achieving a first critical goal: raising labor productivity. ... See More +

Publication 99182 AUG 26, 2015

Silva,Joana C. G.; Almeida,Rita Kullberg; Strokova,Victoria Disclosed

Thirty years of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Argentina : an assessment of the national health response (English)

This study analyzes the national and inter-provincial burden of disease, the demographics of new HIV cases, the demand and supply-sides of service delivery, and conducts a cost-benefit analysis of the National HIV/AIDS Program over the last decade. ... See More +

Publication 97933 AUG 06, 2015

Lavadenz,Fernando; Pantanali,Carla; Zeballos Veraloza,Maria Eliana Disclosed

Sustainability and poverty alleviation : Confronting environmental threats in Sindh, Pakistan (English)

Sindh's environmental and climate change problems call for urgent responses. A number of feasible interventions could be carried out to address the categories of environmental degradation that have the highest impacts on Sindh's population. ... See More +

Publication 98133 JUL 15, 2015

Sanchez-Triana,Ernesto; Enriquez,Santiago; Larsen,Bjjorn; Webster,Peter; Afzal,Javaid Disclosed

Where have all the textbooks gone? : toward sustainable provision of teaching and learning materials in Sub-Saharan Africa : Where have all the textbooks gone? : Toward sustainable provision of teaching and learning materials in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

This World Bank report is a rich compilation of information on teaching learning materials (TLM) in Africa based on the extensive and multi-faceted experience of the author's work in the education sector in Africa. ... See More +

Publication 97932 JUL 08, 2015

Read, Tony French Disclosed

Toward universal health coverage and equity in Latin America and the Caribbean : evidence from selected countries (English)

Over the past three decades, many countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have recognized health as a human right. Since the early 2000s, 46 million more people in the countries studied are covered by health programs with explicit entitlements to care. ... See More +

Publication 97473 JUN 11, 2015

Dmytraczenko,Tania [editor]; Almeida; Gisele [editor] Disclosed

Smart specialization in Croatia : inputs from trade, innovation, and productivity analysis (English)

The report examines recent trends in Croatia's in trade, productivity, innovation performance and policy governance framework, to help identify priorities for the development of the country's Smart Specialization Strategy, which is an ex-ante conditionality for access to the EU's Structural and Investment Funds over the 2014-20 programming period. ... See More +

Publication 97477 JUN 10, 2015

Aprahamian,Arabela Sena [editor]; Correa,Paulo Guilherme [editor] Disclosed

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Benchmarking and self-assessment for parliaments (English)
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APR 11, 2016 104283 Publication
Understanding the income and efficiency gap in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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APR 08, 2016 104285 Publication
Independent power projects in Sub-Saharan Africa : lessons from five key countries (English)
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APR 01, 2016 104779 Publication
Deforestation trends in the Congo Basin : reconciling economic growth and forest protection (Vol. 2) (English)
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FEB 24, 2016 75727 Publication
How Shanghai does it : insights and lessons from the highest-ranking education system in the world (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 104594 Publication
Being fair, faring better : promoting equality of opportunity for marginalized Roma (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 102804 Publication
Teacher performance in Bihar, India : implications for education (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 102726 Publication
The Bhutan electric vehicle initiative : scenarios, implications, and economic impact (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 104339 Publication
Exploring a low-carbon development path for Vietnam (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 102363 Publication
Where have all the textbooks gone? : toward sustainable provision of teaching and learning materials in Sub-Saharan Africa : Où sont passés tous les manuels scolaires ? : vers une fourniture durable de supports didactiques et pédagogiques en Afrique Subsaharienne (French)
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OCT 28, 2015 97932 Publication English
Universal health coverage for inclusive and sustainable development : a synthesis of 11 country case studies : Cobertura universal de salud para el desarrollo inclusivo y sostenible : una síntesis de 11 estudios de caso de país (Spanish)
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OCT 28, 2015 88862 Publication English, Japanese, French
Urban flooding of Greater Dhaka in a changing climate : building local resilience to disaster risk (English)
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OCT 26, 2015 100228 Publication
Toward new sources of competitiveness in Bangladesh : key findings of the diagnostic trade integration study (English)
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SEP 30, 2015 100058 Publication
State water agencies in Nigeria : a performance assessment (English)
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SEP 08, 2015 99457 Publication
Sustaining employment and wage gains in Brazil : a skills and jobs agenda (English)
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AUG 26, 2015 99182 Publication
Thirty years of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Argentina : an assessment of the national health response (English)
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AUG 06, 2015 97933 Publication
Sustainability and poverty alleviation : Confronting environmental threats in Sindh, Pakistan (English)
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JUL 15, 2015 98133 Publication
Where have all the textbooks gone? : toward sustainable provision of teaching and learning materials in Sub-Saharan Africa : Where have all the textbooks gone? : Toward sustainable provision of teaching and learning materials in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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JUL 08, 2015 97932 Publication French
Toward universal health coverage and equity in Latin America and the Caribbean : evidence from selected countries (English)
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JUN 11, 2015 97473 Publication
Smart specialization in Croatia : inputs from trade, innovation, and productivity analysis (English)
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JUN 10, 2015 97477 Publication