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

Sindhs 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 Sindhs population. ... See More +

Publication 98133 JUL 15, 2015

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

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 authors work in the education sector in Africa. ... See More +

Publication 97932 JUL 08, 2015

Read, Tony

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 JUL 08, 2015

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

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]

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

The report examines recent trends in Croatias in trade, productivity, innovation performance and policy governance framework, to help identify priorities for the development of the countrys Smart Specialization Strategy, which is an ex-ante conditionality for access to the EUs 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]

Costa Rica five years after CAFTA-DR : assessing early results (English)

For Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic-Central America-free trade agreement (CAFTA-DR) has been more than a trade agreement. Costa Rica has used trade liberalization and promotion of international trade as a core development strategy for decades. ... See More +

Publication 97251 JUN 05, 2015

Koehler-Geib,Fritzi [editor]; Sanchez,Susana M. [editor]

The health workforce in Latin America and the Caribbean : an analysis of Colombia, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Panama, Peru, and Uruguay (English)

This report provides a status update on the human resources for health (HRH) sub-system in six Latin American and Caribbean countries: Colombia, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Panama, Peru, and Uruguay. ... See More +

Publication 97475 JUN 04, 2015

Carpio,Carmen; Santiago Bench,Natalia

Preparing the next generation in Tanzania : challenges and opportunities in education (English)

Human capital refers to a broad range of knowledge, skills, and capabilities that are needed for life and work and that are typically build through quality education. ... See More +

Publication 97256 JUN 02, 2015

Joshi; Arun R. [editor]; Gaddis,Isis [editor]

Portraits of labor market exclusion (English)

Portraits of Labor Market Exclusion presents profiles or portraits of individuals who have limited labor-market attachment. It is widely accepted that those with limited attachment to the labor market are a highly heterogeneous group (including, for instance, recent job losers, long-term unemployed, school leavers with no labor-market experience, those close to retirement age, or people with caring responsibilities), and that understanding their circumstances and potential barriers is an essential prerequisite for designing and implementing a tailored and effective mix of policy support and incentives. ... See More +

Publication 97883 MAY 30, 2015

Sundaram,Ramya; Hoerning,Ulrich; De Andrade Falcao,Natasha; Millan,Natalia; Tokman,Carla; Zini,Michele Davide

Trade in Zimbabwe : changing incentives to enhance competitiveness (English)

In Zimbabwe trade has been a driver of economic growth, rising incomes, and progressive empowerment of Zimbabweans through rising standards of living and the promise of better jobs. ... See More +

Publication 96622 MAY 22, 2015

Newfarmer,Richard S.; Pierola Castro,Martha D.

Getting textbooks to every child in Sub-Saharan Africa : strategies for addressing the high cost and low availability problem (English)

This book offers policy options that can help reduce textbook costs and increase their supply. The book explores, in depth, the cost and financial barriers that restrict textbook availability in schools across much of the region, as well as policies successfully adapted in other countries. ... See More +

Publication 96468 MAY 13, 2015

Fredriksen,Birger J.; Brar,Sukhdeep; Trucano,Michael

Urbanization trends in Bolivia : opportunities and challenges : Tendencias urbanas en Bolivia : oportunidades y desafíos (Spanish)

This note is a summary of a report that considers urban areas as the complement to rural areas that will allow the Plurinational State of Bolivia to achieve the goals set forth in its Patriotic Agenda for the Bicentennial 2025. ... See More +

Brief 97834 MAY 01, 2015

Trohanis,Zoe Elena English

Urbanization trends in Bolivia : opportunities and challenges (English)

This note is a summary of a report that considers urban areas as the complement to rural areas that will allow the Plurinational State of Bolivia to achieve the goals set forth in its Patriotic Agenda for the Bicentennial 2025. ... See More +

Brief 97834 MAY 01, 2015

Trohanis,Zoe Elena Spanish

As time goes by in Argentina : economic opportunities and challenges of the demographic transition (English)

The process of demographic transition through which Argentina is passing is a window of both opportunities and challenges in economic and social terms. ... See More +

Publication 96046 APR 23, 2015

Gragnolati,Michele; Rofman,Rafael P.; Apella,Ignacio Raul; Troiano,Sara

Universal health coverage for inclusive and sustainable development : a synthesis of 11 country case studies : Une couverture sanitaire universelle pour un développement durable inclusive : une synthèse de 11 études de cas pays (French)

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 APR 09, 2015

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

Champions wanted : promoting exports in the Middle East and North Africa (English)

While other emerging regions were thriving, MENAs aggregate export performance over the past two decades has been consistently weak. Using detailed firm-level export data from Customs administrations, this report explains why. ... See More +

Publication 95681 APR 07, 2015

Freund,Caroline; Jaud,Melise

From the bottom up : how small power producers and mini-grids can deliver electrification and renewable energy in Africa : Quand la lumière vient den bas : comment les petits producteurs délectricité et les mini-réseaux peuvent promouvoir lélectrification rurale et les énergies renouvelables en Afrique (French)

Rural Africas low level of electrification is a topic of much discussion. One widely cited estimate is that only fourteen percent of rural households in Sub- Saharan Africa have access to electricity (2012). ... See More +

Publication 84042 MAR 20, 2015

Tenenbaum, Bernard; Greacen, Chris; Siyambalapitiya, Tilak; Knuckles, James English

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

Gresham,James; Inoue,Keiko; Taylor, Yesim Sayin; Di Gropello,Emanuela French

Out-of-school youth in Sub-Saharan Africa : a policy perspective : Les jeunes non scolarisés d’Afrique subsaharienne : une perspective politique (French)

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 20, 2015

Gresham,James; Inoue,Keiko; Taylor, Yesim Sayin; Di Gropello,Emanuela English

Le potentiel transformateur de lindustrie minière : une opportunité pour lélectrification de lAfrique subsaharienne (French)

Africa needs power, power to enhance the welfare of its people and expand its economies. But Sub-Saharan Africas 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

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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 (English)
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JUL 08, 2015 97932 Publication
Thirty years of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Argentina : an assessment of the national health response (English)
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JUL 08, 2015 97933 Publication
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
Costa Rica five years after CAFTA-DR : assessing early results (English)
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JUN 05, 2015 97251 Publication
The health workforce in Latin America and the Caribbean : an analysis of Colombia, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Panama, Peru, and Uruguay (English)
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JUN 04, 2015 97475 Publication
Preparing the next generation in Tanzania : challenges and opportunities in education (English)
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JUN 02, 2015 97256 Publication
Portraits of labor market exclusion (English)
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MAY 30, 2015 97883 Publication
Trade in Zimbabwe : changing incentives to enhance competitiveness (English)
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MAY 22, 2015 96622 Publication
Getting textbooks to every child in Sub-Saharan Africa : strategies for addressing the high cost and low availability problem (English)
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MAY 13, 2015 96468 Publication
Urbanization trends in Bolivia : opportunities and challenges : Tendencias urbanas en Bolivia : oportunidades y desafíos (Spanish)
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MAY 01, 2015 97834 Brief English
Urbanization trends in Bolivia : opportunities and challenges (English)
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MAY 01, 2015 97834 Brief Spanish
As time goes by in Argentina : economic opportunities and challenges of the demographic transition (English)
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APR 23, 2015 96046 Publication
Universal health coverage for inclusive and sustainable development : a synthesis of 11 country case studies : Une couverture sanitaire universelle pour un développement durable inclusive : une synthèse de 11 études de cas pays (French)
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APR 09, 2015 88862 Publication English, Japanese
Champions wanted : promoting exports in the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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APR 07, 2015 95681 Publication
From the bottom up : how small power producers and mini-grids can deliver electrification and renewable energy in Africa : Quand la lumière vient den bas : comment les petits producteurs délectricité et les mini-réseaux peuvent promouvoir lélectrification rurale et les énergies renouvelables en Afrique (French)
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MAR 20, 2015 84042 Publication English
Out-of-school youth in Sub-Saharan Africa : a policy perspective (English)
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FEB 27, 2015 94741 Publication French
Out-of-school youth in Sub-Saharan Africa : a policy perspective : Les jeunes non scolarisés d’Afrique subsaharienne : une perspective politique (French)
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FEB 20, 2015 94741 Publication English
Le potentiel transformateur de lindustrie minière : une opportunité pour lélectrification de lAfrique subsaharienne (French)
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FEB 05, 2015 94317 Publication