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Bringing Government into the 21st Century : The Korean Digital Governance Experience (English)

This volume a collaborative work between the World Bank’ Global Governance Practice and a team of researchers working with the Korean Development Institute is dedicated to the proposition that there is much that can be learned from a careful and nuanced assessment of Korea’s experience with e-governance. ... See More +

Publication 106581 JUL 05, 2016

Karippacheril, Tina George; Kim, Soonhee; Beschel Jr, Robert P.; Choi,Changyong Disclosed

Dynamics of rural growth in Bangladesh : sustaining poverty reduction (English)

The rural economy in Bangladesh has powerfully advanced economic growth and substantially reduced poverty, especially since 2000, but the remarkable transformation and unprecedented dynamism in rural Bangladesh remain an underexplored, underappreciated, and largely untold story. ... See More +

Publication 106579 JUN 29, 2016

Gautam,Madhur; Faruqee,Rashidur R. Disclosed

Public access to information for development : a guide to effective implementation of right to information laws (English)

With more than 100 right to information (RTI) laws also called freedom of information or access to information laws now in place globally, the groundwork has been laid to advance more transparent, accountable, and inclusive governance as a pathway to poverty reduction and economic development. ... See More +

Publication 106580 JUN 29, 2016

Lemieux,Victoria Louise; Trapnell, Stephanie E. Disclosed

Demographic change in Uruguay : economic opportunities and challenges (English)

The population of Uruguay is undergoing a slow but sustained aging process, driven by the demographic transition that started early in the twentieth century. ... See More +

Publication 106151 JUN 10, 2016

Disclosed

From oil to cities : Nigeria’s next transformation (English)

The Nigeria Urbanization Review serves the critical and timely purpose of understanding the challenges and opportunities of urbanization in Nigeria. ... See More +

Publication 106150 JUN 03, 2016

Disclosed

Economic boom or ecologic doom? : using spatial analysis to reconcile road development with forest conservation (English)

The natural endowment of the Democrat Republic of Congo, in the form of land, minerals, and forests, is unparalleled. The right mix of policies has the potential to unleash incentives that could transform the economy. ... See More +

Publication 105983 MAY 11, 2016

Barra,Alvaro Federico; Burnouf,Mathilde Marthe Julienne; Damania,Richard; Russ,Jason Daniel Disclosed

Understanding gender in Maldives : towards inclusive development (English)

Within the past decade Maldives moved from low- to middle-income status, introduced democracy, and was hailed as a Millennium Development Goal Plus country. ... See More +

Publication 105635 MAY 08, 2016

El-Horr,Janna; Rohini Prabha Pande Disclosed

Fostering skills in Cameroon : inclusive workforce development, competitiveness, and growth (English)

The overarching goal of this study is to facilitate Cameroon’s strategic objective of ensuring that the country has a well-educated human resources base to support its quest to emerge as a strong middle-income economy by 2035. ... See More +

Publication 105204 MAY 01, 2016

Sosale,Shobhana; Majgaard,Kirsten Disclosed

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

Stitches to riches? : apparel employment, trade, and economic development in South Asia (English)

South Asia must create good-quality jobs for a rapidly expanding young population and bring more women into the labor force. The apparel sector in South Asia is labor intensive, employs more women on average than other manufacturing sectors, and provides jobs that allow for the acquisition of skills. ... See More +

Publication 104271 MAR 23, 2016

Lopez-Acevedo , Gladys C.;Lopez-Acevedo,Gladys C.; Robertson , Raymond ;Robertson,Raymond 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

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 FEB 06, 2016

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

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

Workforce development in emerging economies : comparative perspectives on institutions, praxis, and policies (English)

Investing in skills has risen to the top of the policy agenda today in rich and poor countries alike. The World Bank supports its partner countries on this agenda in multiple ways: development finance, research and analysis, global knowledge exchange, and technical assistance. ... See More +

Publication 106458 JAN 01, 2016

Tan,Jee-Peng; Lee,Kiong Hock; Flynn,Ryan Peter; Roseth,Viviana Venegas; Joy Nam, Yoo-Jeung Disclosed

Promoting university-industry collaboration in Sri Lanka : status, case studies, and policy options (English)

Strong science, technology, and innovation links between universities and industry are of critical importance to Sri Lanka as it strives to become an upper-middle-income country. ... See More +

Publication 106582 JAN 01, 2016

Larsen,Kurt; Bandara, Deepthi C.; Esham, Mohamed; Unantenne, Ranmini 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

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Bringing Government into the 21st Century : The Korean Digital Governance Experience (English)
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JUL 05, 2016 106581 Publication
Dynamics of rural growth in Bangladesh : sustaining poverty reduction (English)
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JUN 29, 2016 106579 Publication
Public access to information for development : a guide to effective implementation of right to information laws (English)
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JUN 29, 2016 106580 Publication
Demographic change in Uruguay : economic opportunities and challenges (English)
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JUN 10, 2016 106151 Publication
From oil to cities : Nigeria’s next transformation (English)
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JUN 03, 2016 106150 Publication
Economic boom or ecologic doom? : using spatial analysis to reconcile road development with forest conservation (English)
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MAY 11, 2016 105983 Publication
Understanding gender in Maldives : towards inclusive development (English)
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MAY 08, 2016 105635 Publication
Fostering skills in Cameroon : inclusive workforce development, competitiveness, and growth (English)
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MAY 01, 2016 105204 Publication
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
Stitches to riches? : apparel employment, trade, and economic development in South Asia (English)
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MAR 23, 2016 104271 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
Being fair, faring better : promoting equality of opportunity for marginalized Roma (English)
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FEB 06, 2016 102804 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
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
Workforce development in emerging economies : comparative perspectives on institutions, praxis, and policies (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 106458 Publication
Promoting university-industry collaboration in Sri Lanka : status, case studies, and policy options (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 106582 Publication
Exploring a low-carbon development path for Vietnam (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 102363 Publication