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Light manufacturing in Vietnam : creating jobs and prosperity in a middle-income economy (English)

Economic reforms have altered Vietnam from one of the world's lowest income countries to a lower-middle-income country. However, since 2008, Vietnam has faced major challenges in restoring macroeconomic balances and sustaining high economic growth. ... See More +

Publication 84040 JAN 24, 2014

Dinh, Hinh T.; Mishra, Deepak; Binh, Le Duy; Pham, Duc Minh; Hang, Pham Thi Thu

Sewing success? : employment, wages, and poverty following the end of the multi-fibre arrangement (Chinese)

The global textile and apparel sector is critically important as an early phase in industrialization for many developing countries and as a provider of employment opportunities to thousands of low-income workers, many of them women. ... See More +

Publication 67524 JAN 21, 2014

Acevedo, Gladys Lopez; Robertson, Raymond English

From the bottom up : how small power producers and mini-grids can deliver electrification and renewable energy in Africa (English)

Rural Africa's 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 JAN 10, 2014

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

Tapping the markets : opportunities for domestic investments in water and sanitation for the poor (English)

Developing country governments and the international development community are looking for ways to accelerate access to improved water and sanitation services beyond the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets. ... See More +

Publication 83836 JAN 01, 2014

Sy, Jemima; Warner, Robert; Jamieson, Jane

How firms cope with crime and violence (English)

The costs of crime and violence to the private sector amount to significant losses in terms of gross domestic product (GDP). The private sector's response to crime and violence varies by country, size of firm, and sector, among other factors. ... See More +

Publication 83898 JAN 01, 2014

Goldberg, Michael; Wook Kim, Kwang; Ariano, Maria

Efficient logistics : a key to Vietnam's competitiveness : Kho van hieu qua : chia khoa de Viet Nam nang cao nang luc canh tranh (Vietnamese)

Vietnam has achieved sustained economic growth, primarily driven by a rapidly expanding labor force and a shift in economic activity away from low-productivity subsistence agriculture toward the higher-productivity manufacturing and services sectors. ... See More +

Publication 83031 JAN 01, 2014

Blancas Mendivil, Luis C.; Isbell, John; Isbell, Monica; Tan, Hua Joo; Tao, Wendy English

Making foreign direct investment work for Sub-Saharan Africa : local spillovers and competitiveness in global value chains (English)

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is becoming an increasingly significant catalyst for output and trade in developing countries, in part due to a major expansion in the scope of Global Value Chains (GVCs). ... See More +

Publication 83501 DEC 17, 2013

Farole, Thomas; Winkler, Deborah

Problem-driven political economy analysis : the World Bank's experience (English)

Why does development progress in some places but not others? Very often, the distinguishing factor is not a lack of financial resources or of knowledge about the right technical solution. ... See More +

Publication 83502 DEC 17, 2013

Fritz, Verena; Levy, Brian; Ort, Rachel

Promoting healthy living in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

This report contributes to the design and implementation of policies that promote healthy living in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), thus effectively preventing premature mortality from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the region. ... See More +

Publication 83277 DEC 05, 2013

Bonilla-Chacin, Maria Eugenia [editor]

Efficient logistics : a key to Vietnam's competitiveness (English)

Vietnam has achieved sustained economic growth, primarily driven by a rapidly expanding labor force and a shift in economic activity away from low-productivity subsistence agriculture toward the higher-productivity manufacturing and services sectors. ... See More +

Publication 83031 NOV 25, 2013

Blancas Mendivil, Luis C.; Isbell, John; Isbell, Monica; Tan, Hua Joo; Tao, Wendy

Teacher reform in Indonesia : the role of politics and evidence in policy making (English)

The evolving nature of education system and the increasing complex challenges facing individual teachers and the teaching profession as a whole are of immense importance in Indonesia. ... See More +

Publication 83152 NOV 25, 2013

Chang, Mae Chu; Shaeffer, Sheldon; Al-Samarrai, Samer; Ragatz, Andrew B.; de Ree, Joppe; Stevenson, Ritchie

Facilitating trade through competitive, low-carbon transport : the case for Vietnam's inland and coastal waterways (English)

In Vietnam, sustained high rates of growth in gross domestic product (GDP) averaging 7.2 percent per year over the past 20 years have resulted in higher demand for freight transport. ... See More +

Publication 83030 NOV 21, 2013

Blancas, Luis C.; El-Hifnawi, M. Baher Vietnamese

Facilitating trade through competitive, low-carbon transport : the case for Vietnam's inland and coastal waterways : Thuc day thuong mai thong qua giao thong van tai co suc canh tranh va it khi thai : tuyen duong thuy noi dia va duong bien o Viet Nam (Vietnamese)

In Vietnam, sustained high rates of growth in gross domestic product (GDP) averaging 7.2 percent per year over the past 20 years have resulted in higher demand for freight transport. ... See More +

Publication 83030 NOV 21, 2013

Blancas, Luis C.; El-Hifnawi, M. Baher English

Working through the crisis : jobs and policies in developing countries during the great recession (English)

This document seeks to examine how the Great Recession affected labor markets in developing countries and how governments responded. The recession that began with the collapse of housing markets in the United States and Europe in late 2008 hit the labor markets particularly hard. ... See More +

Publication 82725 NOV 15, 2013

Banerji, Arup; Newhouse, David; Paci, Pierella; Robalino, David [editors]

Labor market for health workers in Africa : new look at the crisis (English)

The outcome of the multiyear partnership between the Global Center for Health Economics at the School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley; the Africa Region Health, Nutrition and Population Unit of the World Bank; and the Human Development Department at the African Development Bank has produced an academically rigorous book that provides a new understanding of the human resource crisis in Africa. ... See More +

Publication 77020 NOV 11, 2013

Soucat, Agnes; Scheffler, Richard; Ghebreyesus, Tedros Adhanom [editor]

The new role of safety nets in Africa for poverty reduction and investing in the poor : experiences from 22 countries : Reducing poverty and investing in people : the new role of safety nets in Africa (English)

The World Bank Africa Social Protection Strategy for 2012-22 highlights the need for a strong evidence base to inform the design and implementation of social protection programs in Africa. ... See More +

Publication 82557 NOV 11, 2013

Monchuk, Victoria

Development challenges in a postcrisis world (English)

The twenty-second Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE) took place in Stockholm, Sweden, from May 31 to June 2, 2010. The main theme of the conference was 'Development Challenges in a Postcrisis World.' ... See More +

Publication 47048 OCT 15, 2013

Sepulveda, Claudia; Harrison, Ann; Lin, Justin Yifu

Unlocking commercial financing for clean energy in East Asia (English)

Overwhelming evidence indicates that climate change, caused in large part by human activities, is already adversely impacting all people, with the very real prospect of worse to come. ... See More +

Publication 81112 SEP 12, 2013

Wang, Xiaodong; Stern, Richard; Limaye, Dilip; Mostert, Wolfgang; Zhang, Yabei

Weather and climate resilience : effective preparedness through national meteorological and hydrological services (English)

The importance of weather, climate, and water1 information is rising because of the need to serve more elaborate societal needs, minimize growing economic losses, and help countries adapt to climate change. ... See More +

Publication 81113 SEP 12, 2013

Rogers, David P.; Tsirkunov, Vladimir V.

Energizing green cities in Southeast Asia : applying sustainable urban energy and emissions planning (English)

Fast-growing cities in the East Asia and Pacific (EAP) region will define the region's energy future and its greenhouse gas (GHG) footprint. Rapid urbanization and growing standards of living offer a major opportunity to EAP cities to become the global engines of green growth by choosing energy efficient solutions to suit their infrastructure needs and by avoiding locking in energy-intensive infrastructure. ... See More +

Publication 81111 SEP 11, 2013

Ostojic, Dejan R.; Bose, Ranjan K.; Krambeck, Holly; Lim, Jeanette; Zhang, Yabei

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Light manufacturing in Vietnam : creating jobs and prosperity in a middle-income economy (English)
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JAN 24, 2014 84040 Publication
Sewing success? : employment, wages, and poverty following the end of the multi-fibre arrangement (Chinese)
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JAN 21, 2014 67524 Publication English
From the bottom up : how small power producers and mini-grids can deliver electrification and renewable energy in Africa (English)
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JAN 10, 2014 84042 Publication
Tapping the markets : opportunities for domestic investments in water and sanitation for the poor (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 83836 Publication
How firms cope with crime and violence (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 83898 Publication
Efficient logistics : a key to Vietnam's competitiveness : Kho van hieu qua : chia khoa de Viet Nam nang cao nang luc canh tranh (Vietnamese)
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JAN 01, 2014 83031 Publication English
Making foreign direct investment work for Sub-Saharan Africa : local spillovers and competitiveness in global value chains (English)
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DEC 17, 2013 83501 Publication
Problem-driven political economy analysis : the World Bank's experience (English)
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DEC 17, 2013 83502 Publication
Promoting healthy living in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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DEC 05, 2013 83277 Publication
Efficient logistics : a key to Vietnam's competitiveness (English)
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NOV 25, 2013 83031 Publication
Teacher reform in Indonesia : the role of politics and evidence in policy making (English)
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NOV 25, 2013 83152 Publication
Facilitating trade through competitive, low-carbon transport : the case for Vietnam's inland and coastal waterways (English)
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NOV 21, 2013 83030 Publication Vietnamese
Facilitating trade through competitive, low-carbon transport : the case for Vietnam's inland and coastal waterways : Thuc day thuong mai thong qua giao thong van tai co suc canh tranh va it khi thai : tuyen duong thuy noi dia va duong bien o Viet Nam (Vietnamese)
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NOV 21, 2013 83030 Publication English
Working through the crisis : jobs and policies in developing countries during the great recession (English)
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NOV 15, 2013 82725 Publication
Labor market for health workers in Africa : new look at the crisis (English)
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NOV 11, 2013 77020 Publication
The new role of safety nets in Africa for poverty reduction and investing in the poor : experiences from 22 countries : Reducing poverty and investing in people : the new role of safety nets in Africa (English)
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NOV 11, 2013 82557 Publication
Development challenges in a postcrisis world (English)
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OCT 15, 2013 47048 Publication
Unlocking commercial financing for clean energy in East Asia (English)
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SEP 12, 2013 81112 Publication
Weather and climate resilience : effective preparedness through national meteorological and hydrological services (English)
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SEP 12, 2013 81113 Publication
Energizing green cities in Southeast Asia : applying sustainable urban energy and emissions planning (English)
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SEP 11, 2013 81111 Publication