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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

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

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

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 E.; Lee,Ju Young Disclosed

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 Disclosed

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 Vietnamese Disclosed

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 Disclosed

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 Disclosed

Creating jobs in Africa's fragile states : are value chains an answer? (English)

What is the relationship between employment and conflict in fragile states? Although this question cannot be definitively answered, a large body of research suggests that in countries emerging from conflict, peace is likelier to endure if growth can be rapidly restored and translated into economic opportunities for large segments of the population. ... See More +

Publication 78681 JUN 12, 2013

Dudwick, Nora; Srinivasan, Radhika; Cuesta, Jose; Madani, Dorsati Disclosed

Toward climate-resilient development in Nigeria (English)

This book analyzes the risks to Nigeria's development prospects that climate change poses to agriculture, livestock, and water management. These sectors were chosen because they are central to achieving the growth, livelihood, and environmental objectives of Vision 20: 2020; and because they are already vulnerable to current climate variability. ... See More +

Publication 78262 JUN 03, 2013

Cervigni, Raffaello; Valentini, Riccardo; Santini, Monia Disclosed

Low-carbon development : opportunities for Nigeria (English)

The Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) has formulated an ambitious strategy, known as Vision 20: 2020, which aims to make Nigeria the world’s 20th largest economy by 2020. ... See More +

Publication 78222 MAY 29, 2013

Cervigni,Raffaello; Rogers,John Allen Disclosed

Bangladesh - The path to middle-income status from an urban perspective (English)

Bangladesh seeks to attain middle-income status by 2021, the 50th anniversary of its independence. To accelerate growth enough to do so, it will need to undergo a structural transformation that will change the geography of economic production and urbanization. ... See More +

Publication 76187 MAR 20, 2013

Muzzini, Elisa; Aparicio, Gabriela Disclosed

Urban growth and spatial transition in Nepal : an initial assessment (English)

Nepal is undergoing two momentous transformations-from a rural to an urbanizing economy and from a unitary to a federal state. This book aims at understanding the first of these two transitions: Nepal's journey toward becoming a predominantly urban economy. ... See More +

Publication 75846 MAR 05, 2013

Muzzini, Elisa; Aparicio, Gabriela Disclosed

Afghanistan in transition : looking beyond 2014 (English)

Afghanistan will experience a major security and development transition over the next three years. At the Kabul and Lisbon Conferences in 2010, the North Atlantic treaty organization and the Afghan government agreed that full responsibility for security would be handed over to the Afghan National Security Forces by the end of 2014. ... See More +

Publication 75848 FEB 28, 2013

Hogg, Richard; Nassif, Claudia; Osorio, Camilo Gomez; Byrd, William; Beath, Andrew Disclosed

Urbanization beyond municipal boundaries : nurturing metropolitan economies and connecting peri-urban areas in India (English)

The report is organized into three chapters: chapter two looks at the pace and patterns of India's urbanization, providing a 100-year perspective on demographic shifts and a 20-year perspective on the spatial distribution of jobs across India's portfolio of settlements. ... See More +

Other Urban Study 75734 FEB 21, 2013

Vishwanath, Tara; Lall, Somik V.; Dowall, David; Lozano-Gracia, Nancy; Sharma, Siddharth; Wang, Hyoung Gun Disclosed

Indus basin of Pakistan : impacts of climate risks on water and agriculture (English)

This study, Indus basin of Pakistan: the impacts of climate risks on water and agriculture was undertaken at a pivotal time in the region. The weak summer monsoon in 2009 created drought conditions throughout the country. ... See More +

Publication 77022 JAN 01, 2013

Yu, Winston; Yang , Yi-Chen; , Savitsky, Andre; Alford , Donald; Brown , Casey; Wescoat , James; Debowicz , Dario; Robinson, Sherman Disclosed

Colombia urbanization review : amplifying the gains from the urban transition (English)

The efficiency and productivity of Colombia's urban system will be a key determinant in the ability of the country to transition from a middle income to a higher-income economy. ... See More +

Other Urban Study 72462 SEP 11, 2012

Samad, Taimur; Lozano-Gracia, Nancy; Panman, Alexandra Disclosed

Early child development in China : breaking the cycle of poverty and improving future competitiveness (English)

In the past 30 years, China has reached the target of lifting 500 million people out of poverty. The rate of increase in human development indicators has become the second fastest in the world, allowing China to enter the ranks of middle-income countries. ... See More +

Publication 70983 JUL 06, 2012

Wu, Kin Bing; Young, Mary Eming; Cai, Jianhua Disclosed

Sustainable low-carbon city development in China (English)

Cities contribute an estimated 70 percent of the world's energy-related greenhouse gases (GHG). Their locations, often in low-elevation coastal zones, and large populations make them particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. ... See More +

Policy Note 67226 FEB 29, 2012

Baeumler, Axel; Ijjasz-Vasquez, Ede; Mehndiratta, Shomik Chinese Disclosed

Sustainable low-carbon city development in China (Chinese)

Cities contribute an estimated 70 percent of the world's energy-related greenhouse gases (GHG). Their locations, often in low-elevation coastal zones, and large populations make them particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. ... See More +

Policy Note 67226 JAN 01, 2012

Baeumler, Axel; Ijjasz-Vasquez, Ede; Mehndiratta, Shomik English Disclosed

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Understanding gender in Maldives : towards inclusive development (English)
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MAY 08, 2016 105635 Publication
Understanding the income and efficiency gap in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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APR 08, 2016 104285 Publication
Smart specialization in Croatia : inputs from trade, innovation, and productivity analysis (English)
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JUN 10, 2015 97477 Publication
Toward integrated water resources management in Armenia (English)
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NOV 04, 2014 91641 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
Efficient logistics : a key to Vietnam's competitiveness (English)
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NOV 25, 2013 83031 Publication Vietnamese
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
Creating jobs in Africa's fragile states : are value chains an answer? (English)
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JUN 12, 2013 78681 Publication
Toward climate-resilient development in Nigeria (English)
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JUN 03, 2013 78262 Publication
Low-carbon development : opportunities for Nigeria (English)
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MAY 29, 2013 78222 Publication
Bangladesh - The path to middle-income status from an urban perspective (English)
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MAR 20, 2013 76187 Publication
Urban growth and spatial transition in Nepal : an initial assessment (English)
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MAR 05, 2013 75846 Publication
Afghanistan in transition : looking beyond 2014 (English)
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FEB 28, 2013 75848 Publication
Urbanization beyond municipal boundaries : nurturing metropolitan economies and connecting peri-urban areas in India (English)
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FEB 21, 2013 75734 Other Urban Study
Indus basin of Pakistan : impacts of climate risks on water and agriculture (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 77022 Publication
Colombia urbanization review : amplifying the gains from the urban transition (English)
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SEP 11, 2012 72462 Other Urban Study
Early child development in China : breaking the cycle of poverty and improving future competitiveness (English)
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JUL 06, 2012 70983 Publication
Sustainable low-carbon city development in China (English)
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FEB 29, 2012 67226 Policy Note Chinese
Sustainable low-carbon city development in China (Chinese)
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JAN 01, 2012 67226 Policy Note English