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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

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

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

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

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

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 A.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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; Mehndiratta, Shomik; Ijjasz-Vasquez, Ede Chinese

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

Resilience of an African giant : boosting growth and development in the Democratic Republic of Congo (English)

The size, resources, and location of the Democratic Republic of Congo have an impact on all of Central Africa. The country has unexplored mining resources, massive agricultural potential, and a population of more than 60 million inhabitants. ... See More +

Publication 64821 OCT 06, 2011

Herderschee, Johannes; Mukoko Samba, Daniel; Kaiser, Kai-Alexander

Biofuels in Africa : opportunities, prospects, and challenges (English)

Biofuels offer new opportunities for African countries. They can contribute to economic growth, employment, and rural incomes. They can become an important export for some countries and provide low-cost fuel for others. ... See More +

Publication 58438 NOV 24, 2010

Mitchell, Donald

Building engines for growth and competitiveness in China : experience with special economic zones and industrial clusters (English)

China's meteoric economic rise over the past three decades is an unprecedented "growth miracle" in human history. Since the Open Door policy and reforms that began in 1978, China's gross domestic product (GDP) has been growing at an average annual rate of more than 9 percent, with its global share increasing from 1 percent in 1980 to almost 6.5 percent in 2008 and its per capita GDP increasing from US$193 to US$3,263. ... See More +

Publication 56447 AUG 25, 2010

Zeng, Douglas Zhihua

Putting Nigeria to work : a strategy for employment and growth (English)

The goal of this book is to shed light on the extent to which Nigeria's much improved economic performance has impacted the labor market, and to develop a growth strategy that can enhance the employment intensity of growth. ... See More +

Publication 55023 JUN 17, 2010

Treichel, Volker

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
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
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
Resilience of an African giant : boosting growth and development in the Democratic Republic of Congo (English)
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OCT 06, 2011 64821 Publication
Biofuels in Africa : opportunities, prospects, and challenges (English)
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NOV 24, 2010 58438 Publication
Building engines for growth and competitiveness in China : experience with special economic zones and industrial clusters (English)
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AUG 25, 2010 56447 Publication
Putting Nigeria to work : a strategy for employment and growth (English)
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JUN 17, 2010 55023 Publication