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Trading away from conflict : using trade to increase resilience in fragile states (English)

While economic growth in developing countries over the last ten years has lifted more people out of poverty than in any previous time, more than one billion people still live in countries affected by violent conflict. ... See More +

Publication 93123 DEC 08, 2014

Cali, Massimiliano

Puzzles of Economic Growth (English)

Looking at the economic growth of seemingly similar countries one can find striking differences. Why has Australia gotten so much ahead of New Zealand, in spite of the latter being held up as a paragon of free market reform? ... See More +

Publication 92864 NOV 24, 2014

Balcerowicz, Leszek [editor]; Rzonca, Andrzej [editor]

Too global to fail : the World Bank at the intersection of national and global public policy in 2025 (English)

This report is about global public goods (GPGs), particularly those related to the environment, in the context of the global development process. ... See More +

Publication 92873 NOV 13, 2014

Evans, J. Warren [editor]; Davies, Robin [editor]

Beyond contributory pensions : fourteen experiences with coverage expansion in Latin America (English)

Latin Americaapos;s population is aging, and many among the growing elderly population are not protected by traditional pension schemes. In response, policy makers have been reevaluating their income protection systems so that between 2000 and 2013, the majority of Latin American countries reformed their social pension schemes to provide near-universal coverage for the elderly. ... See More +

Publication 92872 NOV 13, 2014

Rofman, Rafael [editor]; Apella, Ignacio [editor]; Vezza, Evelyn [editor]

Labor policy to promote good jobs in Tunisia : revisiting labor regulation, social security, and active labor market programs (English)

Tunisians are striving for the opportunity to realize their potential and aspirations in a country that is rich in both human and physical capital, but whose recent economic growth has failed to create enough opportunities in the form of good and productive jobs. ... See More +

Publication 92871 NOV 12, 2014

Angel-Urdinola, Diego F. [editor]; Nucifora, Antonio [editor]; Robalino, David [editor]

The design and sustainability of renewable energy incentives : an economic analysis (English)

Rapid urbanization and economic growth, new demographic trends, and climate change are key challenges that developing countries must face as they strive to meet growing energy demand. ... See More +

Publication 92224 OCT 27, 2014

Meier, Peter; Vagliasindi, Maria; Imran, Mudassar; Eberhard, Anton; Siyambalapitiya, Tilak

Surge in solar-powered homes : experience in off-grid rural Bangladesh (English)

Bangladesh has made remarkable progress in raising living standards and reducing poverty, particularly in previously lagging regions. Rapid solar home system (SHS) expansion in Bangladesh to some 3 million rural households by early 2014 has drawn the attention of donors and governments of other countries. ... See More +

Publication 91349 OCT 08, 2014

Khandker, Shahidur R.; Samad, Hussain A.; Sadeque, Zubair K. M.; Asaduzzaman, Mohammed; Yunus, Mohammad; Haque, A. K. Enamul

Private participation in the Indian power sector : lessons from two decades of experience (English)

This book reviews the major developments in and the lessons learned from the 21-year (1991-2012) experience with private sector participation (PSP) in the power sector in India. ... See More +

Publication 91159 OCT 02, 2014

Mukherjee, Mohua

The power of public investment management : transforming resources into assets for growth (English)

This publication consists of seven chapters: building a system for public investment management; a unified framework for public investment management; country experiences of public investment management; approaches to better project appraisal; public investment management under uncertainty; procurement and public investment management; and public investment management for public-private partnerships. ... See More +

Publication 91158 SEP 30, 2014

Rajaram, Anand; Minh Le, Tuan; Kaiser, Kai; Kim, Jay-Hyung; Frank, Jonas

Governance of Indian State power utilities : an ongoing journey (English)

By the late 1990s, the technical and financial performance of the power sector in India had deteriorated to the point where the Government of India had to step in to bail out the state utilities, almost all of which were vertically integrated state electricity boards (SEBs). ... See More +

Publication 91157 SEP 25, 2014

Pargal, Sheoli; Mayer, Kristy

Striving for better jobs : the challenge of informality in the Middle East and North Africa (English)

Economic growth has been sustained for many years pre-crisis in the region, but this has not resulted in the creation of an adequate number of jobs and has succeeded, at best, in generating low-quality, informal jobs. ... See More +

Publication 90271 AUG 26, 2014

Gatti, Roberta; Angel-Urdinola, Diego F.; Silva, Joana; Bodor, Andras

Understanding changes in poverty (English)

Understanding Changes in Poverty brings together different methods to decompose the contributions to poverty reduction. A simple approach quantifies the contribution of changes in demographics, employment, earnings, public transfers, and remittances to poverty reduction. ... See More +

Publication 80248 AUG 12, 2014

Inchauste, Gabriela ; Pedro Azevedo, João ; Essama-Nssah, B. ; Olivieri, Sergio ; Van Nguyen, Trang ; Saavedra-Chanduvi, Jaime, Winkler, Hernan

The Small Entrepreneur in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations (English)

This report is part of a broader effort by the World Bank Group to understand the motives and challenges of small entrepreneurs in fragile and conflict-affected situations (FCS). ... See More +

Publication 89856 AUG 01, 2014

Speakman, John; Rysova, Annoula

Return on investment and cost-effectiveness of harm reduction program in Malaysia (English)

Cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections were first detected in Malaysia in 1986. Since then, the number of new HIV cases has been increasing steadily to a peak of 6,978 new cases detected in 2002 then declining to 3,438 new cases in 2012. ... See More +

Working Paper 88083 JUL 01, 2014

Naning, Herlianna; Kerr, Cliff; Kamarulzaman, Adeeba; Osornprasop, Sutayut; Dahlui, Maznah; Ng, Chiu-Wan; Wilson, David P.

Universal health coverage for inclusive and sustainable development : a synthesis of 11 country case studies (English)

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 JUN 25, 2014

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

Universal health coverage for inclusive and sustainable development : a synthesis of 11 country case studies (Japanese)

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 JUN 25, 2014

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

Cleaning Pakistanapos;s air : policy options to address the cost of outdoor air pollution (English)

Pakistanapos;s urban air pollution is among the most severe in the world and it engenders significant damages to human health and the economy. Air pollution, inadequate water supply, sanitation, and hygiene are the top environmental priority problems in Pakistan. ... See More +

Publication 89065 JUN 24, 2014

Sanchez-Triana, Ernesto; Enriquez, Santiago; Afzal, Javaid; Nakagawa, Akiko; Khan, Asif Shuja

Income support for the poorest : a review of experience in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (English)

Most countries in the world aspire to protect poorest and most vulnerable families from destitution and thus provide some type of income support to those who are very poor. ... See More +

Publication 89068 JUN 24, 2014

Tesliuc, Emil; Pop, Lucian; Grosh, Margaret; Yemtsov, Ruslan

Moving toward universal coverage of social health insurance in Vietnam : assessment and options (English)

To address the growth in resultant out-of-pocket (OOP) payments and associated problems of financial barriers to access, the government issued several policies aimed at expanding coverage throughout the 1990s and 2000s, particularly for the poor and other vulnerable groups. ... See More +

Publication 89066 JUN 20, 2014

Somanathan, Aparnaa; Tandon, Ajay; Dao, Huong Lan; Hurt, Kari L.; Fuenzalida-Puelma, Hernan L. Vietnamese

Moving toward universal coverage of social health insurance in Vietnam : assessment and options : Tien toi bao phu Bao hiem y te toan dan o Viet Nam : danh gia va giai phap (Vietnamese)

To address the growth in resultant out-of-pocket (OOP) payments and associated problems of financial barriers to access, the government issued several policies aimed at expanding coverage throughout the 1990s and 2000s, particularly for the poor and other vulnerable groups. ... See More +

Publication 89066 JUN 20, 2014

Somanathan, Aparnaa; Tandon, Ajay; Dao, Huong Lan; Hurt, Kari L.; Fuenzalida-Puelma, Hernan L. English

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Trading away from conflict : using trade to increase resilience in fragile states (English)
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DEC 08, 2014 93123 Publication
Puzzles of Economic Growth (English)
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NOV 24, 2014 92864 Publication
Too global to fail : the World Bank at the intersection of national and global public policy in 2025 (English)
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NOV 13, 2014 92873 Publication
Beyond contributory pensions : fourteen experiences with coverage expansion in Latin America (English)
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NOV 13, 2014 92872 Publication
Labor policy to promote good jobs in Tunisia : revisiting labor regulation, social security, and active labor market programs (English)
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NOV 12, 2014 92871 Publication
The design and sustainability of renewable energy incentives : an economic analysis (English)
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OCT 27, 2014 92224 Publication
Surge in solar-powered homes : experience in off-grid rural Bangladesh (English)
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OCT 08, 2014 91349 Publication
Private participation in the Indian power sector : lessons from two decades of experience (English)
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OCT 02, 2014 91159 Publication
The power of public investment management : transforming resources into assets for growth (English)
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SEP 30, 2014 91158 Publication
Governance of Indian State power utilities : an ongoing journey (English)
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SEP 25, 2014 91157 Publication
Striving for better jobs : the challenge of informality in the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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AUG 26, 2014 90271 Publication
Understanding changes in poverty (English)
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AUG 12, 2014 80248 Publication
The Small Entrepreneur in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 89856 Publication
Return on investment and cost-effectiveness of harm reduction program in Malaysia (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 88083 Working Paper
Universal health coverage for inclusive and sustainable development : a synthesis of 11 country case studies (English)
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JUN 25, 2014 88862 Publication Japanese
Universal health coverage for inclusive and sustainable development : a synthesis of 11 country case studies (Japanese)
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JUN 25, 2014 88862 Publication English
Cleaning Pakistanapos;s air : policy options to address the cost of outdoor air pollution (English)
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JUN 24, 2014 89065 Publication
Income support for the poorest : a review of experience in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (English)
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JUN 24, 2014 89068 Publication
Moving toward universal coverage of social health insurance in Vietnam : assessment and options (English)
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JUN 20, 2014 89066 Publication Vietnamese
Moving toward universal coverage of social health insurance in Vietnam : assessment and options : Tien toi bao phu Bao hiem y te toan dan o Viet Nam : danh gia va giai phap (Vietnamese)
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JUN 20, 2014 89066 Publication English