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A response to global forced displacement (English)

The world faces a combination of serious risks immediately ahead: the worst El Niño since 1997–98 (which we know caused global displacement of 20–30 million people, more than today’s Syrian crisis), climate change, increased food insecurity, escalating conflict in countries like Syria and Afghanistan, violent extremism, a slowing global economy, and a humanitarian system that is stretched beyond its capacity. ... See More +

Board Report 101151 NOV 20, 2015

Disclosed

Impact assessment study of computerized services delivery projects from India and Chile (English)

This study was launched to make a modest beginning for systematic assessment of information and communications technology (ICT) investments in the public sector in developing countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 42147 NOV 01, 2007

Bhatnagar, Subhash Disclosed

Why national strategies are needed for ICT-enabled development (English)

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) offer substantial opportunities for development effectiveness. ICT has a pervasive impact on competitiveness and all aspects of life in advanced economies as well as potential impact on social and economic development. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 27279 SEP 01, 2003

Nagy K. Hanna

Objects in the database : a reality check (English)

The RDBMS (Relational Database Management System) rules the database roost in the 1980s and OO (Object Oriented) programming languages revolutionized software development in the 1990s. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 27278 NOV 01, 2001

Parvez Bashir

Time for change : traditional Information Technology (IT) benchmarking does a poor job of addressing future needs (English)

This paper examines the benchmarking process as it relates to information technology (IT). Both the traditional and the activity based approaches are discussed with pros and cons mentioned. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 21750 DEC 31, 2000

Kocharekar, Raju

A new global tea model : specification, estimation, and simulation (English)

The model of the world tea economy described herein has a number of general features which are shared by other econometric commodity models. The stylized version of an econometric agricultural commodity market model usually contains supply equations for the major producers, demand equations for major consumers and either inventory demand equations or price equations. ... See More +

Commodity Working Paper SCP17 MAR 31, 1987

Takamasa Akiyama; Trivedi, Pravin K.

The external debt of sub-Saharan Africa : origins, magnitude and implications for action : La dette extérieure de l'Afrique au sud du Sahara : origines, montant et décisions à prendre (French)

This paper discusses the sub-Saharan Africa external debt problem. While no clear solutions a discussion of the origin and development of the Africa debt problem points to some mistakes of the past that need to be avoided in the future. ... See More +

Staff Working Paper SWP741 APR 01, 1986

Krumm,Kathie L. English Disclosed

The Asian experience in rural nonagricultural development and its relevance for China (English)

This paper examines the prospects for rural nonagricultural development in China in light of the experience in other Asian developing countries. ... See More +

Staff Working Paper SWP757 FEB 28, 1986

Ho, Samuel P. S

The extent of nontariff barriers to imports of industrial countries (English)

This paper examines the extent of non-tariff barriers to sixteen industrial countries' visible imports. Using three alternative measures it shows that governmental commodity-specific border-measures affect over 27 percent of all imports and over 34 percent of imports from developing countries. ... See More +

Staff Working Paper SWP789 FEB 28, 1986

Nogues, Julio J.; Olechowski, Andrzej; Winters, L. Alan

Growth and structural change in large low-income countries (English)

This paper summarizes the results of empirical research on changes in the structure of expenditure, production, employment and investment in the course of economic development, with special reference to large countries at low to middle income levels. ... See More +

Staff Working Paper SWP763 FEB 28, 1986

Wood, Adrian

International experience in budgetary trends during economic development and its relevance for China (English)

This study compares China's government finance sector with that of other low-income countries and draws lessons from the structural differences between the public sectors of low- and middle-income countries. ... See More +

Staff Working Paper SWP760 FEB 28, 1986

De Wulf, Luc

Issues in the technological development of China's electronic sector (English)

Although the electronics industry in China has come a long way since 1949, Chinese authorities acknowledge that it is at least 15-20 years behind the levels of Japan and the U.S., necessitating new and improved productive processes as well as new products in the electronics industry. ... See More +

Staff Working Paper SWP762 FEB 28, 1986

Khanna, Anupan

Productivity growth and technological change in Chinese industry (English)

This paper discusses the role of technology in intensive growth, which involves reducing costs, increasing productivity and introducing new and better products. ... See More +

Staff Working Paper SWP761 FEB 28, 1986

Tidrick, Gene

Alternative international economic strategies and their relevance for China (English)

When a country moves away from tight restrictions on trade and investment toward a more open system, it can gain significantly from increased efficiency but may also encounter intensified problems in such domains as unemployment, setbacks to particular industries, increased inequality, issues of foreign influence, and even absolutely reduced income levels in poorer regions. ... See More +

Staff Working Paper SWP759 FEB 28, 1986

Sheahan, John B

International experience in urbanization and its relevance for China (English)

This paper examines some of the options for urbanization in China in the light of international experience. Identified are common features of the urban sector across countries, describing trade relations and production patterns among cities in an economy and their relationships to city size distributions, locations of economic activity, and regional development. ... See More +

Staff Working Paper SWP758 FEB 01, 1986

Henderson, John Vernon Disclosed

Capital market innovations and financial flows to developing countries (English)

This paper reviews recent patterns in international financial flows to both developed and developing countries. It notes that, while borrowings by developed countries have increasingly been characterized by innovations in instruments and practices, financial flows to developing countries have largely been in the form of syndicated credits. ... See More +

Staff Working Paper SWP784 JAN 31, 1986

Saini, Krishnan G

International financing for developing countries : the unfulfilled promise (English)

International financing for developing countries has failed to fulfill its potential not only because bankers were lending too much or countries borrowing too much, but also because of the structure of the financial arrangements, overwhelmingly general obligation credit largely in the form of floating rate bank loans. ... See More +

Staff Working Paper SWP783 JAN 31, 1986

Lessard, Donald R

The internationalization of the financial system and the developing countries : the evolving relationship (English)

The evolution of the international financial system is determined to a large extent by the development of the financial system in the dominant country or countries. ... See More +

Staff Working Paper SWP788 JAN 31, 1986

Rybczynski, T.M

Export incentives and Turkish manufactured exports, 1980-1984 (English)

Since the introduction of the stabilization program in Turkey in January 1980, export growth has occupied a crucial role in Turkey's development strategy. ... See More +

Staff Working Paper SWP768 JAN 31, 1986

Milanovic, Branko

On shadow pricing (English)

The principal purpose of the monograph is to use general equilibrium methodology to explain the logical foundations of shadow prices and the techniques for deriving shadow price expressions. ... See More +

Staff Working Paper SWP792 JAN 31, 1986

Tower, Edward; Pursell, Garry

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A response to global forced displacement (English)
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NOV 20, 2015 101151 Board Report
Impact assessment study of computerized services delivery projects from India and Chile (English)
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NOV 01, 2007 42147 Working Paper
Why national strategies are needed for ICT-enabled development (English)
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SEP 01, 2003 27279 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Objects in the database : a reality check (English)
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NOV 01, 2001 27278 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Time for change : traditional Information Technology (IT) benchmarking does a poor job of addressing future needs (English)
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DEC 31, 2000 21750 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
A new global tea model : specification, estimation, and simulation (English)
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MAR 31, 1987 SCP17 Commodity Working Paper
The external debt of sub-Saharan Africa : origins, magnitude and implications for action : La dette extérieure de l'Afrique au sud du Sahara : origines, montant et décisions à prendre (French)
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APR 01, 1986 SWP741 Staff Working Paper English
The Asian experience in rural nonagricultural development and its relevance for China (English)
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FEB 28, 1986 SWP757 Staff Working Paper
The extent of nontariff barriers to imports of industrial countries (English)
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FEB 28, 1986 SWP789 Staff Working Paper
Growth and structural change in large low-income countries (English)
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FEB 28, 1986 SWP763 Staff Working Paper
International experience in budgetary trends during economic development and its relevance for China (English)
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FEB 28, 1986 SWP760 Staff Working Paper
Issues in the technological development of China's electronic sector (English)
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FEB 28, 1986 SWP762 Staff Working Paper
Productivity growth and technological change in Chinese industry (English)
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FEB 28, 1986 SWP761 Staff Working Paper
Alternative international economic strategies and their relevance for China (English)
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FEB 28, 1986 SWP759 Staff Working Paper
International experience in urbanization and its relevance for China (English)
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FEB 01, 1986 SWP758 Staff Working Paper
Capital market innovations and financial flows to developing countries (English)
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JAN 31, 1986 SWP784 Staff Working Paper
International financing for developing countries : the unfulfilled promise (English)
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JAN 31, 1986 SWP783 Staff Working Paper
The internationalization of the financial system and the developing countries : the evolving relationship (English)
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JAN 31, 1986 SWP788 Staff Working Paper
Export incentives and Turkish manufactured exports, 1980-1984 (English)
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JAN 31, 1986 SWP768 Staff Working Paper
On shadow pricing (English)
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JAN 31, 1986 SWP792 Staff Working Paper