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Mapping the business processes before mapping the ground : the strategic link to improve land administration (English)

A common feature of land administration projects is significant investments in associated goods and services. In some projects, the acquisition of these goods and services become an end in themselves: aerial photos, ground survey, rehabilitation/establishment/upgrade of the geodetic and survey grid, digital photogrammetry technology, GPS, total stations, graphics software, computers, networking, etc. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 26805 JUN 01, 2000

Bijan Azad

Reform toward ad valorem property tax in transition economies :fiscal and land use benefits (English)

The current move toward ad valorem property tax in transition economies responds first to a fiscal objective: it is one answer to the growing need for independent resources for decentralized authorities. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 25393 JUN 01, 2000

Maurer, Robert; Paugam, Anne

Case of urbanization and industrialization in Shubra el-Kheima, Egypt (English)

Shubra el-Kheima has been one of the fastest growing cities in Egypt, where the textile, and garment industry played an important role in generating this growth. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper 26036 APR 30, 2000

Bulbul, Lamia; Neguib, Sameh;

Linkages between local governments and financial markets : a tool kit to developing subsovereign credit markets in emerging economies (English)

the purpose of this toolkit report is to describe the linkages between local government credit financing needs and capital markets in the emerging coutries. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 21095 APR 30, 2000

Petersen, John; Crihfield, John B.

Municipal budgeting (English)

The focus of this paper is to outline the role of budgeting as a critical tool of local government finance and to provide guidelines to strengthen local public finances in improving the financial management and creditworthiness of local government entities. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 21099 APR 30, 2000

Schaeffer, Michael

Intergovernmental transfers in developing and transition countries : principles and practice (English)

Intergovernmental transfers are the cornerstone of sub-national government financing in most developing and transition countries. Transfers are a compromise in that they allow the central government to hold control over the public financing system while they offer a way to channel money into the budgets of provincial and local government. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 21097 APR 30, 2000

Bahl, Roy

Building local credit systems (English)

If self-sustaining local credit markets are to emerge, a re-thinking of policy and institutions will have to take place. This report takes stock of international experience to shed light on a single question: How can efficient local credit markets be built? ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 21098 APR 30, 2000

Peterson, George

Case of public interventions, industrialization and urbanization : Tirupur in Tamil Nadu, India (English)

The cotton industry hosiery knitting industry in Tirupur is restricted to the small scale and cottage sector. The law defining this sector, creating its right to monopolize particular form of production, was created during the early 1960s. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 21101 APR 30, 2000

Srinivas, Sampath

Case of the garment industry of Dhaka, Bangladesh (English)

The backdrop of general stagnation and deterioration in the industrial sector, manufacturing of ready-made garments has emerged as a trend of rapid growth. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 26592 APR 01, 2000

Khandaker Mainuddin