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In the Dark : How Much Do Power Sector Distortions Cost South Asia? (English)

Electricity shortages are among the biggest barriers to South Asia’s development. Some 255 million people—more than a quarter of the world’s off-grid population—live in South Asia, and millions of households and firms that are connected experience frequent and long hours of blackouts. ... See More +

Publication 132854 DEC 11, 2018

Zhang,Fan Disclosed

Paths between Peace and Public Service : A Comparative Analysis of Public Service Reform Trajectories in Postconflict Countries (English)

Building a capable public service is fundamental to postconflict state building. Yet in postconflict settings, short-term pressures often conflict with this longer-term objective. ... See More +

Publication 132831 DEC 01, 2018

Blum,Jurgen Rene; Ferreiro-Rodriguez,Marcos; Srivastava,Vivek Disclosed

A Resurgent East Asia : Navigating a Changing World (English)

East Asia has been a paragon of global development success. The dramatic transformation of the region over the past half century—with a succession of countries having progressed from low-income to middle-income and even to high-income status—has been built on what has come to be known as the “East Asian development model.” ... See More +

Publication 132849 DEC 01, 2018

Mason,Andrew D.; Shetty,Sudhir Disclosed

International Debt Statistics 2019 (English)

This year’s edition of International Debt Statistics, successor to Global Development Finance and World Debt Tables, is designed to respond to user demand for timely, comprehensive data on trends in external debt in low- and middle-income countries. ... See More +

Publication 132008 NOV 13, 2018

World Bank Group Disclosed

Inflation in Emerging and Developing Economies : Evolution, Drivers, and Policies (English)

Emerging market and developing economies, like advanced economies, have experienced a remarkable decline in inflation over the past half-century. ... See More +

Publication 132113 NOV 01, 2018

Ha,Jongrim; Kose,Ayhan; Ohnsorge,Franziska Lieselotte Disclosed

Options for Aged Care in China : Building an Efficient and Sustainable Aged Care System (English)

China is aging at an unprecedented rate. Improvements in life expectancy and the consequences of the decades-old family planning policy have led to a rapid increase in the elderly population. ... See More +

Publication 132213 NOV 01, 2018

Glinskaya,Elena E.; Feng,Zhanlian Disclosed

The Impact of School Infrastructure on Learning : A Synthesis of the Evidence (English)

This book focuses on how school facilities can affect children’s learning outcomes, identifying parameters that can inform the design, implementation, and supervision of future educational infrastructure projects. ... See More +

Publication 132579 NOV 01, 2018

Barrett,Peter Stephen; Treves,Alberto; Shmis,Tigran; Ambasz,Diego; Ustinova,Maria Disclosed

Doing Business 2019 : Training for Reform (English)

Sixteenth in a series of annual reports comparing business regulation in 190 economies, Doing Business 2019 measures aspects of regulation affecting 10 areas of everyday business activity: (1) Starting a business (2) Dealing with construction permits (3) Getting electricity (4) Registering property (5) Getting credit (6) Protecting minority investors (7) Paying taxes (8) Trading across borders (9) Enforcing contracts (10) Resolving insolvency. ... See More +

Publication 131572 OCT 31, 2018

Disclosed

Maritime Networks, Port Efficiency, and Hinterland Connectivity in the Mediterranean (English)

For millennia, the Mediterranean has been one of the most active trading areas, supported by a transport network connecting riparian cities and beyond to their hinterland. ... See More +

Publication 131217 OCT 22, 2018

Arvis,Jean Francois; Vesin,Vincent; Carruthers,Robin C.; Ducruet,Cesar; De Langen,Peter Wubbe Disclosed

Poverty and Shared Prosperity 2018 : Piecing Together the Poverty Puzzle (English)

The World Bank Group has two overarching goals: End extreme poverty by 2030 and promote shared prosperity by boosting the incomes of the bottom 40 percent of the population in each economy. ... See More +

Publication 132029 OCT 17, 2018

World Bank Disclosed

Shadows of Conflict in Northern and Eastern Sri Lanka : Socioeconomic Challenges and a Way Forward (English)

This volume summarizes a series of studies undertaken to better understand the current socioeconomic context of the Northern and Eastern provinces in Sri Lanka. ... See More +

Publication 130701 OCT 09, 2018

O'Donnell,Anna Charlotte; Razaak,Mohamed Ghani; Kostner,Markus; Perumpillai-Essex,Jeeva Disclosed

Budget Crunch (English)

South Asia remains the fastest-growing region in the world and its performance has strengthened further. The external environment, while remaining conducive, has become more turbulent. ... See More +

Publication 130703 OCT 06, 2018

World Bank Disclosed

From Known Unknowns to Black Swans : How to Manage Risk in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

After a growth recovery, with an expansion of 1.1 percent in 2017, the region has encountered some bumps in the road. The Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region is expected to grow at a modest rate of 0.6 percent in 2018 and 1.6 percent in 2019. ... See More +

Publication 130704 OCT 05, 2018

Vegh Gramont,Carlos Alberto; Vuletin,Guillermo Javier; Riera-Crichton,Daniel; Medina,Juan Pablo; Friedheim,Diego; Morano Germani,Luis Francisco; Venturi Grosso,Lucila Disclosed

Navigating Uncertainty (English)

Growth in developing East Asia and Pacific (EAP) was resilient during the first half of 2018. Although the external environment has become less favorable in some respects, the outlook for the region remains positive. ... See More +

Publication 130702 OCT 03, 2018

World Bank Disclosed

The Urban Rail Development Handbook (English)

This handbook walks project decision makers through each step of the project development process, highlighting the key risk-reward decisions at each step and the techniques available (and resources required) to answer them. ... See More +

Publication 130474 SEP 20, 2018

Pulido,Daniel; Darido,Georges Bianco; Munoz-Raskin,Ramon; Moody,Joanna Charlotte Disclosed

Facing Forward : Schooling for Learning in Africa (English)

Sub-Saharan Africa is becoming more diverse, urbanized, and integrated regionally and globally, bringing the promise of more and better jobs to the continent’s sizable and growing youth population. ... See More +

Publication 130473 SEP 20, 2018

Bashir,Sajitha; Lockheed,Marlaine E.; Ninan,Elizabeth; Tan,Jee-Peng Disclosed

What a Waste 2.0 : A Global Snapshot of Solid Waste Management to 2050 (English)

By 2050, the world is expected to generate 3.40 billion tons of waste annually, increasing drastically from today’s 2.01 billion tons. What a Waste 2.0: A Global Snapshot of Solid Waste Management to 2050 aggregates extensive solid waste data at the national and urban levels. ... See More +

Publication 132827 SEP 20, 2018

Kaza,Silpa; Yao,Lisa Congyuan; Bhada-Tata,Perinaz; Van Woerden,Frank Disclosed

Working with Smallholders : A Handbook for Firms Building Sustainable Supply Chains (English)

The purpose of Working with Smallholders handbook is to enable the development of more sustainable, resilient and productive supply chains for agribusinesses and to illustrate the substantial development impact. ... See More +

Publication 132580 SEP 10, 2018

Disclosed

Critical Connections : Promoting Economic Growth and Resilience in Europe and Central Asia (Vol. 2) : Main report (English)

The Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region has a rich history of regional integration and connectivity to the broader world economy, which has stimulated the growth of knowledge and technological innovation. ... See More +

Publication 129794 SEP 05, 2018

Gould,David Michael; Abate,Megersa Abera; Artuc,Erhan; Bamieh,Omar; Briceno-Garmendia,Cecilia M.; Fiorini,Matteo; Hoekman,Bernard M.; Kenett,Dror Yossef; Lebrand,Mathilde Sylvie Maria; López-Garcia,Paloma; Özden,Çag˘lar; Panterov,Georgi Lyudmilov; Rocha,Nadia; Taglioni,Daria; Tan,Shawn Weiming; Varela,Gonzalo J.; Winkler,Hernan Jorge; Yde-Jensen,Thea Disclosed

Critical Connections : Promoting Economic Growth and Resilience in Europe and Central Asia : Overview (English)

The Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region has a rich history of regional integration and connectivity to the broader world economy, which has stimulated the growth of knowledge and technological innovation. ... See More +

Publication 129794 SEP 05, 2018

Gould,David Michael; Abate,Megersa Abera; Artuc,Erhan; Bamieh,Omar; Briceno-Garmendia,Cecilia M.; Fiorini,Matteo; Hoekman,Bernard M.; Kenett,Dror Yossef; Lebrand,Mathilde Sylvie Maria; López-Garcia,Paloma; Özden,Çag˘lar; Panterov,Georgi Lyudmilov; Rocha,Nadia; Taglioni,Daria; Tan,Shawn Weiming; Varela,Gonzalo J.; Winkler,Hernan Jorge; Yde-Jensen,Thea Disclosed

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In the Dark : How Much Do Power Sector Distortions Cost South Asia? (English)
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DEC 11, 2018 132854 Publication
Paths between Peace and Public Service : A Comparative Analysis of Public Service Reform Trajectories in Postconflict Countries (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 132831 Publication
A Resurgent East Asia : Navigating a Changing World (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 132849 Publication
International Debt Statistics 2019 (English)
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NOV 13, 2018 132008 Publication
Inflation in Emerging and Developing Economies : Evolution, Drivers, and Policies (English)
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NOV 01, 2018 132113 Publication
Options for Aged Care in China : Building an Efficient and Sustainable Aged Care System (English)
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NOV 01, 2018 132213 Publication
The Impact of School Infrastructure on Learning : A Synthesis of the Evidence (English)
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NOV 01, 2018 132579 Publication
Doing Business 2019 : Training for Reform (English)
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OCT 31, 2018 131572 Publication
Maritime Networks, Port Efficiency, and Hinterland Connectivity in the Mediterranean (English)
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OCT 22, 2018 131217 Publication
Poverty and Shared Prosperity 2018 : Piecing Together the Poverty Puzzle (English)
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OCT 17, 2018 132029 Publication
Shadows of Conflict in Northern and Eastern Sri Lanka : Socioeconomic Challenges and a Way Forward (English)
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OCT 09, 2018 130701 Publication
Budget Crunch (English)
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OCT 06, 2018 130703 Publication
From Known Unknowns to Black Swans : How to Manage Risk in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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OCT 05, 2018 130704 Publication
Navigating Uncertainty (English)
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OCT 03, 2018 130702 Publication
The Urban Rail Development Handbook (English)
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SEP 20, 2018 130474 Publication
Facing Forward : Schooling for Learning in Africa (English)
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SEP 20, 2018 130473 Publication
What a Waste 2.0 : A Global Snapshot of Solid Waste Management to 2050 (English)
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SEP 20, 2018 132827 Publication
Working with Smallholders : A Handbook for Firms Building Sustainable Supply Chains (English)
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SEP 10, 2018 132580 Publication
Critical Connections : Promoting Economic Growth and Resilience in Europe and Central Asia (Vol. 2) : Main report (English)
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SEP 05, 2018 129794 Publication
Critical Connections : Promoting Economic Growth and Resilience in Europe and Central Asia : Overview (English)
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SEP 05, 2018 129794 Publication