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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

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

Democratic Republic of Congo urbanization review : productive and inclusive cities for an emerging Congo (French)

The Democratic Republic of Congo has the third largest urban population in Sub-Saharan Africa (estimated at 43 percent in 2016) after South Africa and Nigeria. ... See More +

Publication 121954 AUG 13, 2018

English Disclosed

The Web of Transport Corridors in South Asia (English)

This report aims to balance the political economy and geopolitics of transport corridors with sound empirical analysis. Its goal is to empower key stakeholders like policy makers, economic advisors, businesses, and civil society organizations in assessing socioeconomic benefits when considering the idea of investing in a transport corridor. ... See More +

Publication 129571 AUG 10, 2018

Melecky,Martin; Goswami,Arjun; Okamura,Akio; Overfield,Duncan Disclosed

Water Management in Fragile Systems : Building Resilience to Shocks and Protracted Crises in the Middle East and North Africa (English)

This paper is part of an ongoing collaboration between the World Bank and the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization to raise awareness about the importance of water management in fragile systems and to propose strategic responses. ... See More +

Publication 129634 AUG 01, 2018

Steduto, Pasquale; Jagerskog,Lars Anders; Ward, Christopher; Borgomeo,Edoardo; Ruckstuhl,Sandra Meryl Disclosed

World Development Report (WDR) 2018 : Learning to Realize Education's Promise (French)

Korea understood that education was the best way to pull itself out of economic misery, so it focused on overhauling schools and committed itself to educating every child, and educating them well. ... See More +

Publication 120299 JUL 24, 2018

Filmer,Deon P.; Rogers,F. Halsey; Al-Samarrai,Samer; Bendini,Maria Magdalena; Béteille, Tara; Evans, David; Kivine, Märt; Sabarwal,Shwetlena; Valerio,Alexandria; Abu-Jawdeh,Malek; Larson,Bradley Robert; Shrestha,Unika; Yuan,Fei English Disclosed

Skills and jobs in Brazil : an agenda for youth (English)

Skills and Jobs in Brazil: An Agenda for Youth is a new World Bank book focusing on the challenge of economic engagement among Brazil’s youth. In the context of a rapidly aging population, Brazil’s greatest economic opportunity is to increase its labor productivity, especially that of its youth. ... See More +

Publication 128325 JUL 12, 2018

Almeida,Rita Kullberg; Packard,Truman G. Disclosed

Toward Great Dhaka : a new urban development paradigm eastward (English)

A unique strategic opportunity beckons Bangladesh. Dhaka, the economic powerhouse of the country, stands on the cusp of a dramatic transformation that could make it much more prosperous and livable. ... See More +

Publication 128324 JUL 12, 2018

Bird,Julia Helen; Li,Yue-000316086; Rahman,Hossain Zillur; Rama,Martin G.; Venables,Anthony J. Disclosed

South Asia’s hotspots : the impact of temperature and precipitation changes on living standards (English)

South Asia is highly vulnerable to climate change. Average temperatures have been rising throughout the region, and rainfall has become more erratic. ... See More +

Publication 128323 JUL 09, 2018

Mani,Muthukumara S.; Bandyopadhyay,Sushenjit; Chonabayashi,Shun; Markandya,Anil; Mosier,Thomas Michael Rowe Disclosed

Realizing the Full Potential of Social Safety Nets in Africa (English)

Poverty has been declining in Sub-Saharan Africa, but millions are still poor or vulnerable. To address this ongoing and complex problem, all countries in the region have now deployed social safety net programs as part of their core development plans. ... See More +

Publication 128594 JUL 02, 2018

Beegle,Kathleen G.; Coudouel,Aline; Monsalve Montiel,Emma Mercedes Disclosed

Jobs and growth : Brazil’s productivity agenda (English)

Brazil enters the election year 2018 with an economy that is gradually recovering from the deepest recession in its recent economic history. This book is motivated by the need to understand the possible drivers of future income and employment growth. ... See More +

Publication 127626 JUN 29, 2018

Dutz,Mark Andrew; Amorim,Vivian De Fatima; Araujo,Jorge A. De Thompson R.; Arias,Diego; Byskov,Steen; Calice,Pietro; Cirera,Xavier; Clarke,Roland N.; Contini,Elisio; Duhaut,Alice; Noronha Farinelli,Barbara Cristina; Goodwin,Tanja K.; Iootty,Mariana; Lall,Somik V.; Martinez Licetti,Martha; Morris,Michael-000013367; Nucifora,Antonio; Olinto,Pedro; Packard,Truman G.; Qian,Rong; Reis,Jose Guilherme; PONTUAL RIBEIRO, EDUARDO; Signoret,Jose E.; Toman,Michael A.; Vieira,Pedro Abel; Vijil,Mariana Portuguese Disclosed

Jobs and growth : Brazil’s productivity agenda (Portuguese)

Brazil enters the election year 2018 with an economy that is gradually recovering from the deepest recession in its recent economic history. This book is motivated by the need to understand the possible drivers of future income and employment growth. ... See More +

Publication 127626 JUN 29, 2018

Dutz,Mark Andrew; Amorim,Vivian De Fatima; Araujo,Jorge A. De Thompson R.; Arias,Diego; Byskov,Steen; Calice,Pietro; Cirera,Xavier; Clarke,Roland N.; Contini,Elisio; Duhaut,Alice; Noronha Farinelli,Barbara Cristina; Goodwin,Tanja K.; Iootty,Mariana; Lall,Somik V.; Martinez Licetti,Martha; Morris,Michael-000013367; Nucifora,Antonio; Olinto,Pedro; Packard,Truman G.; Qian,Rong; Reis,Jose Guilherme; PONTUAL RIBEIRO, EDUARDO; Signoret,Jose E.; Toman,Michael A.; Vieira,Pedro Abel; Vijil,Mariana English Disclosed

License to drill : a manual on integrity due diligence for licensing in extractive sectors (English)

For many countries, natural resources are important national assets. In rich and poor countries alike, these sectors have the transformational potential to support economic development and political stability as well as contribute to national prosperity. ... See More +

Publication 127627 JUN 28, 2018

Votava,Cari L .; Hauch,Jeanne M.; Clementucci,Francesco Disclosed

Getting out of school and into the workplace : strengthening work-based learning in upper secondary technical education in Poland’s Świętokrzyskie Region (English)

This book describes the methodology and the main findings and results of the technical assistance that was provided to the Świętokrzyskie region in Poland to strengthen the incidence, duration, and quality of WBL in upper secondary technical education. ... See More +

Publication 127631 JUN 27, 2018

Hoftijzer,Margo A.; Stronkowski,Piotr Karol; Rozenbaum,Jakub Jan Disclosed

Alternative paths to public financial management and public sector reform : experiences from East Asia (English)

Reforming public-sector organizations, their structures, policies, processes and practices—is notoriously difficult, in rich and poor countries alike (Grindle and Thomas 1991; World Bank 2012). ... See More +

Publication 127624 JUN 27, 2018

So,Sokbunthoeun; Woolcock,Michael; April,Leah; Hughes,Caroline Sian; Smithers,Nicola J. Disclosed

Youth employment in Nepal (English)

Promoting the smooth integration of workers into the labor market and ensuring their early success has increasingly emerged as an important economic and social development goal around the globe. ... See More +

Publication 127629 JUN 27, 2018

Raju,Dhushyanth; Rajbhandary,Jasmine Disclosed

Beyond crop per drop : assessing agricultural water productivity and efficiency in a maturing water economy (English)

Water scarcity is seen as a major risk in many parts of the world, and water crises are consistently cited as among the top global risks. Irrigated agriculture is by far the largest water use worldwide, accounting for an estimated 70 percent of total freshwater withdrawals. ... See More +

Publication 127625 JUN 27, 2018

Scheierling,Susanne M.; Tréguer, David O. Disclosed

Moving for prosperity : global migration and labor markets - policy research report (English)

This Policy Research Report (PRR), Moving for Prosperity: Global Migration and Labor Markets, is an attempt to address this tension between the academic research and the public discourse by focusing on the economic evidence. ... See More +

Publication 127628 JUN 14, 2018

Ozden,Caglar; Wagner,Mathis Christoph; Packard,Michael Minh Tam Disclosed

Measuring the effectiveness of social protection : concepts and applications (English)

This book provides users an understanding of key social protection concepts and measurement metrics and introduces them to the ADePT SP software, which is used to conduct social protection performance analysis. ... See More +

Publication 127321 JUN 13, 2018

Yemtsov,Ruslan G.; Honorati,Maddalena; Evans,Brooks Fox; Sajaia,Zurab; Lokshin,Michael M. Disclosed

Raising the Bar for Productive Cities in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

With more than 70 percent of its population living in cities, Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is among the most urbanized regions in the world. ... See More +

Publication 127319 JUN 07, 2018

Ferreyra,Maria Marta; Roberts,Mark Disclosed

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Critical Connections : Promoting Economic Growth and Resilience in Europe and Central Asia : Overview (English)
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SEP 05, 2018 129794 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
Democratic Republic of Congo urbanization review : productive and inclusive cities for an emerging Congo (French)
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AUG 13, 2018 121954 Publication English
The Web of Transport Corridors in South Asia (English)
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AUG 10, 2018 129571 Publication
Water Management in Fragile Systems : Building Resilience to Shocks and Protracted Crises in the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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AUG 01, 2018 129634 Publication
World Development Report (WDR) 2018 : Learning to Realize Education's Promise (French)
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JUL 24, 2018 120299 Publication English
Skills and jobs in Brazil : an agenda for youth (English)
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JUL 12, 2018 128325 Publication
Toward Great Dhaka : a new urban development paradigm eastward (English)
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JUL 12, 2018 128324 Publication
South Asia’s hotspots : the impact of temperature and precipitation changes on living standards (English)
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JUL 09, 2018 128323 Publication
Realizing the Full Potential of Social Safety Nets in Africa (English)
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JUL 02, 2018 128594 Publication
Jobs and growth : Brazil’s productivity agenda (English)
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JUN 29, 2018 127626 Publication Portuguese
Jobs and growth : Brazil’s productivity agenda (Portuguese)
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JUN 29, 2018 127626 Publication English
License to drill : a manual on integrity due diligence for licensing in extractive sectors (English)
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JUN 28, 2018 127627 Publication
Getting out of school and into the workplace : strengthening work-based learning in upper secondary technical education in Poland’s Świętokrzyskie Region (English)
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JUN 27, 2018 127631 Publication
Alternative paths to public financial management and public sector reform : experiences from East Asia (English)
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JUN 27, 2018 127624 Publication
Youth employment in Nepal (English)
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JUN 27, 2018 127629 Publication
Beyond crop per drop : assessing agricultural water productivity and efficiency in a maturing water economy (English)
See More +
JUN 27, 2018 127625 Publication
Moving for prosperity : global migration and labor markets - policy research report (English)
See More +
JUN 14, 2018 127628 Publication
Measuring the effectiveness of social protection : concepts and applications (English)
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JUN 13, 2018 127321 Publication
Raising the Bar for Productive Cities in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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JUN 07, 2018 127319 Publication