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Bangladesh Policy Note : Improving Regulatory Service Delivery (English)

Bangladesh has set up an ambitious target of attaining middle-income status by 2021. To achieve this objective, the economy needs to grow at a sustained rate of 7.5-8 percent annually and this would in turn require an increase in private investment to at least 26.6 percent of GDP from 22 percent in 2016-17. ... See More +

Policy Note 130021 SEP 19, 2018

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Bangladesh Policy Notes : Enabling Export Diversification (English)

Bangladesh’s export growth has been remarkable. Bangladesh aims to generate $54.1 billion in export earnings by FY2020, a significant increase over the $35 billion earned in FY2015-16. ... See More +

Policy Note 130025 SEP 19, 2018

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Bangladesh Policy Notes : Export Diversification through Bonded Warehouse Reforms (English)

Benefits and rules of bonded manufacturing are often discretionary. Bonded manufacturing is a form of temporary admission, which is equivalent to suspended import duty. ... See More +

Policy Note 130022 SEP 19, 2018

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Bangladesh Policy Note : Enhancing FDI through Investment Policy Reform (English)

The average annual FDI inflow in Bangladesh is significantly lower than comparable economies.Over the past decade (2007 to 2017), inflows have averaged at 0.9 percent of GDP in Bangladeshcompared with 3.0 percent in China, 5.5 percent in Ethiopia, 2.6 percent in The Philippines, 6.6 percent in Vietnam, 4.6 percent in Malaysia, and 2.1 percent in India. ... See More +

Policy Note 130023 SEP 19, 2018

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Bangladesh Policy Notes : Back in Business to Create Jobs (English)

Bangladesh slipped one place to 177 in the Doing Business rankings for 2018. This is the second lowest among South Asian economies (Afghanistan is at 183). ... See More +

Policy Note 130026 SEP 19, 2018

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Estimate of Revenue Foregone on Customs Duty in Bangladesh (English)

This note is a preliminary estimate of the revenue foregone under customs duty because of the various exemptions provided on imports. The estimates are intended as an input into the policy process that seeks to balance revenue raising measures, trade and tariff policy, and competitiveness. ... See More +

Policy Note 129700 AUG 29, 2018

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Policy Note on Options for a Carbon Tax in Bangladesh (English)

Carbon taxes can be win-win for Bangladesh. They can help show the world that Bangladesh is serious about climate mitigation, boosting the country’s influence in international negotiations and helping it to access financing and technology promised during the COP-21. ... See More +

Policy Note 129699 AUG 01, 2018

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Ukraine Education Policy Note : Introducing the New Ukrainian School in a Fiscally Sustainable Manner (English)

The education sector in Ukraine is in the middle of ambitious - and long overdue - reforms that hold great promise to fundamentally transform the sector. ... See More +

Policy Note 129687 AUG 01, 2018

Sondergaard,Lars M. Ukrainian Disclosed

Ukraine Education Policy Note : Introducing the New Ukrainian School in a Fiscally Sustainable Manner (Ukrainian)

The education sector in Ukraine is in the middle of ambitious - and long overdue - reforms that hold great promise to fundamentally transform the sector. ... See More +

Policy Note 129687 AUG 01, 2018

Sondergaard,Lars M. English Disclosed

Overhauling the management of agriculture : policy note (English)

An otherwise bright spot in the Serbian economy the agri-food sector has not benefited from a steady policy environment. Since 2000, the Ministry of Agriculture has had no less than 13 ministers against a backdrop of accession negotiations for European Union membership and ongoing reforms. ... See More +

Policy Note 128121 JUL 01, 2018

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Institutional structure and non-government partnership for nutrition programs (English)

A multi sector effort is essential to improve the nutritional status of children and women. For effective and efficient implementation of multi sector interventions, each sector should be well positioned to deliver the required services. ... See More +

Policy Note 127688 JUN 25, 2018

Bhattarai,Manav; Al-Omair,Abeyah A.; Bashyal,Chhitij Disclosed

Operational considerations for designing and mobilizing community-based groups for improving food security and nutrition (English)

The role of community in local development has been a cornerstone of Community Driven Development in developing countries. In Nepal, community-based groups are an integral part of many large-scale programs, which use a range of social mobilization strategies to achieve their objectives. ... See More +

Policy Note 127691 JUN 25, 2018

Bashyal,Chhitij; Bhattarai,Manav; Al-Omair,Abeyah A. Disclosed

Shortcomings to overlapping land rights and a way forward : the case of Mailo land in Central Uganda (English)

Uganda has a complex land tenure system. Four tenure systems officially recognized by the 1995 Constitution coexist: freehold, Mailo, leasehold, and customary tenure. ... See More +

Policy Note 127047 JUN 11, 2018

Ali,Daniel Ayalew; Duponchel,Marguerite Felicienne Disclosed

Exploring factors driving the performance of rural health care in Papua New Guinea (English)

Policy Note 127122 JUN 06, 2018

Disclosed

The Philippines Sustainable Livelihood Program : providing and expanding access to employment and livelihood opportunities (English)

The Philippines Department of Social Welfare and Development has taken the lead in providingopportunities for income generating activities/livelihood development through the implementationof the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) since 2011, with the objective to reduce poverty andinequality by generating employment among poor households and by moving highly vulnerablehouseholds into sustainable livelihoods and toward economic stability. ... See More +

Policy Note 126694 MAY 01, 2018

Acosta,Pablo Ariel; Avalos,Jorge Disclosed

Implementing Emergency Cash Transfers: The Philippine Experience in Response to the 2016/17 Disasters (English)

Around the globe, there is an unending cycle of producing innovative policies that are relevantand responsive to today's complex problems of disaster risk reduction and mitigation. ... See More +

Policy Note 127471 MAY 01, 2018

Acosta,Pablo Ariel; Palma,Teresa Pamela Celajes; Perez,Joedie De Guzman; Velarde,Rashiel Besana Disclosed

A second chance to develop the human capital of out-of-school youth and adults : the Philippines alternative learning system (English)

Worldwide, approximately 781 million adults are unable to read or write in any language. While adult literacy rates have increased significantly over the past several decades, recent progress largely reflects a more-educated younger generation replacing a less-education older generation. ... See More +

Policy Note 127978 MAY 01, 2018

Igarashi,Takiko Disclosed

The Socpen and its role in closing the coverage gap among poor elderly Filipinos (English)

The Social Pension for Indigent Senior Citizens (Socpen) was set up by the Department of Social Welfare and Development in 2010 to extend additional financial assistance to poor elderly Filipinos and help fulfill the objectives of Republic Act No. 9994 or the "Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010." ... See More +

Policy Note 127251 MAY 01, 2018

Velarde,Rashiel Besana; Albert,Jose Ramon Disclosed

Cities of refuge in the Middle East : bringing an urban lens to the forced displacement challenge : key messages (Arabic)

This document contains key messages of the policy note that aims to advance our understanding of urban forced displacement, induced by conflict, by looking at the issue from the perspective of receiving towns and cities. ... See More +

Policy Note 123352 FEB 01, 2018

French, English Disclosed

Cities of refuge in the Middle East : bringing an urban lens to the forced displacement challenge : key messages (French)

This document contains key messages of the policy note that aims to advance our understanding of urban forced displacement, induced by conflict, by looking at the issue from the perspective of receiving towns and cities. ... See More +

Policy Note 123352 FEB 01, 2018

Arabic, English Disclosed

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Bangladesh Policy Note : Improving Regulatory Service Delivery (English)
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SEP 19, 2018 130021 Policy Note
Bangladesh Policy Notes : Enabling Export Diversification (English)
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SEP 19, 2018 130025 Policy Note
Bangladesh Policy Notes : Export Diversification through Bonded Warehouse Reforms (English)
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SEP 19, 2018 130022 Policy Note
Bangladesh Policy Note : Enhancing FDI through Investment Policy Reform (English)
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SEP 19, 2018 130023 Policy Note
Bangladesh Policy Notes : Back in Business to Create Jobs (English)
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SEP 19, 2018 130026 Policy Note
Estimate of Revenue Foregone on Customs Duty in Bangladesh (English)
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AUG 29, 2018 129700 Policy Note
Policy Note on Options for a Carbon Tax in Bangladesh (English)
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AUG 01, 2018 129699 Policy Note
Ukraine Education Policy Note : Introducing the New Ukrainian School in a Fiscally Sustainable Manner (English)
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AUG 01, 2018 129687 Policy Note Ukrainian
Ukraine Education Policy Note : Introducing the New Ukrainian School in a Fiscally Sustainable Manner (Ukrainian)
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AUG 01, 2018 129687 Policy Note English
Overhauling the management of agriculture : policy note (English)
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JUL 01, 2018 128121 Policy Note
Institutional structure and non-government partnership for nutrition programs (English)
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JUN 25, 2018 127688 Policy Note
Operational considerations for designing and mobilizing community-based groups for improving food security and nutrition (English)
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JUN 25, 2018 127691 Policy Note
Shortcomings to overlapping land rights and a way forward : the case of Mailo land in Central Uganda (English)
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JUN 11, 2018 127047 Policy Note
Exploring factors driving the performance of rural health care in Papua New Guinea (English)
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JUN 06, 2018 127122 Policy Note
The Philippines Sustainable Livelihood Program : providing and expanding access to employment and livelihood opportunities (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 126694 Policy Note
Implementing Emergency Cash Transfers: The Philippine Experience in Response to the 2016/17 Disasters (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 127471 Policy Note
A second chance to develop the human capital of out-of-school youth and adults : the Philippines alternative learning system (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 127978 Policy Note
The Socpen and its role in closing the coverage gap among poor elderly Filipinos (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 127251 Policy Note
Cities of refuge in the Middle East : bringing an urban lens to the forced displacement challenge : key messages (Arabic)
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FEB 01, 2018 123352 Policy Note French, English
Cities of refuge in the Middle East : bringing an urban lens to the forced displacement challenge : key messages (French)
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FEB 01, 2018 123352 Policy Note Arabic, English