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Managing Risks Associated with Modern Slavery : A Good Practice Note for the Private Sector (English)

This Good Practice Note (GPN) provides the private sector with guidance on identifying, mitigating and remedying modern slavery risks. It serves as a comprehensive resource for two main audiences: investors and companies. ... See More +

Working Paper 134206 JAN 01, 2018

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Statement by Rt. Hon. Priti Patel at the 95th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 22, 2017 (English)

This is a statement by Rt. Hon. Priti Patel, Secretary of State for International Development, at the ninety-fifth meeting of the Development Committee held on April 22, 2017. ... See More +

Board Report 114562 APR 22, 2017

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The strength of American federal democracy : lessons for global development (English)

A review of the history of the United States from its colonial origins shows how America's successful development has always been guided by two basic principles: representative democracy, and a proper division of power between national and subnational governments. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7512 DEC 11, 2015

Myerson,Roger B. Disclosed

The persistence of (subnational) fortune : geography, agglomeration, and institutions in the new world (English)

Using subnational historical data, this paper establishes the within country persistence of economic activity in the New World over the last half millennium. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6187 SEP 01, 2012

Maloney, William F.; Caicedo, Felipe Valencia Disclosed

The contribution of African women to economic growth and development : historical perspectives and policy implications -- Part I : the pre-colonial and colonial periods (English)

Bringing together history and economics, this paper presents a historical and processual understanding of women's economic marginalization in Sub-Saharan Africa from the pre-colonial period to the end of colonial rule. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6051 APR 01, 2012

Akyeampong, Emmanuel; Fofack, Hippolyte Disclosed

Equilibrium fictions : a cognitive approach to societal rigidity (English)

This paper assesses the role of ideas in economic change, combining economic and historical analysis with insights from psychology, sociology and anthropology. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5219 FEB 01, 2010

Hoff, Karla; Stiglitz, Joseph E. Disclosed

Uncivil societies - a theory of sociopolitical change (English)

In times of crises, it is always useful to revisit some of the paradigms that underlie collective thinking and action. For nearly 200 years, most social science has relied on the assumption that the emergence of strong and nurturing social capital through a vibrant civil society yields all kind of positive externalities to society. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4942 MAY 01, 2009

Monga, Celestin Disclosed

Human trafficking, modern day slavery, and economic exploitation (English)

Human trafficking, as it is defined by international law, subsumes all forms of nonconsensual exploitation. That is, whenever people are forced or lured into exploitation no matter if movement of victims is involved it is considered human trafficking. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 49802 MAY 01, 2009

Koettl, Johannes Disclosed

Gender entrepreneurship markets (Fourth Quarter 2007) (English)

The issue's highlights include news of IFC and World Bank Group activities (including the launch of the 2008 Doing Business report, which includes a two-year commitment to gender inclusion); news reports from other sources (including Saudi Segregation Rules for Women in Banking); upcoming events around the globe (including the Global Banking Alliance for Women Annual Summit in Uganda); and links to useful web sites (including micro links, a United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-run website that brings together applications and tools on micro enterprise). ... See More +

Newsletter 42983 OCT 01, 2007

Disclosed

Belief systems and durable inequalities : an experimental investigation of Indian caste (English)

If discrimination against an historically oppressed social group is dismantled, will the group forge ahead? The authors present experimental evidence that a history of social and legal disabilities may have persistent effects on a group's earnings through its impact on individuals' expectations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3351 JUN 01, 2004

Hoff, Karla; Pandey, Priyanka

Is inequality in Africa really different ? : Is inequality in Africa really different? (English)

High inequality in Africa is something of a paradox: Africa should be a low-inequality continent according to the Kuznets hypothesis (because African countries are poor and agriculture-based), and also because land (the main asset) is widely shared. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3169 NOV 01, 2003

Milanovic, Branko

Is geography destiny? : lessons from Latin America (English)

The channels through which geography influences economic and social development can be studied at different levels and perspectives of time. Countries are the basic unit of observation, and some historical considerations notwithstanding, the horizon of analysis is limited to the past four or five decades. ... See More +

Publication 27161 AUG 01, 2003

Gallup, John Luke; Gaviria, Alejandro; Lora, Eduardo Spanish Disclosed

Meeting employment challenges in the global economy (English)

Closing the gap; by Lotte Lund. Thailand after the crisis; by Lotte Lund. Toil, sweat, and trade : what can be done to improve working conditions in developing countries? ... See More +

Newsletter 23009 MAR 31, 2001

Lund, Lotte [editor] Disclosed

Overcoming global hunger (English)

This publication includes proceedings of a conference on actions to reduce hunger worldwide hosted by the World Bank and held in Washington, D.C. in 1993. ... See More +

Publication 13999 DEC 31, 1994

Seragelding, Ismail; Landell-Mills, Pierre [editors]

The political economy of the predatory state (English)

This paper builds on the insight of Brennan and Buchanan that most states in the past and present are best viewed as predatory, seeking to maximize the profits of government, rather than seeking to maximize the welfare of their constituents. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper DRD105 JUN 01, 1984

Lal, Deepak Disclosed

The evolution of labour markets in India : 1857-1947 (English)

This paper surveys the historical literature on the Indian economy between 1857-1947, with particular reference to aspects of labor in the economy and the development of labor markets. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) SER72 SEP 30, 1981

KUMAR, D.; KRISHNAMURTHY, J.; DED Disclosed

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Managing Risks Associated with Modern Slavery : A Good Practice Note for the Private Sector (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 134206 Working Paper
Statement by Rt. Hon. Priti Patel at the 95th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 22, 2017 (English)
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APR 22, 2017 114562 Board Report
The strength of American federal democracy : lessons for global development (English)
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DEC 11, 2015 WPS7512 Policy Research Working Paper
The persistence of (subnational) fortune : geography, agglomeration, and institutions in the new world (English)
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SEP 01, 2012 WPS6187 Policy Research Working Paper
The contribution of African women to economic growth and development : historical perspectives and policy implications -- Part I : the pre-colonial and colonial periods (English)
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APR 01, 2012 WPS6051 Policy Research Working Paper
Equilibrium fictions : a cognitive approach to societal rigidity (English)
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FEB 01, 2010 WPS5219 Policy Research Working Paper
Uncivil societies - a theory of sociopolitical change (English)
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MAY 01, 2009 WPS4942 Policy Research Working Paper
Human trafficking, modern day slavery, and economic exploitation (English)
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MAY 01, 2009 49802 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Gender entrepreneurship markets (Fourth Quarter 2007) (English)
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OCT 01, 2007 42983 Newsletter
Belief systems and durable inequalities : an experimental investigation of Indian caste (English)
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JUN 01, 2004 WPS3351 Policy Research Working Paper
Is inequality in Africa really different ? : Is inequality in Africa really different? (English)
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NOV 01, 2003 WPS3169 Policy Research Working Paper
Is geography destiny? : lessons from Latin America (English)
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AUG 01, 2003 27161 Publication Spanish
Meeting employment challenges in the global economy (English)
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MAR 31, 2001 23009 Newsletter
Overcoming global hunger (English)
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DEC 31, 1994 13999 Publication
The political economy of the predatory state (English)
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JUN 01, 1984 DRD105 Departmental Working Paper
The evolution of labour markets in India : 1857-1947 (English)
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SEP 30, 1981 SER72 Working Paper (Numbered Series)