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March 1973 - March 2010

 

Country Studies are published with approval of the subject government to communicate the results of the Bank's work on the economic and related conditions of member countries to governments and to the development community.

 

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Where have all the poor gone? : Cambodia poverty assessment 2013 (English)

Over the seven years from 2004 through 2011, Cambodian economic growth was tremendous, ranking amid the best in the world. Moreover, household consumption increased by nearly 40 percent. ... See More +

Poverty Assessment ACS4545 MAY 26, 2014

Sobrado, Carlos; Neak, Samsen; Ly, Sodeth; Aldaz-Carroll, Enrique; Gamberoni, Elisa; Arias-Vazquez, Francisco; Fukao, Tsuyoshi; Beng, Simeth; Johnston, Timothy; Joaquin, Miguel San; Bruni, Lucilla; de Groot, Richard Khmer Disclosed

Where have all the poor gone? : Cambodia poverty assessment 2013 (Khmer)

Over the seven years from 2004 through 2011, Cambodian economic growth was tremendous, ranking amid the best in the world. Moreover, household consumption increased by nearly 40 percent. ... See More +

Poverty Assessment ACS4545 NOV 01, 2013

Sobrado, Carlos; Neak, Samsen; Ly, Sodeth; Aldaz-Carroll, Enrique; Gamberoni, Elisa; Arias-Vazquez, Francisco; Fukao, Tsuyoshi; Beng, Simeth; Johnston, Timothy; Joaquin, Miguel San; Bruni, Lucilla; de Groot, Richard English Disclosed

The invisible poor : a portrait of rural poverty in Argentina (English)

Many of the poorest Argentines are invisible in official statistics. Four million rural residents and another 12 million in small urban areas lie outside the reach of the Permanent Household Survey (EPH), which is the basis for poverty figures and most data on social conditions in the country. ... See More +

Publication 54035 MAR 01, 2010

Demombynes, Gabriel; Verner, Dorte Disclosed

Argentina - Income support policies toward the bicentennial (English)

Argentina approaches its bicentennial as an independent republic; it has a window of opportunity in social protection policy. Following the most serious economic crisis in its history during 2001-02, the country mobilized an unprecedented effort to provide income support to the population in need. ... See More +

Publication 50357 AUG 21, 2009

Rofman, Rafael; Ringold, Dena Disclosed

Gender in Bolivian production : reducing differences in formality and productivity of firms (English)

A main goal of this study is to determine the variables responsible for the lower formality of women-owned businesses. The companion study (the World Bank 2007a) shows that Bolivia's informal sector is the largest in Latin America by many definitions and measures. ... See More +

Publication 50176 AUG 21, 2009

Sakho, Yaye Seynabou; Lunde, Trine; Arribas-Banos, Maria; Disclosed

Strengthening Bolivian competitiveness : export diversification and inclusive growth (English)

Bolivia's trade liberalization, launched in the mid-1980s, has resulted in a relatively open trade regime; but the results have been mixed. ... See More +

Publication 49928 JUL 20, 2009

Sakho, Seynabou; Calvo-Gonzalez, Oscar Disclosed

Accelerating trade and integration in the Caribbean : policy options for sustained growth, job creation, and poverty reduction (English)

This volume builds on the foundation laid by the 2005 report by focusing on the factors affecting the region's competitiveness and the critical role that the Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME) has to play as a driver of integration and economic development. ... See More +

Publication 49623 JUL 17, 2009

Tsikata, Yvonne; Moreira, Emmanuel Pinto; Hamilton, Pamela Coke Disclosed

Increasing formality and productivity of Bolivian firms (English)

Bolivia's informal sector is the largest in Latin America, by many definitions and measures. Bolivia's high informality rate has been blamed on many factors including the burden of regulation, the weakness of public institutions, and the lack of perceived benefits to being formal. ... See More +

Publication 50358 JUL 06, 2009

Sakho, Yaye Seynabou; McKenzie, David; Loayza, Julio; Velasco, Julio Disclosed

Decentralization, democracy, and development : recent experience from Sierra Leone (English)

In 2004, the government of Sierra Leone opted for a rethink of its national governance arrangement by embarking on the resuscitation of democratically elected local government after 32 years experimenting with central government appointed district and municipal governments. ... See More +

Publication 50361 JUL 02, 2009

Zhou, Yongmei Disclosed

Argentine youth : an untapped potential (English)

Argentina's youth, 6.7 million between the ages of 15 and 24, are an important, but to a certain extent untapped, resource for development. Over 2 million (31 percent) have already engaged in risky behaviors, and another 1 million (15 percent) are exposed to risk factors that are correlated with eventual risky behaviors. ... See More +

Publication 48460 APR 21, 2009

Disclosed

Zambia health sector public expenditure review : accounting for resources to improve effective service coverage (English)

Over the past few years, three nagging problems have bedeviled Zambia's health sector: the country is falling off-track from reaching the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), it is facing severe financing constraints on the government front, and the health and HIV/AIDS sector is increasingly being fragmented by the reemergence of global disease initiatives. ... See More +

Publication 47110 JAN 22, 2009

Picazo, Oscar F.; Zhao, Feng Disclosed

Haiti : public expenditure management and financial accountability review (English)

Haiti made good progress over the past three years but major challenges remain to accelerating growth and reducing poverty. After the lost decade 1994-2004, marked by political instability and economic decline, Haiti reformed significantly and revived growth, especially in the past three years. ... See More +

Publication 44651 JUL 25, 2008

Moreira, Emmanuel Pinto Disclosed

Putting Tanzania's hidden economy to work : reform, management, and protection of its natural resource sector (English)

This paper tells a story about conditions in Tanzania's hidden economy, the parts of the natural resource sector often ignored in conventional economic analyses and studies, and makes recommendations for future policy actions. ... See More +

Publication 42914 MAR 17, 2008

Disclosed

School and work in the Eastern Caribbean : does the education system adequately prepare youth for the global economy? (English)

This report comprises the first phase of analytical activities and focuses on the relevance of the education and training systems in the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). ... See More +

Publication 42909 MAR 13, 2008

Blom, Andreas; Hobbs, Cynthia Disclosed

Social resilience and state fragility in Haiti (English)

This Country Social Analysis examines Haiti's conflict-poverty trap from the perspective of the triangle of factors that have been identified as its main components: (a) demographic and socioeconomic factors at the individual and household levels; (b) the state's institutional capacity to provide public goods and manage social risks; and (c) the agendas and strategies of political actors. ... See More +

Publication 40927 JAN 01, 2007

Disclosed

Toward high-quality education in Peru : standards, accountability, and capacity building (English)

One of the principal challenges in reducing poverty and accelerating development in Peru is improving the quality of education. This book is a contribution from the World Bank to the debate over how to improve the quality of education. ... See More +

Publication 40557 JAN 01, 2007

Spanish Disclosed

Nutritional failure in Ecuador : causes, consequences, and solutions (English)

This study supports the development of a more coherent and effective nutrition strategy in Ecuador through an analysis of the main nutrition issues, based on in-depth statistical analysis of a large new household survey dataset (ENDEMAIN 2004) and other data sources, together with a review of qualitative evidence regarding behavioral and program-access obstacles to improved nutritional outcomes. ... See More +

Publication 38689 JAN 01, 2007

Walker, Ian; Marini, Alessandra; Lucchetti, Leonardo; Waters, Will; Lastra, Alexandra; Levinson, James; Bassett, Lucy Spanish Disclosed

Angola - Oil, broad-based growth, and equity (English)

This book points out that the main issues confronting the Angolan authorities in their efforts to consolidate macroeconomic stability on a sustainable basis and in promoting an improvement in the welfare of the Angolan citizens do not seem to differ significantly from those addressed in the 1990 report. ... See More +

Publication 40531 JAN 01, 2007

Disclosed

Nutritional failure in Ecuador : causes, consequences, and solutions : Insuficiencia nutricional en el Ecuador : c (sp)

This study supports the development of a more coherent and effective nutrition strategy in Ecuador through an analysis of the main nutrition issues, based on in-depth statistical analysis of a large new household survey dataset (ENDEMAIN 2004) and other data sources, together with a review of qualitative evidence regarding behavioral and program-access obstacles to improved nutritional outcomes. ... See More +

Publication 38689 JAN 01, 2007

Bassett,Lucy Katherine; Marini,Alessandra; Walker,David Ian; Lastra Andrade,Alexandra; Waters,Warren; Lucchetti,Leonardo Ramiro; Levinson,James English Disclosed

Toward high-quality education in Peru : standards, accountability, and capacity building : Por una educacion de calidad para el Peru : estandares, rendicion de cuentas y fortalecimiento de capacidades (Spanish)

One of the principal challenges in reducing poverty and accelerating development in Peru is improving the quality of education. This book is a contribution from the World Bank to the debate over how to improve the quality of education. ... See More +

Publication 40557 DEC 01, 2006

English Disclosed

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Where have all the poor gone? : Cambodia poverty assessment 2013 (English)
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MAY 26, 2014 ACS4545 Poverty Assessment Khmer
Where have all the poor gone? : Cambodia poverty assessment 2013 (Khmer)
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NOV 01, 2013 ACS4545 Poverty Assessment English
The invisible poor : a portrait of rural poverty in Argentina (English)
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MAR 01, 2010 54035 Publication
Argentina - Income support policies toward the bicentennial (English)
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AUG 21, 2009 50357 Publication
Gender in Bolivian production : reducing differences in formality and productivity of firms (English)
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AUG 21, 2009 50176 Publication
Strengthening Bolivian competitiveness : export diversification and inclusive growth (English)
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JUL 20, 2009 49928 Publication
Accelerating trade and integration in the Caribbean : policy options for sustained growth, job creation, and poverty reduction (English)
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JUL 17, 2009 49623 Publication
Increasing formality and productivity of Bolivian firms (English)
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JUL 06, 2009 50358 Publication
Decentralization, democracy, and development : recent experience from Sierra Leone (English)
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JUL 02, 2009 50361 Publication
Argentine youth : an untapped potential (English)
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APR 21, 2009 48460 Publication
Zambia health sector public expenditure review : accounting for resources to improve effective service coverage (English)
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JAN 22, 2009 47110 Publication
Haiti : public expenditure management and financial accountability review (English)
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JUL 25, 2008 44651 Publication
Putting Tanzania's hidden economy to work : reform, management, and protection of its natural resource sector (English)
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MAR 17, 2008 42914 Publication
School and work in the Eastern Caribbean : does the education system adequately prepare youth for the global economy? (English)
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MAR 13, 2008 42909 Publication
Social resilience and state fragility in Haiti (English)
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JAN 01, 2007 40927 Publication
Toward high-quality education in Peru : standards, accountability, and capacity building (English)
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JAN 01, 2007 40557 Publication Spanish
Nutritional failure in Ecuador : causes, consequences, and solutions (English)
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JAN 01, 2007 38689 Publication Spanish
Angola - Oil, broad-based growth, and equity (English)
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JAN 01, 2007 40531 Publication
Nutritional failure in Ecuador : causes, consequences, and solutions : Insuficiencia nutricional en el Ecuador : c (sp)
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JAN 01, 2007 38689 Publication English
Toward high-quality education in Peru : standards, accountability, and capacity building : Por una educacion de calidad para el Peru : estandares, rendicion de cuentas y fortalecimiento de capacidades (Spanish)
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DEC 01, 2006 40557 Publication English