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Law, Justice, and Development series

September 2001 - present

The Law, Justice, and Development series provides insights into aspects of law and justice that are relevant to the development process. Publications in the series present new legal and judicial reform activities related to the World Bank's work, as well as analyses of domestic and international law. The series is intended to be accessible to a broad audience as well as to legal practitioners.


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The World Bank legal review, volume 6 : improving delivery in development - the role of voice, social contract, and accountability (English)

This is the sixth edition of The World Bank Legal Review. Many developing countries have the capacity to develop broad development policy directions and formulate development programs that are logical and consistent, but these do not obtain the desired or targeted results because of challenges in the delivery system. ... See More +

Publication 94742 MAR 03, 2015

Wouters, Jan [editor]; Ninio, Alberto [editor]; Doherty, Teresa [editor]; Cisse, Hassane [editor] Disclosed

The World Bank legal review, volume 5 : fostering development through opportunity, inclusion, and equity (English)

This is the fifth edition of The World Bank Legal Review, which highlights the breadth of reach of the rule of law and, most critically, its centrality to development. ... See More +

Publication 82558 JAN 01, 2014

Cisse, Hassane [editor]; Menon, N. R. Madhava [editor]; Segger, Marie-Claire Cordonier [editor]; Nmehielle, Vincent O. [editor]; Eliasson, Jan; Leroy, Anne-Marie; Sulser, Patricia O.; Chern, Cyril; Hoffman, Beth Anne; Boudry, Charles; Gehring, Markus W.; Boraine, Andre; Roestoff, Melanie; Garrido, Jose M.; Abdelhady, Hdeel; Correa, Fabiano de Andrade; Varela, David F.; Pearson, Annette; Fraser, Sean; Viano, Emilio C.; Prettitore, Paul; Joseph, Nicholas; Fernandes, Edesio; Saito, Yolanda; Kibugi, Robert; Alterman, Rachelle; Glasser, Matthew; Milovanovitch, Mihaylo; Panchu, Sriram; Rastogi, Avni; Fariello, Frank; Bo, Giovanni; Loris, William T.; Gadio, Kalidou; Iyi, John-Mark; Klugman, Jeni; Morton, Matthew; Patterson, David; Slattery, Elisa; Burke-Shyne, Naomi; McInerney-Lankford, Siobhan; Mulumba, Moses; Balakrishnan, Pulapre; Dokeniya, Anupama Disclosed

The World Bank legal review, volume 4 : legal innovation and empowerment for development (English)

This is the fourth edition of The World Bank Legal Review, which gathers this input from around the world and compiles it into a useful resource for all development practitioners and scholars. ... See More +

Publication 74465 DEC 01, 2012

Cisse, Hassane [editor]; Muller, Sam [editor]; Thomas, Chantal [editor]; Wang, Chenguang [editor] Disclosed

The World Bank legal review, volume 3 : international financial institutions and global legal governance (English)

This is the third edition of The World Bank Legal Review. The rule of law is not just a set of rules and their judicial application. As the third volume of the World Bank legal review makes clear in its subtitle, International Financial Institutions and Global Legal Governance, the law is also about policy making, institutional frameworks, international politics, development, and ultimately-freedom. ... See More +

Publication 65371 OCT 01, 2011

Cisse, Hassane [editor]; Bradlow, Daniel D. [editor]; Kingsbury, Benedict [editor] Disclosed

A global view of business insolvency systems (English)

The purpose of this book is to provide a coherent overview of the insolvency systems found around the world. Its intended audience includes academics, judges, lawyers, and policymakers. ... See More +

Publication 68423 JAN 05, 2010

Westbrook, Jay Lawrence; Booth, Charles D.; Paulus, Christoph G.; Rajak, Harry Disclosed

The World Bank policy for projects on international waterways : an historical and legal analysis (English)

This study deals with the evolution and context of the Bank policy for projects on international waterways. It starts with a brief description of how the Bank has faced the challenges stemming from such projects, and the different approaches deliberated by the Bank that led to the issuance of the first policy in 1956. ... See More +

Publication 48741 JUN 10, 2009

Salman, Salman M. A. Disclosed

Forest law and sustainable development : addressing contemporary challenges through legal reform (English)

This study is intended to be a systematic and practical guide to the basic features of modern forestry legislation. It identifies a range of issues that should be considered in assessing the adequacy of forest laws and presents options for addressing those issues in ways that may improve the effectiveness of law as a foundation for sustainable forest management. ... See More +

Publication 40003 JAN 01, 2007

Christy, Lawrence C.; Di Leva, Charles E.; Lindsay, Jonathan M.; Takoukam, Patrice Talla Disclosed

The World Bank legal review, volume 2 : law, equity, and development (English)

This is the second edition of The World Bank Legal Review, which is a publication for policy makers and their advisers, attorneys, and other professionals engaged in the field of international development. ... See More +

Publication 56826 NOV 01, 2006

Sage, Caroline [editor]; Woolcock, Michael [editor] Disclosed

Legal aspects of financial services regulation and the concept of a unified regulator (English)

This study addresses the legal and policy issues underpinning the development of, and the strengthening of the regulatory and institutional framework for unified financial services supervision. ... See More +

Publication 35919 JAN 01, 2006

Mwenda, Kenneth Kaoma; Salman, Salman M.A. [editor] Disclosed

Land law reform : achieving development policy objectives (English)

This book examines issues at the forefront of the debate on land law reform, pays particular attention to how reform options affect the poor and disadvantaged, and recommends strategies for alleviating poverty more effectively through land law reform. ... See More +

Publication 37448 JAN 01, 2006

Bruce, John W.; Giovarelli, Renee; Rolfes, Jr., Leonard; Bledsoe, David; Mitchell, Robert Disclosed

Regulatory frameworks for water resources management - a comparative study (English)

Water is a scarce and finite resource with no substitute, and upon which the very existence of life on earth depends. The challenges facing water resources are daunting. ... See More +

Publication 36216 JAN 01, 2006

Salman, M.A. Salman [editor]; Bradlow, Daniel D. Disclosed

The transit regime for landlocked states : international law and development pespectives (English)

This study traces the development of the international law related to the free access of landlocked States to and from the sea. Part I is a brief introduction to economic, institutional, and development-related challenges faced by landlocked States. ... See More +

Publication 34771 JUL 01, 2005

Uprety, Kishor Disclosed

The human right to water : legal and policy dimensions (English)

The evolution of the right to water can be traced to the developments of the early 1970s. This Study analyzes the resolutions and declarations of the various conferences and forums that have been held since that time, and the ways in which they have confronted the issue of the right to water. ... See More +

Publication 30229 JAN 01, 2004

Salman, Salman M.A.; McInerney-Lankford, Siobhan Disclosed

Regulatory frameworks for dam safety : a comparative study : Cadres reglementaires de la securite des barrages : etude comparative (French)

This study is a comparative assessment of the regulatory frameworks applicable to dam safety in 22 countries. It is divided into three parts. The first part is a description of the dam safety regulatory framework in each of the 22 countries. ... See More +

Publication 25069 JAN 01, 2004

Bradlow, Daniel D.; Palmieri, Alessandro; Salman, Salman M. A. Russian, Chinese, English

Conflict and cooperation on South Asia's international rivers : a legal perspective (English)

The book analyzes five major bilateral treaty regimes on the South Asian subcontinent: between India and Bangladesh for the Ganges River; between India and Nepal for the Kosi, Gandaki, and Mahakali rivers; and, between India and Pakistan for the Indus River. ... See More +

Publication 25580 JAN 31, 2003

Rudolf V. Van Puymbroeck [editor]; Salman,Salman M. A.; Uprety,Kishor Disclosed

The World Bank legal review : law and justice for development (English)

This is the first edition of The World Bank Legal Review, which is a publication for policy makers and their advisers, attorneys, and other professionals engaged in the field of international development. ... See More +

Publication 25835 JAN 01, 2003

Puymbroeck, Rudolf V. Van [editor]; Puymbroeck, Rudolf V. Van [editor] Disclosed

Regulatory frameworks for dam safety : a comparative study (Russian)

This study is a comparative assessment of the regulatory frameworks applicable to dam safety in 22 countries. It is divided into three parts. The first part is a description of the dam safety regulatory framework in each of the 22 countries. ... See More +

Publication 25069 OCT 31, 2002

Bradlow, Daniel D.; Palmieri, Alessandro; Salman, Salman M. A. French, Chinese, English

Regulatory frameworks for dam safety : a comparative study (English)

This study is a comparative assessment of the regulatory frameworks applicable to dam safety in 22 countries. It is divided into three parts. The first part is a description of the dam safety regulatory framework in each of the 22 countries. ... See More +

Publication 25069 OCT 31, 2002

Bradlow, Daniel D.; Palmieri, Alessandro; Salman, Salman M. A. Russian, French, Chinese

Regulatory frameworks for dam safety : a comparative study (Chinese)

This study is a comparative assessment of the regulatory frameworks applicable to dam safety in 22 countries. It is divided into three parts. The first part is a description of the dam safety regulatory framework in each of the 22 countries. ... See More +

Publication 25069 OCT 31, 2002

Bradlow, Daniel D.; Palmieri, Alessandro; Salman, Salman M. A. Russian, French, English Disclosed

The legal and regulatory framework for environmental impact assessments : a study of selected countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

Environmental impact assessment, or EIA as it is known, is a procedures for evaluating the impact, proposed activities may have on the environment. ... See More +

Publication 24131 JAN 01, 2002

Bekhechi, Mohammad A.; Mercier, Jean-Roger Disclosed

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The World Bank legal review, volume 6 : improving delivery in development - the role of voice, social contract, and accountability (English)
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MAR 03, 2015 94742 Publication
The World Bank legal review, volume 5 : fostering development through opportunity, inclusion, and equity (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 82558 Publication
The World Bank legal review, volume 4 : legal innovation and empowerment for development (English)
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DEC 01, 2012 74465 Publication
The World Bank legal review, volume 3 : international financial institutions and global legal governance (English)
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OCT 01, 2011 65371 Publication
A global view of business insolvency systems (English)
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JAN 05, 2010 68423 Publication
The World Bank policy for projects on international waterways : an historical and legal analysis (English)
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JUN 10, 2009 48741 Publication
Forest law and sustainable development : addressing contemporary challenges through legal reform (English)
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JAN 01, 2007 40003 Publication
The World Bank legal review, volume 2 : law, equity, and development (English)
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NOV 01, 2006 56826 Publication
Legal aspects of financial services regulation and the concept of a unified regulator (English)
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JAN 01, 2006 35919 Publication
Land law reform : achieving development policy objectives (English)
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JAN 01, 2006 37448 Publication
Regulatory frameworks for water resources management - a comparative study (English)
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JAN 01, 2006 36216 Publication
The transit regime for landlocked states : international law and development pespectives (English)
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JUL 01, 2005 34771 Publication
The human right to water : legal and policy dimensions (English)
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JAN 01, 2004 30229 Publication
Regulatory frameworks for dam safety : a comparative study : Cadres reglementaires de la securite des barrages : etude comparative (French)
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JAN 01, 2004 25069 Publication Russian, Chinese, English
Conflict and cooperation on South Asia's international rivers : a legal perspective (English)
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JAN 31, 2003 25580 Publication
The World Bank legal review : law and justice for development (English)
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JAN 01, 2003 25835 Publication
Regulatory frameworks for dam safety : a comparative study (Russian)
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OCT 31, 2002 25069 Publication French, Chinese, English
Regulatory frameworks for dam safety : a comparative study (English)
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OCT 31, 2002 25069 Publication Russian, French, Chinese
Regulatory frameworks for dam safety : a comparative study (Chinese)
See More +
OCT 31, 2002 25069 Publication Russian, French, English
The legal and regulatory framework for environmental impact assessments : a study of selected countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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JAN 01, 2002 24131 Publication