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Finland as a knowledge economy 2.0 : lessons on policies and governance (English)

The technology and innovation landscape has changed considerably since 2006 when Finland as a Knowledge Economy: Elements of Success and Lessons Learned [see also report 39378] was first published by the World Bank Institute (WBI). ... See More +

Publication 86943 APR 08, 2014

Halme, Kimmo [Editor]; Lindy, Ilari [Editor]; Piirainen, Kalle A. [Editor]; Salminen, Vesa [Editor]; White, Justine [Editor]

Levelling the field : improving opportunities for women farmers in Africa (Vol. 1 of 2) (English)

There is a growing recognition of agriculture's potential to spur growth and reduce poverty in Africa. Agriculture accounts for one-third of the continent's gross domestic product (GDP), and two-thirds of its citizens rely on the sector for their incomes. ... See More +

Working Paper 86039 MAR 18, 2014

O'Sullivan, Michael; Rao, Arathi; Banerjee, Raka; Gulati, Kajal; Vinez, Margaux

Levelling the field : improving opportunities for women farmers in Africa (Vol. 2 of 2) : Executive summary (English)

There is a growing recognition of agriculture's potential to spur growth and reduce poverty in Africa. Agriculture accounts for one-third of the continent's gross domestic product (GDP), and two-thirds of its citizens rely on the sector for their incomes. ... See More +

Working Paper 86039 MAR 18, 2014

O'Sullivan, Michael; Rao, Arathi; Banerjee, Raka; Gulati, Kajal; Vinez, Margaux French

Levelling the field : improving opportunities for women farmers in Africa (Vol. 2 of 2) : Harmoniser les règles du jeu : améliorer les perspectives des femmes agricultrices en afrique - résultats clés (French)

There is a growing recognition of agriculture's potential to spur growth and reduce poverty in Africa. Agriculture accounts for one-third of the continent's gross domestic product (GDP), and two-thirds of its citizens rely on the sector for their incomes. ... See More +

Working Paper 86039 MAR 18, 2014

O'Sullivan, Michael; Rao, Arathi; Banerjee, Raka; Gulati, Kajal; Vinez, Margaux English

Africa - Centre for Coordination of Agricultural Research and Development for Southern Africa (CCARDESA) Multi Donor Trust Fund Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social management framework and pest management plan (English)

The objective of the Centre for Coordination of Agricultural Research and Development for Southern Africa (CCARDESA) Multi Donor Trust Fund Project is to facilitate integrated agricultural research for development within the SADC region with the aim of contributing to increased productivity of small holder crop, forestry, fish and livestock enterprises in the region. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4508 MAR 14, 2014

Pakistan - First Phase of the Sindh Irrigated Agriculture Productivity Enhancement Project : environmental impact assessment (English)

The development objective of the First Phase of the Sindh Irrigated Agriculture Productivity Enhancement Project for Pakistan is to improve agriculture productivity for small and medium size farmers in Sindh. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4473 MAR 07, 2014

India - Second Phase of Uttarakhand Decentralized Watershed Development Project (English)

The development objective of the Second Phase of Uttarakhand Decentralized Watershed Development Project for India is to increase the efficiency of natural resource use and productivity of rain fed agriculture by participating communities in selected micro watersheds of the state of Uttarakhand. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document 81846 MAR 06, 2014

Africa - Support to TerrAfrica Secretariat Project (English)

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet 86529 MAR 05, 2014

The state of STEM research in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

The key messages in this brief are as follows: 1) Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)-related research output and impact are related to a region’s long-run economic development. 2) The overall publication output by Sub-Saharan Africa has increased over the past ten years, but not all subregions have grown at the same pace. 3) While relative output in the Health Sciences has increased, relative output in the Physical Sciences/STEM has been stagnant. 4) The impact of research in the Health Sciences is much greater than that in Physical Sciences/STEM, even after controlling for differences in citation norms. 5) Science is an international enterprise, and research collaboration is an important driver of success. ... See More +

Brief 86061 MAR 01, 2014

French

The state of STEM research in Sub-Saharan Africa : Situation de la recherche dans les STIM en Afrique subsaharienne (French)

The key messages in this brief are as follows: 1) Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)-related research output and impact are related to a region’s long-run economic development. 2) The overall publication output by Sub-Saharan Africa has increased over the past ten years, but not all subregions have grown at the same pace. 3) While relative output in the Health Sciences has increased, relative output in the Physical Sciences/STEM has been stagnant. 4) The impact of research in the Health Sciences is much greater than that in Physical Sciences/STEM, even after controlling for differences in citation norms. 5) Science is an international enterprise, and research collaboration is an important driver of success. ... See More +

Brief 86061 MAR 01, 2014

English

Africa impact evaluation update : evidence to inform development operations (English)

This working paper includes the following headings: evidence, baseline in action, your needs, and expertise.

Working Paper 86089 MAR 01, 2014

Evans, David

Human capital for agriculture in Africa : Capital humain pour l’agriculture (French)

The key messages in this brief are as follows: 1) Africa's leaders see agriculture as an engine for overall economic development; in Sub-Saharan Africa it contributes 32 percent of gross domestic product and 65 percent of employment; 2) Growth in agriculture is twice to four times as effective in reducing poverty as other sectors but is held back by a lack of qualified professionals; 3) The low level of human capital in Africa's agricultural sector remains a significant constraint to growth, poverty reduction, and food security on the continent; 4) Agricultural education has been neglected for several decades and is poorly prepared to address the need for qualified professionals; 5) African ministers and leaders have asked for "a radically new approach" to agriculture education, as the current system is out of step with the job market; and 6) The World Bank is supporting African leaders as they seek ways to transform higher education so that it produces entrepreneurs, creative thinkers, and business leaders who contribute to economic growth and poverty reduction. ... See More +

Brief 85713 MAR 01, 2014

English

Human capital for agriculture in Africa (English)

The key messages in this brief are as follows: 1) Africa's leaders see agriculture as an engine for overall economic development; in Sub-Saharan Africa it contributes 32 percent of gross domestic product and 65 percent of employment; 2) Growth in agriculture is twice to four times as effective in reducing poverty as other sectors but is held back by a lack of qualified professionals; 3) The low level of human capital in Africa's agricultural sector remains a significant constraint to growth, poverty reduction, and food security on the continent; 4) Agricultural education has been neglected for several decades and is poorly prepared to address the need for qualified professionals; 5) African ministers and leaders have asked for "a radically new approach" to agriculture education, as the current system is out of step with the job market; and 6) The World Bank is supporting African leaders as they seek ways to transform higher education so that it produces entrepreneurs, creative thinkers, and business leaders who contribute to economic growth and poverty reduction. ... See More +

Brief 85713 MAR 01, 2014

French

India - Institutional arrangements for nutrition in India : an assessment of capacity (English)

The report consists of the following seven chapters. The present chapter provides the context and the rationale for the study, and outlines the methodology. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS8021 MAR 01, 2014

Kathuria, Ashi Kohli; Orbach, Eliezer; Anand, Deepika

India - Additional Financing for the Uttarakhand Decentralized Watershed Development Project, and Sustainable Land, Water and Biodiversity Conservation, and Management for Improved Livelihoods in Uttarakhand Watershed Sector Project (English)

Ratings for the Additional Financing for the Uttarakhand Decentralized Watershed Development Project, and Sustainable Land, Water and Biodiversity Conservation, and Management for Improved Livelihoods in Uttarakhand Watershed Sector Project (SLEM) for India were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was moderate, the Bank performance was satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was also satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR2216 FEB 25, 2014

Gambia - Commercial Agriculture and Value Chain Management Project (English)

The development objective of the Commercial Agriculture and Value Chain Management Project for Gambia is to improve productivity and access to market of targeted agricultural commodities for smallholders in the project area. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD718 FEB 21, 2014

Africa - Regional Pastoral Livelihoods Resilience Project (English)

The objectives of the Regional Pastoral Livelihoods Resilience Project for Africa are to enhance livelihood resilience of pastoral and agro-pastoral communities in cross-border drought prone areas of selected countries and improve the capacity of the selected countries' governments to respond promptly and effectively to an eligible crisis or emergency. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document 71634 FEB 20, 2014

Bangladesh - National Agricultural Technology Project : restructuring (English)

The development objective of the National Agricultural Technology Project (NATP) for Bangladesh is to improve the effectiveness of the NAT system in Bangladesh. ... See More +

Project Paper 83527 FEB 12, 2014

Gender, agriculture, and climate change (English)

Climate change affects rural women's and men's ability to secure their livelihoods. At the same time, it poses new challenges for the agricultural sector in reducing poverty and food insecurity and in transforming itself into a strong engine for sustainable economic growth. ... See More +

Brief 84675 FEB 01, 2014

Ahmad, Nilufar; El-Fatal, Lamia; Pehu, Eija; Poutiainen, Pirkko; Vyzaki, Marialena

Africa - Sustainable Groundwater Management in SADC Member States Project : resettlement plan : Resettlement policy framework (English)

The development objective of the Sustainable Groundwater Management in Southern African Development Community (SADC) Member States Project for Africa is to support sustainable management of groundwater at national and trans- boundary levels across SADC member states. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan RP1581 FEB 01, 2014

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Finland as a knowledge economy 2.0 : lessons on policies and governance (English)
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APR 08, 2014 86943 Publication
Levelling the field : improving opportunities for women farmers in Africa (Vol. 1 of 2) (English)
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MAR 18, 2014 86039 Working Paper
Levelling the field : improving opportunities for women farmers in Africa (Vol. 2 of 2) : Executive summary (English)
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MAR 18, 2014 86039 Working Paper French
Levelling the field : improving opportunities for women farmers in Africa (Vol. 2 of 2) : Harmoniser les règles du jeu : améliorer les perspectives des femmes agricultrices en afrique - résultats clés (French)
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MAR 18, 2014 86039 Working Paper English
Africa - Centre for Coordination of Agricultural Research and Development for Southern Africa (CCARDESA) Multi Donor Trust Fund Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social management framework and pest management plan (English)
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MAR 14, 2014 E4508 Environmental Assessment
Pakistan - First Phase of the Sindh Irrigated Agriculture Productivity Enhancement Project : environmental impact assessment (English)
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MAR 07, 2014 E4473 Environmental Assessment
India - Second Phase of Uttarakhand Decentralized Watershed Development Project (English)
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MAR 06, 2014 81846 Project Appraisal Document
Africa - Support to TerrAfrica Secretariat Project (English)
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MAR 05, 2014 86529 Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
The state of STEM research in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 86061 Brief French
The state of STEM research in Sub-Saharan Africa : Situation de la recherche dans les STIM en Afrique subsaharienne (French)
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MAR 01, 2014 86061 Brief English
Africa impact evaluation update : evidence to inform development operations (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 86089 Working Paper
Human capital for agriculture in Africa : Capital humain pour l’agriculture (French)
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MAR 01, 2014 85713 Brief English
Human capital for agriculture in Africa (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 85713 Brief French
India - Institutional arrangements for nutrition in India : an assessment of capacity (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 ACS8021 Working Paper
India - Additional Financing for the Uttarakhand Decentralized Watershed Development Project, and Sustainable Land, Water and Biodiversity Conservation, and Management for Improved Livelihoods in Uttarakhand Watershed Sector Project (English)
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FEB 25, 2014 ICR2216 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Gambia - Commercial Agriculture and Value Chain Management Project (English)
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FEB 21, 2014 PAD718 Project Appraisal Document
Africa - Regional Pastoral Livelihoods Resilience Project (English)
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FEB 20, 2014 71634 Project Appraisal Document
Bangladesh - National Agricultural Technology Project : restructuring (English)
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FEB 12, 2014 83527 Project Paper
Gender, agriculture, and climate change (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 84675 Brief
Africa - Sustainable Groundwater Management in SADC Member States Project : resettlement plan : Resettlement policy framework (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 RP1581 Resettlement Plan