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The World Bank is an international financial institution which operates for the benefit of its 188 member countries. It aims to reduce poverty, support development and provide financial assistance to poorer countries through its reconstruction and development activities. The World Bank is also the world's largest funder of education, biodiversity projects, water supply and sanitation projects, and the fight against HIV/AIDs.


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World Development Report 2017: Governance and the Law

World Bank., The. , World, Bank Group. World Bank., The.
(2017)  | 9781464809507 | World Bank Publications | pbk. | book | 304pp | Availability last checked: 10/2/2018
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Why are carefully designed, sensible policies too often not adopted orimplemented? When they are, why do they often fail to generate developmentoutcomes such as security, growth, and equity? And why do some bad policiesendure? World Development Report 2017: Governance and the Law addresses thesefundamental...

World Development Report 2018: Learning to Realize Education's Promise

World Bank., The. , World Bank., The.
(2017)  | 9781464810961 | World Bank Publications | pbk. | book | 236pp | Availability last checked: 10/2/2018
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Every year, the World Bank’s World Development Report (WDR) features a topicof central importance to global development. The 2018 WDR—LEARNING to RealizeEducation’s Promise—is the first ever devoted entirely to education. And thetime is right: education has long been critical to human welfare,...

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(2018)  | World Bank Publications | online database | Availability last checked: 28/11/2017
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Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals 2017: From World Development Indicators

World Bank., The. , World, Bank. World Bank., The.
(2017)  | 9781464810800 | World Bank Publications | pbk. | book | 128pp | Availability last checked: 22/2/2018
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The Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals 2017 uses maps, charts and analysisto illustrate, trends, challenges and measurement issues related to each of the17 Sustainable Development Goals. The Atlas primarily draws on World DevelopmentIndicators (WDI) - the World Bank's compilation of internationally...

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In the Dark: How Much Do Power Sector Distortions Cost South Asia?

Zhang, Fan.
(2018)  | 9781464811548 | World Bank Publications | pbk. | book | 224pp | Availability last checked: 10/2/2018
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Electricity shortages are among the biggest barriers to South Asia’sdevelopment. Did you know that 30 percent of households in South Asia are notconnected to the power grid? Even households and firms that are connected oftenexperience long hours of blackouts. How much do power sector distortions costSouth...

Stranded Wealth of Nations?: Diversifying Assets of Carbon-Intensive Countries under Uncertainty

Alexandrovich Golub, Alexander. Peszko van der Mensbrugghe, Dominique. Ward, John. Zenghelis, Dimitri A. Alexandrovich, Golub Alexander. Peszko, Grzegorz. van, der Mensbrugghe Dominique.
(2018)  | 9781464807824 | World Bank Publications | pbk. | book | 400pp | Availability last checked: 10/2/2018
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Many countries have developed comparative advantages in energy andcarbon-intensive sectors which have helped them escape poverty and fuel sharedprosperity. This report deepens the understanding of the impacts thatcarbon-intensive countries may face from uncertain but possible developmentssuch as international...

Unleashing the Potential of Education in the Middle East and North Africa

The, World Bank.
(2018)  | 9781464812347 | World Bank Publications | pbk. | book | 200pp | Availability last checked: 10/2/2018
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Over centuries, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has been thebirthplace of some of the world's greatest civilizations. Despite recentsetbacks, the region once again can become an engine of intellectual, economic,and social progress for individuals as well as societies. To succeed, educationmust...

Healthy China: Deepening Health Reform in China -- Building High-Quality and Value-based Service Delivery

The, World Bank.
(2018)  | 9781464812637 | World Bank Publications | pbk. | book | 504pp | Availability last checked: 10/2/2018
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The main theme of this report is the need for China to transition its healthcare delivery system toward people-centered, high quality, integrated care builton the foundation of a strong primary health care system. This system offersboth better health care for its citizens as well as better value for...

Dam Safety Assurance: Global Comparative Assessment of Legal and Institutional Frameworks

Lyon, Kimberly. Pisaniello, John. Tingey, Joanne. Ueda, Satoru. Wishart, Marcus.
(2018)  | 9781464812422 | World Bank Publications | pbk. | book | 250pp | Availability last checked: 10/2/2018
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Dam safety is central to public protection and economic security. Agingportfolios of large dams, increasing populations, and rapid urbanization requirethe development of legal and institutional frameworks for dam safety that cansecure water supplies for hydropower generation, improve food security throughirrigation,...

Global Economic Prospects, June 2018

World, Bank Group.
(2018)  | 9781464812576 | World Bank Publications | pbk. | book | 176pp | Availability last checked: 10/2/2018
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Participation in Regional and Global Value Chains as a Driver of Structural Change in Africa

(2018)  | 9781464812408 | World Bank Publications | pbk. | book | 200pp | Availability last checked: 10/2/2018
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Cross-Border Labor Mobility, Remittances and Economic Development in South Asia

Bhattasali, Deepak. Ratha, Dilip.
(2018)  | 9781464803215 | World Bank Publications | pbk. | book | 432pp | Availability last checked: 12/12/2017
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Remittances from international migrant workers play an important role in South Asia, helping to reduce poverty and pay for schooling and healthcare. This study examines the drivers, development impacts and policy aspect, with a special focus on management and regulation of migration and remittances...

What is Constraining Inclusive Growth in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, and Tunisia

Devarajan, Shantayanan. Hussain, Sahar S. Kouame, Auguste Tano. Sahnoun, Hania. Tano Kouame, Auguste.
(2018)  | 9781464811708 | World Bank Publications | pbk. | book | 120pp | Availability last checked: 10/2/2018
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In the first decade of the 21st century, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)region registered relatively rapid economic growth, extreme poverty ratesdeclined and inequality as measured by the GINI coefficient was lower than theaverage for middle-income countries and, in most cases, declining. Yet,...

The Skills Balancing Act in Sub-Saharan Africa: Investing in Skills for Productivity, Inclusion and Adaptability

Arias, Omar. Evans, David K. Santos, Indhira.
(2018)  | 9781464811494 | World Bank Publications | pbk. | book | 256pp | Availability last checked: 10/2/2018
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Sub-Saharan Africa has the youngest population of any region of the world, andthat growing working-age population represents a major opportunity to reducepoverty and increase shared prosperity. But the region’s workforce is theleast skilled in the world, constraining economic prospects. Despite economicgrowth,...

 

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