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Africa Development Indicators 2010

by World Bank

Reliable quantitative data are essential for understanding economic, social and governance development because it provides evidence, and evidence are crucial to set policies, monitor progress and evaluate results....


Acelerando O Passo

by World Bank

O restabelecimento do crescimento económico que se tem registado por toda a África Subsariana (ASS) desde o início do milénio constitui um desenvolvimento encorajador. Sustentá-lo para sempre é não só...


Global Economic Prospects 2009

by World Bank

The eruption of the worldwide financial crisis has radically recast prospects for the world economy. 'Global Economic Prospects 2009: Commodity Markets at the Crossroads' analyzes the implications of the crisis...


Gender Equity in Junior and Senior Secondary Education in Sub-Saharan Africa

by World Bank

This thematic study consists of case studies of Ghana, Malawi, and Uganda, as well as, a review of studies undertaken over the past ten years on education in Africa with particular attention to girls' and secondary...


Strengthening the Education Sector Response to HIV and AIDS in the Caribbean

by World Bank

The Caribbean Region is second only to Africa in the impact of HIV and AIDS. The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has responded to this challenge by promoting a multisectoral response to the epidemic. UNESCO has...


Global Economic Prospects 2008

by World Bank

'Global Economic Prospects 2008: Technology Diffusion in the Developing World' examines the state of technology in developing countries and the pace with which it has advanced since the early 1990s. It reveals...


Governance, Management, and Accountability in Secondary Education in Sub-Saharan Africa

by World Bank

Increasingly the role of management and governance is recognized as important for providing and delivering effective services at all levels of education. In view of the growing demand for more and better services...


Transitions in Secondary Education in Sub-Saharan Africa

by World Bank

This World Bank Working Paper discusses equity and efficiency issues in secondary education transitions in Sub-Saharan Africa. Its main purpose is to identify and analyze national, regional, and local measures...


The Education System in Malawi

by World Bank

'The Education System in Malawi', an Education Country Status Report (CSR), is a detailed analysis of the current status of the education sector in Malawi, the results of which have been validated by the government...


The Little Data Book on Africa 2010

by World Bank

'The Little Data Book on Africa 2010' is a pocket edition of 'Africa Development Indicators 2010'. It contains some 115 key indicators on economics, human development, governance, and partnership and is intended...


World Development Report 2008

by World Bank

The world's demand for food is expected to double within the next 50 years, while the natural resources that sustain agriculture will become increasingly scarce, degraded, and vulnerable to the effects of climate...


Decentralization and Local Democracy in the World

by World Bank

'Decentralization and Local Democracy in the World' constitutes a global reference on decentralization by presenting the contemporary situation of local governments in all regions of the world. The report analyzes...


Doing Business -- An Independent Evaluation

by World Bank

This independent evaluation of the Doing Business Indicators assesses the methods and processes used to construct the indicators, their relevance to development outcomes, and their usefulness to policy makers...


Finance for All?

by World Bank

Access to financial services varies sharply around the world. In many developing countries less than half the population has an account with a financial institution, and in most of Africa less than one in five...


Natural Hazards, UnNatural Disasters

by World Bank

Earthquakes, droughts, floods, and storms are natural hazards, but unnatural disasters are the deaths and damages that result from human acts of omission and commission. Every disaster is unique, but each exposes...


Poor Places, Thriving People

by World Bank

Geographical differences in living standards are a pressing concern for policymakers in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Economies of agglomeration mean that production is most efficient when concentrated...


The World Bank's Country Policy and Institutional Assessment

by World Bank

The evaluation finds that the content of the World Bank's Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA) is largely relevant for growth and poverty reduction in the sense that it maps well with the determinants...


Increasing Formality and Productivity of Bolivian Firms

by World Bank

Bolivia's informal economic sector is the largest in Latin America and has been attributed to many factors including the burden of regulations, the weakness of public institutions, and the lack of perceived...


Confronting Poverty in Iraq

by World Bank

This report provides the most comprehensive and rigorous analysis of Iraqi income and expenditure in several decades. The report makes extensive use of the Iraq Household Socio-Economic Survey, the first nationwide...


A Guide to the World Bank

by World Bank

The World Bank Group is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. Its focus is on helping the poorest people in the poorest countries by using its financial...