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  • Inclusive Cities and Access to Land, Housing, and Services in Developing Countries 

    Serageldin, Mona (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2016-02)
    Paralleling the increasing disparities in income and wealth worldwide since the 1980s, cities in developing countries have witnessed the emergence of a growing divergence of lifestyles, ...
  • Sri Lanka Workforce Development 

    World Bank Group (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2014-01)
    Sustained economic growth and structural change has been a feature of the Sri Lankan economy over the past decade, despite armed internal conflict and the global financial crisis. This has transformed the skills requirements ...
  • Republic of Moldova Teachers 

    World Bank Group (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2014-01)
    This report presents results of the application of SABER teachers in Moldova. It describes Moldova’s performance in each of the eight teacher policy goals, alongside comparative ...
  • 2014 India Enterprise Survey 

    World Bank Group (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2015-06-26)
    The World Bank interviewed a representative sample of the private sector in India. The sample consisted of 9281 business establishments surveyed from June 2013 and December 2014. The ...
  • Carbon Leakage 

    Partnership for Market Readiness (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2015-10-20)
    Carbon leakage is much discussed in carbon pricing policy. Stakeholders, especially emissions-intensive industries, have expressed concern about the implications of carbon pricing when they compete with firms located in ...
  • Guide for Designing Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting Programs 

    Singh, Neelam; Bacher, Kathryn; Song, Ranping; Sotos, Mary; Yin, Lei (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2015-05-26)
    Over the past decade, greenhouse gas reporting programs have emerged to provide information on emission sources and trends. As more jurisdictions plan to design and implement these programs, this report draws on the ...
  • Lessons Learned from Linking Emissions Trading Systems 

    Partnership for Market Readiness (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2014-02)
    In support of the partnership for market readiness work on helping the emergence of credible, consistent, and compatible market-based infrastructure across countries, this report ...
  • Cote d'Ivoire : Teacher Policies 2012 

    World Bank (Washington, DC, 2014-08-04)
    Achieving the right teacher policies to ensure that every classroom has a motivated, supported, and competent teacher remains a challenge, because evidence on the impacts of many ...
  • Solomon Islands : Workforce Development 

    World Bank (2014-01)
    Solomon Islands has undertaken a comprehensive assessment of the strength of its workforce development (WfD) policies and institutions to support these initiatives and enhance evidence ...
  • Belize : Early Childhood Development 

    World Bank (Washington, DC, 2014-10-15)
    SABER, ECD collects, analyzes and disseminates comprehensive information on ECD policies around the world. In each participating country, extensive multisectoral information is collected ...
  • Enterprise Surveys : Tanzania Country Profile 2013 

    World Bank; International Finance Corporation (Washington, DC, 2014-10)
    The enterprise surveys focus on the many factors that shape the business environment. The country profile for Tanzania is based on data from the enterprise surveys conducted by the ...
  • Enterprise Surveys : Poland Country Profile 2013 

    World Bank (Washington, DC, 2014-08)
    The country profile for Poland is based on data from the enterprise surveys conducted by the World Bank in 2013. The enterprise surveys focus on the many factors that shape the decisions ...
  • Enterprise Surveys : Suriname Country Profile 2010 

    World Bank; International Finance Corporation (Washington, DC, 2012-01)
    The enterprise surveys focus on the many factors that shape the business environment. The country profile for Suriname is based on data from the enterprise surveys conducted by the ...
  • Enterprise Surveys : Honduras Country Profile 2010 

    World Bank; International Finance Corporation (Washington, DC, 2011-10)
    The country profile for Honduras is based on data from the enterprise surveys conducted by the World Bank in 2010. The enterprise surveys focus on the many factors that shape the ...
  • Enterprise Surveys : Ghana Country Profile 2013 

    World Bank; International Finance Corporation (Washington, DC, 2014-09)
    The Country Profile for Ghana is based on data from the Enterprise Surveys conducted by the World Bank. The benchmarks include the averages for the group of countries in Sub-Saharan ...
  • Enterprise Surveys : Gabon Country Profile 2009 

    World Bank; International Finance Corporation (Washington, DC, 2010-08)
    The Country Profile for Gabon is based on data from the Enterprise Surveys conducted by the World Bank. The benchmarks include the averages for the group of countries in Sub-Saharan ...
  • Enterprise Surveys : Estonia Country Profile 2013 

    World Bank; International Finance Corporation (Washington, DC, 2014-09)
    The Country Profile for Estonia is based on data from the Enterprise Surveys conducted by the World Bank. The benchmarks include the averages for the group of countries in High income: ...
  • 2014 Myanmar Enterprise Survey : Country Highlights 

    World Bank Group (Washington, DC, 2014-07-18)
    Private sector firms in Myanmar have reported spectacular sales growth since the onset of a series of government-initiated policy reforms in 2011. A 24 percent real annual sales growth ...
  • Enterprise Surveys : Mauritius Country Profile 2009 

    World Bank; International Finance Corporation (Washington, DC, 2010-08)
    The Country Profile for Mauritius is based on data from the Enterprise Surveys conducted by the World Bank. The benchmarks include the averages for the group of countries in Sub-Saharan ...
  • Enterprise Surveys : Dominican Republic Country Profile 2010 

    World Bank; International Finance Corporation (Washington, DC, 2011-10)
    The country profile for Dominican Republic is based on data from the enterprise surveys conducted by the World Bank in 2010. The enterprise surveys focus on the many factors that shape ...

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