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  • Vulnerability to Climate Change in Agricultural Systems in Latin America and the Caribbean 

    World Bank (Washington, DC, 2009-05-22)
    This study reports the results of “action research” to identify and prioritize stakeholder driven, locally relevant response options to climate change. These response options comprise the basis of local action plans ...
  • Morocco - Mind the Gap 

    World Bank Group (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2015-06-30)
    This report is about women in Morocco who continue to face obstacles in social, economic, and political participation. These obstacles are a result of discriminatory legislative ...
  • Health Worker Survey in Timor-Leste 

    World Bank; Oxford Policy Management (World Bank, Dili and Oxford Policy Management, Oxford, 2015-06)
    At the time of independence in 2002, Timor-Leste had a seriously weak health system with only a handful of doctors in the country. In this context, the governments of Timor-Leste ...
  • The Labor Content of Exports in South Africa and Botswana 

    Calì, Massimiliano; Hollweg, Claire (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2015-01)
    The LACEX dataset has been recently assembled to compute the (direct and indirect) value of the compensation of employees linked to exports for each sector/country/year. The data has ...
  • Consolidating Social Protection and Labor Policy in Tunisia 

    World Bank Group (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2015-12-01)
    Tunisia today represents a paradox: despite political progress since its 2011 revolution, wide economic and social disparities persist, threatening stability. While Tunisia has several ...
  • Federative Republic of Brazil iRAP Pilot Technical Report 

    World Bank (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2016-01)
    As part of efforts to curb road deaths and serious injuries, the World Bank Global Road Safety Facility (GRSF) invited the International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP) to work with ...
  • Is a ‘Factory Southern Africa’ Feasible? 

    Draper, Peter; Freytag, Andreas; Scholvin, Sören; Tran, Luong Thanh (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2016-01)
    The countries comprising the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) are currently not very integrated into global value chains (GVCs), potentially missing out on important development ...
  • Strengthening Sustainable Water Supply Services through Domestic Private Sector Providers in Cambodia 

    World Bank (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2016-01-28)
    With the exception of Myanmar, Cambodia has the lowest access to piped water supply in the South East Asia region, which was estimated to be 21 percent in 2015. Less than one in ten ...
  • Improved Nutrition through Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services 

    Babu, Suresh Chandra; Singh, Meera; Hymavathi, T. V.; Rani, K. Uma; Kavitha, G. G.; Karthik, Shree (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2016-02)
    Even after several decades of green revolution, malnutrition continues to be a major development challenge in much of South Asia, and India has a major share of the malnourished people ...
  • Energizing Myanmar 

    World Bank Group (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2016-02)
    Myanmar has the opportunity to significantly enhance energy access, starting from a situation where energy consumption per capita is among the lowest in the world. Two-thirds of the ...
  • The Demand for, and Impact of, Youth Internships 

    McKenzie, David; Assaf, Nabila; Cusolito, Ana Paula (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2016-02-05)
    This paper evaluates a youth internship program in Yemen. The authors examine the demand for the program, and find an oversupply of graduates in science, technology, engineering, and ...
  • Linking Farmers and Agro-processors to the Tourism Industry in the Eastern Caribbean 

    Jansen, Hans; Stern, Adam; Weiss, Eli (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2015-10)
    The main objective of this Economic and Sector Work (ESW) is to identify opportunities for stronger linkages between domestic agricultural supply chains and the tourism sector in the ...
  • Jordan Economic Monitor, Fall 2015 

    World Bank (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2015-10-01)
    The Jordan economic monitor provides an update on key economic developments and policies over the past six months. It also presents findings from recent World Bank work on Jordan. It ...
  • Republic of Moldova 

    World Bank Group (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2015-10-26)
    The objective of the study is to: (i) assess the adequacy of the existing heat and electricity tariff levels for achieving financial viability of the energy sector operators; (ii) ...
  • Georgia Economic Update, Fall 2015 

    World Bank Group (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2015-11)
    This report is the second edition in series of economic updates designed to monitor and assess recent developments in Georgia. It presents a concise overview of macroeconomic, political ...
  • Stocktaking of the Housing Sector in Sub-Saharan Africa 

    World Bank Group (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2015)
    Africa is rapidly urbanizing and will lead the world’s urban growth in the coming decades. Currently, Africa is the least‐urbanized continent, accommodating 11.3 percent of the world’s ...
  • Social Impact Assessment of Croatian Railway Reforms 

    World Bank (2015-01-01)
    In Croatia, initial steps to reform the railway sector date back to the middle of the first decade of the 2000s, with the formation of Croatian railways as a holding company. To help ...
  • Drivers of Poverty Reduction in Lao PDR 

    World Bank Group (World Bank, Vientiane, 2015-10-01)
    Poverty in Lao PDR declined from 33.5 percent to 23.2 percent over the 10 year period between 2002/3 and 2012/13. The number of poor people declined by about half a million to 1.35 million in 2013 and Lao PDR has met its ...
  • Slovak Republic Skilling Up the Next Generation 

    World Bank Group (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2015-12-02)
    Facing the prospects of rapid aging and shrinking population over the coming decades, Slovakia needs a highly skilled workforce to help generate the productivity growth that it needs ...
  • Bulgaria Health Financing 

    World Bank (Washington, DC, 2015-05)
    Health financing in Bulgaria is organized in a way that should, in theory, allow the system to deliver good performance. In particular, the national health insurance fund was set up ...

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