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  • Design and Performance of Policy Instruments to Promote the Development of Renewable Energyby Gabriela Elizondo Azuela; Luiz Augusto Barroso

    World Bank Publications 2012; US$ 14.99

    Renewable energy plays an important role in contributing to the transition toward low-carbon development growth, in enhancing technology diversification and hedging against fuel price volatility, in strengthening economic growth, and in facilitating access to electricity.The global trends indicate a growing commitment to renewable energy development... more...

  • Revisiting Public-Private Partnerships in the Power Sectorby Maria Vagliasindi

    World Bank Publications 2013; US$ 19.99

    Given the chronic power shortages faced by numerous developing countries, and the need everywhere to keep pace with demand, understanding the drivers of public private partnerships (PPPs) in energy is critical. While many private electricity projects have been delayed and financing costs have increased, the impact of the global financial crisis was... more...

  • Higher Education Financing in the New EU Member Statesby Mary Canning

    World Bank Publications 2007; US$ 9.99

    This paper summarizes the experiences to date of the new EU countries (the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia—the EU8) in the reform of higher education systems in a period of growing demand; changing patterns of access; rapid expansion and increased participation rates; and an apparent dilution... more...

  • Preventing Money Laundering and Terrorism Financingby Pierre-Laurent Chatain

    World Bank Publications 2009; US$ 29.99

    Money laundering and terrorist financing are serious crimes that affect not only those persons directly involved, but the economy as a whole. According to international standards, every bank has the obligation to know its customers and to report suspicious transactions. Although these obligations sound straightforward, they have proved challenging... more...

  • Housing Finance Policy in Emerging Marketsby Loic Chiquier

    World Bank Publications 2009; US$ 34.99

    Housing finance markets have been changing dramatically in both emerging and developed economies. On the one hand, housing finance markets are expanding and represent a powerful engine for economic growth in many emerging economies. However, the unfolding sub-prime mortgage crisis highlights the risks and potential turbulence that this sector can introduce... more...

  • Pakistanby Lily L. Chu

    World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 9.99

    This book analyzes the objectives and content of the World Bank's assistance program during the period 1994-2003, the economic and social development outcomes in Pakistan, and the contributions of the Bank to development outcomes. more...

  • An Assessment of the Investment Climate in South Africaby George Clarke

    World Bank Publications 2007; US$ 14.99

    Most aspects of South Africa's investment climate - the location-specific factors that shape opportunities and incentives for firms to invest productively, create jobs, and grow - are favorable. The majority of large, registered firms believe that the legal system is able to protect their property rights. Infrastructure is reliable. Tax rates are... more...

  • The Other Half of Genderby Maria C. Correia

    World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 24.99

    This book is an attempt to bring the gender and development debate full circle—from a much-needed focus on empowering women to a more comprehensive gender framework that considers gender as a system that affects both women and men. The chapters in this book explore definitions of masculinity and male identities in a variety of social contexts,... more...

  • Beyond the Numbersby Aline Coudouel

    World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 19.99

    This volume provides lessons on the design and functioning of such monitoring systems, based on the experience of twelve Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS) countries. The focus is on the institutional arrangements of PRS monitoring systems - the rules and processes which bring the various actors and monitoring activities together in a coherent diagnostic... more...

  • Youth at Risk in Latin America and the Caribbeanby Wendy Cunningham

    World Bank Publications 2008; US$ 29.99

    Youth at Risk in Latin America provides evidence-based guidance to policymakers that will help increase the effectiveness of their youth investment program. Drawing on the authors' detailed analyses, the book describes twenty-three policies and programs that youth development experts agree are the basis of a quality youth development portfolio,... more...