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  • Local Governance in Developing Countriesby Anwar Shah

    World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 24.99

    This book provides a new institutional economics perspective on alternative models of local governance, offering a comprehensive view of local government organization and finance in the developing world. The experiences of ten developing/transition economies are reviewed to draw lessons of general interest in strengthening responsive, responsible,... more...

  • Efficient Learning for the Poorby Helen Abadzi

    World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 24.99

    Large-scale efforts have been made since the 1990s to ensure that all children of the world go to school. But mere enrollment is not sufficient, students must become fluent in reading and calculation by the end of grade 2. Fluency is needed to process large amounts of text quickly and use the information for decisions that may ultimately reduce poverty.... more...

  • Compulsory Licensing for Public Healthby Frederick M. Abbott

    World Bank Publications 2005; US$ 9.99

    This work addresses the complexity of the WTO’s August 30,. 2003 decision on the implementation of paragraph 6 of the Doha Declaration on the TRIPS Agreement and Public Health. It provides an explanation of the decision and model legal texts for the required notifications to the WTO and for the amendments of their patent law that most developing... more...

  • Language, Literacy, and Learning in Primary Schoolsby Olatunde A. Adekola

    World Bank Publications 2007; US$ 9.99

    Language, Literacy, and Learning in Primary Schools is a synthesis of the findings arising from four years of policy research and development in Nigeria's primary schools that focused on the gap between what teachers should know and be able to do, and the realities of teaching and learning in classrooms. It begins by critically examining the outcomes... more...

  • Public Policy & the Challenge of Chronic Noncommunicable Diseasesby Olusoji Adeyi

    World Bank Publications 2007; US$ 19.99

    The importance of chronic noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) to global health has gained increased recognition since the early 1990s, and has been accompanied by calls for a stronger policy response. It is increasingly clear that aging populations, rising incomes, and increased exposure to risk factors are contributing to patterns of illness, disability... more...

  • Explaining South Asia's Development Successby Sadiq Ahmed

    World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 9.99

    South Asia has performed well over the past 25 years in reducing poverty, improving human development and increasing growth, but faster progress with poverty reduction will require a higher rate of growth. This book shows that the development performance is not a puzzle but largely explained by good policies. Countries in the region have maintained... more...

  • Committing to Resultsby Martha Ainsworth

    World Bank Publications 2005; US$ 24.99

    This evaluation assesses the development effectiveness of the World Bank's country-level HIV/AIDS assistance defined as policy dialogue, analytic work, and lending with the explicit objective of reducing the scope or impact of the AIDS epidemic. The evaluation identifies findings from this experience and makes recommendations to improve the relevance,... more...

  • Preventing HIV/AIDS in the Middle East and North Africaby Francisca Ayodeji Akala

    World Bank Publications 2005; US$ 9.99

    The HIV/AIDS epidemic has the potential to impede and even reverse development if not addressed early enough. Poverty and income inequality have been shown to facilitate the diffusion of HIV epidemics. While abject poverty in the Middle East and North Africa region remains low, a significant proportion of the population (23.2%) live under $2 per day... more...

  • Growth, Poverty, and Inequalityby Asad Alam

    World Bank Publications 2005; US$ 49.99

    "....a most interesting report. I have read it with considerable interest, and have learned a lot. It tells a clear story, and it contains a lot of interesting material."- Anthony Atkinson, Professor Nuffield CollegeOxford University, United Kingdom "The key conclusion of the report is that rapid economic growth is fundamentally important... more...

  • Empowerment in Practiceby Ruth Alsop

    World Bank Publications 2005; US$ 24.99

    "This document offers an excellent explanation of the concept of empowerment and develops a very useful framework for disentangling and clarifying the concept. It is both practical and well justified on the basis of the literature. The approach and survey instruments developed to measure empowerment are innovative and very useful. Developing an... more...