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  • Rising Global Interest in Farmlandby Klaus Deininger; Derek Byerlee

    World Bank Publications 2011; US$ 14.99

    This book aims to provide key pieces of information needed for informed debate about large-scale land acquisition by drawing on the experience from past land expansions, discussing predictions for potential future demand, and providing empirical evidence of what is happening on the ground in the countries most affected by the recent increase in demand... more...

  • Investing in Early Childhood Developmentby Rebecca K. Sayre; Amanda E. Devercelli; Michelle J. Neuman

    World Bank Publications 2015; US$ 24.99

    This study provides an overview of Bank investments in Early Childhood Development (ECD) from 2000-2013 within the Education, Health, Nutrition and Population, and Social Protection and Labor practices. The study summarizes trends in operational and analytical investments in early childhood, including lending and trust funded operations at the country,... more...

  • Educating the Next Generationby Prateek Tandon; Tsuyoshi Fukao

    World Bank Publications 2015; US$ 24.99

    This book diagnoses Cambodian teaching quality and presents policy options for reform. Through classroom observation, assessments of mathematics and pedagogical content knowledge, and surveys of teachers and school directors, it sheds light on content and instruction, interactions with school directors, instructional support systems, and the implementation... more...

  • Practical Guidance for Defining a Smart Grid Modernization Strategyby Marcelino Madrigal; Robert Uluski

    World Bank Publications 2015; US$ 24.99

    This document provides some practical guidance on how utilities can define their own smart grid vision, identify priorities, and structure investment plans. While most of these strategic aspects apply to any area of the electricity grid, the document focuses on the segment of distribution. The guidance includes key building blocks that are needed to... more...

  • The Small Entrepreneur in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situationsby John Speakman; Annoula Rysova

    World Bank Publications 2015; US$ 19.99

    This report is part of a broader effort by the World Bank Group to understand the motives and challenges of small entrepreneurs in fragile and conflict-affected situations (FCS). The report's key finding is that, compared to entrepreneurs elsewhere, entrepreneurs in FCS have different characteristics, face significantly different challenges, and... more...

  • Raising Student Learning in Latin Americaby Emiliana Vegas

    World Bank Publications 2007; US$ 19.99

    In the effort to meet enrollment targets for compulsory education in Latin America, the drive to achieve universal coverage seems to have left education quality behind. In the face of meager student performance, understanding what and how students are learning have emerged as salient issues facing policy makers in a region that has already achieved... more...

  • Administrative Capacity in the New EU Member Statesby Tony Verheijen

    World Bank Publications 2007; US$ 9.99

    This paper reviews progress made in the development of public management systems capable of meeting European standards in the new member states of the European Union, looking into the people, systems, and service delivery aspects of public management systems. The new member states face considerable challenges—improving fiscal management, building... more...

  • Social Resilience and State Fragility in Haitiby Dorte Verner

    World Bank Publications 2007; US$ 14.99

    Haiti is a resilient society whose rural communities in particular have developed coping mechanisms in response to a long history of underdevelopment and political instability. The country's religious, cultural, and artistic life is highly diverse and vibrant. Like other fragile states, however, Haiti is also beset by widespread poverty, inequality,... more...

  • Reforming China's Rural Health Systemby Adam Wagstaff

    World Bank Publications 2009; US$ 24.99

    Since 1978 when it embarked on sweeping agricultural and industrial reforms, China’s economic growth has been remarkable. Its success in transforming itself within just three decades from a very poor low-income country to a successful middle-income country is unparalleled. During this period, however, and in contrast to the first 30 years of the... more...

  • Health Financing and Delivery in Vietnamby Adam Wagstaff

    World Bank Publications 2009; US$ 14.99

    Vietnam’s successes in the health sector are legendary. Its rates of infant and under-five mortality are comparable to those of countries with substantially higher per capita incomes. Vietnam continues to be an over-achiever in the health sector according to data assembled in this book. Like other countries, though, Vietnam faces challenges in... more...