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  • 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...

  • Strategic Environmental Assessment for Policiesby Kulsum Ahmed

    World Bank Publications 2008; US$ 9.99

    Environmentally and socially sustainable policies are essential for good governance. Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) is the key tool for integrating environmental considerations into policies, programs and plans. This book focuses on SEA applied to policies. Through lessons learned from previous use of SEA on policies, it draws lessons on... 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...

  • Insurance Against Covariate Shocksby Harold Alderman

    World Bank Publications 2007; US$ 9.99

    Uninsured risk had far-reaching consequences for rural growth as well as poverty reduction. A range of informal mechanisms to insure rural households against the impact of shocks, but they are a modest component of a risk layering strategy for well-off households and even less protective for low-income households. Formal insurance mechanisms have inherent... more...

  • Data Against Disastersby Samia Amin

    World Bank Publications 2008; US$ 24.99

    This book provides guidance to policy makers seeking to design effective monitoring systems for disaster response management. This volume describes the data needs that arise after natural disasters, assesses current data management reform efforts, and discusses the institutional preconditions and tactical and strategic steps necessary for establishing... more...

  • Are You Being Served?by Samia Amin

    World Bank Publications 2007; US$ 29.99

    This publication presents tools and techniques for measuring service delivery in health and education and people's experiences from the field in deploying these methods. It begins by providing an introduction to the different methodological tools available for evaluating the performance of the health and education sectors. Country specific experiences... more...

  • Judicial Systems in Transition Economiesby James H. Anderson

    World Bank Publications 2005; US$ 19.99

    Judicial Systems in Transition Economies looks at the experience of countries in Central and Eastern Europe and the Baltics (CEE) and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) as they reform their legal and judicial institutions to fit the needs of a market economy. The study shows, rather disturbingly, that less progress has been made in judicial... more...

  • Distortions to Agricultural Incentives in Africaby Kym Anderson

    World Bank Publications 2009; US$ 29.99

    Comprehensive empirical studies of the disarray in world agricultural markets appeared approximately 20 years ago. Since then, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has provided estimates each year of market distortions in high-income countries, but there have been no comparable estimates for the world's developing countries.... more...