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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Anticorruption in Transition, 3by James H. Anderson

    World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 14.99

    This is the third in a series of World Bank studies that examines patterns and trends in corruption in business-government interactions in the transition countries of Europe and Central Asia. The message of this series is positive: Corruption has fallen since 2000 in many transition countries in the region. Firms are paying bribes less frequently and... more...

  • Distortions to Agricultural Incentives in Asiaby Kym Anderson

    World Bank Publications 2009; US$ 29.99

    Distortions to Agricultural incentives in Asia is the third volume in a series of books that brings together analytical narratives of the evolution over the past half–century of policy–imposed distortions to farmer incentives and food prices in 80 countries. Drawing on new consistent set of estimates spanning 90 percent of the world's... more...

  • Pension Reform and the Development of Pension Systemsby Emily S. Andrews

    World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 9.99

    Formal pension systems are an important means of reducing poverty among the aged. In recent years, however, pension reform has become a pressing matter, as demographic aging, poor administration, early retirement, and unaffordable benefits have strained pension balances and overall public finances.Pension systems have become a source of macroeconomic... more...

  • Accelerating Clean Energy Technology Research, Development, and Deploymentby Patrick Avato

    World Bank Publications 2008; US$ 9.99

    Balancing climate change mitigation and increased energy needs in developing countries poses a serious dilemma that can only be reconciled with new and improved clean energy technologies. Factors, such as relatively low levels of research, development and deployment (RD&D) funding and significant barriers to advancement, must be overcome to accelerate... more...