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  • Development Results in Middle-Income Countriesby Thomas O'Brien

    World Bank Publications 2007; US$ 9.99

    Middle income countries (MICs) are facing rapidly evolving development challenges as their economist mature and integrate into the global economy. As a group, the 86 MICs account for about one -- fifth of world output, and their per capita income has grown by almost 4 percent annually since 1995. Yet there are still home to one -- third of the world's... more...

  • Beyond Reformsby Jose Antonio Ocampo

    World Bank Publications 2005; US$ 19.99

    Beyond Reform argues that economic growth in developing countries is intrinsically tied to the dynamics of production structures, to the specific policies and institutions created to support it, and the creation of linkages among domestic firms and sectors. Avoiding macroeconomic instability is also essential, however, macroeconomic stability is not... more...

  • Competition and Performance in the Polish Second Pillarby Heinz Rudolph

    World Bank Publications 2007; US$ 9.99

    This paper provides an assessment of the Polish funded pension system and the quality of the regulatory framework for the accumulation phase. There are two elements that distinguish the Polish pension fund portfolios from other reforming countries: the relatively high component of domestic equity, and the negligible component on international securities.... more...

  • Small Statesby Gene Marvin Tidrick

    World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 9.99

    The Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) prepared this synthesis note as an input to the ongoing process surrounding the international agenda for Small States. Its purpose is to provide a perspective on some of the issues small states face through a review of World Bank experience with country and project assistance. The lessons and findings are drawn... more...

  • Angolaby World Bank

    World Bank Publications 2007; US$ 14.99

    Once one of the world's largest staple food producers, Angola is now known as a major oil exporter - the second largest producer in sub-Saharan Africa. Angola is also the world's fourth largest producer of rough diamonds in terms of value, with the potential to become one of the leading global diamond producers. In addition to oil and diamonds,... more...

  • Country Assistance Evaluation Retrospectiveby World Bank

    World Bank Publications 2005; US$ 9.99

    This report is a self-evaluation of the Operations Evaluation Department's (OED) Country Assistance Evaluations (CAEs). CAEs examine World Bank performance in a particular country, usually over the past four to five years, and report on its conformity with the relevant Bank Country Assistance Strategy (CAS) and on the overall effectiveness of the... more...

  • China's Development Prioritiesby Shahid Yusuf

    World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 9.99

    Over the past two decades China’s growth has been rapid, social indicators have improved, and poverty levels have inched downward. However,widening inequality, increasing resource and financial imbalances, and growing environmental concerns provide China with daunting challenges in improving the quality of growth. The rapid growth that will remain... 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...

  • Annual World Bank Conference on Development Economics 2007, Regionalby Francois Bourguignon

    World Bank Publications 2007; US$ 14.99

    This annual conference is a global gathering of the world's leading scholars and practitioners. Among the attendees are participants from developing countries, think tanks, NGOs, and international institutions. The papers included in this book concern issues such as:-inequality and growth in transition; -trade liberalization, inequality and poverty... more...

  • Annual World Bank Conference on Development Economics 2006by Francois Bourguignon

    World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 14.99

    The Annual World Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE) brings together the world’s leading scholars and development practitioners for a lively debate on state-of-the-art thinking in development policy and the implications for the global economy. The 17th conference was held in Dakar, Senegal, on January 27, 2005. The theme of the conference... more...