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  • 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...

  • Building Credible Central Banksby NoŽl K Tshiani

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 125.00

    A credible central bank can effectively lead the process of financial sector reform in a developing country. This book discusses central banking issues and offers a clear path to building credible central banks in emerging economies. more...

  • Post-Crisis Growth in the Developing Worldby Commission on Growth and Development

    World Bank Publications 2009; US$ 9.99

    The 2008 financial crisis has raised a number of questions about the best strategy for achieving sustained growth and poverty reduction in developing countries, foremost among them whether the failure of the financial system also signifies the broader failure of market-oriented capitalist systems. The Growth Commission looks at this issue in its new... more...

  • Inframarginal Economicsby Xiaokai Yang

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2008; US$ 311.00

    This research monograph provides systematic and comprehensive materials for applying inframarginal analysis to study a wide range of economic phenomena. The analysis is based on a new overarching framework to resurrect the classical notion of division of labor and specialization, which is an essential source of increasing a nation's wealth. The... more...

  • East Asia and Pacific Update, November 2009by World Bank

    World Bank Publications 2009; US$ 24.99

    The East Asia and Pacific Update is the World Bank’s comprehensive semiannual review of developing economies in the region. This November 2009 issue discusses East Asia's role as the driving force behind the global economic rebound. The region’s economy has rebounded from the financial crisis and global recesesion that began in late 2008,... more...

  • Development Aidby Dr George Mavrotas; Professor Mark McGillivray

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 120.00

    This book addresses several†gaps in knowledge of†aid allocation and effectiveness and†provides†new†analytical insights.†Topics covered include†the interface between aid allocation and perceptions of aid effectiveness,†the year-on-year volatility of aid and evaluation of the country-level impacts of aid. more...