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  • 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...

  • Africa's Silk Roadby Harry G. Broadman

    World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 9.99

    China and India's new-found interest in trade and investment with Africa - home to 300 million of the globe's poorest people and the world's most formidable development challenge - presents a significant opportunity for growth and integration of the Sub-Saharan continent into the global economy. Africa's Silk Road finds that China and... more...

  • Economic Cooperation in the Wider Central Asia Regionby William Byrd

    World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 14.99

    This paper explores ways to unlock the potential for regional development and economic cooperation in the wider Central Asia region. It argues that understanding critical clusters of interrelated issues, and explicitly taking into account geopolitical and political economy considerations, are key in this regard. Regional countries and other stakeholders... 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...