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  • Internet Access for Developmentby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2009; US$ 34.00

    The Internet has been remarkably successful in developing greater opportunities for communication access - and economic growth and social development - for the first billion users. The majority of the next several billion users will be mainly from developing countries and will connect to the Internet principally via wireless networks. But there are... more...

  • Communication-based Assessment for Bank Operationsby Paul Mitchell

    World Bank Publications 2007; US$ 9.99

    All development is ultimately about change, and this requires communication interventions. Communication must be framed in an integral "two-way" process that involves stakeholders, accounts for their perspectives, and understands their socio-political context. This two-way process constitutes a new communication approach, providing a better... more...

  • 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...

  • Economic Democracy through Pro-poor Growthby Ponna Wignaraja; Susil Sirivardana; Akmal Hussain

    SAGE India 2009; US$ 54.95

    This volume addresses a central dilemma of our times from a perspective based on lessons from the ground—persistence of structural poverty after sixty years of independence amidst rapid economic growth, widening social anomie, political crisis and failing policy. . The collection presents an alternative school of thought which has been evolved... more...