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  • Explaining Global Povertyby Branwen Gruffydd Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95

    Gruffydd Jones' approach brings a book of real relevance for inequality in the modern world and gives an important platform from which to move forwards in the fight against poverty. more...

  • Poverty and Exclusion in a Global Worldby A.S. Bhalla; Frédéric Lapeyre

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 140.00

    This volume looks at the three dimensions of social exclusion: economic, social and political. Exclusion is analyzed as a new approach to such issues as the 'new' poverty, precariousness, long-term unemployment, social polarization and lack of citizenship. The book shows how relational and distributional aspects of poverty are interlinked. more...

  • Beyond the Numbersby Aline Coudouel

    World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 19.99

    This volume provides lessons on the design and functioning of such monitoring systems, based on the experience of twelve Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS) countries. The focus is on the institutional arrangements of PRS monitoring systems - the rules and processes which bring the various actors and monitoring activities together in a coherent diagnostic... more...

  • Poverty and Regional Development in Eastern Europe and Central Asiaby William Dillinger

    World Bank Publications 2007; US$ 9.99

    Regional economic development is an interest of policymakers throughout the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region. One of its principal aims is to reduce poverty in lagging regions by stimulating local economic growth. However, problems exist with this approach. First, it may miss the target. Although geographical concentrations of poverty exist, poor... more...

  • Health System Innovations in Central Americaby Gerard M. La Forgia

    World Bank Publications 2005; US$ 19.99

    Similar to developing countries elsewhere, during the 1990s, Central American countries faced pressures to improve the performance of their health systems. In most countries, there was a consensus that the systems were failing to live up to their potential. Rather than take on system-wide change, each country opted to step into reform through launching... more...

  • Debt Relief for the Poorestby Shonar Lala

    World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 9.99

    This study evaluates progress under the HIPC initiative since IEG's 2003 evaluation. It finds that the Enhanced HIPC initiative cut debt ratios in half for 18 countries, but in eight of these countries, the ratios have come to once again exceed HIPC thresholds. Debt reduction alone is not a sufficient instrument to affect the multiple drivers of... more...

  • From Schooling Access to Learning Outcomesby H. Dean Nielsen

    World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 9.99

    Basic knowledge and skills—not years of education —are key to reducing poverty. Raising enrollments and completing primary schooling are necessary but not sufficient for ensuring basic knowledge and skills. Developing countries and partner agencies like the World Bank, need to focus on raising learning outcomes, particularly among disadvantaged... more...

  • Reducing Poverty through Growth and Social Policy Reform in Russiaby Radwan Shaban

    World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 24.99

    Following the 1998 financial crisis, four out of every ten people slipped into poverty, not able to meet basic needs. Luckily, post-crisis economic rebound was impressive and broad-based ? albeit uneven ? across sectors and regions. This title explores the nature of poverty, both nationally and regionally, to identify the groups with a high poverty... more...

  • Maintaining Momentum to 2015?by Howard White

    World Bank Publications 2005; US$ 19.99

    This report addresses the issue of what publicly-supported programs and external assistance from the Bank and other agencies can do to accelerate attainment of targets such as reducing infant mortality by two-thirds. The evidence presented here relates to Bangladesh, a country which has made spectacular progress but needs to maintain momentum in order... more...

  • Minding the Gapsby Vera A. Wilhelm

    World Bank Publications 2007; US$ 14.99

    By integrating their poverty reduction strategies (PRSs), national budgets, and the corresponding reporting processes, low-income countries can strengthen domestic accountability and the implementation of pro-poor policies. Minding the Gaps, based on nine low-income country case studies and a review of relevant experience in four higher-income countries,... more...