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  • Argentine Youthby World Bank

    World Bank Publications 2009; US$ 14.99

    Argentina's youth are an important, but to a certain extent untapped, resource for development. Over 2 million (31 percent) have already engaged in risky behaviors, and another 1 million (15 percent) are exposed to risk factors that are correlated with eventual risky behaviors. This totals 46 percent of youth at some form of risk. This book addresses... more...

  • Accelerating Trade Integration in the Caribbeanby World Bank

    World Bank Publications 2009; US$ 24.99

    The main objective of this report is to help policymakers in the Caribbean design an agenda of policy actions to accelerate trade integration and growth, and to reduce poverty. Each part of the report focuses on a key question and provides an in-depth analysis of the issues raised, laying the foundations for policy recommendations described in the... more...

  • Haitiby World Bank

    World Bank Publications 2008; US$ 24.99

    Haiti: Public Expenditure Management and Financial Accountability Review is part of the World Bank Country Study series. These reports are published with the approval of thesubject government to communicate the results of the Bank’s work on the economic and related conditions of member countries to governments and to the development community.This... more...

  • Putting Tanzania's Hidden Economy to Workby World Bank

    World Bank Publications 2008; US$ 9.99

    Tanzania’s annual real economic growth rate has in recent years been between 6 and 7 percent with Gross National Income equivalent to about US$340 per person. A “hidden” economy could potentially have contributed an additional US$100 per person. Forestry, fisheries, mining, and wildlife make traditional contributions to the economy.... more...

  • Agricultural Growth for the Poorby World Bank

    World Bank Publications 2005; US$ 9.99

    The majority of the world's poor depend directly or indirectly on agriculture. Despite the strong linkages between broad-based agricultural growth and poverty reduction, international support to agriculture sharply declined from the late 1980s. The need to raise agriculture's prominence in the development agenda has never been greater. This... more...

  • Aid That Worksby World Bank

    World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 19.99

    Research in recent years on aid effectiveness shows that significant obstacles in fragile states - insecurity, poor governance and weak implementation capacity - usually prevent aid from achieving the desired results in these environments. This study investigates the attributes and effectiveness of donor-supported programmes and projects that worked... more...

  • Gender and Economic Growth in Kenyaby World Bank

    World Bank Publications 2007; US$ 9.99

    Kenyan women are making a large - although frequently unseen - contribution to the country's economy, particularly in the agricultural and informal business sectors. But women face more severe legal, regulatory, and administrative barriers to starting and running businesses than do their male counterparts. Gender and Economic Growth in Kenya examines... more...

  • Strategic Directions for Human Development in Papua New Guineaby World Bank

    World Bank Publications 2007; US$ 14.99

    There is an emerging consensus in Papua New Guinea (PNG) - both at the governmental level and among civil society more generally - that human development outcomes are far less than provision of basic services in many parts of the country is failing. The book addresses the need to understand the underlying reason behind these sectors' poor performance... more...

  • Poverty and the Environmentby World Bank

    World Bank Publications 2007; US$ 9.99

    Drawing upon recent analytical work prepared inside and outside the World Bank, this report identifies key lessons concerning the linkages between poverty and the environment. With a focus on the contribution of environmental resources to household welfare, the analysis increases our understanding of how specific reforms and interventions can have... more...

  • Improving Effectiveness and Outcomes for the Poor in Health, Nutrition, and Populationby World Bank

    World Bank Publications 2009; US$ 19.99

    This study evaluates the effectiveness of the World Bank Group’s support for health, nutrition, and population (HNP) in developing countries from 1997 to 2008 – totaling more than $17 billion – and distills lessons for greater impact in the future. It finds that the Bank Group now funds a smaller share of global support for HNP than... more...