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Governments Across the Developing World Have Made Rural Electrific...

By: Harold W. Messenger

Economics

Executive Summary: 1. Experience across the developing world confirms the technical reliability of photovoltaic (PV) systems in a variety of settings. Under the right conditions, solar home systems (PV systems designed for home use) can offer lighting and other services to large numbers of households that are poorly served by existing energy sources or have no service at all. This Report identifies an important economic niche for such systems within rural electrification...

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The Legal Digest a Selective List of New Acquisitions

By: Eric Robert

Economics

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Second Urban Research Symposium of the World Bank on Urban Develop...

By: The World Bank

Economics

Following upon the inaugural event of December 2002, this second Urban Research Symposium on ?Urban Development for Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction? again takes a long term, dynamic perspective of urban development as it relates to poverty within urban areas, as well as contributes to economic growth and poverty reduction at the sub-national or national level. The objectives of the Symposium will be to...

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Decentralization and Enablement Issues in Local Governance

By: The World Bank

Economics

Decentralisation: what is new? -- Public goals (on basic services) may be achieved by non-public means -- Needs may be articulated through: market (private enterprise) -- negotiation (non-profit IO and NGOs) -- collective action and self help (communities and CBOs) -- public arena (politicians)...

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Research on Standard of Living 1996-1997

By: The World Bank

Economics

SECTION 01. DESCRIPTION OF THE RESIDENCE PART A. STRUCTURE: This part of the questionnaire is designed to obtain information on the characteristics of the place of residence and any durable goods in the permanent private residences. Question 17. No questions will be asked about the state of repair of the residence, as the interviewers themselves will make that assessment. PART B. EXPENSES: Part B of this Section will examine household expenses related to the housing, suc...

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Capitulo Decimo Cuarto Seccion 10. Actividades Agropecuarias

By: The World Bank

Economics

Pane de las actividades a las que pueden dedicarse 10s miembros del hogar corresponden a la producci6n agricola y la crianza de animales, en esta seccidn se investiga sobre esta actividad econdmica y se aplicard a todos 10s hogares. Estructura drl formulario. Esta seccidn estd organizada en ClNCO PARTES, donde se recabard informacidn sobre la estructura y tenencia de la tierra, produccidn agrlcola, insumos, fuerza de trabajo, maquinaria y equipo, asistencia t6cnica, crbd...

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The Domestic Benefits of Tropical Forests : A Critical Review

By: Kenneth M. Chomitz

Economics

Many forest conservation projects seek to preserve biodiversity by protecting habitats from exploitation or degradation. Although such efforts are often motivated by global concerns, habitat protection also yields domestic benefits. Some of these are intangible or difficult to quantify; others, such as watershed protection and the production of nonforest timber products, are immediate and tangible. There are two rationales for quantifying the domestic benefits of habitat...

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Supporting Local Government Responses to Hiv/Aids : Positions, Pri...

By: The World Bank

Economics

This report was commissioned by the Transport and Urban Division of The World Bank and the intended users are those involved in funding, supporting, managing and implementing programmes designed to enhance local government responses to HIV/AIDS. The purpose of the report is to review local government responses to HIV/AIDS, to understand the priority challenges and development needs associated with responses and to identify promising possibilities for improvement. A compa...

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Pyetesor Ikomunitetit Te

By: The World Bank

Economics

Pyetsori I Komunitetit Emri I Rrethit Emri I Bashkise/Komunes Tirana: Kodi (1-12) Mini-Bashkia Te Tjera Zona Urbane: Kodet Lsms-Zr Emri I Supervizorit Kodi Emri I Operatorit Te Hedhjes Se Te Dhenave Kodi Komente...

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The Effectiveness of World Bank Support for Community-Based and -D...

By: The World Bank

Economics

Projects Have Supported Changes in the Attitude of Government Officials toward Working with Communities Surveys of government officials in all five case study countries and findings of project assessments indicate greater acceptance at all levels of government of the value of involving communities in service delivery/activities and greater understanding and ability to implement a participatory approach to development. For example, the OED assessment of the Eastern Anatol...

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Annex II Data Entry Screens Andre Cordla Youths

By: The World Bank

Economics

ANNEX II: DATAENTRY SCREENS ANDRE CORDLA YOUTS...

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Chapter 1. 2 Building the Microeconomic Foundations of Prosperity ...

By: Michael E. Porter

Economics

Introduction: Competitiveness has become a central preoccupation of both advanced and developing countries in an increasingly open and integrated world economy. Despite its acknowledged importance, the concept of competitiveness is often misunderstood. Here, we define competitiveness concretely and outline its direct relationship to a nation?s standard of living.The Microeconomic Competitiveness Index provides a conceptual framework and a data-rich approach to measuring ...

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Basic Information Document Republic of Armenia Household Budget Su...

By: The World Bank

Economics

Introduction: The Armenian Household Budget Survey (AHBS 96) was designed to be a nationally representative survey capable of measuring the standard of living in the Republic of Armenia (ROA) through the collection of data on the family, demographic, socio-economic and financial status of households. The survey was conducted in November - December 1996, on the whole territory of the republic by the State Department of Statistics (SDS) of ROA with technical and financial ...

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Making Services Work for Poor People in Urban Settings

By: The World Bank

Economics

This Urban Symposium is a welcome opportunity to discuss some of the specific issues raised in the World Development Report 2004. The WDR 2004 focuses on why services---especially in health, education, water and sanitation---do not work well for poor people across a wide range of countries and contexts. Its core message is that improving theses services is more a matter of addressing institutional relationships between key actors than a managerial or technical issue (tho...

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International Program for Development Evaluation Training (Ipdet)

By: Linda Morra Imas

Economics

Introduction: A variety of approaches and strategies have been developed to meet the changing requirements of development evaluation. Interventions may be implemented in a variety of different locations and may be implemented differently to meet local requirements. To meet the demands for fast, flexible and participatory evaluations, approaches are being used that are somewhat different than traditional program evaluation. These approaches still require the same planning...

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Preventing Hiv/Aids in the Middle East and North Africa

By: The World Bank

Economics

HIV/AIDS has emerged as one of the world?s worst infectious diseases. Over the past decade, the epidemic has spread with devastating effects in Africa, and is now threatening to spread with equal force in the Russian Federation, India, China, and many other transition economies. In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, the estimated prevalence rate of HIV is just 0.3 percent among the adult population. However, this low prevalence rate does not mean that the ri...

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Social Inclusion in Cities with Larger Migrant and Floating Popula...

By: The World Bank

Economics

International Development Oraganizations have relied on the same methodologies used for Project Appraisal to assess the impact of the pilot projects they fund.

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Annual Report 2001 : The World Bank Institute at a Glance

By: The World Bank

Economics

The World Bank Institute draws on and disseminates the World Bank?s global knowledge and expertise. The Institute combines face-to-face and distance learning using new and traditional media, including the Internet and videoconferencing, to reach policymakers as well as representatives from civil society.

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Section 6. Migration

By: The World Bank

Economics

SECTION 1. PARTIE A. FICHE DE COMPOSITION DU MENAGE ENQUETE: DE PREFERENCE LE CHEF DU MENAGE. S'IL N'EST PAS PRESENT,...

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Enquete Permanente Hupres des Menhges la Deuxieme Annee de L'Enque...

By: The World Bank

Economics

INTRODUCTION A LA DEUXIEME flNNEE DE L'ENOUETE PERMANENTE: La Paemiere annee de l' Enquete permanente Aupres des Menaages a debute le 16 fevrier 1985 dans toutes les regions de la Cate d' ivoire.

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