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An Independent Review of World Bank Support for Capacity Building ...

By: The World Bank

Economics

This study of Benin is one of six country case studies undertaken as part of an independent evaluation by the World Bank?s Operations Evaluation Department (OED) of the relevance and effectiveness of World Bank support for public sector capacity building in Sub-Saharan Africa over the past ten years (1995-2004). In each case study, particular attention has been paid to the Bank?s support for capacity building in four focal areas: education, health, roads, and public expenditure management.

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Case of Urbanization and Industrialization in Shubra El-Khema, Egypt

By: Lamia Bulbul

Economics

Shubra el-Kheima has been one of the fastest growing cities in Egypt. The textile and garment industry has played an important role in generating this growth. In the following report we will attempt to describe how this industry was initiated and developed, the major structural changes that have happened to it, and the problems that face the industry. We will then describe the growth of the city population and the state of public servlces in it. Lastly we will examine th...

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Transport and the Village Findings from African Village-Level Trav...

By: The World Bank

Economics

Over the last ten years there has been a growing awareness that rural transport concerns more than just roads. In this report, the rural transport concept, which is still relatively new, is extended to include concerns of household access to domestic, economic and social facilities. To enhance existing knowledge of local transport in rural Africa, village-level travel and transport surveys and related case studies have been carried out under the Rural Travel and Transpor...

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Evaluation of the World Bank's Role in the Transition : Poland

By: Barbara Baszczyk

Economics

The projects focusing on economic policy, the financial sector, and infrastructure development tended to be more successful than those directed to restructuring selected sectors of the economy. Also, components of projects aimed at economic recovery or technical improvement of several sectors were much more successful than components aimed at deeper institutional reform. Institutional changes in some sectors (telecommunications, railways, hard coal mining, and heavy indu...

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Dk/Ap/Zp/Rr/Pz6/28 Preliminary Draft for Discussion : Evidence of ...

By: The World Bank

Economics

In terms of Institutional Quality indicators, nowadays Albania is rationg extremely low compared with the other countries in transition.

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Energy Plays an Important Role in Achieving the Millennium Develop...

By: Mohammad Farhandi

Economics

Energy plays an important role in achieving the Millennium Development Goals. In particular, it contributes to poverty reduction and gender equality through increases in productivity, improved access to education and information, and improved quality of services. Energy is needed for lighting, cooking, entertainment, information, water pumping, and mechanical power, all of which are paramount to improved quality of life. Lack of access to affordable, reliable, safe, and ...

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Fuzzy Urban Sets a Conceptual Framework and Implementation Methodo...

By: Eric J. Heikkila

Economics

The World Bank?s approach ?Urban population is the midyear population of areas defined as urban in each country and reported to the United Nations ? Because the estimates in the table are based on national definitions of what constitutes a city or metropolitan area, crosscountry comparisons should be made with caution.?...

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Extending Services to Low Income Users

By: The World Bank

Economics

LOW INCOME USERS NEED CHOICES TOGETHER WITH AN UPGRADE PATH -- Water Service Levels...

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Governance Redux the Empirical Challenge

By: Daniel Kaufmann

Economics

A ?Live? Test: Is it ?Culture?, or instead Information, Transparency and Incentives? -- You are approaching your car in the empty and unattended garage late at night -- You see an envelope on the floor, and you pick it up -- It contains 20 bills of US $100 each. -- If no possibility that anyone would know: No cameras, no monitoring, no reporting -- What would you do with such envelope full of cash?

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Street-Addressing in African Cities

By: Groupe Huit

Economics

Applying to Urban Management and Economic Development (follow) -- The Adressing Data Base coupled with the detailed Map of the City allows private economic actors to develop their own activities. -- It enable them to know location of their consumers and of their competitors. -- The addressing unit has to implement a marketing plan to present its own services, to identify its clients (public and private ones). -- It is necessary to prepare and define what kind of services...

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Basic Information Peru Living Standards Survey (Plss), 1990 Lima, ...

By: The World Bank

Economics

Overview: The Living Standards Survey methodology was developed by the World Bank to provide policy relevant data on household welfare in developing countries. The 199 0 Peru Living Standards Study (PLSS) provides data for 1,525 households in metropolitan Lima, the capital of Peru 1. It is the second of thre e Living Standards Measurement Studies (LSMS) conducted in Peru as of 1993, and is the only one which covers Lima alone. A special feature of the data is that they p...

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Quality Improvement of Photovoltaic Testing Laboratories in Develo...

By: Gobind H. Atmaram

Economics

Preface: This training manual is one of four manuals prepared for the World Bank project, Mitigating Global Climate Change through the Development of a Quality Process Infrastructure for Renewable Energy (referred to as the Quality Program for Photovoltaics, or QuaP-PV, for short). This training manual is specific to quality improvement of photovoltaic (PV) testing laboratories. It addresses testing of PV components and small systems. The manual is organized in three par...

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The World Bank Urban Research Symposium Urban Development for Econ...

By: The World Bank

Economics

Land and Housing Markets - Characteristics: Many families live in substandard structuresshanty towns, slums (favelas), informal subdivisions (loteamentos clandestinos) or in overcrowded conditions. -- High level of informal land use and housing (50% in Recife, Salvador and Fortaleza metropolitan regions). -- In spite of zoning and severe institutional restrictions - legal and bureaucratic - the informal sector has helped respond to the demand for low income housing.

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Appendix D : Coverage of Hiv/Aids in Country Assistance Strategies...

By: The World Bank

Economics

Country Assistance Strategies: The Country Assistance Strategy (CAS) is a broad development framework, planned and developed by the Bank in collaboration with the government and other stakeholders, and tailored to the country?s needs. The CAS is the central tool of Bank management and the Board for reviewing and guiding country programs, and the vehicle for assessing the impact of the Bank?s work. CASs have always been prepared alongside a project. Through fiscal year 19...

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Corruption in Slovakia

By: The World Bank

Economics

Following elections in late 1998, the new coalition Government of the Slovak Republic recognized the harmful effects of corruption and placed anticorruption high on the official agenda. A key milestone was reached in late 1999 when first draft of the National Program for the Fight Against Corruption was prepared. The openness demonstrated by including non-governmental bodies as active participants in developing a strategy ? Transparency International Slovakia was instrum...

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Journalistic Legwork That Tumbled a President a Case Study and Gui...

By: Lars Moller

Economics

The story of how a handful of Filipino journalists pulled the red carpet from under their powerful president is not only a great story. It is a brilliant case study for other journalists. How did they dare to go against a president who made all other media tremble? How did they initiate the investigation when their starting point was nothing more than a great hunch and numerous coffee shop rumours? And how did they find their way through all the documents that finally di...

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Mean Per Capita Food Consumption by Comnodity Group, By Area Slc, ...

By: The World Bank

Economics

APPENDIX. SURVEY DESIGN: I. Samplins Desian -- 1. The sample dwellings for the Survey of Living Conditions (SLC) are selected as a random sub-set of the sample for the immediately preceding Labour Force Survey (LFS). Thus, the sample for the August 1988 round of SLC was a 1/3rd sub-set of the July 1988 round of LFS; the sample for the July 1989 round was a 1/3rd sub-sample of the April 1989 LFS; and the sample for the November 1989 round was a 2/3rds sub-set of the Octob...

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Section 14. Part B. Expenditures

By: The World Bank

Economics

Katike kipindi cha miezi 6. It iyopita u itumia tedhe kughacamie yafua teyo kwa ajit ya mredi au biashare hit (ujuzi kiwanda, utaslamu n.k.)?

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Consultoria para El Diagnostico 2004 Sobre Transparencia, Corrupci...

By: The World Bank

Economics

PRESENTACION E INTRODUCCION: ANTECEDENTES: El Siglo XXI, al iniciarse, encontro en Guatemala una crisis de gobernabilidad enmarcada por índices crecientes de violencia, criminalidad organizada, pobreza y desempleo, que exigía decisiones urgentes y firmes del poder publico. Con el siglo, tambien se inicia un nuevo Gobierno, asumido por un grupo político en el cual el electorado1 puso esperanza de mano firme frente a la violencia, acciones concretas para el desarrollo soci...

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The Banks Contributions to Poverty Reduction

By: Chris Gerrard

Economics

Worldwide, the number of people living on less than $1 a day has declined since the 1980s. But there have been stark differences in outcomes among regions. Extreme poverty has declined dramatically in East Asia, especially in China. Outside of China, the proportion of people living on less than $1 a day declined from 32 to 23 percent between 1980 and 2001, but the absolute number rose from 850 to 880 million people. Growth is the critical driver of poverty reduction. Reg...

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