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The World Bank Annual Report 1998 : Europe and Central Asia

By: The World Bank

Economics

Fertility rates have plummeted from 2.2 per woman in 1980 to 1.6 in 2004, the lowest rate among developing regions, and just below the average rate in high income countries. More than 11 percent of the population exceeds 65 years of age, and only 20 percent is less than 14 years of age. Between1990 and 2004 average annual population growth was only 0.1 percent and is expected to remain the same over the next decade. As a result, several countries in the region -- Russia ...

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Road Safety Action Plans and Programs

By: The World Bank

Economics

Activities undertaken as part of a road safety action plan or programme can be split into three phases. Each of these is discussed in the following sections. PHASE 1 ACTIVITIES. Phase 1 activity are undertaken at the earliest stage of safety development. Typically in a country where little safety awareness exists, crash data may or may not be regularly collected. In any case, the data system will need extensive improvement. Not much is known about trends or road users at...

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Does Market Liberalisation Reduce Gender Discrimination Econometri...

By: Dean Jolliffe

Economics

Abstract: One of the most trumpeted achievements of socialism was gender equality in the labour market. Has the collapse of socialism shattered this accomplishment? The theoretical literature and the attendant empirical evidence are inconclusive. Using data for 2.9 million wage earners in Hungary and correcting for sample selection bias, we find that the male-female difference in log wages declined from 0.31 to 0.19 between 1986 and 1998. This is largely explained by a m...

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Corruption under Moral Hazard1

By: Gunnar S. Eskeland

Economics

this theoretical analysis, the \principal can be the head of the tax collection agency (or government or even citizens), the \supervisor can be the tax collector and our \agent can be the tax payer. The principal, interested in controlling an agent's socially costly activity \cheating hires the supervisor to save on monitoring costs. The agent may bribe the tax collector to suppress reporting, but bribery can be eliminated by the principal if she institutes enough invest...

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Improving Rural Mobility : Options for Developing Motorized and No...

By: Paul Starkey

Economics

The authors stress the interdependence and complementarity of different means of transport, motorized and nonmotorized, large and small, urban and rural, land and water. They stress the need for an integrated approach to developing (and maintaining) infrastructure and transport services, with greater connectivity among transport systems (road, water, air, rail), types of service (long-haul, local) and operators (public, commercial, individual). Inevitably, this potential...

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Secao 13 - Atvidade Agropecuaria

By: The World Bank

Economics

PARTE A - DADOS GERAIS Nesta Parte da Seqio 13 o informante devera fornecer os dados sobre suas atividades agricola, pecuaria elou de extraqio vegetal Registre a superficie e o codigo da unidade de rnedida conforme tabela abaixo...

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Jamaica Survey of Living Conditions 1995

By: The World Bank

Economics

Jamaica Survey Of Lmng Conditions 1995...

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Is Thailand's Fiscal System Pro-Poor : Looking from Income and Exp...

By: Hyun Hwa Son

Economics

The purpose of this paper is twofold; it first develops a new methodology to assess the impact of government fiscal policies on social welfare and secondly, it provides a detailed analysis of Thailand?s fiscal system from the viewpoint of its impact on income distribution. This is an important issue in Thailand because of its persistently highincome inequality. A fiscal system has many components, each of which has different impact on social welfare. Some components are ...

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Governance Research Indicators Project Governance Matters III : In...

By: Daniel Kaufmann

Economics

Outline -- Definition and sources of Data on Governance -- Constructing Aggregate Indicators -- Interpreting i) Levels; ii) Changes; and iii) Global Trends in governance across countries: Uses and Limitations of Governance indicators 1. Why subjective data? -- 2. Margins of error for objective indicators? -- 3. Ideological biases in expert assessments? -- 4. Margins of error and aid allocation rules? -- Summary and implications for future work...

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Cases Eudoro Armando Olguin V. Republic of Paraguay (Icsid Case No...

By: Gonzalo Flores

Economics

On October 27, 1997, Mr. Eudoro Armando Olguín, a Peruvian national, filed with the Centre a request for arbitration against the Republic of Paraguay. The dispute arose out of the bankruptcy of a Paraguayan financial institution in which Mr. Olguín had made deposits of over one million dollars, for the purpose of setting up a food production and distribution enterprise in Paraguay. Mr. Olguín invoked in his request, as the source of Paraguay?s consent to ICSID arbitratio...

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Corruption : Let's Not Take It for Granted

By: Eveline Herfkers

Economics

Scene one, take one of Mel Brook?s movie, History of the World Part One: ?Politics Politics Politics! The Roman Senate ! The best legislature? money can buy!? With that, the words ?Kill Him!!? ring out, and Comicus, the Court entertainer is sentenced to death for joking about corruption. Yes, corruption. We?d probably have to go back to the ice age to find a world without corruption. We all know it exists and that it is a daily hazard, but until very recently, no one dar...

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Inequidad Urbana Y Politica Fiscal de Suelo en America Latina1

By: The World Bank

Economics

Para contestar esta pregunta presentaremos indicios que muestran la manera como America Latina se distingue de otras regiones del mundo por contar con ingresos medios pero con una distribucion inequitativa, a la vez que un bajo gravamen a la propiedad inmobiliaria, aun y cuando la mayoría de la poblacion esta asentada en suelo urbano que representa un alto valor.

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Human Rights and Development : Towards Mutual Reinforcement

By: Mary Robinson

Economics

A one-day conference co-sponsored by the Ethical Globalization Initiative and The Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, New York University School of Law...

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Public Participation : A Pre-Condition for Successful Public Secto...

By: Daniel Kaufmann

Economics

The objective of this session was to interactively discuss the twin roles of public participation and rigorous empirical diagnostics in building good governance and controlling corruption. Experiences from Thailand, Ghana, the city of Sao Paulo in Brazil, and some transition economies were presented, as well as data from a mini-survey conducted by the World Bank Institute before and during the global forum. It should be pointed out at the outset that the panelists recogn...

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Basic Documentation1 Albanian Panel Survey Description Waves 1 and...

By: The World Bank

Economics

Panel design The Albanian panel survey sample was selected from households interviewed on the 2002 LSMS conducted by INSTAT with support from the World Bank. The sample size for the panel took approximately half the LSMS households and has re-interviewed these households annually in each of 2003 and 2004. The LSMS data collected in 2002 therefore constitute ?Wave 1? of the panel survey and giving three waves of panel data altogether. Two waves of data, LSMS Wave 1 (2002)...

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Population Point Questionnaire Fall, 1997

By: The World Bank

Economics

INTERVIEWER ! You should interview only those people who can in fact fully answer questions of this questionnaire. In order for you to identify respondents for this interview you should firstly go to raion, city, or oblast administration or any other governmental agencies located in the population point.

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Centro Internacional de Arreglo de Diferencias Relativas a Inversiones

By: Antonio R. Parra

Economics

De conformidad con lo dispuesto en el parrafo (4) de la Regla 5 del Reglamento Administrativo y Financiero, me es grato enviar al Consejo Administrativo para su aprobacion el Informe Anual sobre las actividades del Centro Internacional de Arreglo de Diferencias Relativas a Inversiones, segun lo establecido en el Artículo 6(1)(g) del Convenio sobre Arreglo de Diferencias Relativas a Inversiones entre Estados y Nacionales de Otros Estados. El presente Informe Anual corresp...

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Enabling Housing Markets or Increasing Low Income Access to Land :...

By: Ramin Keivani

Economics

Examine the impact of state intervention in urban land through the ULA on housing provision in Iran between 1979-1989...

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Economic Impacts of Sao Paulo Downtown Rehabilitation : A Simplifi...

By: Ciro Biderman

Economics

This paper presents a methodology to estimate the impacts of a big urban intervention program. The methodology is i. feasible with a shorter budget and time than a General Equilibrium Model; ii. Allows the inclusion of the impacts of wages on labor demand that is not possible in an Input-Output model and iii. is replicable in other Brazilian regions and abroad. We apply the model to analyze the impacts on labor and income of the ?Downtown Renovation Program? proposed by ...

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Quality Management in Photovoltaics Quality Control Manual for Man...

By: Peter F. Varadi

Economics

Preface: Photovoltaic (PV) products are manufactured in many countries and sold all over the world. Most work well and are very reliable, with the result that industry market growth is higher now than at any time in the last 15 years. From available worldwide statistics, it appears that product failures are rather few, but they are still significant. In addition, the module performances produced by some manufacturers do not always meet customer expectations. Even though ...

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