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The World Bank is an international financial institution which operates for the benefit of its 188 member countries. It aims to reduce poverty, support development and provide financial assistance to poorer countries through its reconstruction and development activities. The World Bank is also the world's largest funder of education, biodiversity projects, water supply and sanitation projects, and the fight against HIV/AIDs.


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World Development Report 2016: Digital Dividends

World Bank Group, The. Bank Group, World. , World, Bank Group. World Bank., The.
(2016)  | 9781464806711 | World Bank Publications | pbk. | book | 376pp | Availability last checked: 6/11/2017
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Digital technologies are spreading rapidly, but digital dividends--the broaderbenefits of faster growth, more jobs, and better services--are not. If more than40 percent of adults in East Africa pay their utility bills using a mobilephone, why can’t others around the world do the same? If 8 millionentrepreneurs...

World Development Report 2017: Governance and the Law

World, Bank Group. World Bank., The.
(2017)  | 9781464809507 | World Bank Publications | pbk. | book | 304pp | Availability last checked: 6/11/2017
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Why are carefully designed, sensible policies too often not adopted orimplemented? When they are, why do they often fail to generate developmentoutcomes such as security, growth, and equity? And why do some bad policiesendure? World Development Report 2017: Governance and the Law addresses thesefundamental...

World Development Report 2018 : Learning to Realize Education's Promise

World Bank., The.
(2017)  | 9781464810961 | World Bank Publications | pbk. | book | 236pp | Availability last checked: 16/11/2017
AUD 63.95 (inc. GST), AUD 58.14 (ex. GST),
Every year, the World Bank’s World Development Report (WDR) features a topicof central importance to global development. The 2018 WDR—LEARNING to RealizeEducation’s Promise—is the first ever devoted entirely to education. And thetime is right: education has long been critical to human welfare,...

World Bank E-Library online (Consortia). Subscription 01.01.17 - 31.12.17.

(2017)  | World Bank Publications | online database
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Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals 2017: From World Development Indicators

World, Bank. World Bank., The.
(2017)  | 9781464810800 | World Bank Publications | pbk. | book | 128pp | Availability last checked: 18/11/2017
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The Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals 2017 uses maps, charts and analysisto illustrate, trends, challenges and measurement issues related to each of the17 Sustainable Development Goals. The Atlas primarily draws on World DevelopmentIndicators (WDI) - the World Bank's compilation of internationally...

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Nurturing Networks: Why Europe and Central Asia's Regional and Global Connections Matter

Gould, David Michael. Shankar, Rashmi. Michael Gould, David.
(2018)  | 9781464811579 | World Bank Publications | pbk. | book | 220pp | Availability last checked: 6/11/2017
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Coming in March 2018
The report will take an innovative approach to measuring multidimensionalconnectivity by relying on both economic relationships and network analysis. Inaddition to capturing how information, people, goods, and finance flow withinEurope and Central Asia (ECA) and between ECA and the rest of the world,...

What is Constraining Inclusive Growth in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, and Tunisia

Devarajan, Shantayanan. Hussain, Sahar S. Kouame, Auguste Tano. Sahnoun, Hania. Tano Kouame, Auguste.
(2018)  | 9781464811708 | World Bank Publications | pbk. | book | 120pp | Availability last checked: 6/11/2017
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In the first decade of the 21st century, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)region registered relatively rapid economic growth, extreme poverty ratesdeclined and inequality as measured by the GINI coefficient was lower than theaverage for middle-income countries and, in most cases, declining. Yet,...

South Asia's Hotspots: How Climate Change Will Affect Living Standards

Bandyopadhyay, Sushenjit. Chonabayashi, Shun. Mani, Muthukumara. Markandya, Anil. Mosier, Thomas.
(2018)  | 9781464811555 | World Bank Publications | pbk. | book | 95pp | Availability last checked: 6/11/2017
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South Asia is highly vulnerable to climate change. Given that many of the poorlive in areas prone to climactic shifts and in occupations that are highlyclimate-sensitive, such as agriculture and fisheries, future climate changecould have significant implications for living standards. At the same time,...

Realizing the Full Potential of Social Safety Nets in Africa

Beegle, Kathleen. Coudouel, Aline. Monsalve, Emma.
(2018)  | 9781464811647 | World Bank Publications | pbk. | book | 125pp | Availability last checked: 6/11/2017
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Despite a period of strong economic growth and improvements in many dimensionsof welfare, extreme poverty remains a pervasive and complex phenomenon inSub-Saharan Africa (referred to as Africa in this report). Part of the agenda inrecent years to tackle poverty in Africa has been the launching of social...

Tuberculosis Must Fall!: A Multisector Partnership in Southern Africa's Mining Sector

Kistnasamy, Barry. Osewe, Patrick L.
(2018)  | 9781464811500 | World Bank Publications | pbk. | book | 110pp | Availability last checked: 6/11/2017
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The book presents the key activities, promising practices, and lessons learnedto date from this innovative multisectoral, multi-country, public-privateregional initiative. It examines how a collaborative platform was established tocover 10 Southern African countries, and details the processes through...

Building Public Services in Postconflict Countries: A Comparative Analysis of Reform Trajectories in Afghanistan, Liberia, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, and Timor-Leste

World, Bank. Blum, Jurgen Rene. Ferreiro-Rodriguez, Marcos. Srivastava, Vivek. Rene Blum, Jurgen.
(2018)  | 9781464810824 | World Bank Publications | pbk. | book | 419pp | Availability last checked: 6/11/2017
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Building a capable public service is fundamental to postconflict state building.Yet in postconflict settings, short-term demands typically outweigh thislong-term objective. To ensure peace and stabilize fragile political coalitions,political elites are often obligated to hand out public jobs and better...

Global Economic Prospects, January 2018

World, Bank Group. World Bank., The.
(2018)  | 9781464811630 | World Bank Publications | pbk. | book | 176pp | Availability last checked: 6/11/2017
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Coming in January 2018
Global Economic Prospects is a World Bank Group Flagship Report. Published semiannually, the report includes analysis of topical policy challenges faced by developing countries through in-depth research in the January edition, and shorter analytical pieces in the June edition.

The Changing Wealth of Nations 2018: Building a Sustainable Future

Carey, Kevin. Lange, Glenn-Marie. , Carey, Kevin. Lange, Glenn-Marie. Wodon, Quentin.
(2018)  | 9781464810466 | World Bank Publications | pbk. | book | 240pp | Availability last checked: 6/11/2017
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Coming in January 2018
National income is underpinned by a country's wealth--measured comprehensivelyto include all assets, produced capital, human capital, natural capital and netfinancial assets--and sustained economic growth over the long term requiresinvestment in this broad portfolio of assets. While a macroeconomic...

Syrian Refugees and their Hosts: Lives, Livelihoods, and Local Impacts in Jordan, Lebanon, and Kurdish Region of Iraq

Bank, World. , World Bank., The.
(2018)  | 9781464810381 | World Bank Publications | pbk. | book | 208pp | Availability last checked: 6/11/2017
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Coming in January 2018
This report uses original data from households in three territories hosting thebulk of Syrian refugees--Jordan, Lebanon, and Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI)--tounderstand the socioeconomic characteristics and living conditions of refugeesand host communities and measure their impact on service provision,...

Getting to Work: Unlocking Women's Potential in Sri Lanka's Labor Force

The, World Bank. Joseph, George. Kuriakose, Anne. Solotaroff, Jennifer L.
(2018)  | 9781464810671 | World Bank Publications | pbk. | book | 156pp | Availability last checked: 6/11/2017
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Coming in January 2018
Sri Lanka has shown remarkable persistence in low female labor forceparticipation rates—at 36 percent in the past two years, compared with 75percent for same-aged men—despite overall economic growth and povertyreduction over the past decade. The trend stands in contrast to the country’sachievements...

 

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