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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 2018: Learning to Realize Education's Promise

(2017)  | 9781464810961 | World Bank Publications | pbk. | book | 236pp
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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 Development Report 2017: Governance and the Law

(2017)  | 9781464809507 | World Bank Publications | pbk. | book | 304pp
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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 2019: The Changing Nature of Work

(2018)  | 9781464813283 | World Bank Publications | pbk. | book | 152pp | Availability last checked: 29/1/2019
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Work is constantly reshaped by technological progress. New ways of productionare adopted, markets expand, and societies evolve. But some changes provoke moreattention than others, in part due to the vast uncertainty involved in makingpredictions about the future.The 2019 World Development Report studies...

World Bank E-Library online (CEIRC). Subscription 01.01.18 - 31.12.18.

(2018)  | World Bank Publications | online database
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Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals 2017: From World Development Indicators

(2017)  | 9781464810800 | World Bank Publications | pbk. | book | 128pp
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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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Better Cities, Better World: A Handbook for Local Governments

Farvacque-Vitkovic, Catherine. Kopanyi, Mihaly.
(2019)  | 9781464813368 | World Bank Publications | pbk. | book | 240pp | Availability last checked: 2/12/2018
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The planet is becoming increasingly urban. In many ways, the urbanization waveand the unprecedented urban growth of the last twenty years have created a stateof urgency for action and impetus for change. While 54 percent of the worldpopulation or 3.9 billion people live in urban areas today, it has...

Crossroads: Climate Strategies of Fossil Fuel-Dependent Countries

Golub, Alexander. Mensbrugghe, Dominique van der. Peszko, Grzegorz. Ward, John. Zenghelis, Dimitri.
(2019)  | 9781464813405 | World Bank Publications | pbk. | book | 160pp | Availability last checked: 1/11/2018
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Crossroads is the first comprehensive stocktaking of what the global low-carbontransition may mean for fossil fuel–dependent countries (FFDCs) and howthey can manage it. FFDCs are most exposed to the impacts of global low-carbontransition and, at the same time, often least prepared to manage it....

Innovative China: New Drivers of Growth

(2019)  | 9781464813351 | World Bank Publications | pbk. | book | 536pp | Availability last checked: 2/12/2018
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After more than three decades of average annual growth close to 10 percent,China's economy is transitioning to a “new normal” of slower butmore balanced and sustainable growth. Its old drivers of growth - a growinglabour force, the migration from rural areas to cities, high levels ofinvestments,...

Realizing the Promise: Education for All in South Asia

Beteille, Tara. Ghorpade, Yashodhan. Nomura, Shin. Riboud, Michelle. Tognatta, Namrata.
(2019)  | 9781464813276 | World Bank Publications | pbk. | book | 220pp | Availability last checked: 2/12/2018
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South Asia is the fastest-growing region in the world today. For the region tomaintain this eminence in the global economy, it will need to continueattracting capital and exporting goods and services. Each depends increasinglyupon sophisticated human capital inputs—and while the region has madeconsiderable...

Chemins Pour la Paix: Approches Inclusives Pour la Prévention des Conflits Violents

(2019)  | 9781464813320 | World Bank Publications | pbk. | book | 368pp
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Since 2010, the number and intensity of violent conflicts have increasedrapidly. The human and economic costs associated with violent conflict aremassive, affecting long-term stability and prospects for economic developmentand poverty reduction. Today's violent conflicts are protracted andrecurring,...

World Development Report 2019: The Changing Nature of Work

(2019)  | 9781464813429 | World Bank Publications | hbk. | book | 152pp | Availability last checked: 1/10/2018
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Work is constantly reshaped by technological progress. New ways of productionare adopted, markets expand, and societies evolve. But some changes provoke moreattention than others, in part due to the vast uncertainty involved in makingpredictions about the future.The 2019 World Development Report studies...

The Safe Food Imperative: Accelerating Progress in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Cassou, Emilie. Grace, Delia. Henson, Spencer. Jaffee, Steven. Unnevehr, Laurian.
(2019)  | 9781464813450 | World Bank Publications | pbk. | book | 180pp | Availability last checked: 1/10/2018
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This report strengthens the economic case for increased public investment andmore robust policy attention to food safety in low and middle income countriesand provides guidance on ways to achieve significant, broad-based impact fromsuch actions.

Future Drivers of Growth in Rwanda: Innovation, Integration, Agglomeration, and Competition

(2019)  | 9781464812804 | World Bank Publications | pbk. | book | 296pp | Availability last checked: 1/10/2018
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A strong and widely acknowledged record of economic success -- including athree-and-half fold increase in per capita income since 1994 -- places Rwandaamong the world's fastest growing economies, surpassed on the continent onlyby Ethiopia. Traumatic memories of the 1994 genocide are gradually beginning...

Participation in Regional and Global Value Chains as a Driver of Structural Change in Africa

(2019)  | 9781464812408 | World Bank Publications | pbk. | book | 200pp | Availability last checked: 1/1/2019
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Dam Safety Assurance: Global Comparative Assessment of Legal and Institutional Frameworks

(2019)  | 9781464812422 | World Bank Publications | pbk. | book | 250pp | Availability last checked: 1/1/2019
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Dam safety is central to public protection and economic security. Agingportfolios of large dams, increasing populations, and rapid urbanization requirethe development of legal and institutional frameworks for dam safety that cansecure water supplies for hydropower generation, improve food security throughirrigation,...

 

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