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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 2019: The Changing Nature of Work

(2018)  | 9781464813283 | World Bank Publications | pbk. | book | 148pp | Availability last checked: 23/9/2020
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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 will...

World Development Report 2020: Trading for Development in the Age of Global Value Chains

(2019)  | 9781464814570 | World Bank Publications | pbk. | book | 290pp | Availability last checked: 23/9/2020
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Global value chains (GVCs) powered the surge of international trade after 1990and now account for almost half of all trade. This shift enabled anunprecedented economic convergence: poor countries grew rapidly and began tocatch up with richer countries. Since the 2008 global financial crisis, however,the...

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(2019)  | World Bank Publications | online database
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(2020)  | World Bank Publications | online database
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Participatory Communication: A Practical Guide

Tufte, Thomas. Mefalopulos, Paolo.
(2009)  | 9780821380086 | World Bank Publications | pbk. | book | 60pp
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What do we mean when we say participatory communication? What are the practicalimplications of working with participatory communication strategies indevelopment and social change processes? What experiences exists in practicethat documents that participatory communication adds value to a developmentproject...

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Global Economic Prospects, January 2021

(2021)  | 9781464816123 | World Bank Publications | pbk. | book | 270pp | Availability last checked: 23/9/2020
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Coming in January 2021

Hidden Dimensions of Poverty: Natural Resources and the Environment

(2020)  | 9781464812460 | World Bank Publications | pbk. | book | 250pp | Availability last checked: 23/9/2020
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This report focuses on the impact of environmental degradation on the poorest,and the sustainability of the economic development model. The global pattern ofdevelopment observed over the past 25 years, has yielded impressive returns, buthas come at a high cost of environmental degradation. Yet, we find...

To the Frontier and Beyond: Spurring Innovation in Developing East Asia

(2020)  | 9781464816062 | World Bank Publications | pbk. | book | 250pp | Availability last checked: 23/9/2020
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After a half century of significant economic success, countries in developingEast Asia face an array of challenges. Slowing productivity growth, increasingfragility of the global trading system, and rapid changes in technology arethreatening the region’s engine of growth: export-oriented labor-intensivemanufacturing....

Investment Pioneers in South Asia: The Payoff of Knowing Your Neighbors

Kathuria, Sanjay.
(2020)  | 9781464815348 | World Bank Publications | pbk. | book | 250pp | Availability last checked: 23/9/2020
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South Asia is one of the fastest growing regions in the world. Yet,intraregional trade and investment is very low, suggesting that regionalspillovers from individual country growth are muted. Much has been written aboutthe low levels of intraregional trade in South Asia. Much less has been writtenabout...

The Fifth Generation of Mobile Technology: 5G as an Opportunity to Leapfrog Development

Gelvanovska-Garcia, Natalija. Kim, Kay. Pachon, Maria Claudia. Ryu, Je Myung. Zhang, Zhijun William.
(2020)  | 9781464816048 | World Bank Publications | pbk. | book | 200pp | Availability last checked: 23/9/2020
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The global race for 5G has seen countries riding a new wave of wirelesstechnology. 5G is the next-generation mobile communication technology thatenables a different level of performance and innovative applications from the 4Gmobile communication that is currently in use by most people in the world....

Diverse Paths: The Dynamic Evolution of Social Protection in Asia Pacific

Dutta, Puja Vasudeva. Moroz, Harry. O'Keefe, Philip B. Palacios, Robert.
(2020)  | 9781464815423 | World Bank Publications | pbk. | book | 350pp | Availability last checked: 23/9/2020
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Over the past two decades, social protection systems in much of developing AsiaPacific have been fundamentally transformed. Due to factors including risingcountry income levels, increased exposure to macroeconomic and climatic shocks,demographic and structural change, and changing expectations of the...

Agrifood Systems in Africa: Rethinking the Role of Markets

Balineau, Ga√ęlle. Bauer, Arthur. Kessler, Martin. Madariaga, Nicole.
(2020)  | 9781464815881 | World Bank Publications | pbk. | book | 180pp | Availability last checked: 23/9/2020
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Food for cities in Africa is changing under the triple effect of growthdemography, urbanization and transformations in agricultural production andtrade. These changes create risks: African cities increasingly face thechallenges of undernutrition and malnutrition. But they also generate newopportunities:...

Manual para el Desarrollo de Ferrocarriles Urbanos

Darido, Georges. Moody, Joanna. Munoz-Raskin, Ramon. Pulido, Daniel.
(2020)  | 9781464815966 | World Bank Publications | pbk. | book | 860pp | Availability last checked: 23/9/2020
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A nivel global, ciudades buscan desarrollar soluciones de transporte asequibles,ecológicas y socialmente responsables que puedan satisfacer las necesidades deconectividad de las crecientes poblaciones metropolitanas y respaldar el futurodesarrollo económico y urbano. Cuando los sistemas ferroviarios...

Boosting Productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa

Calderon, Cesar.
(2020)  | 9781464815508 | World Bank Publications | pbk. | book | 170pp | Availability last checked: 23/9/2020
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Coming in November 2020
This report documents the productivity trends in Sub-Saharan Africa at threedifferent dimensions; namely, the aggregate level, the sectoral level, and theestablishment level. It characterizes the evolution of productivity in theregion vis-à-vis other countries and regions as well as country groups...

Global Waves of Debt: Causes and Consequences

Kose, M. Ayhan. Nagle, Peter. Ohnsorge, Franziska. Sugawara, Naotaka.
(2020)  | 9781464815447 | World Bank Publications | pbk. | book | 300pp | Availability last checked: 23/9/2020
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The global economy has experienced four waves of rapid debt accumulation overthe past fifty years. The first three debt waves ended with financial crises inmany emerging and developing economies. During the current wave, which startedin 2010, the increase in debt in these economies has already been...


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