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  1. Library Resource
    Institutional & promotional materials
    September, 2019
    Ethiopia, Peru, Laos, Global

    This brochure presents recent digital innovations that enable a more effective, efficient and transparentin land management. It refers to examples in Peru, Ethiopia and Laos.

  2. Library Resource

    The Brazilian Experience in the Context of Latin America

    Reports & Research
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2008
    Brazil, Latin America and the Caribbean

    Brazil grew 2.4 percent per year on average in the last 25 years-somewhat less than Latin America, a good deal less than the world, far less than the emerging countries of Asia in the same period, and indeed far less than Brazil itself in previous decades. If anything stands out favorably in recent Brazilian experience, it is not growth but stabilization and the successful opening of the economy. The purpose of this paper is more modest.

  3. Library Resource
    June, 2012
    Ecuador

    This paper provides evidence consistent with elite capture of Social Fund investment projects in Ecuador. Exploiting a unique combination of data-sets on village-level income distributions, Social Fund project administration, and province level electoral results, the authors test a simple model of project choice when local political power is unequally distributed. In accordance with the predictions of the model, poorer villages are more likely to receive projects that provide excludable (private) goods to the poor, such as latrines.

  4. Library Resource
    July, 2013
    Guyana

    Since independence in 1966,
    Guyana's economy has gone through a state control of
    major productive sectors, and financial institutions -
    including controls of prices, credit, and foreign exchange -
    to a combination of political/social unrest, with terms of
    trade deterioration, and slow economic growth. This led
    Guyana to become the fourth poorest country in the Western
    Hemisphere, despite its rich endowment in mineral resources,

  5. Library Resource
    June, 2012
    Bolivia

    The study provides policy
    recommendations to increase the productivity of micro and
    small firms in Bolivia and to provide incentives for firms
    to formalize based on a fresh understanding of firms
    behavior regarding formality, productivity, and
    profitability. The study draws upon a new qualitative
    analysis based on focus group interviews and a new
    quantitative survey of 640 firms in six industries. The

  6. Library Resource
    May, 2015
    Bolivia

    The Country Opinion Survey in Bolivia
    assists the World Bank Group (WBG) in gaining a better
    understanding of how stakeholders in Bolivia perceive the
    WBG. It provides the WBG with systematic feedback from
    national and local governments, multilateral/bilateral
    agencies, media, academia, the private sector, and civil
    society in Bolivia on 1) their views regarding the general
    environment in Bolivia; 2) their overall attitudes toward

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