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  1. Library Resource
    March, 2012

    Trade policy reforms in recent decades
    have sharply reduced the distortions that were harming
    agriculture in developing countries, yet global trade in
    farm products continues to be far more distorted than trade
    in nonfarm goods. Those distortions reduce some forms of
    poverty and inequality but worsen others, so the net effects
    are unclear without empirical modeling. This paper
    summarizes a series of new economy-wide global and national

  2. Library Resource
    March, 2012

    This paper provides an overview of the
    history of development research at the World Bank and points
    to new future directions in both what we research and how we
    research. Six main messages emerge. First, research and data
    have long been essential elements of the Bank's country
    programs and its contributions to global public goods, and
    this will remain the case. Second, development thinking is
    in a state of flux and uncertainty; it is time to reconsider

  3. Library Resource
    March, 2012

    The World Bank Group has a unique
    opportunity to match the increases in financing for
    agriculture with a sharper focus on improving agricultural
    growth and productivity in agriculture-based economies,
    notably in Sub-Saharan Africa. Greater effort will be needed
    to connect sectoral interventions and achieve synergies from
    public and private sector interventions; to build capacity
    and knowledge exchange; to take stock of experience in

  4. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    March, 2012

    This book provides an overview of the
    World Bank's Eco2 cities : ecological cities as
    economic cities initiative. The objective of the Eco2 cities
    initiative is to help cities in developing countries achieve
    a greater degree of ecological and economic sustainability.
    The book is divided into three parts. Part one describes the
    Eco2 cities initiative framework. It describes the approach,
    beginning with the background and rationale. Key challenges

  5. Library Resource
    March, 2012

    Interest in farmland is rising. And,
    given commodity price volatility, growing human and
    environmental pressures, and worries about food security,
    this interest will increase, especially in the developing
    world. One of the highest development priorities in the
    world must be to improve smallholder agricultural
    productivity, especially in Africa. Smallholder productivity
    is essential for reducing poverty and hunger, and more and

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