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  1. Library Resource

    Year in Review, Volume 2. Financial statements

    Reports & Research
    December, 2009

    The World Bank group, among the world's largest development institutions, is a major source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. In fiscal 2009, the World Bank group sponsored 767 projects with a total commitment of $58.8 billion, distributed in credits, loans, grants, and guarantees. This fiscal year's funding marks a 54 percent increase over the previous fiscal year and a record high for the Bank group.

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    Training Resources & Tools
    June, 2012
    Zimbabwe, Africa

    The Public Investment Management (PIM) efficiency review is intended to support the Government of Zimbabwe, and in particular the Ministry of Finance, in its efforts to strengthen the efficiency of the public investment system, with the goal of improving the creation, operation and maintenance of public sector capital assets that support service delivery and economic growth. The problems of public investment management are not merely financial but systemic. Budget execution deficit remains a major bottleneck.

  3. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2015
    Tanzania, Malawi, Uganda, Africa, Eastern Africa

    In sub-Saharan Africa women comprise a large proportion of the agricultural labor force, yet they are consistently found to be less productive than male farmers. The gender gap in agricultural productivity-measured by the value of agricultural produce per unit of cultivated land-ranges from 4-25 percent, depending on the country and the crop.1 The World Bank Africa Gender Innovation Lab, UN Women, and the UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Initiative jointly produced a report to quantify the cost of the gender gap and the potential gains from closing that gap in Malawi, Tanzania, and Uganda.

  4. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    January, 2015
    South Africa, Southern Africa, Africa

    This South African Agricultural Public Expenditure Review (AgPer) is one of a series of similar studies undertaken in several countries in Sub-Saharan Africa under the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program (CAADP) of the African Union’s (AU) New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) which encourages governments and development partners (DPs) to target public expenditure on the agriculture sector as the most effective way of stimulating growth.

  5. Library Resource

    Detailed Analysis and Background Documents

    Reports & Research
    Training Resources & Tools
    May, 2016
    Timor-Leste

    This report responds to a request from the Government of Timor-Leste (GoTL) and Dr. Mari Alkatiri. The request was for World Bank assistance to collaborate on a range of studies relating to opportunities in the special economic zone, including community development, trade and competitiveness, and regional integration. The analysis builds on a situation analysis prepared by the Zona Especial de Economia Social de Mercado (ZEESM) authority in March 2014.

  6. Library Resource

    Agricultural Finance

    Reports & Research
    Training Resources & Tools
    December, 2015
    Mali, Africa

    The performance of the Malian economy is largely dependent on the performance of the agricultural sector. The overall good growth in the Malian economy over the last several years is attributed to the agricultural GDP growth. Since 1995, the economy grew at about 5 percent per year until 2010, but a global recession, the military coup and terrorist activity caused a noticeable slowdown in GDP to about 1.2 percent in 2011-2012. The economic growth has resumed at a slow pace since 2013 and is currently estimated around 4.5 percent for 2014-2015.

  7. Library Resource
    August, 2012
    Honduras

    With a population of seven million,
    Honduras is the second most populous country in Central
    America. It is also the second poorest country in the region
    with an annual per capita income of less than US$ 1,000. Two
    out of every three people in Honduras are poor (per capita
    income less than US$ 1.50/day); and three out of every four
    poor people are extremely poor (per capita income less than
    US$ 1.00/day). Social indicators such as child malnutrition

  8. Library Resource
    March, 2012
    Global

    The World Bank group, among the
    world's largest development institutions, is a major
    source of financial and technical assistance to developing
    countries around the world. In fiscal 2009, the World Bank
    group sponsored 767 projects with a total commitment of
    $58.8 billion, distributed in credits, loans, grants, and
    guarantees. This fiscal year's funding marks a 54
    percent increase over the previous fiscal year and a record

  9. Library Resource
    August, 2012

    Over 70 percent of the farm workers in
    Tajikistan are women. Most face difficult working conditions
    and are paid in agricultural outputs such as oil, rather
    than in cash. When the South Tajikistan Cotton Lending
    Project started in early 2007, IFC and its donor, the
    Canadian International Development Agency, decided to
    develop a Gender Equality Plan to address gender issues a
    high priority for both organizations. The challenge was to

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