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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 2011

    Agricultural investments made by developing countries and multilateral development banks (MDBs) have declined in recent decades. This decline is associated with a slowdown in the growth of agriculture productivity. Most development institutions have recognized the damage caused by this past neglect, in part evident in rising food prices, and renewed attention to agriculture and agribusiness is emerging. But this renewed interest will need to deliver results, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa, where the MDBs have had the least success but where the needs and opportunities are enormous.

  2. Library Resource
    July, 2013
    Eritrea

    This Health Sector Note is the result of
    the first phase of an open, participatory three-step process
    for developing the Health Sector Policy and Strategic Plan
    (HSPSP), and serves as the preliminary basis for further
    rounds of discussions, and analyses among stakeholders, to
    arrive at a strategic vision for the national health sector.
    The socioeconomic situation is reviewed, stipulating Eritrea
    remains one of the poorest countries in the world, where

  3. Library Resource
    August, 2013
    Philippines

    This report is intended as an input into
    the Philippine Government's poverty eradication
    strategy. The report aims to update our understanding of the
    nature of poverty and the recent progress in poverty
    reduction in the Philippines. It examines the extent to
    which growth in the nineties has translated into poverty
    reduction and analyzes how well publicly-provided social
    services reach the poor and whether redistributive policies

  4. Library Resource
    August, 2013
    Eritrea

    This study serves as the preliminary
    basis for further rounds of discussions and analyses among
    stakeholders to arrive at a strategic vision for the Eritrea
    health sector. It incorporates comments received from the
    Ministry of Health's central agencies, Zoba (regional)
    health teams, external partners working in Eritrea, and the
    World Bank Eritrea Country Team. In March 2001, the Ministry
    of Health of the Government of Eritrea launched a process to

  5. Library Resource
    September, 2013
    Colombia

    The purpose of this study is to assess
    agriculture's competitiveness in Colombia. During the
    past 12 years, Colombia's agricultural sector has
    performed poorly, resulting in the continuation of extensive
    rural poverty. Improving the sector's competitiveness
    is the only sure and lasting way to improve its growth
    performance and reduce poverty. Thus, the main objectives of
    this study are to assess: (a) the sector's current and

  6. Library Resource
    September, 2013
    Iran

    This report addresses key structural,
    institutional, and sectoral policy impediments to achieving
    a higher, and sustained economic growth in the sector, and
    poverty reduction in rural areas of Iran. It focuses mainly
    on an assessment of agricultural development outcomes, a
    discussion of the agricultural policy agenda, and provides
    recommendations for future policy dialogue between the Bank,
    and the Government of Iran. On examining development

  7. Library Resource
    June, 2012
    Pakistan

    This report shows that after a decade of
    moderate growth but little or no long term change in rural
    poverty in Pakistan, agricultural output, rural incomes,
    rural poverty and social welfare indicators all showed
    marked improvements between 2001-02 and 2004-05. However,
    longer term trends suggest there is little reason for
    complacency. The agricultural GDP per capita growth rate
    (1999- 2000 to 2004-05) was only 0.3 percent per year; rural

  8. Library Resource
    September, 2014
    Brazil, Global

    Since the 1980s and early 1990s, the
    World Bank has been supporting projects that involve
    communities own development. This has been largely
    manifested in the design and implementation of
    community-based development (CBD) and community-driven
    development (CDD) initiatives, with the latter gaining
    increasing momentum in recent years. The purpose of this
    study was to assess the development effectiveness of the

  9. Library Resource
    March, 2012
    Mexico

    This study examines agricultural and
    rural development (ARD) public expenditures in Mexico. The
    study is based on federal public expenditures. The study is
    structured in six parts as follows: the first part presents
    the Mexican ARD context in terms of policy and performance.
    The second part dissects the ARD public budget, classifying
    expenditure programs in various ways so as to provide an
    overview of the scope and composition of ARD spending. The

  10. Library Resource
    March, 2013
    Albania

    Reducing poverty continues to be one of
    the main priorities of the Government of Albania. Currently,
    Albania has an ample platform to provide social protection
    to its citizens through social insurance, social assistance
    and employment programs. However, these programs are not
    efficiently linked to each other, which can lead to unclear
    and occasionally overlapping roles among the programs. Among
    these social protection programs, Ndihma Ekonomike (NE) is

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