BACK COVER: This book is a case study of Vietnam’s efforts to fight poverty using market-oriented land reforms. In the 1980s and 1990s, the country undertook major institutional reforms, and an impressive reduction in poverty followed. But what role did the reforms play? Did the efficiency gains from reform come at a cost to equity? Were there both winners and losers? Was rising rural landlessness in the wake of reforms a sign of success or failure?
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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2008Vietnam
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksAugust, 2015Benin
Full citation: Goldstein, Markus; Houngbedji, Kenneth; Kondylis, Florence; O'Sullivan, Michael; Selod, Harris. 2015. Formalizing Rural Land Rights in West Africa : Early Evidence from a Randomized Impact Evaluation in Benin. Policy Research Working Paper;No. 7435. World Bank, Washington, DC.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJanuary, 2012Kyrgyzstan
The Kyrgyz Republic represents land governance issues arising in a posttransition economy; in fact, it was one of the first countries in the Commonwealth of Independent States to introduce private land ownership when it became independent in 1991.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksNovember, 2017Global
Fifteen in a series of annual reports comparing business regulation in 190 economies, Doing Business 2018 measures aspects of regulation affecting 10 areas of everyday business activity:
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2008Honduras, Central America
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJournal Articles & BooksPolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2011
This report seizes the opportunity to learn from existing evidence by analyzing lessons derived from impact evaluations produced between 2000 and January 2009 to begin to discern what has been effective in agriculture. It is part of a broader effort being undertaken by the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) of the World Bank to understand how impact evaluations can help improve performance and broadly disseminate those lessons.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJournal Articles & BooksAugust, 2017
Despite the spread of automation and new supply chain management paradigms, logistics remains dependent on a rather specific set of skills and competencies, whether for managerial, administrative, or blue-collar jobs, such as trucking or warehousing. This dependence implies that the logistical performance of businesses, industries, and nation states is strongly influenced by the quantity and quality of the workforce.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJournal Articles & BooksMarch, 2017Central America, Latin America and the Caribbean
Central America is undergoing an important transition. Urban populations are increasing at accelerated speeds, bringing pressing challenges for development, as well as opportunities to boost sustained, inclusive and resilient growth. Today, 59 percent of the region’s population lives in urban areas, but it is expected that 7 out of 10 people will live in cities within the next generation.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJournal Articles & BooksFebruary, 2017
This study focuses on the local and regional impact of large-scale gold mining in Africa in the context of a mineral boom in the region since 2000. It contributes to filling a gap in the literature on the welfare effects of mineral resources, which, until now, has concentrated more on the national or macroeconomic impacts. Economists have long been intrigued by the paradox that a rich endowment of natural resources may retard economic performance, particularly in the case of mineral-exporting developing countries.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJournal Articles & BooksFebruary, 2017India, Mauritania, Pakistan, Morocco, Brazil
Expansion and development of urban areas require acquisition of land, which, in turn, often requires physical relocation of people who own or occupy this land. Land acquisition and resettlement may also be required to improve the lives of the more than 1 billion people who currently live in slums around the world, most of them in developing countries. Therefore, any effort to embark on significant, sustainable urban development needs to ensure that there are adequate processes for land acquisition and, so that resettlement does not become a constraint to much needed urban development.
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