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    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.

  2. Library Resource

    An IEG Country Assistance Evaluation, 1999-2006

    Reports & Research
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2010
    Cambodia, Eastern Asia, Oceania

    Cambodia emerged in the early 1990s from 30 years of conflict, the brutal Khmer Rouge era, and a decade of Vietnamese occupation, with one of the world’s lowest per-capita incomes, and with social indicators far behind those of neighboring Southeast Asian countries. Physical infrastructure had been largely destroyed. United Nations intervention led to a peace agreement in 1991, a new constitution, elections, and formation of a coalition government, although a reduced level of conflict and political instability continued until the late 1990s.

  3. Library Resource
    May, 2012
    Laos

    This report reviews Community Driven
    Development (CDD) projects in Lao People's Democratic
    Republic (PDR) to determine their effectiveness in
    channeling resources to communities for poverty reduction.
    The study examines three CDD projects in depth: the Poverty
    Reduction Fund, the Village Investment for the Poor (both
    supported by the World Bank), and the Government-financed
    Village Development Fund. Through close analysis of these

  4. Library Resource
    June, 2012
    Laos

    This report reviews Community Driven
    Development (CDD) projects in Lao People's Democratic
    Republic (PDR) to determine their effectiveness in
    channeling resources to communities for poverty reduction.
    The study examines three CDD projects in depth: the Poverty
    Reduction Fund, the Village Investment for the Poor (both
    supported by the World Bank), and the Government-financed
    Village Development Fund. Through close analysis of these

  5. Library Resource
    October, 2015
    Timor-Leste

    This country program evaluation (CPE)
    assesses the outcomes of the World Bank Group (WBG) program
    in Timor-Leste during the review period (2000 to 2010). The
    WBG’s strategy during this period was to support the
    government of the nascent country in three broad areas: (a)
    poverty alleviation and the provision of basic social
    services, including health and education; (b) development of
    state institutions, including creating good governance and

  6. Library Resource
    November, 2015
    Vietnam

    Affordable housing will be instrumental
    to helping Vietnam achieve its goals for increasing
    productivity and inclusive urban growth. Since Doi Moi, the
    country has experienced impressive economic growth, averaged
    at 7.4 percent per annum from 1990 to 2008, lowering to an
    average of 6 percent per annum from 2007 to 2013. Strong
    economic growth has supported a substantial reduction in
    poverty, from 58 percent in 1993 to 17 percent in 20121.

  7. Library Resource
    January, 2016
    Indonesia

    Inequality in Indonesia is rising
    rapidly. During the 1997-98 Asian financial crisis, poverty
    rosesharply, while the Gini measure of inequality fell, as
    the richest were the hardest hit. Since then, the Gini has
    increased from 30 points in 2000 to 41 points in 2014, its
    highest recorded level. In 2002, the richest 10 percent of
    Indonesians consumed as much as the poorest 42 percent
    combined; by 2014, they consumed as much as the poorest 54

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