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    From the Book: State of Open Data

    Journal Articles & Books
    February, 2019

    Key points

    • Global availability of land ownership and land deals data is patchy, but, when available, it has been used by individual citizens, entrepreneurs, civil society, and journalists.

    • Over the last decade, a number of responsible data lessons have been learned. These lessons can provide guidance on how to balance transparency and privacy and on how to draw research conclusions from partial data.

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    April, 2019
    Sub-Saharan Africa, Zambia, Sierra Leone

    This report presents findings on corruption in large scale land-based investments (LSLBIs) in Sub-Saharan Africa, and although it draws on case studies from Sierra Leone and Zambia, its recommendations aim to be applicable across Sub-Saharan Africa. 

  3. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2009

    Three out of every four poor people in developing countries live in rural areas, and most of them depend directly or indirectly on agriculture for their livelihoods. In many parts of the world, women are the main farmers or producers, but their roles remain largely unrecognized. The 2008 World development report: agriculture for development highlights the vital role of agriculture in sustainable development and its importance in achieving the millennium development goal of halving by 2015 the share of people suffering from extreme poverty and hunger.

  4. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2011
    Azerbaijan, Europe, Central Asia

    The objective of this study is to evaluate the World Bank Group's (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development [IBRD], International Development Association [IDA], and International Finance Corporation [IFC]) effectiveness in promoting growth in agricultural productivity in Azerbaijan, and to derive lessons that may be relevant for the World Bank Group's future engagement in Azerbaijani agriculture.

  5. Library Resource

    Household-Level Evidence from the Chengdu National Experiment

    Policy Papers & Briefs
    August, 2015
    China, Eastern Asia, Oceania

    As part of a national experiment in 2008, Chengdu prefecture implemented ambitious property rights reforms, including complete registration of all land together with measures to ease transferability and eliminate migration restrictions. A triple difference approach using the Statistics Bureau’s regular household panel suggests that the reforms increased consumption and income, especially for less wealthy and less educated households, with estimated benefits well above the cost of implementation.

  6. Library Resource
    February, 2013

    The purpose of this Transport Sector
    Note (TSN) is to assist the Palestinian Authority (PA) in
    developing a strategy for the sector that can aid in
    addressing the immediate constraints and transport issues in
    support of the PA's effort to revive the national
    economy, improve mobility and reduce poverty. The TSN also
    aims to assist the responsible sector ministries prepare a
    coherent strategic framework and program for the sector.

  7. Library Resource
    March, 2013

    Interest in investment climates has
    emerged relatively recently. In the 1960s and 1970s,
    governments in many countries believed they should play a
    direct role in rural credit, input supply, production,
    trade, transport, distribution, and even marketing. However,
    in the 1980s and 1990s, government-dominated systems fell
    into disgrace because of poor performance. For the rural
    sector, the primary focus had traditionally been on

  8. Library Resource
    September, 2014
    South-Eastern Asia

    This report profiles 52 business
    women, representing countries where IFC works across the
    Pacific region, in 30 case studies. Women in the report
    share lessons in starting their businesses, and describe the
    obstacles and opportunities they encountered in their
    pursuit of growth. By revealing their future plans, the
    women provide inspiration for current and future business
    women of the Pacific to pursue greater entrepreneurial

  9. Library Resource
    August, 2012

    The effects of policy interventions on
    women are of increasing concern to policy makers in all
    fields, and trade is no exception. This note reviews recent
    World Bank projects and studies that 'gender
    inform' trade-related interventions, and it uses the
    Bank's experience to promote gender-equal opportunities
    by highlighting entry points at which trade projects,
    studies, and policies can effectively address gender issues.

  10. Library Resource
    March, 2013

    Expert statements indicate that annually
    approximately 20 billion dollars will be needed to prevent
    90 percent deforestation in tropical countries. Development
    practitioners are eager to see the benefits from REDD plus
    initiatives shared with local partners. Equally important to
    understanding how local partners might benefit are questions
    such as, who should derive benefits from REDD plus
    initiatives, and how to ensure these initiatives reach the

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