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  1. Library Resource
    July, 2014

    The World Bank's revised forest
    policy came into being in 2002 and covers all types of
    forests. It has the following key objectives: (i) harnessing
    the potential of forests to reduce poverty in a sustainable
    manner; (ii) integrating forests effectively into
    sustainable development; and (iii) protecting vital local
    and global environmental services and values. The policy
    enables the bank to fully engage in forestry throughout the

  2. Library Resource
    April, 2014

    Cities' development matters to
    Pakistan. It is central to economic growth, job creation and
    quality of life. This is also one of the core themes in the
    2011 Government of Pakistan Framework for Economic Growth
    (FEG). This paper explores the conditions for
    growth-enhancing spatial change in Pakistan s cities.
    Cities' development matters to Pakistan. Two strands of
    analysis are developed. First, it reviews the performance

  3. Library Resource
    August, 2012

    On December 26 2004, a 9.3 magnitude
    earthquake struck the Indian Ocean and unleashed a blast of
    energy, creating a tsunami three stories high. The disaster
    which claimed more than 228,000 lives had an impact on the
    lives of more than 2.5 million people causing close to US$
    11.4 billion of damage in 14 countries. The highest price
    was paid in Aceh, which had the greatest death toll of
    130,000 confirmed dead and a further 37,000 reported

  4. Library Resource
    March, 2013

    Land policy, administration and
    management are areas of strong client demand for technical
    advice and operational support. This review sought to help
    the Bank better position itself to present coherent advice
    on policy, institutional arrangements and practice. The
    potential implications are a lowering of reputational risk
    to the Bank; greater efficiency in the process including
    joint data gathering; and building of greater momentum and

  5. Library Resource
    March, 2012
    Africa, Rwanda

    Although increased global demand for
    land has led to renewed interest in African land tenure, few
    models to address these issues quickly and at the required
    scale have been identified or evaluated. The case of
    Rwanda's nation-wide and relatively low-cost land
    tenure regularization program is thus of great interest.
    This paper evaluates the short-term impact (some 2.5 years
    after completion) of the pilots undertaken to fine-tune the

  6. Library Resource
    June, 2013

    This is covers land administration and
    reform in Sub-Saharan Africa, and is highly relevant to all
    developing countries around the world. It provides simple
    practical steps to turn the hugely controversial subject of
    "land grabs" into a development opportunity by
    improving land governance to reduce the risks of
    dispossessing poor landholders while ensuring mutually
    beneficial investors' deals. This book shows how Sub

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