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    The Case of Rwanda

    Reports & Research
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2008
    Rwanda, Africa

    This paper analyzes the role of the leadership in the economic growth in Rwanda, a country that was seriously affected by civil war and the 1994 genocide. It appears that the will and the clear vision of the leadership in Rwanda were one of the central pillars of the very good economic and social performances in Rwanda. This is particularly important because the country has almost no natural resources and the economy and its fundamentals were completely destroyed by the 1994 genocide.

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    Situational Analysis of Ex-Combatants in the Pool Region, Republic of Congo

    Reports & Research
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2011
    Congo, Africa

    Although official warfare in the Republic of Congo stopped more than eight years ago, the pool region has continued to feel the collateral effects of war until now at a scale largely ignored by the general public. The pool region is where the Ninjas, a group of local militias, originated during the civil strife and retreated to afterwards. Peace and recovery did not gain traction in the area until 2010/11.

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    Lessons Learned from the Experience in Lagos and Other Mega-Cities

    Reports & Research
    Training Resources & Tools
    June, 2015
    Africa, Nigeria

    This report aims to extract lessons on slum upgrading and involuntary resettlement policies and practices learned from the process of addressing the Badia East case, which involved complex interactions between affected people, NGOs, the Bank and Lagos State Government.

  4. Library Resource
    June, 2013

    This is the sixth edition of the World
    Development Indicators in its current format, the 25th since
    the World Bank began publishing a comprehensive set of
    development indicators. It begins with a report on the
    Millennium Development Goals, which set specific, measurable
    targets for development in the early 21st century. To
    measure progress, results have to be measured and for that
    good statistics are needed. Most of the statistics in this

  5. Library Resource
    June, 2012

    This study looks at the experience of integrated urban upgrading in a low-income neighborhood of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. Infrastructure and social investments have been made in the community through a government program, with community participation playing a major role in the design and implementation. This approach is now perceived to be highly successful in terms of its implementation and positive impact on living conditions, and will provide the basis for a major state-wide program.

  6. Library Resource
    May, 2012

    This publication offers crucial lessons
    for policy makers and development experts who may be
    considering using small area poverty maps as tools of
    economic development and helps add to our array of tools for
    dealing with the political economy issues of poverty. It
    represents a major contribution to a little understood
    aspect of the well-known adage "location, location,
    location," demonstrating that the conceptualization of

  7. Library Resource
    June, 2012

    The objective of this study, requested
    by the Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Development,
    is to assist the government of Egypt in: formulating a
    coherent national affordable housing strategy which puts in
    place an effective institutional and regulatory framework
    that creates the necessary conditions for an efficiently
    functioning housing market, devises the incentive structure
    needed to promote increased private sector participation in

  8. Library Resource
    March, 2014

    In 2006-07, the Water and Sanitation
    Program (WSP) initiated research to identify barriers to
    service delivery for the urban poor. The findings of the
    research have been presented in the Guidance Notes on
    Improving Water Supply and Sanitation Services to the Urban
    Poor in India. The Urban Global Practice Team of WSP decided
    to expand the ambit of this research to a global context as
    the learnings were relevant to experiences across Africa,

  9. Library Resource
    March, 2013

    This report describes theTransforming
    Settlements of the Urban Poor in Uganda. A Secondary Cities
    Support Program (TSUPU), is the first national initiative
    within the Cities Alliance's global programme, Land,
    Services and Citizenship for the Urban Poor (LSC). The first
    premise of the Medium Term Strategy is that the Cities
    Alliance should prioritise working with those governments
    already committed to change and reform over time for three

  10. Library Resource
    August, 2014

    The objective of this paper is to
    present a succinct and up-to-date review of the urban sector
    in Egypt, with a focus on issues for which there is new
    insight or emerging government interest. The two main themes
    of the report are the challenges facing the urban sector and
    the policy implications at various levels of government.
    Some of the reports mains findings are: urbanization in
    Egypt takes on forms and processes which are not well

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