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    An Update on Vietnam's Recent Economic Development

    Reports & Research
    Training Resources & Tools
    June, 2012
    Vietnam, Eastern Asia, Oceania

    The authorities' determined implementation of stabilization measures over the past year has helped to avert a macroeconomic crisis. If the deterioration of the macroeconomic environment in 2010-11 was rapid, the improvement in the situation in the past twelve months has been equally swift. Regaining macroeconomic stability has been costly, but not stabilizing the economy would have led to even bigger losses.

  2. Library Resource
    June, 2012
    Mexico

    The authors examine the impact of migration on educational attainment in rural Mexico. Using historical migration rates by state to instrument for current migration, they find evidence of a significant negative effect of migration on schooling attendance and attainment of 12 to 18 year-old boys and 16 to 18 year-old girls. IV-Censored Ordered Probit results show that living in a migrant household lowers the chances of boys completing junior high school and of boys and girls completing high school.

  3. Library Resource
    June, 2012

    This paper uses a duration analysis
    based on adoption data spanning more than 25 years from six
    communities in the Central Highlands of Guatemala. The
    analysis explores how household characteristics and external
    trends play into both the adoption and diffusion processes
    of non-traditional exports among smallholders. Adoption was
    initially widespread and rapid, which led nontraditional
    exports to be hailed as a pro-poor success, reaching all but

  4. Library Resource
    June, 2012
    Brazil

    The authors describe and analyze river basin management in the most intensely urbanized and industrialized region of Brazil. The area covered by the Alto Tiete basin is almost coterminous with the Metropolitan Region of Sao Paulo. With a drainage area of 5,985 square kilometers (2.4 percent of the state's territory), the basin encompasses 35 of the 39 municipalities and 99.5 percent of the population of Greater Sao Paulo. Population growth and urban sprawl in Greater Sao Paulo have been rapid and uncontrolled in recent decades.

  5. Library Resource
    June, 2012
    Mali

    This report analyzes the
    government's decision on the outcome of a series of
    small power shifts triggered by pro-reform players. Reform
    advocates devised them whenever opportunities arose and used
    whatever maneuvering room there was to tilt the power
    balance between agency and farmers to further the goals of
    sustainability and partnership. The shifts were thought out
    for their strategic value, but most came without a timeline

  6. Library Resource
    June, 2012

    This paper uses the Ricardian approach
    to examine how farmers in 11 countries in Africa have
    adapted to existing climatic conditions. It then estimates
    the effects of predicted changes in climate while accounting
    for whatever farmer adaptation might occur. This study
    differs from earlier ones by using farmers' own
    perceptions of the value of their land. Previous research,
    by contrast, has relied on either observed sale prices or

  7. Library Resource
    June, 2012
    Tonga

    This review aims to identify ways of improving the structure and efficiency of the transport sector in Tonga. It seeks to provide a coherent and consistent analysis and evaluation, recommending appropriate directions and actions; identifies institutional structures for policy and planning, regulation, infrastructure and operations management, and service delivery; assesses options and provides recommendations for sustainable financing; and advises on infrastructure development and maintenance priorities across all sectors.

  8. Library Resource
    June, 2012
    Indonesia

    There is still a long road ahead before all Indonesian's can benefit from the full potential of ICT. That road seems even longer to rural women. Despite some improvements in access and the rapid deployment of lower cost wireless technologies, not much has changed in rural areas of Indonesia. Infrastructure in rural areas is limited and existing services are expensive and practically outside of rural women's reach. Women still face enormous barriers and access to communications and information relevant to their realities is very limited.

  9. Library Resource
    June, 2012
    Brazil

    The authors describe and analyze water resources reform and decentralization of river basin management in the state of Ceara, Northeast Brazil, the poorest part of the country. The Jaguaribe river basin is located entirely within the state of Ceara. With a drainage area of 72,560 square kilometers, it covers almost half of the state's territory. The basin has 80 municipalities and more than 2 million people, about half rural and half urban, in primarily small towns, representing about a third of Ceara's population.

  10. Library Resource
    June, 2012

    The authors review the applications of noncooperative bargaining theory to water related issues-which fall in the category of formal models of negotiation. They aim to identify the conditions under which agreements are likely to emerge and their characteristics, to support policymakers in devising the "rules of the game" that could help obtain a desired result. Despite the fact that allocation of natural resources, especially trans-boundary allocation, has all the characteristics of a negotiation problem, there are not many applications of formal negotiation theory to the issue.

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