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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    June, 2012
    Global

    Slum upgrading programs are being used by national and city governments in many countries to improve the welfare of households living in slum and squatter settlements. These programs typically include a combination of improvements in neighborhood infrastructure, land tenure, and building quality. In this paper, the authors develop a dynamic general equilibrium model to compare the effectiveness of alternative slum upgrading instruments in a second-best setting with distortions in the land and credit markets.

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    June, 2012
    Cambodia

    Cambodia's changing distribution of
    income-related outcomes is consistent with the process of
    transition from a planned to an open market economy, and the
    accompanying growth of incomes. This transformation has
    promoted better resource reallocation, expanded the spectrum
    of gainful activities, and widened the distribution of
    earnings. Aided by robust economic growth and improved
    capacity for implementing public policies, Cambodia has seen

  3. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    May, 2012
    Vietnam

    The policy reforms called for in the
    transition from a socialist command economy to a developing
    market economy bring both opportunities and risks to a
    country's citizens. In poor economies, the initial
    focus of reform efforts is naturally the rural sector, which
    is where one finds the bulk of the population and almost all
    the poor. Economic development will typically entail moving
    many rural households out of farming into more remunerative

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