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  1. Library Resource
    March, 2012

    Since the early 1980s, the Government of
    Niger and its development partners have invested more than
    200 billion West African Francs (FCFA) in programs will
    promote sustainable land management (SLM) and other
    activities to reduce poverty and vulnerability. Overall,
    more than 50 programs have promoted SLM in Niger. Despite
    large investments in SLM programs, their impacts on land
    management, agricultural production, poverty, and other

  2. Library Resource
    June, 2012

    The overarching theme of the book is
    development in a land of contrasts. There have been large
    economic, social, and political changes. The mass of society
    is far more expressive and politically involved today. In
    1945, the country had 7.4 million voters, about 11 percent
    of the population. Today it has 120 million voters, or 67
    percent of the population. The economy has been modernized,
    the capitalist ethos spread across regions, mass

  3. Library Resource
    September, 2013

    Empirical evidence indicates that in
    many developing regions, the extreme poor in more marginal
    land areas form a "residual" pool of rural labor.
    Structural transformation in such developing economies
    depends crucially on labor and land use decisions of these
    most-vulnerable populations located on abundant but marginal
    agricultural land. Although the modern sector may be the
    source of dynamic growth through learning-by-doing and

  4. Library Resource
    February, 2013

    The report, Land Tenure for Social and
    Economic Inclusion in Yemen: Issues and Opportunities was
    completed in December 2009. The report addresses the
    problems of land ownership in Yemen and the various social
    and economic problems associated with the system of land
    ownership. Property rights under Yemeni Law are expressed
    both in custom and statute, but both are informed by shari a
    (Islamic law), which provides the basic property categories

  5. Library Resource
    January, 2015

    Himachal Pradesh has the reputation of
    being stable, inclusive, cohesive and well-governed and it
    stands apart in many respects from its neighbors in northern
    India. It has additionally, achieved remarkable growth,
    especially in the last two decades, which has been
    accompanied by very good human development outcomes. Despite
    being a predominantly rural society, educational attainment
    in Himachal Pradesh for instance, is among the best in the

  6. Library Resource
    November, 2015

    This report presents a brief discussion
    of indigenous peoples’ development as evidenced in a select
    number of case studies about World Bank financed projects
    that had a positive impact on indigenous peoples’
    communities. The main objective of this study is to identify
    and document good practices and lessons learned that can be
    shared with World Bank staff, borrower governments, and
    Indigenous Peoples’ organizations to help improve the design

  7. Library Resource
    February, 2015
    Western Africa

    This study estimates marginal increase
    in malnutrition for children ages 1-3 years from exposure to
    an extreme shock in the West African Sahel. The study uses
    knowledge of a child's birth and high resolution
    spatial and temporal distribution of shocks, calculated from
    the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index and
    satellite-based measures of rainfall and temperature to link
    a child to the shock experienced in-utero. The study finds

  8. Library Resource
    September, 2014

    Recognizing the importance and
    uniqueness of the Sundarbans, the United Nations
    Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
    declared the Indian portion of the forest a World Heritage
    Site in 1987, and the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Program
    has included the Sundarbans Biosphere Reserve in the Global
    Network of Island and Coastal Biosphere Reserves
    Contributing to Action on Climate Change and Sustainable

  9. Library Resource
    June, 2014

    Improving access to affordable and
    reliable energy services for cooking is essential for
    developing countries in reducing adverse human health and
    environmental impacts hitherto caused by burning of
    traditional biomass. This paper reviews empirical studies
    that analyze choices of fuel and adoption of improved stoves
    for cooking in countries where biomass is still the
    predominant cooking fuel. The review highlights the wide

  10. Library Resource
    July, 2014

    With limited land, capital, and a fast
    growing population, Burundi's main asset is its
    youthful population. Its main challenge is also to create
    good quality jobs for its youth. With low levels of
    educational attainment and poor health status, the quality
    of this young population is poor. After more than 13 years
    of conflict ending in 2000, and a period of modest recovery,
    Burundi has the opportunity to stimulate growth. Burundi is

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