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  1. Library Resource
    March, 2012

    The theme of the 2011 Philippines
    development report is 'generating inclusive growth,
    uplifting the poor and vulnerable'. This theme is
    follows from the priorities set in President Aquino's
    Social Contract and the emerging 2011-2016 Philippines
    Development Plan (PDP). The PDP details the vision of
    inclusive growth and poverty reduction that underlies the
    social contract (chapter one). Accordingly, the PDP focuses

  2. Library Resource
    October, 2015

    This 2015 index of sustainability
    indicators has been prepared in accordance with the
    internationally recognized standard for sustainability
    reporting Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines and
    complies with the ‘core option.’ The GRI Index provides an
    overview of sustainability considerations within the World
    Bank’s lending and analytical services as well as its
    day-to-day operations and management of staff. The World

  3. Library Resource
    May, 2016

    Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank Group, discusses how the
    World Bank is focused on a prosperity that is shared by
    everyone, and to lift the billion or so people living in
    extreme poverty out of that condition so that they can have
    those things that everybody in the world seems to want. He
    speaks about the inequality in the economic growth of the
    countries around the world. He highlights the health care

  4. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2011

    Significantly increased rates of deforestation in Indonesia from the 1970s to the 2000s have brought pressure on law enforcement agencies to better enforce the law and prosecute forest crimes. Generally, criminal wrongdoing in the forestry sector is only prosecuted under the provisions of the Forestry Law. Several reports and results of studies suggest that these sanctions are ineffective in stopping crimes in the forestry sector because they only catch the petty criminals in the field. The main actors who fund and plan large-scale illegal activities persistently evade sanctions.

  5. Library Resource
    August, 2013

    This qualitative assessment of poverty
    in Albania seeks to deepen the understanding of poverty in
    the country, first, by involving poor Albanians in a process
    of exploring the causes, nature, extent of poverty, and how
    it affects their livelihoods. Second, it is intended to
    support the Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper
    (PRSP); third, it supports preparation of the Country
    Assistance Strategy (CAS), and the Living Standards

  6. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    May, 2017
    Central America, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua

    A growing body of evidence suggests that criminal activities associated with drug trafficking networks are a progressively important driver of forest loss in Central America. However, the scale at which drug trafficking represents a driver of forest loss is not presently known. We estimated the degree to which narcotics trafficking may contribute to forest loss using an unsupervised spatial clustering of 15 spatial and temporal forest loss patch metrics developed from global forest change data.

  7. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2012

    In 2012, the Mexican Presidency of the G20 introduced inclusive green growth as a cross-cutting priority on the G20 development agenda. The second meeting of the G20 Development Working Group (DWG), hosted by the Government of the Republic of Korea, took place in Seoul the 19th and 20th of March 2012. As agreed during the first DWG meeting, this second meeting focused on the priorities for their presidency in the first half of 2012: infrastructure, food security and inclusive green growth (IGG).

  8. Library Resource
    July, 2014

    This report shows that some investors
    still perceive Aceh as a risky place to do business, despite
    being relatively peaceful for almost four years. Security
    incidents, relatively common in post-conflict environments,
    deter businesses and individuals from investing in Aceh,
    robbing the economy of necessary capital and innovation.
    Other consequences of the conflict, including forms of
    illegal taxation, also hurt investment. The Government of

  9. Library Resource
    April, 2014

    This policy paper explores the relative
    importance of the software regulatory barriers to growth in
    Pakistan. Such software barriers have been identified as
    part of the major constraint in the Framework for Economic
    Growth of the Government of Pakistan. Indeed, adequate
    software is needed to provide an environment in which the
    hardware of growth (physical infrastructure) could be
    expanded and made more productive. Among possible software

  10. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    August, 2013
    Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia

    Recent international experience has shown that excessively complex administrative procedures, required to establish, and operate a business, discourage inflows of foreign direct investment. The authors present a new database on the administrative costs faced by private investors in 32 developing countries.

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