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  1. Library Resource
    November, 2015
    India

    Growing research and policy interest
    focuses on the misallocation of output and factors of
    production in developing economies. This paper considers the
    possible misallocation of financial loans. Using plant-level
    data on the organized and unorganized sectors, the paper
    describes the temporal, geographic, and industry
    distributions of financial loans. The focus of the analysis
    is the hypothesis that land misallocation might be an

  2. Library Resource
    August, 2012

    The project initially focused on
    building upon the 1998 Registration Law to develop
    registration procedures, and on getting the Legislative
    Reform Office (LROs) up and running. Cost, affordability,
    and quality of services were important considerations. The
    Project benefited from the country's high education
    levels and relatively low labor costs. Since independence in
    1991, the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic has sought to

  3. Library Resource
    June, 2016
    Global

    This issue includes the following
    headings: Changes in Poverty and Female-Headed Households in
    Africa; Growth and Capital Inflows in Africa; Growth and
    Capital Inflows in Africa; Vulnerability to Climate Change
    in Coastal Bangladesh; Improving Agricultural Data for
    Better Policies; Enhancing Transparency of Large-Scale Land
    Acquisition; Explaining the Gender Gap in Agricultural
    Productivity; Changing Patterns of Growth and Poverty

  4. Library Resource
    June, 2016
    Montenegro

    The Country Partnership Framework (CPF)
    for Montene gro covers the period from July 1, 2015 to June
    30, 2020 (fiscal years 2016-2020). This CPF builds on the
    results and lessons of the previous World Bank Group (WBG)
    Country Partnership Strategy (CPS), which originally covered
    the period July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2014, and was
    subsequently extended to June 30, 2015.The one-year CPS)
    extension was intended to provide greater clarity on the

  5. 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

  6. Library Resource
    June, 2012
    China

    This paper is motivated by the emphasis
    on secure property rights as a determinant of economic
    development in recent literature. The authors use village
    and household level information from about 800 villages
    throughout China to explore whether legal reform increased
    protection of land rights against unauthorized reallocation
    or expropriation with below-average compensation by the
    state. The analysis provides nation-wide evidence on a

  7. Library Resource
    September, 2015
    Zambia

    Three of sub-Saharan Africa’s central
    economic realities motivate this study. First, agriculture
    is the most important sector in most African economies, on
    average accounting for nearly one-fourth of GDP. Second, the
    private sector is increasingly active in transforming
    African agriculture and economies. By 2030, agriculture and
    agribusiness are anticipated to become a US$ 1 trillion
    industry in Africa, delivering more jobs, income, and

  8. Library Resource
    November, 2015
    Honduras

    Honduras is Central America’s
    second-largest country with a population of more than 8
    million and a land area of about 112,000 square kilometers.
    The 20th century witnessed a profound economic
    transformation and modernization in Honduras. Honduras’
    persistent poverty is the result of long-term low per capita
    growth and high inequality, perpetuated by the country’s
    high vulnerability to shocks. First, over the past 40 years

  9. Library Resource
    March, 2016
    Afghanistan

    Afghanistan is a deeply fragile and
    conflict affected state. It has been in almost constant
    conflict for over 35 years since the Soviet invasion of
    1979. Today the country is at a crossroads in its
    development with economic growth down sharply and poverty
    incidence stubbornly high. Afghanistan faces tremendous
    development challenges. Gross domestic product (GDP)
    per-capita is among the lowest in the world, poverty is deep

  10. Library Resource
    April, 2016
    Myanmar, Global

    Myanmar grew at an estimated 8.5 percent
    in real terms in 2014-15. Economic reforms have supported
    consumer and investor confidence despite business
    environment and socio-political challenges. The economic
    impact of the floods that hit Myanmar from July 2015 is
    still being assessed, but will likely adversely affect the
    main rice crop this year. According to preliminary analysis
    of census data, the areas most affected by the floods are

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