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  1. Library Resource
    March, 2012

    This report looks beyond the current
    global financial crisis to the restoration of dynamic
    long-run growth in Serbia. The answer in this report is that
    Serbia will need to fundamentally alter its growth model to
    compete effectively in world markets. The past model relying
    on excessive inflows of capital and credit that, in part,
    fuelled a consumption boom has run its course in all
    European countries. Serbia must shift to a greater export

  2. Library Resource
    March, 2012

    Although charcoal is the single most
    important energy source for millions of urban dwellers in
    Tanzania, being used by all tiers of society from laborers
    to politicians, it seems to be politically neglected and
    even unwanted, given that it is not considered as a possible
    mean to achieve long-term sustainable development, for
    example as a low-carbon growth option contributing to energy
    security, sustainable forest management, and poverty

  3. Library Resource
    March, 2012

    Since 1999, Nigeria has made significant
    progress in economic reform. Sound macroeconomic policies,
    combined with structural reforms aimed at increasing the
    supply responsiveness of the economy, ushered in sustained
    high growth, driven by the non-oil economy. The goal of this
    book is to shed light on the extent to which Nigeria's
    much improved economic performance has impacted the labor
    market, and to develop a growth strategy that could enhance

  4. Library Resource
    March, 2012

    The paper explores existing patterns of
    green innovation and presents an overview of green
    innovation policies for developing countries. The key
    findings from the empirical analysis are: (1) frontier green
    innovations are concentrated in high-income countries, few
    in developing countries but growing; (2) the most
    technologically-sophisticated developing countries are
    emerging as significant innovators but limited to a few

  5. Library Resource
    March, 2012

    Input subsidy programs carry support as
    instruments to increase agricultural productivity, provided
    they are market-smart. This requires especially proper
    targeting to contain the fiscal pressure, with decentralized
    targeting of input vouchers currently the instrument of
    choice. Nonetheless, despite clear advantages in
    administrative costs, the fear of elite capture persists.
    These fears are borne out in the experience from the 2008

  6. Library Resource
    March, 2012

    In recent years, the number of studies
    looking at the effect of politics on economic outcomes has
    flourished. For developing economies, these studies are
    useful to better understand why long overdue reforms are not
    implemented. The studies analyze the overall context within
    which reforms are being implemented and the underlying
    incentive framework. However, it seems difficult to make
    such studies actionable, especially in sectors where donors

  7. Library Resource
    March, 2012
    Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa

    There have been numerous episodes of
    widespread adoption of improved seed and long-term
    achievements in the development of the maize seed industry
    in Sub-Saharan Africa. This summary takes a circumspect view
    of technical change in maize production. Adoption of
    improved seed has continued to rise gradually, now
    representing an estimated 44 percent of maize area in
    Eastern and Southern Africa (outside South Africa), and 60

  8. Library Resource
    March, 2012

    Municipal solid waste management
    continues to be a major challenge for local governments in
    both urban and rural areas across the world, and one of the
    key issues is their financial constraints. Recently an
    economic analysis was conducted in Eryuan, a poor county
    located in Yunnan Province of China, where willingness to
    pay for an improved solid waste collection and treatment
    service was estimated and compared with the project cost.

  9. Library Resource
    March, 2012

    The institutional landscape of local
    dispute resolution in Bangladesh is rich: it includes the
    traditional process of shalish, longstanding and impressive
    civil society efforts to improve on shalish, and a somewhat
    less-explored provision for gram adalat or village courts.
    Based on a nationally representative survey, qualitative
    evidence from focus groups, and a telephone survey of 40
    Union Parishad chairpersons (a little less than 1 percent of

  10. Library Resource
    March, 2012
    Brazil, China, India

    Brazil, China and India have seen
    falling poverty in their reform periods, but to varying
    degrees and for different reasons. History left China with
    favorable initial conditions for rapid poverty reduction
    through market-led economic growth; at the outset of the
    reform process there were ample distortions to remove and
    relatively low inequality in access to the opportunities so
    created, though inequality has risen markedly since. By

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