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  1. Library Resource
    August, 2014
    India

    In 2000, the Government of India
    launched the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (hereinafter
    PMGSY) with the primary objective of providing all-weather
    road connectivity (with necessary culverts and
    cross-drainage structures operable throughout the year), to
    eligible unconnected habitations in rural areas. Currently,
    about 60 percent of the 170,000 eligible habitations have a
    road. By the end of 2010, expenditures for the program had

  2. Library Resource
    March, 2014
    Malawi

    Across the developing world, public
    goods exert significant impacts on the local rural economy
    in general and agricultural productivity and welfare
    outcomes in particular. Economic and social-cultural
    heterogeneity have, however, long been documented as
    detrimental to collective capacity to provide public goods.
    In particular, women are often under-represented in local
    leadership and decision-making processes, as are young

  3. Library Resource
    August, 2014
    Sierra Leone

    This First Phase Report on Sierra Leone
    growth poles is the result of a 9 months consultative
    process led by the Office of the President which
    specifically requested that the output of this diagnostic be
    in an engaging format. The fundamental concept of growth
    poles is that they exploit agglomeration economies and
    spillover effects to spread resulting prosperity from the
    core of the pole to the periphery. At the basis of this

  4. Library Resource
    January, 2014
    Solomon Islands

    This report presents the research
    findings of the Justice Delivered Locally (JDL) initiative
    of Solomon Islands' Ministry of Justice and Legal
    Affairs, which was supported by the World Bank's
    Justice for the Poor (J4P) program. JDL supports the Solomon
    Islands Government (SIG) policy of reinvigorating
    local-level justice systems. This is based on an
    understanding that developmentally important local

  5. Library Resource
    April, 2014
    Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Motivations behind the extreme brutality
    used in many cases of rape in the context of armed conflict
    in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) remains poorly
    understood and under-researched. This study has been
    conducted in partnership with the Non-Governmental
    Organization (NGO) vivo international, to determine
    individual motivations, as well as strategic or tactical
    aspects of sexual violence of different armed groups and

  6. Library Resource
    June, 2014
    India

    Since economic liberalization in the
    early 1990s, India has experienced high economic growth and
    made considerable progress in gender equality in areas such
    as primary education. However, it fared poorly on
    gender-parity in labor force participation (LFP). During the
    period between 1993-94 and 2011-12, female labor force
    participation rate (LFPR) remained consistently low as
    compared to male participation. More alarming is the fact

  7. Library Resource
    December, 2014

    A disproportionately large number of
    Roma in Europe today face deep poverty, social exclusion,
    and poor living conditions. Improving these is critical to
    achieving the targets of the Europe 2020 Strategy, the
    European Union s 10-year growth strategy, which aims to
    reduce poverty, social exclusion, early school leaving, and
    increase school attainment and employment by 2020. The EU
    Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies (NRIS) up

  8. Library Resource
    July, 2014
    Burundi

    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

  9. Library Resource
    October, 2014
    Guinea, Papua New Guinea

    In 2012 Papua New Guinea undertook a
    national Service Delivery Assessment of rural water, rural
    sanitation, urban water and urban sanitation services to
    identify coverage and targets, how well services are being
    delivered and the financing shortfalls in these subsectors.
    Immediately following this assessment, stakeholders, through
    a national policy task force, have developed a draft of the
    country s first National Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

  10. Library Resource
    June, 2014
    Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique

    This report summarizes the key themes
    and findings from three in-depth case studies of EET
    programs in Ghana, Kenya, and Mozambique. Each case study
    produced rich information on the programs context, the
    landscape of programs in each country, and the qualitative
    insights from local EET stakeholders. This report
    synthesizes information from across the case studies to
    analyze the extent to which these countries programs are

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