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World Bank Development Research Group

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Works: 464 works in 777 publications in 1 language and 10,137 library holdings
Genres: History  Periodicals  Commercial treaties 
Classifications: HG3881.5.W57, 332
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Financial liberalization : how far, how fast? ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 301 libraries worldwide
"The goal of this volume is to bring a more broad-based empirical experience than has been customary to the theoretical debate on how financial systems should be managed. This is achieved not only with cross-country economic studies, but also with an account of carefully chosen and widely contrasting country cases, drawn from Europe, Latin America, Africa, East and South Asia, and the former Soviet Union. The widespread financial crises of recent years have all too dramatically illustrated the shortcomings of financial policy under liberalization. The complexity of the issues mocks any idea that a standard liberalization template will be universally effective. The evidence here described confirms that policy recommendations need to take careful account of country conditions. The volume is the outcome of a research project sponsored by the World Bank's Development Economics Research Group. Professor Joseph E. Stiglitz is the winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize for Economics." http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/cam021/00065151.html
History, historians and development policy : a necessary dialogue ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 187 libraries worldwide
"If history matters for understanding key development outcomes then surely historians should be active contributors to the debates informing these understandings. This volume integrates, for the first time, contributions from ten leading historians and seven policy advisors around the central development issues of social protection, public health, public education and natural resource management. Where did the policy ideas underpinning these sectors come from? How did certain ideas, and not others, gain traction in shaping particular policy responses? How did the content and effectiveness of these responses vary across different countries, and indeed within them? Answering these questions requires incorporating historical sensibilities into development policy deliberations in ways that take seriously the importance of context, process, and contestation. Achieving this is not merely a matter of seeking to "know more" about specific times, places and issues, but recognizing the distinctive ways in which historians rigorously assemble, analyze and interpret diverse forms of evidence. Doing so gives rise to policy conclusions rather different to those emerging from prevailing analytical approaches. This book will appeal to students and scholars in Development Studies, History, International Relations, Politics, Geography as well as policy makers and those working for or studying NGO's." Publisher's website
A gendered assessment of the brain drain by Frédéric Docquier( file )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 155 libraries worldwide
This paper updates and extends the Docquier-Marfouk data set on inter-national migration by educational attainment. The authors use new sources, homogenize definitions of what a migrant is, and compute gender-disaggregated indicators of the brain drain. Emigration stocks and rates are provided by level of schooling and gender for 195 source countries in 1990 and 2000. The data set can be used to capture the recent trend in women's skilled migration and to analyze its causes and consequences for developing countries. The findings show that women represent an increasing share of the OECD immigration stock and exhibit relatively higher rates of brain drain than men. The gender gap in skilled migration is strongly correlated with the gender gap in educational attainment at origin. Equating women's and men's access to education would probably reduce gender differences in the brain drain
A measured approach to ending poverty and boosting shared prosperity concepts, data, and the twin goals ( file )
2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 107 libraries worldwide
In 2013, the World Bank Group adopted two new goals to guide its work: ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity. More specifically, the goals are to reduce extreme poverty in the world to less than 3 percent by 2030, and to foster income growth of the bottom 40 percent of the population in each country. While poverty reduction has been a mainstay of the World Bank's mission for decades, the Bank has now set a specific goal and timetable, and for the first time, the Bank has explicitly included a goal linked to ensuring that growth is shared by all. The discussion until now has centered primarily on articulating the new goals. This report, the latest in World Bank's Policy Research Report series, goes beyond that and lays out their conceptual underpinnings, discusses their relative strengths and weaknesses by contrasting them with alternative indicators, and proposes empirical approaches and requirements to track progress towards the goals. The report makes clear that the challenges posed by the World Bank Group's new stance extend not just to the pursuit of these goals but, indeed, to their very definition and empirical content. The report also argues that an improved data infrastructure, consisting of many elements including the collection of more and better survey data, is critical to ensure that progress towards these goals can be measured, and policies to help achieve them can be identified and prioritized
Interregional resource transfer and economic growth in Indonesia by Toshihiko Kawagoe( file )
5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 87 libraries worldwide
Aid, taxation, and development : analytical perspectives on aid effectiveness in Sub-Saharan Africa by Christopher Adam( file )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 85 libraries worldwide
Development strategy reconsidered : Mexico, 1960-94 by Tōru Yanagihara( file )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 84 libraries worldwide
Agricultural development : issues, evidence, and consequences by Yair Mundlak( file )
5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
How dirty are "quick and dirty" methods of project appraisal? by Dominique Van de Walle( file )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
Determinants of transient and chronic poverty : evidence from rural China by Jyotsna Jalan( file )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
Banking on the poor? : branch placement and nonfarm rural development in Bangladesh by Martin Ravallion( file )
4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
Efficient public sector downsizing by Martín Rama( file )
5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 82 libraries worldwide
Spatial poverty traps? by Jyotsna Jalan( file )
4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 82 libraries worldwide
Transition newsletter : the newsletter about reforming economies ( serial )
in English and held by 82 libraries worldwide
The size, origins, and character of Mongolia's informal sector during the transition by James H Anderson( file )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 82 libraries worldwide
The empirical effects of performance contracts : evidence from China by Mary M Shirley( file )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 82 libraries worldwide
Financial liberalization and financial fragility by Aslı Demirgüç-Kunt( file )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 81 libraries worldwide
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The health effects of air pollution in Delhi, India ( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 81 libraries worldwide
Determinants of commercial bank interest margins and profitability some international evidence by Aslı Demirgüç-Kunt( file )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 81 libraries worldwide
Africa's role in multilateral trade negotiations by Zhen Kun Wang( file )
4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 80 libraries worldwide
 
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controlled identity World Bank

controlled identity World Bank. Policy Research Department

DECRG
World Bank. Development Economics Research Group
World Bank. Research Development Group
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