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310,189 research outcomes, page 1 of 31,019
  • publication . Article . 2012
    Open Access
    Authors:
    Delfin S. Go; Jose Alejandro Quijada;
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    Three questions are frequently raised about the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Where do developing countries stand? What factors affect their rate of progress? Can lagging countries achieve these goals in the few years remaining until 2015? This ...

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  • publication . Book . 2017
    Open Access
    Authors:
    Chuhan-Pole, Punam; Dabalen, Andrew L.; Land, Bryan Christopher;
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    Publisher: The World Bank

    This study focuses on the local and regional impact of large-scale gold mining in Africa in the context of a mineral boom in the region since 2000. It contributes to filling a gap in the literature on the welfare effects of mineral resources, which, until now, has conce...

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  • publication . Research . Book . 2016
    Open Access English
    Authors:
    Oleksii Balabushko;
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    Publisher: World Bank, Washington, DC

    The relationship between politicians and senior officials has been on the reform agenda in many countries, often on the premise that balance between technical, nonpartisan appointments and ensuring the responsiveness of public servants to the policies of the current gov...

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  • publication . Preprint . Book . Research . 2009
    Open Access
    Authors:
    Kym Anderson; Johanna L. Croser;
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    The global database developed as an integral part of the World Bank's research project on Distortions to Agricultural Incentives, which is publicly available, provides around 30,000 estimates of nominal rates assistance to agricultural industries (NRAs) and associated c...

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  • publication . Research . 2011
    Open Access English
    Authors:
    Ruijs, Arjan; de Bel, Mark; Kononen, Minna; Linderhof, Vincent; Polman, Nico;
    Publisher: World Bank, Washington, DC

    Adaptation to human-induced climate change is currently receiving a lot of attention in international development circles. But throughout human existence, natural resource-dependent people have exploited and coped with the effects of climate variability on the ecosystem...

  • publication . Report . 2018
    Open Access English
    Authors:
    World Bank Group;
    Publisher: World Bank, Washington, DC

    Doing business 2020 is the 17th in a series of annual studies investigating the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. Doing business presents quantitative indicators on business regulations and the protection of property rights that can...

  • publication . Report . 2012
    Open Access English
    Authors:
    World Bank; International Finance Corporation;
    Publisher: World Bank, Washington, DC

    Doing business sheds light on how easy or difficult it is for a local entrepreneur to open and run a small to medium-size business when complying with relevant regulations. It measures and tracks changes in regulations affecting 10 areas in the life cycle of a business:...

  • publication . Book . Research . 2016
    Open Access
    Authors:
    Adam Rose;
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    Publisher: World Bank, Washington, DC

    In most countries, the private sector owns the vast majority of the buildings and a considerable portion of the infrastructure at risk. However, most investment in disaster risk management is made by the public sector, with the private sector lagging far behind. The sit...

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  • publication . Preprint . Report . 2013
    Open Access
    Authors:
    World Bank;

    The Pacific Region is one of the most natural disaster prone regions on earth. The Pacific Island Countries (PICs) are highly exposed to the adverse effects of climate change and natural hazards, which can result in disasters affecting their entire economic, human, and ...

  • publication . Preprint . Research . 2015
    Open Access
    Authors:
    Finch, Christopher; Omolo, Annette;

    Kenya has embarked on a highly ambitious decentralization that seeks to fundamentally change the relationship between government and citizens under the 2010 Constitution. The Constitution and new legal framework place a strong emphasis on strengthening public participat...

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