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Causes of Deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon:
Causes of Deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon:
by Sergio Margulis
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'Causes of Deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon' is part of the World Bank Working Paper series. The report suggests that, in contrast to the 1970s and 1980s, when occupation of Brazilian Amazonia was largely induced by government policies and subsidies,... (read more)

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International Political Risk Management, Volume 2: The Brave New World
International Political Risk Management, Volume 2: The Brave New World
by Bank World
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'International Political Risk Management, Volume 2: The Brave New World' is the latest in a series based on the MIGA-Georgetown University Symposium on International Political Risk Management. Volumes in this series offer leading-edge assessments of... (read more)

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Development, Trade, and the WTO: A Handbook
Development, Trade, and the WTO: A Handbook
by Bank World
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Developing countries are increasingly confronted with the need to address trade policy related issues in international agreements, most prominently the World Trade Organization (WTO). New WTO negotiations on a broad range of subjects were launched in... (read more)

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Reforming Payments and Securities Settlement Systems in Latin America and the Caribbean
Reforming Payments and Securities Settlement Systems in Latin America and the Caribbean
by Massimo Cirasino
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Payments and securities settlement systems are considered critical for the safe and effective functioning of a financial system. In Latin America and the Caribbean, efforts to raise the awareness of the importance of modernizing national payments systems... (read more)

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STANDARDS AND GLOBAL TRADE: A Voice for Africa
STANDARDS AND GLOBAL TRADE: A Voice for Africa
by Bank World
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In expanding trade, the link between standards, access to foreign markets, and development is at the forefront of policy debate. This is particularly true for African countries, which face critical challenges in improving domestic capacity to meet... (read more)

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The Poverty Reduction Strategy Initiative: An Independent Evaluation of the World Bank's Support Through 2003
The Poverty Reduction Strategy Initiative: An Independent Evaluation of the World Bank's Support Through 2003
by William Battaile Jr.
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This book provides an independent assessment of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Initiative for the World Bank as well as the broader development community. It offers a frank and in-depth review of the progress thus far, with particular focus on the role... (read more)

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Africa's International Rivers: An Economic Perspective
Africa's International Rivers: An Economic Perspective
by Claudia W. Sadoff
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More than 60 international rivers traverse the continent of Africa. As populations and economies grow, these rivers need to be developed and managed in order to meet the needs of the African people. The fundamental challenge in developing these shared... (read more)

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Zambia: Public Expenditure Management and Financial Accountability Review
Zambia: Public Expenditure Management and Financial Accountability Review
by Bank World
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According to the authors of Zambia, poverty is on the rise in the country, its economy is not growing fast enough, the quality of economic governance is on the decline, and its public resources are not well spent. Addressing the longstanding challenges... (read more)

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Global Economic Prospects 2003: Investing to Unlock Global Opportunities
Global Economic Prospects 2003: Investing to Unlock Global Opportunities
by Bank World
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Uncertainties in the global financial markets may have slowed the momentum of the modest recovery that started in late 2001 according to a new report, Global Economic Prospects and the Developing Countries 2003: Investing to Unlock Global Opportunities... (read more)

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Assessing and Reforming Public Financial Management: A New Approach
Assessing and Reforming Public Financial Management: A New Approach
by Richard Allen
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This study compares and contrasts the various instruments and approaches used by these organizations to assess and reform public expenditure management systems in developing and transitional countries. It finds weaknesses in these instruments, including... (read more)

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World Development Indicators 2004:
World Development Indicators 2004:
by Bank World
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World Development Indicators, the World Bank's respected statistical publication, presents the most current and accurate information on global development on a national level and aggregated globally. This information allows readers to monitor the... (read more)

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The Complete Personal Finance Handbook: Step-by-Step Instructions to Take Control of Your Financial Future â¿¿ With Companion CD-ROM
The Complete Personal Finance Handbook: Step-by-Step Instructions to Take Control of Your Financial Future â¿¿ With Companion CD-ROM
by Teri B Clark
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Personal financial planning is the process of establishing your own financial goals and creating a way to reach them. The ongoing process involves examining all existing resources, developing a plan to use them, and systematically implementing the plan... (read more)

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The Money Exchange Dealers of Kabul: A Study of the Hawala System in Afghanistan
The Money Exchange Dealers of Kabul: A Study of the Hawala System in Afghanistan
by Samuel Munzele Maimbo
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The paper describes the operational characteristics of hawala in Afghanistan. It describes the system's geographic characteristics, convenience, effectiveness, cost, and its relationship with the formal financial system. It case studies of the domestic... (read more)

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Achieving Universal Primary Education by 2015: A Chance for Every Child
Achieving Universal Primary Education by 2015: A Chance for Every Child
by Barbara Bruns
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One hundred and eighty-nine countries have committed themselves to eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) aimed at eradicating extreme poverty and improving the welfare of their peoples by the year 2015. The second of the goals is: 'Achieve universal... (read more)

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Unlocking the Employment Potential in the Middle East and North Africa: Toward a New Social Contract
Unlocking the Employment Potential in the Middle East and North Africa: Toward a New Social Contract
by Bank World
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Over the next two decades, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region faces an unprecedented challenge. In 2000, the labor forces of the region totaled some 104 million workers, a figure expected to reach 146 million by 2010 and 185 million by 2020... (read more)

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Tax Expenditures--Shedding Light on Government Spending through the Tax System: Lessons from Developed and Transition Economies
Tax Expenditures--Shedding Light on Government Spending through the Tax System: Lessons from Developed and Transition Economies
by Bank World
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Properly used tax expenditures can play an important role in implementing countries' economic and social policies. But they often go unnoticed because they take many forms of revenue forgone, from tax exemptions to tax credits. Without subjecting tax... (read more)

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Bank Loan Classification and Provisioning Practices in Selected Developed and Emerging Countries:
Bank Loan Classification and Provisioning Practices in Selected Developed and Emerging Countries:
by Giovanni Majnoni
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This report reviews loan classification and provisioning practices in a broad sample of countries that vary in size, location, and level of financial development. The survey conducted for this book compares the regulatory approaches adopted by industrial... (read more)

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