Description Work is constantly reshaped by technological progress. New ways of production are adopted, markets expand, and societies evolve. But some changes provoke more attention than others, in part due to the vast uncertainty involved in making predictions about the future. The 2019 World Development Report will study how the ...
Description South Asia’s economy has grown rapidly, and the region has made a significant reduction in poverty. However, the available jobs for the growing working population remain limited. Policy makers are contending with lingering concerns about jobless growth and poor job quality. Exports to Jobs: Boosting the Gains from Trad ...
Description Global economic prospects have darkened. Financing conditions have tightened, industrial production has moderated, and trade tensions remain elevated. The recovery in emerging market and developing economies has stalled, and some countries have experienced significant financial stress. Downside risks have increased, in ...
Description How can governments ensure that women have the same employment and entrepreneurship opportunities as men? One important step is to level the legal playing field so that the rules for operating in the worlds of work and business apply equally regardless of gender.
Women, Business and the Law 2018, the fifth edition ...
Description The World Bank Group has two overarching goals: End extreme poverty
by 2030 and promote shared prosperity by boosting the incomes of the
bottom 40 percent of the population in each economy. As this year’s
Poverty and Shared Prosperity report documents, the world continues to
make progress toward these goals. In 201 ...
Description Beyond the Gap: How Countries Can Afford the Infrastructure They Need while Protecting the Planet aims to shift the debate regarding investment needs away from a simple focus on spending more and toward a focus on spending better on the right objectives, using relevant metrics. It does so by offering a careful and syst ...
Description Every year, the World Bank's World Development Report takes on a topic of central importance to global development. The 2018 Report, Learning to Realize Education's Promise, is the first ever devoted entirely to education. Now is an excellent time for it: education has long been critical for human welfare, but is even ...
Description By 2050, the world is expected to generate 3.40 billion tons of waste annually, increasing drastically from today’s 2.01 billion tons. What a Waste 2.0: A Global Snapshot of Solid Waste Management to 2050 aggregates extensive solid waste data at the national and urban levels. It estimates and projects waste generation ...
Description Commodity prices in the third quarter of 2018 were buffeted by geopolitical and macroeconomic events. Energy
prices gained 3 percent in 2018 Q3 (q/q), partly in response to the impending re-imposition of sanctions on
Iran by the United States along with continuing declines in production in Venezuela. As a result, cru ...
Description The war in Syria, now in its eighth year, continues to take its
toll on the Syrian people. Over half of the population of Syria
remains displaced (as of September 2018), with more than
5.6 million registered as refugees outside of country and
another 6.2 million displaced within Syria’s borders. The
internally dis ...
Description This year’s edition of International Debt Statistics,
successor to Global Development Finance and
World Debt Tables, is designed to respond to user
demand for timely, comprehensive data on trends
in external debt in low- and middle-income countries.
The World Bank’s Debtor Reporting System
(DRS), from which the a ...
Description Emerging market and developing economies, like advanced
economies, have experienced a remarkable decline in inflation
over the past half-century. Yet, research into this development
has focused almost exclusively on advanced economies. This
book fills that gap, providing the first comprehensive and
systematic anal ...
Description Fair Progress? Economic Mobility Across Generations Around the World looks at an issue that has gotten much attention in the developed world, but with, for the first time, new data and analysis covering most of the world, including developing economies. The analysis examines whether those born in poverty or in prosperi ...
Description Two decades after its original publication, The Analysis of Household Surveys is reissued with a new preface by its author, Sir Angus Deaton, recipient of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. This classic work remains relevant to anyone with a serious interest in using household survey data to shed light on polic ...
Description Remarkably, a small fraction of firms account for most of the job and output creation in high-income and developing countries alike. Does this imply that the path to enabling more economic dynamism lies in selectively targeting high-potential firms? Or would pursuing broad-based reforms that minimize distortions be mor ...
Description The Global Findex database is the world's most comprehensive set of data on how people make payments, save money, borrow and manage risk. Launched in 2011, it includes more than 100 financial inclusion indicators in a format allowing users to compare access to financial services among adults worldwide -- including by g ...
Description The purpose of Working with Smallholders handbook is to enable the development of more sustainable, resilient and productive supply chains for agribusinesses and to illustrate the substantial development impact.
Smallholder farmers are both an opportunity and a challenge for food and agribusiness companies. The pred ...
Description The Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals 2018 is a visual guide to the trends, challenges and measurement issues related to each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The Atlas features maps and data visualizations, primarily drawn from World Development Indicators (WDI) - the World Bank’s compilation of internati ...
Description Electricity shortages are among the biggest barriers to South Asia’s
development. Some 255 million people—more than a quarter of the world’s off-grid population—live in South Asia, and millions of households and firms that are connected experience frequent and long hours of blackouts. Inefficiencies originating in eve ...
Description East Asia has been a paragon of global development success. The dramatic transformation of the region over the past half century—with a succession of countries having progressed from low-income to middle-income and even to high-income status—has been built on what has come to be known as the “East Asian development mod ...
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