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Toward Great Dhaka : A New Urban Development Paradigm Eastward
Author: Bird, Julia; Li, Yue; Rahman, Hossain Zillur; Rama, Martin; Venables, Anthony J.
Source: Open Knowledge Repository
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A unique strategic opportunity beckons Bangladesh. Dhaka, the economic powerhouse of the country, stands on the cusp of a dramatic transformation that could make it much more prosperous and livable. Today, Dhaka is prone to flooding, congestion, and messiness, to a point that is clogging its growth. But toward its east ...
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South Asia's Hotspots : Impacts of Temperature and Precipitation Changes on Living Standards
Author: Mani, Muthukumara; Bandyopadhyay, Sushenjit; Chonabayashi, Shun; Markandya, Anil; Mosier, Thomas
Source: Open Knowledge Repository
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South Asia is highly vulnerable to climate change. Average temperatures have been rising throughout the region, and rainfall has become more erratic. These changes are projected to continue accruing over the coming decades. South Asia’s Hotspots: The Impact of Temperature and Precipitation Changes on Living Standards i ...
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World Development Report 2018 : Learning to Realize Education's Promise
Author: World Bank
Source: Open Knowledge Repository
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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 ...
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Global Economic Prospects, June 2018
Author: World Bank Group
Source: Open Knowledge Repository
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Published semiannually, Global Economic Prospects includes analysis of topical policy challenges faced by developing countries. Global activity is firming broadly as expected. Manufacturing and trade are picking up, confidence is improving, and international financing conditions remain benign. Global growth is projecte ...
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Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals 2018 : From World Development Indicators
Author: World Bank
Source: Open Knowledge Repository
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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 ...
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Global Findex Database 2017 : Measuring Financial Inclusion and the Fintech Revolution
Author: Demirguc-Kunt, Asli; Klapper, Leora; Singer, Dorothe; Ansar, Saniya; Hess, Jake
Source: Open Knowledge Repository
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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 ...
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Moving for Prosperity : Global Migration and Labor Markets
Author: World Bank
Source: Open Knowledge Repository
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Migration presents a stark policy dilemma. Research repeatedly confirms that migrants, their families back home, and the countries that welcome them experience large economic and social gains. Easing immigration restrictions is one of the most effective tools for ending poverty and sharing prosperity across the globe. ...
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Realizing the Full Potential of Social Safety Nets in Africa
Author: Beegle, Kathleen; Coudouel, Aline; Monsalve, Emma
Source: Open Knowledge Repository
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Poverty has been declining in Sub-Saharan Africa, but millions are still poor or vulnerable. To address this ongoing and complex problem, all countries in the region have now deployed social safety net programs as part of their core development plans. The number of programs has skyrocketed since the mid-2000s, although ...
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The Changing Wealth of Nations 2018 : Building a Sustainable Future
Author: Lange, Glenn-Marie; Wodon, Quentin; Carey, Kevin
Source: Open Knowledge Repository
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Countries regularly track gross domestic product (GDP) as an indicator of their economic progress, but not wealth—the assets such as infrastructure, forests, minerals, and human capital that produce GDP. In contrast, corporations routinely report on both their income and assets to assess their economic health and prosp ...
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Fair Progress? : Economic Mobility Across Generations Around the World
Author: Narayan, Ambar; Van der Weide, Roy; Cojocaru, Alexandru; Lakner, Christoph; Redaelli, Silvia; Mahler, Daniel Gerszon; Ramasubbaiah, Rakesh Gupta N.; Thewissen, Stefan
Source: Open Knowledge Repository
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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 ...
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Toward Great Dhaka : A New Urban Development Paradigm Eastward
Author: Bird, Julia; Li, Yue; Rahman, Hossain Zillur; Rama, Martin; Venables, Anthony J.
Source: Open Knowledge Repository
Type: Open Access Book
Description:
Cover Image
A unique strategic opportunity beckons Bangladesh. Dhaka, the economic powerhouse of the country, stands on the cusp of a dramatic transformation that could make it much more prosperous and livable. Today, Dhaka is prone to flooding, congestion, and messiness, to a point that is clogging its growth. But toward its east ...
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South Asia's Hotspots : Impacts of Temperature and Precipitation Changes on Living Standards
Author: Mani, Muthukumara; Bandyopadhyay, Sushenjit; Chonabayashi, Shun; Markandya, Anil; Mosier, Thomas
Source: Open Knowledge Repository
Type: Open Access Book
Description:
Cover Image
South Asia is highly vulnerable to climate change. Average temperatures have been rising throughout the region, and rainfall has become more erratic. These changes are projected to continue accruing over the coming decades. South Asia’s Hotspots: The Impact of Temperature and Precipitation Changes on Living Standards i ...
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World Development Report 2018 : Learning to Realize Education's Promise
Author: World Bank
Source: Open Knowledge Repository
Type: Open Access Book
Description:
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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 ...
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Global Economic Prospects, June 2018
Author: World Bank Group
Source: Open Knowledge Repository
Type: Open Access Book
Description:
Cover Image
Published semiannually, Global Economic Prospects includes analysis of topical policy challenges faced by developing countries. Global activity is firming broadly as expected. Manufacturing and trade are picking up, confidence is improving, and international financing conditions remain benign. Global growth is projecte ...
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Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals 2018 : From World Development Indicators
Author: World Bank
Source: Open Knowledge Repository
Type: Open Access Book
Description:
Cover Image
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 ...
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Global Findex Database 2017 : Measuring Financial Inclusion and the Fintech Revolution
Author: Demirguc-Kunt, Asli; Klapper, Leora; Singer, Dorothe; Ansar, Saniya; Hess, Jake
Source: Open Knowledge Repository
Type: Open Access Book
Description:
Cover Image
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 ...
email iconphone icon

open access book icon
Moving for Prosperity : Global Migration and Labor Markets
Author: World Bank
Source: Open Knowledge Repository
Type: Open Access Book
Description:
Cover Image
Migration presents a stark policy dilemma. Research repeatedly confirms that migrants, their families back home, and the countries that welcome them experience large economic and social gains. Easing immigration restrictions is one of the most effective tools for ending poverty and sharing prosperity across the globe. ...
email iconphone icon

open access book icon
Realizing the Full Potential of Social Safety Nets in Africa
Author: Beegle, Kathleen; Coudouel, Aline; Monsalve, Emma
Source: Open Knowledge Repository
Type: Open Access Book
Description:
Cover Image
Poverty has been declining in Sub-Saharan Africa, but millions are still poor or vulnerable. To address this ongoing and complex problem, all countries in the region have now deployed social safety net programs as part of their core development plans. The number of programs has skyrocketed since the mid-2000s, although ...
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The Changing Wealth of Nations 2018 : Building a Sustainable Future
Author: Lange, Glenn-Marie; Wodon, Quentin; Carey, Kevin
Source: Open Knowledge Repository
Type: Open Access Book
Description:
Cover Image
Countries regularly track gross domestic product (GDP) as an indicator of their economic progress, but not wealth—the assets such as infrastructure, forests, minerals, and human capital that produce GDP. In contrast, corporations routinely report on both their income and assets to assess their economic health and prosp ...
email iconphone icon

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Fair Progress? : Economic Mobility Across Generations Around the World
Author: Narayan, Ambar; Van der Weide, Roy; Cojocaru, Alexandru; Lakner, Christoph; Redaelli, Silvia; Mahler, Daniel Gerszon; Ramasubbaiah, Rakesh Gupta N.; Thewissen, Stefan
Source: Open Knowledge Repository
Type: Open Access Book
Description:
Cover Image
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 ...
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