Description This Country Framework Report for the Philippines is one of the first in a series of country reviews aimed at improving the environment for private sector involvement in infrastructure. Prepared at the request of the Philippine Government, the report has three main objectives: 1) To describe and assess the current stat ...
Description The study overviews the most relevant,
current intergovernmental fiscal issues in the Czech
Republic, centered on the options available to prod policy
planning. Fragmentation at the lowest tier of government is
the most striking feature of the administrative structure ...
Description Private participation in infrastructure
has taken two distinct forms in the developing world. The
first model, applied primarily in Latin America, focuses on
privatization of existing infrastructure assets. The second,
applied largely in East Asia, focuses on retainin ...
Description The report assesses the performance of
financial markets in rural areas of Romania, based on three
- rural household, rural enterprise, and financial
intermediary - surveys, carried out in 1998, and other
official data covering 1997. The study finds that rural
Description The book contains complementary essays
on the use of tax incentives, to attract foreign direct
investment (FDI). The first essay presents results of the
authors' original research, and explores FDI, and
issues of tax incentives, in the context of Indonesia. Their
Description The 1990s saw a dramatic increase in the
liberalization of transport policies and a strengthening of
the role played by private operators and investors in
transport infrastructure. Most of these reforming countries
are creating new regulatory agencies. This book aims ...
Description Turkmenistan's unique approach to
land reform and farm restructuring has produced a
significant shift to individual or household-based farming,
with more than three-quarters of the arable land leased to
individual households or small groups. Most leaseholders
Description This reproductive health review of the
Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region provides an
overview of the issues and establishes a base of knowledge
upon which a strategy could be constructed. Despite
achievements in the population and health sectors during the
Description The Czech government is confronted with
a worsening fiscal situation. The structural deficit
ballooned in 2000, and it is expected to widen further in
2001. The report suggests that, at this stage of the
recovery, fiscal retrenchment instead should be in order,
Description The transition economies of Central and
Eastern Europe, through the reform process of
decentralization, are now seeking the devolution of fiscal
powers, and responsibilities from central, to local
governments, within financially sustainable environments. To
Description The study assesses the extent to which
the India program, is meeting the Bank's objective of
mainstreaming participatory approaches, in project
preparation, and design. From a variety of social, and
natural resource management sectors, ten projects were
Description This qualitative assessment of poverty
in Albania seeks to deepen the understanding of poverty in
the country, first, by involving poor Albanians in a process
of exploring the causes, nature, extent of poverty, and how
it affects their livelihoods. Second, it is inten ...
Description This environment strategy outlines the
current thinking in the World Bank Group Africa Region about
priorities and actions for the institution in the
environmental arena. The Africa Region Environment Strategy
(ARES) outlines the Bank's commitment to help its
Description This is the address to the Board of
Governors, delivered by Mr. James D. Wolfensohn, President
of the World Bank. It was indicated that the development
community has confirmed the Millennium Development Goals as
our framework for action. Our thinking and action must b ...
Description Dissatisfaction with traditional project
approaches and a recognition of the limitations of the
sector adjustment programs led to the development of new
lending instruments to improve the impact of development
assistance on the sector as a whole. Within the Africa
Description This report is the thirteenth in the annual series addressing major development issues. This report is about the poor. It is thus about the fundamental issue in economic development : the eradication of poverty from the world. The report defines poverty in broad terms, to include literacy, nutrition, and health, as wel ...
Description This report sets out the principal
aspects of civil service reform that were discussed at a
workshop for the World Bank and International Monetary Fund
staff on September 2, 2001. The objective of the workshop
was to strengthen collaboration between the Bank and the
Description The objective of this book is to provide
detailed advice on how to design multi-topic household
surveys based on the experience of past household surveys.
The book will help identify define objectives, identify data
needed to analyze objectives, and draft questionnair ...
Description Increasing cost recovery for utilities
is a cornerstone of the Government of Armenia's
economic reform program. This report assesses the 1999
electricity tariff increase and the potential for future
improved water sector cost recovery, with particular
Description The book examines the impacts of medium-
and large-scale mines on local communities, through six case
studies, analyzing both the socioeconomic and cultural
effects, as well as environmental impacts of mining
operations on the communities. From a multidimensional
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