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Passenger Railway Operations in Brazil

By: The World Bank

Economics

Passenger Railway Operations in Brazil: Information will be shown for the two Rio concessions, Supervia (former Flumitrens, former CBTU-RJ) and Opportrans (former Rio Metro).

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Governance, Security and Development an Initial Empirical Exploration

By: Daniel Kaufmann

Economics

Empirical Approach to Governance 1. ?Macro?: Worldwide Aggregate Governance Indicators: 200 countries, 6 components, periodic. -- 2. ?Mezzo?: Cross-Country Surveys of Enterprises -- 3. ?Micro?: Specialized, in-depth, in-country Governance and Institutional Capacity Diagnostics: Includes surveys of: i) user of public services (citizens); ii) firms, and iii) public officials...

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Interview of John F. C. Turner

By: John F. C. Turner

Economics

MR. CHAVEZ: This is Roberto Chavez, and it is Monday, September 11, in Washington, D.C., and we're here to interview John F.C. Turner, whom we'll introduce in a minute, and with me is Julie Viloria from our Thematic Group on Services to the Urban Poor and Melanie Zipperer, who is a writer and an expert on content and packaging and presenting. And we have our colleagues from the legal department whom you?ve met and who are interested in observing how we do these tacit kno...

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The First Experiments in Operations Evaluation : Roots, Hopes, And...

By: Christopher Willoughby

Economics

The Operations Evaluation Department (OED) is an independent unit within the World Bank; it reports directly to the Bank?s Board of Executive Directors. OED assesses what works, and what does not; how a borrower plans to run and maintain a project; and the lasting contribution of the Bank to a country?s overall development. The goals of evaluation are to learn from experience, to provide an objective basis for assessing the results of the Bank?s work, and to provide acco...

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Sintaksni Fajlovi Za Izradu Agregata Potrosnje I Linija Siromastva...

By: The World Bank

Economics

Uvod. 1. Dobrostanje u Bosni i Hercegovini je ispitivano Anketom mjerenja zivotnog standarda (LSMS) u 2001.g., koju su provele Drzavna agencija za statistiku, Federalni zavod za statistiku i Zavod za statistiku Republike Srpske. Za vise informacija o LSMS anketi i rezultirajucem setu podatka vidjeti ?Bosna i Hercegovina, Dokument s osnovnim informacijama? na ovom CD romu. -- 2. Koristeno mjerilo dobrostanja je bila potrosnja po stanovniku. Vidjeti materijal ?Dobrostanje ...

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Prices and Protocols in Public Health Care

By: Jeffrey S. Hammer

Economics

Providers of health care in public clinics in the developing world work with tight budgets, requiring difficult choices. This article examines a few ways to make these choices using standard tools of economic analysis. It does not pretend to be a comprehensive treatment but does raise some core issues concerning the best use of public funds in health care. The standard method characterizes optimal allocations by posing the problem: how can the government maximize a given...

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Useful Documents Imf February 1998

By: Ian G. Heggie

Economics

I am writing to you about the above matter in the expectation that you will be able to redirect this memo to the staff in the IMF who deal with this topic. Although we have a good working relationship with individual IMF Task Managers, when ever staff change it nearly always upsets our ongoing efforts to commercialize the road sector and we often end up having going back to square one. What is at issue are the Bank?s attempts to commercialize the road sector in its devel...

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Tn 7 : Design of Pro-Poor Private Sector Participation Arrangements

By: The World Bank

Economics

An increasing number of low-income countries have turned to the private sector to finance, implement and operate infrastructure systems, notably in the telecommunications, power and transport sectors. The experience in these sectors has mostly been positive, as increased competition and large efficiency gains have led to the emergence of innovative technologies and performing systems, substantially decreasing unit cost, thus granting more users, especially the poor, acce...

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Street Trade in Kenya Policy Dialogue and Responses

By: The World Bank

Economics

2: Introduction. Sharing research experience: Contribution of research to policy dialogue -- Gathering and processing information -- Research output used in local and national policy dialogues -- Street traders engaged in dialogue with policy makers...

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Japan Social Development Fund Grant Proposal : Upstream Accountabi...

By: The World Bank

Economics

The main objective of this grant is to build the capacity of poor rural and marginalized urban communities in Haiti to carry out participatory planning and social auditing of public policies and programs. The beneficiaries of this grant will be members of poor rural and marginalized urban communities including children, parents, subsistent farmers, female heads of households, orphans, handicapped people and the elderly who lack access to potable water, education, health ...

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Centro Internacional de Arreglo de Diferencias Relativas a Inversiones

By: Roberto Danino Zapata

Economics

De conformidad con lo dispuesto en el parrafo 4) de la Regla 5 del Reglamento Administrativo y Financiero, me es grato enviar al Consejo Administrativo para su aprobacion el Informe Anual sobre las actividades del Centro Internacional de Arreglo de Diferencias Relativas a Inversiones, segun lo establecido en el parrafo 1) del inciso g) del Artículo 6 del Convenio sobre Arreglo de Diferencias Relativas a Inversiones entre Estados y Nacionales de Otros Estados. El presente...

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Means Tables Peru Living Standards Survey (Plss), 1990

By: The World Bank

Economics

Means Tables Peru Living Standards Survey (Plss), 1990...

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Japan Social Development Fund Grant Proposal : Introducing Cdd App...

By: The World Bank

Economics

This grant will enable poor villages in remote and ecologically fragile areas to choose, plan and pay for local-level activities to alleviate rural poverty and enhance environmental sustainability.

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Annual Review of Development Effectiveness 2000

By: The World Bank

Economics

To meet the challenges of the changing international economy and increased operational complexity, the Bank has built new competencies, updated systems and processes, established new management arrangements, and reoriented its values and culture.The ARDE 2000 finds that progress has been made across a broad front (see figure), and examines four tensions the Bank must manage. As it seeks to implement an increasingly crowded agenda, the Bank must learn to (1) reconcile cli...

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Urban Notes Thematic Group on Services to the Urban Poor the World...

By: The World Bank

Economics

Responding to client need Urban development policies in Central America and the Caribbean are critical for millions of people who live in hundreds of crowded cities. The quality of transportation, water and sanitation, social services, and more depends largely on the ability of local urban officials to analyze problems using information from reliable sources and to learn from the experiences of their counterparts in other cities in the region. However, getting relevant a...

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Investing in Cities for Better Lives for the Poor : Results Thus Far

By: Roy Gilbert

Economics

Cities, Poverty and Bank Assistance -- By 2015 nearly half the people in developing countries will be living in cities. -- Currently, some 525 million poor people live in cities? some 20-30% of all the poor. -- Halving urban poverty by 2015?echoing the MDG? means 24 million escaping poverty every year. -- Bank is a big investor in cities: US$6-7 billion?30% of all lending--every year...

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Community Driven Development Approaches in Housing Sector Projects...

By: The World Bank

Economics

A majority of the housing stock in transition economies consists of multi-apartment buildings (Table 1) where most of the residential units have been privatized. This has resulted in a major change in the ownership structure of these multiapartment buildings, wherein apartment units are owned by individual households, while common areas (such as staircases, roofs, basements, internal infrastructure, land, etc) are owned either by local governments or collectively by all apartment owners.

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Memorandum of the President of the International Development Assoc...

By: The World Bank

Economics

Thus the next three years will be a crucial period, in ensuring the transition to a sustainable fiscal balance.

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Developpement et Droits de Lhomme le Role de la Banque Mondiale

By: Mary Robinson

Economics

Il est important de reconna?tre les dates historiques dans la promotion et la protection des droits de l?homme a l?echelon international. Je suis convaincue que l?une d?elles a ete le moment o? le Groupe de la Banque mondiale a admis qu?il avait un role particulier a jouer dans ce domaine. La presente publication represente une nouvelle etape de ce processus, ce dont je me felicite vivement. Developpement et droits de l?homme: le role de la Banque mondiale constitue une ...

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Clean Energy and Development : Towards an Investment Framework

By: The World Bank

Economics

The IEA estimates that a total capital investment of $8.1 trillion, equivalent to an average of $300 billion per year (in 2005 dollars), is needed from 2003 to 2030 for the developing and transition economies to meet their energy needs, of which electricity comprises roughly 73 percent, oil 12 percent, natural gas 12 percent and coal 3 percent. Financing for the energy supply sector comes from three sources: internal cash generation, private financing, and public funding...

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