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Poverty in Guatemala
Poverty in Guatemala
Poverty in Guatemala is part of the World Bank Country Study series. These reports are published with the approval of the subject government to communicate the results of the Bank's work on the economic and related conditions of member countries to governments and to the development community. This report is part of a collaborative multi-year...
Access to Financial Services in Brazil
Access to Financial Services in Brazil
There has been a growing awareness worldwide that financial exclusion reduces the potential welfare of individuals and the productivity of enterprises in an economy. This study focuses on the delivery of financial services to one of the world’s most important emerging financial markets, Brazil.

Despite concerns regarding diminishing bank...

The Engaging Leader: Winning with Today's Free Agent Workforce
The Engaging Leader: Winning with Today's Free Agent Workforce
During the summer of 1999, I was reading about the collapse of the Colorado Rockies baseball team under manager Jim Leyland. Leyland came to Colorado as a high-priced savior, but he and the team never meshed. Things got so bad that he announced his resignation before the first season was over. This came as a mystery to the...
Microfinance, Risk-taking Behaviour and Rural Livelihood
Microfinance, Risk-taking Behaviour and Rural Livelihood
Nearly 60 % of India’s mammoth 1.2 billion population lives in rural areas. Unfortunately, India’s rural population contributes only 8 % of the gross domestic product. India’s formal financial services sector is yet to meet the growing need of the rural population. The testimony is India’s booming informal...
Environmental Hazards and Disasters: Contexts, Perspectives and Management
Environmental Hazards and Disasters: Contexts, Perspectives and Management

Environmental Hazards and Disasters: Contexts, Perspectives and Management focuses on manifested threats to humans and their welfare as a result of natural disasters. The book uses an integrative approach to address socio-cultural, political and physical components of the disaster process. Human and social vulnerability as well as risk...

An Introduction to International Health
An Introduction to International Health

An Introduction to International Health crafts an intricate history of of overseas aid and an intense look at the determinants of population health, poverty, developing world debt and malnutrition. Solutions are examined via primary health care strategies, poverty alleviation, developing world relief, as well as human rights...

Doing Business in 2004: Understanding Regulation
Doing Business in 2004: Understanding Regulation
A vibrant private sector—with firms making investments, creating jobs, and improving productivity— promotes growth and expands opportunities for poor people. To create one, governments around the world have implemented wide-ranging reforms, including macro-stabilization programs, price liberalization, privatization, and trade-barrier...
Poverty, Inequality, and Policy in Latin America (CESifo Seminar Series)
Poverty, Inequality, and Policy in Latin America (CESifo Seminar Series)
High inequality in incomes and assets and persistent poverty continue to plague Latin America and remain a central economic policy challenge for Latin American policymakers. At the same time, dramatically improved methods and data allow researchers to analyze these problems and how they are affected by economic policy. In this book, experts on...
Development, Trade, and the Wto: A Handbook (World Bank Trade and Development Series)
Development, Trade, and the Wto: A Handbook (World Bank Trade and Development Series)
Today, trade policy is at the forefront of the development agenda, and it is a critical element of any strategy to fight poverty. This renewed interest in trade liberalization does not come from dogma but instead is based on a careful assessment of development experience over the last 50 years.

Developing countries that increased their
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Coping with Water Scarcity: Addressing the Challenges
Coping with Water Scarcity: Addressing the Challenges

One of the main problems confronting the world of the 21st Century is a shortage of water. There is already severe scarcity in many regions of the world, causing tremendous problems for local populations and indeed entire societies. There is insufficient water available for the production of food to alleviate poverty and starvation; the lack of...

  
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