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View Resource Development Forum

An electronic venue for "dialogue and knowledge sharing" among international development community members, the World Bank's Development Forum includes ongoing Development Dialogues, or discussion groups, geared to share "high-value information" on key development issues. Each dialogue is open to the public but varies in content, format, and duration. Currently, dialogues on violence against...

http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/WBI/0,,contentMDK:2...
View Resource Fostering Community-Driven Development: What Role for the State?

Authored by Monica Das Gupta, Helene Grandvoinnet, and Mattia Romani, this compelling 31-page report is part of the World Bank's Policy Research Working Paper Series. The report, released in January 2003, begins by asking the question that has perplexed many policymakers on the national and international level: How can poor developing countries make their institutional settings more conducive to...

http://info.worldbank.org/etools/docs/library/89555/cen_fost...
View Resource Establishing Law and Order After Conflict

Released in July 2005, this compelling 293-page report from the RAND Corporation examines the recent attempts of the US government to build (and rebuild) nations around the world. The report looks at such recent efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, along with like-minded efforts in Panama, El Salvador, Somalia, Haiti, Bosnia, and East Timor. The report utilizes data on current and past levels of...

https://www.rand.org/content/dam/rand/pubs/monographs/2005/R...
View Resource International Year of Biodiversity

The United Nations has declared the year 2010 as the year of biodiversity, and none too soon. The definition and importance of biodiversity is explained on the "About" page, but in brief, it's a "rich diversity [in nature which] is being lost at a greatly accelerated rate because of human activities. This...weakens the ability of the living systems, on which we depend, to resist growing threats...

https://www.cbd.int/2010/welcome/