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View Resource Aid Effectiveness Research: Assessing Aid

The latest in a series of World Bank Policy Research Reports, this major new report summarizes the findings of a multi-year research program on aid effectiveness. The 1990s has seen official Development Assistance fall by one-third in real terms. One of the reasons for this has been "a sense that aid does not work very well. Assessing Aid aims to understand when aid works and when it does not, so...

http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/612481468764422935...
View Resource World Bank Group

The World Bank group consists of IBRD (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development); IDA (International Development Agency); IFC (International Finance Corporation); MIGA (Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency); and ICSID (International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes). Visitors to the site will find information on the goals and activities of these agencies. Press...

http://www.worldbank.org/
View Resource International Finance Corporation (IFC)

IFC, a member of the World Bank group, provides loans and equity financing for private sector projects, and advisory services to governments in developing countries to promote economic development. This website offers information about the products and services that IFC provides; reports on IFC projects and activities; and puts out press releases. There is also a collection of discussion and...

https://www.ifc.org/
View Resource Development Experience Clearinghouse

The US Agency for International Development's Development Experience Clearinghouse has recently made its Development Experience System (DEXS) available via the web. DEXS "is a family of bibliographic databases that contains records for about 100,000 Agency technical and program documents" from 1942 to the present. The database is split into two parts, 1942-86, and 1987-present. Information can be...

http://www.dec.org/
View Resource Harvard Institute for International Development (HIID)

Founded in 1974, the Harvard Institute for International Development (HIID) is an interdisciplinary center at Harvard University whose mission is to assist the economic growth of developing nations. Publications on-site include an extensive compilation of Development Discussion Papers (1974-present) with selected full text on agricultural and food policy, education, taxation, economic reform, and...

http://www.cid.harvard.edu/archive/hiid/
View Resource Building Poverty Reduction Strategies

This World Bank site considers a new framework for reducing poverty worldwide. The three steps of this outline are highlighted. "Understanding the nature and locus of poverty" considers the demographics of the world's poor. The second step, "Choosing public actions that have the highest poverty impact," examines the factors necessary for choosing public actions that will merit the highest impact...

http://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/poverty
View Resource Africa Region: Findings

_Findings_ reports on ongoing operational, economic, and sector work carried out by the World Bank and its member governments in the Africa Region. Currently, issues of agricultural extension in Madagascar, drought and Sub-Saharan African economies, and gender issues in Ethiopia are discussed in four Findings articles (Nos. 117-119).

http://www.worldbank.org/en/country/afghanistan
View Resource Poverty Reduction Project

A German Technical Cooperation (GTZ: Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Technische Zusammenarbeit) initiative, the Poverty Reduction Project aims to bring the needs of poor people to the forefront of economic development agendas worldwide through an Internet forum. The site describes current projects with financial intermediaries in El Salvador and food security in China and is home to a library of...

http://www.unep.fr/scp/marrakech/dialogue/pdf/coop_dial_revi...
View Resource Global Challenge, Global Opportunity: Trends in Sustainable Development

As part of the upcoming 2002 Johannesburg Summit, the United Nations report "Global Challenge, Global Opportunity: Trends in Sustainable Development" was issued on August 13, 2002. The report, in part, tells that "if current patterns of development continue, nearly half of the world's people will suffer from water shortages within the next 25 years, the use of fossil fuels, along with greenhouse...

https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/content/documents/crit...
View Resource Human Capital Formation and Foreign Direct Investment in Developing Countries

Policy debates continue to rage on regarding the most effective ways to bring developing countries and regions into full economic participation in the emerging global economy, and a number of organizations (such as the World Bank) have sounded off on the subject with working papers and policy briefs. Under the auspices of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), this...

https://techresources.oecd.org/mcmdown/
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