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The World Bank is like a cooperative, made up of 189 member countries. These member countries, or shareholders, are represented by a Board of Governors, who are the ultimate policymakers at the World Bank. Generally, the governors are member countries' ministers of finance or ministers of development. They meet once a year at the Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund.

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Bangladesh - Dhaka Urban Transport Project - environmental assessment

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The Dhaka Urban Transport Project will improve transport infrastructure, and services in the city's metropolitan area, including road improvement, traffic management, and construction of terminals. During the construction phase, major environmental impacts include air, and noise pollution, and, traffic disruption. Soil contamination is expected to rise during construction, and sludge di ...

SUBJECT: standards; environment; environmental impact; noise; roads

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Mongolia - Financial Sector Adjustment Credit Project

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The Dhaka Urban Transport Project will improve transport infrastructure, and services in the city's metropolitan area, including road improvement, traffic management, and construction of terminals. During the construction phase, major environmental impacts include air, and noise pollution, and, traffic disruption. Soil contamination is expected to rise during construction, and sludge di ...

SUBJECT: macroeconomics and economic growth; banks and banking reform; payment systems and infrastructure; financial economics; finance and financial sector development

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Tanzania - Forest Conservation and Management Project

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The Dhaka Urban Transport Project will improve transport infrastructure, and services in the city's metropolitan area, including road improvement, traffic management, and construction of terminals. During the construction phase, major environmental impacts include air, and noise pollution, and, traffic disruption. Soil contamination is expected to rise during construction, and sludge di ...

SUBJECT: protected forests; management; foresters; protective forests; self management

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Peru : reform and privatization in the hydrocarbon sector

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The paper reviews the transformation of the hydrocarbon sector in Peru, and aims to extract practical lessons from the change of a monopolistic state-controlled industry into a dynamic, competitive, and private sector driven industry. Chapters 1 and 2 present the global, regional, and local settings in which sector reforms were started in 1990 and discuss the macroeconomic policy. Chapt ...

SUBJECT: oil, gas and coal energy; private sector development; energy; privatization

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The note focuses on the global effects of land degradation, but emphasizes other important levels of land degradation: at the field level, it may result in reduced productivity; at the national level, it may cause flooding, and sedimentation; and, at the global level, it can contribute to climate changes, damaging bio-diversity, and international waters. The effects on climate changes ar ...

SUBJECT: resource management; biodiversity; world; land use; developing countries

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The study synthesizes the experience of the Bank, in drylands management, with special emphasis on Africa. The struggle to protect dryland resources from degradation, has to a large extent, been considered a defensive battle against desertification. However, this study points at the many possibilities - not problems - for increasing the productivity of drylands, such as doubling yields ...

SUBJECT: agriculture; resource management; property rights; world; management

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The penetration of the Hungarian economy by foreign economies is enormous. This paper addresses these questions: What explains an improvement in overall profitability of manufacturing activity beginning in 1992? Do firms with foreign participation contribute to higher employment or do they have a suppressing effect? Do these firms pay lower wage? Do privatized firms with foreign partici ...

SUBJECT: trade liberalization; foreign direct investment; international trade in services; international economics and trade

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The signing of a concession contract for the Buenos Aires water and sanitation system in December 1992, attracted worldwide attention, and caused considerable controversy in Argentina. It was one of the world's largest concessions, but the case was also interesting for other reasons. The concession was implemented rapidly, in contrast with slow implementation of privatization in Santiag ...

SUBJECT: world; argentina; developing countries; price fixing; argentina (federal district)

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Tiempo y aprendizaje

Martinic, Sergio

The report explores the current, unquestioned time schedules in educational learning in the Latin America, and the Caribbean region, - a model instituted as of the 1800s, following European practices of the time - obviously, outdated, and inadequate for modern times learning needs. The lack of research, and information on the subject, both at the national, and regional levels, hindered ...

SUBJECT: culture and development; education; primary education; anthropology; education reform and management

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The World Bank has increasingly focused on firm-level surveys to build the data foundation needed for accurate policy analysis in developing and transition economies. The authors take stock of some recent Bank surveys, and discuss how to improve their results. Lessons on data issues, and hypothesis testing: 1) Use panel data, if possible. 2) Have enough information about productivity to ...

SUBJECT: research methods; science and technology innovation

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