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World development report 2018: learning to realize education's promise

The report notes that when countries and their leaders make 'learning for all' a national priority, education standards can improve dramatically.
Report

Labour mobility: the ten billion dollar prize

Pacific Island countries face unique development challenges. They are far away from major markets, often with small populations spread across many islands and vast distances, and are at the forefront of climate change and its impacts. Because of this, much research has focused on the...
Book

Where is the wealth of nations?

This volume asks a key question - where is the wealth of nations? Answering this question yields important insights into the prospects for sustainable development in countries around the world.
Book

The changing wealth of nations

This book is about development and measuring development progress. While precise definitions may vary, development is, at heart, a process of building wealth—the produced, natural, human, and institutional capital which is the source of income and wellbeing.
Book

The changing wealth of nations 2018

This new volume sets the stage for addressing development through a comprehensive measure of wealth, which underpins income and well-being. Hopefully, the results will be used by policy makers and others to improve measures of economic progress and lead to policies that improve lives for...
Working paper

Maximizing the development impacts from temporary migration

This paper evaluates the impact of the Australian agriculture sector's Pacific seasonal worker program on workers, their households, and communities.
Working paper

Strengthening public financial management reform in Pacific Island countries

Five years on from the adoption of ‘A Public Financial Management Roadmap for Forum Island Countries’, a roadmap for Public Financial Management (PFM) reform in Forum Island Countries, this report examines experiences of PFM reform in two Pacific island countries in order to inform future...
Report

Implementing Agriculture for Development: World Bank Group Agriculture Action Plan 2013-2015

The future needs an agricultural system that produces about 50 percent more food to feed the world's 9 billion people by 2050; that provides adequate nutrition; that substantially raises the levels and resilience of incomes and employment for most of the world's poor, 75 percent...
Book

Women, business and the law 2018

This resource explores how legislation affects women’s access to jobs, property, justice and credit, and showcases progress on gender legal parity around the world.
Report

Regional subsidies and industrial prospects of lagging regions

Large and sustained differences in economic performance across regions of developing countries have long provided motivation for fiscal incentives designed to encourage firm entry in lagging areas. Empirical evidence in support of these policies, however, has been weak at best. This paper undertakes a direct...