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Forces disrupting markets and changing the nature of work present a fundamental challenge to prevailing employment-based risk-sharing policies in countries at all levels of development. This publication proposes a package of protections, labor benefits, and services that are more relevant to the diverse and diversifying...
The purpose of this report is to highlight the policies of countries leading the shift toward a green economy, and the implications of those policies for the mining sector in those countries. The report begins with the analysis of key areas of policymaking known to...
In this report, the World Bank and World Resources Institute show how the next generation of infrastructure projects can tap natural systems and, where appropriate, integrate green and gray infrastructure.
The emergence of substantial fiscal deficits and a large build up of government debt in major advanced economies will inevitably lead to a period of fiscal consolidation in coming years. In an earlier paper, McKibbin and Stoeckel (2010) explored the effects of this fiscal adjustment...
The recent International Panel on Climate Change Fourth Assessment report (2007) has deepened understanding of the magnitude of climate change, its consequences and possible policies to reduce and mitigate its effects. The combustion of fossil fuels is the largest single contributor to carbon dioxide (CO2)...
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.