The report evaluates Bank investments in ‘agriculture and rural development’; ‘sexual and reproductive health and HIV/AIDS’; and ‘conflict prevention and post-conflict reconstruction’, finding that the Bank superficially includes women’s concerns in its investments.
This brief from CGD outlines how to implement a results-based approach in a way consistent with the World Bank's recent experience with results-based disbursement, including its approval of the new Program for Results (PforR) instrument.
Small Countries and Big Resources: Harnessing Natural Resources for Development in the g7+ Countries
This World Bank paper written by Paul Collier is about how to harness the exploitation of non-renewable natural resources, such as oil and minerals, for sustained economic development.
In this report from the Center for Global Development, Jean-Michel Severino and Todd Moss offer their recommendations for a new IDA strategy within a tighter fiscal environment in developed countries.
This paper from the World Bank takes a deeper look at the psychological aspects of youth employment issues in post-conflict countries.
This document from the World Bank describes the water security challenges and opportuntiies in central Kosovo.
Are Natural Resources Cursed?: An Investigation of the Dynamic Effects of Resource Dependence on Institutional Quality
This paper from the World Bank examines whether natural resource dependence has a negative influence on various indicators of institutional quality when controlling for the potential effects of other geographic, economic and cultural initial conditions.
In this background paper to the World Development Report, the authors provide a brief assessment of how natural resource scarcity and global climate change may change the risk of violent conflict in the future.
This paper from the World Bank sets out a framework for considering the design of regulation of mobile banking.