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Author: Shahidur R. Khandker
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: sustainability, performance, bank, grameen
Number of Pages: 166
Published: 1995
ISBN-10: 0821334638
ISBN-13: 9780821334638

World Bank Discussion Paper No. 306. Describes ways in which the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, which has attracted worldwide attention by providing small loans to the rural poor and recording high repayment rates, can achieve sustainability, expansion, and replicability. The Grameen Bank has more than 2 million members, of which 94 percent are women, spread across 35,000 villages

Author: Ward Heneveld
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: education, primary, sub, saharan, africa, quality, designs, count, world, bank, project, schools
Number of Pages: 118
Published: 1996
ISBN-10: 0821334603
ISBN-13: 9780821334607

World Bank Technical Paper No. 303.Reviews the design of 26 projects in Sub-Saharan Africa that were prepared by African governments and the World Bank for Bank funding. The report concludes that school-level factors need more attention in program design.

Author: World Bank
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: selection, consultants, guide, comprehensive, services, manual, consulting
Number of Pages: 196
Published: 2006-05-31
ISBN-10: 0821365231
ISBN-13: 9780821365236

The 'Consulting Services Manual 2006' explains World Bank Policy Guidelines for the Employment and Use of Consultants by Bank Borrowers, and describes the correct use of the World Bank Standard Request for Proposals including the Standard Contracts. The manual also provides comprehensive advice to Bank Borrowers, consultants and Bank staff on the application of sound practices and correct procedures when dealing with consultants, consistent with considerations of quality, efficiency and economy, fair competition, transparency, and participation of national consultants in Bank funded consulting

Author: Yvonne M. Tsikata
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: ieg, evaluation, trade, support, world, bank, assessing
Number of Pages: 274
Published: 2006-03-20
ISBN-10: 0821365916
ISBN-13: 9780821365915

An independent evaluation of the World Bank's extensive support to developing countries on trade issues between 1987 and 2004. The study assesses the development effectiveness of World Bank trade-related advocacy, capacity-building, lending and research. It examines the extent to which the Bank's policies and assistance have met its stated objectives in the area of trade and makes recommendations to strengthen the effectiveness of future Bank trade assistance.

Author: World Bank
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: statements, appendixes, financial, report, bank, annual, world
Number of Pages: 168
Published: 2003
ISBN-10: 0821355953
ISBN-13: 9780821355954


Author: World Bank
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: group, bank, world, performance, results
Number of Pages: 134
Published: 2011-01-15
ISBN-10: 0821385771
ISBN-13: 9780821385777

This review provides an independent assessment of the World Bank Group's performance in achieving key development objectives, with a special focus on support for environmentally sustainable development consistent with economic growth and poverty reduction.

Author: Maja Wessels
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: structure, lessons, modernizing, offer, foreign, oversight, bank, experience
Number of Pages: 136
Published: 1997-02-01
ISBN-10: 0788140558
ISBN-13: 9780788140556

Proposals to consolidate U.S. bank regulatory agencies have raised questions about how other countries structure & carry out their various bank regulation & central bank activities. This report discusses the structure & operations of bank oversight & central bank activities in five countries: Canada, France, Germany, Japan & the United Kingdom. Identifies potential avenues for oversight modernization, & identifies the characteristics of the 5 countries' regulatory structures that might be useful to consider in any U.S. oversight modernization effort. Tables.
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