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2008 Featured Articles

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Aug 26 World Bank Updates Poverty Estimates for the Developing World 
Aug 1 Exploring New Policy Questions in HIV/AIDS Treatment 
July 22The Doha Development Agenda: What's on the table?
June 20Terrorism, Economic Development, and Political Openness 
June 19China’s Rapid Urbanization: Benefits, Challenges & Strategies 
June 17 Why Trade Costs Matter to Africa 
June 5 Climate Change: Likely Impacts on African Crops, Livestock & Farm Types 
May 20China's success against poverty: lessons for Africa? 

Apr 8

 

Global Monitoring Report 2008 - MDGs and the Environment

Mar 10New Ways to Finance Development in Sub-Saharan Africa
Mar 7Developing Countries - A strategy for macroeconomic stability
Feb 29High Food Prices - A Harsh New Reality
Jan 16Cooking with "Dirty" Fuels: A Serious Health Threat in Developing Countries
Jan 9Technological Progress Helps Developing Countries Reduce Poverty 

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2007 Featured Articles

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Dec 3WB Research on the Challenges of Adapting to Climate Change
Nov 26Trends in HIV/AIDS Data – Highlights from World Bank Research
Sept 3Transparency and Trade Facilitation in the Asia Pacific: What's at Stake?
July 9Migration Closes Gender Gap, Brings Other Social, Health Gain 
July 5A Midpoint Look at Progress on Millennium Development Goals
June 28Strengthening Education: Approaches that Work
May 29Private Capital Flows to Developing World Hit US$647 Billion
May 8Countries emerging from conflict
Apr Are there Lasting Impacts of Aid to Poor Areas?
Apr 13Tracking the International Goals
MarAccess to Finance: The Unfinished Agenda
Mar 23Online Atlas and Book Depict Globe’s Greatest Development Challenges
Feb 12Risk of sea-level rise: High stakes for developing countries
Jan 21Book Examines Global Implications of India and China’s Growth

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2006 Featured Articles

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Nov 13Globalization's Next Wave
Nov 28Toxic Pollution from Agriculture - An Emerging Story
Oct 23Saving the Forests
Oct 6 Bank Regulation and Corporate Finance: Challenges for the Future 
Sept 16A Call for Action for the World’s Youth
AugStrengthen Access to Finance for Small & Medium-size Enterprises while improving business environment for all firms
Jun 30Q & A with Alan Winters on Development Research at the Bank
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JuneEnhancing the world's largest international data collection program
May 30Changing the Face of Development Finance?
May 28Energy Access, Security, Key to Reducing Poverty
May 23Good Governance & Institutions Improve Access to Finance in Emerging Countries 
Apr 20A Call For Better Aid And Regular Monitoring
Apr 3Disclosing Emissions Information helps check Pollution in India
Mar 31New Research shows that Supervision that relies on Market Monitoring and Transparency lowers Corruption in Bank Lending
Mar 10Vital Gender Statistics not captured in 90 percent of developing World
Mar 8Missing in Action: Teacher and Medical Provider Absence in Developing Countries
Feb 22Better Data needed for Policy Research on Access to Financial Services.
Jan 19Do Roads Bring Jobs to People? Lessons in Economic Geography.
Jan 17Research Data and Techniques Enable Better Disaster Relief Coordination

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2005 Featured Articles

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Dec 2For Maximum Economic Growth from Trade Liberalization, Countries should consider Complementary Domestic Reforms
Nov 16Sending the Money Home
Nov 16Global Economic Prospects
Oct 25Massive Brain Drain from some of the World's Poorest Countries
Oct 19A New Tool for Relief Operations in Pakistan
Oct 17Shelf Life Matters: Research of Enduring Quality and Influence
Oct 17Financial Development Helps Reduce Poverty
Sept 9 Africa: Whatever you thought, think again
Sept 8 The Millennium Development Goals Map: Charting progress toward a better World
Sept 7 Fighting Poverty: Findings and lessons from China's success
Sept 7 Experimental Evidence: Indian caste system may persistently affect lower-caste incomes by influencing expectations.
May 23Bank Researchers Address Development and Security at ABCDE Conference in Amsterdam

Apr 6

Strong Growth Seen in Developing Countries

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