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Surge in Solar-Powered Homes: Experience in Off-Grid Rural Bangladesh
Shahidur R. Khandker
, Hussain A. Samad, Zubair K.M. Sadeque, Mohammed Asaduzzaman, Mohammad Yunus, A.K. Enamul Haque
World Bank, Washington, DC, 2014

Losing Your Land: Dispossession in the Great Lakes
Edited by An Ansoms and Thea Hilhorst
James Currey, October 2014

Land Tenure Reform in Asia and Africa: Assessing Impacts on Poverty and Natural Resource Management 
Edited by Stein Holden, Keijiro Otsuka, Klaus Deininger
Palgrave McMillan, August 2013


The Clean Development Mechanism: An Early History of Unanticipated Outcomes
Dinar, Ariel, Donald F. Larson, and Shaikh M. Rahman
Singapore: World Scientific, May 2013
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An African Green Revolution: Finding Ways to Boost Productivity on Small Farms
Edited by Keijiro Otsuka and Donald F. Larson
Dordrecht: Springer, 2013

Seasonal Hunger and Public Policies: Evidence from Northwest Bangladesh
S. R. Khandker and W. Mahmud
Washington, DC: World Bank, July 2012


The Land Governance Assessment Framework: Identifying and Monitoring Good Practice in the Land Sector 
Klaus Deininger, Harris Selod, and Anthony Burns
Washington, DC: World Bank, November 2011


Unfinished Business? The WTO's Doha Agenda 
Edited by Will Martin and Aaditya Mattoo
Washington, DC: World Bank, November 2011
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Rising Global Interest in Farmland: Can It Yield Sustainable and Equitable Benefits? 
Klaus Deininger
and Derek Byerlee, with Jonathan Lindsay, Andrew Norton, Harris Selod, and Mercedes Stickler
Washington, DC: World Bank, February 2011
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WDR 2010: Development and Climate Change
The main message of the report is that a "climate-smart" world is possible if we act now, act together, and act differently.
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WDR 2008: Agriculture for Development
In the 21st century, agriculture continues to be a fundamental instrument for sustainable development and poverty reduction. WDR 2008 concludes that agriculture alone will not be enough to massively reduce poverty, but it is an essential component of effective development strategies for most developing countries.
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WDR 2003: Sustainable Development in a Dynamic World
Without better policies and institutions, social and environmental strains may derail development progress, leading to higher poverty levels and a decline in the quality of life for everybody, according to this report.
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At Loggerheads? Agricultural Expansion, Poverty Reduction, and Environment in the Tropical Forests
Policy Research Report
Washington, DC: World Bank, 2006
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Land Policies for Growth and Poverty Reduction
Policy Research Report
Washington, DC: World Bank, 2003
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