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quinta-feira, 13 de fevereiro de 2020

Livros do Banco Mundial: importantes obras sobre economia mundial

The World Bank Group Publications team is pleased to announce its latest book releases. Scroll through to learn more and find out how to access these newest titles, and check out our Publications and eProducts Spring 2020 Catalog.
Titles are available for purchase at the Online Bookstore (Bank staff) or Amazon.
Rethinking Power Sector Reform in the Developing World
By Vivien Foster and Anshul Rana
This book aims to revisit and refresh thinking on power sector reform in the developing world. Drawing on a wealth of historical evidence, and informed by emerging technological trends, the study offers practitioners a new frame of reference that is shaped by context, driven by outcomes and informed by alternatives.
ISBN: 978-1-4648-1442-6.
December 2019. 356 pages.
Innovative China
New Drivers of Growth
By the Development Research Center of the State Council and the World Bank Group
This report proposes a reform agenda that emphasizes productivity and innovation to help policymakers promote China's future growth and achieve their vision of a modern and innovative China.
ISBN: 978-1-4648-1335-1.
January 2020. 184 pages.
International Debt Statistics 2020
By The World Bank
International Debt Statistics (IDS) is an annual publication of the World Bank featuring external debt statistics and analysis for the 122 low- and middle-income countries that report to the World Bank Debt Reporting System (DRS).
ISBN: 978-1-4648-1461-7.
October 2019. 196 pages.
Enabling the Business of Agriculture 2019
By The World Bank
Enabling the Business of Agriculture 2019 examines how regulation affects local farmers. The study provides data on eight quantitative indicators in 101 countries. The study presents the main data trends and highlights which countries are reforming their agribusiness regulations.
ISBN: 978-1-4648-1387-0.
December 2019. 140 pages.
Opportunities for Environmentally Healthy, Inclusive, and Resilient Growth in Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula
Ed. by Ernesto Sánchez-Triana, Jack Ruitenbeek, Santiago Enriquez, and Katharina Siegmann
Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula faces growing risks from environmental hazards. Oil spills, hurricanes, coral bleaching, extreme flooding, and erosion have all been experienced over the past decade. This report explores selected topics that aim to inform decision-making in the region.
ISBN: 978-1-4648-1357-3.
December 2019. 140 pages.
Learning Environments and Learning Achievement in the Russian Federation
How School Infrastructure and Climate Affect Student Success
By Tigran Shmis, Maria Ustinova, and Dmitry Chugunov
Using rich data collected from the OECD School User Survey (LEEP) and the Trends in Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), this book analyzes how the physical characteristics and psychological climates of Russian Federation schools, in conjunction with the teaching methods used, may affect the progress and success of students.
ISBN: 978-1-4648-1499-0.
December 2019. 46 pages.
Moving Forward
Connectivity and Logistics to Sustain Bangladesh’s Success
By Matías Herrera Dappe, Charles Kunaka, Mathilde Lebrand, and Nora Weisskopf
This book provides a granular diagnostic of Bangladesh’s logistics system, its demand and associated costs, and the actions needed to improve its performance. It provides insights on chokepoints and makes a case for a comprehensive yet strategic approach to addressing them.
ISBN: 978-1-4648-1507-2.
October 2019. 156 pages.
Transition to Diagnosis-Related Group (DRG) Payments for Health
Lessons from Case Studies
Ed. by Caryn Bredenkamp, Sarah Bales, and Kristiina Kahur
By looking at nine different health systems--U.S. Medicare, Australia, Thailand, Kyrgyz Republic, Germany, Estonia, Croatia, China (Beijing), and the Russian Federation--this book provides guidance on how health systems can transition to using case-based payments, especially diagnostic-related groups (DRGs), to pay for hospital care.
ISBN: 978-1-4648-1521-8.
December 2019. 66 pages.
Scaling Up Nutrition in the Arab Republic of Egypt
Investing in a Healthy Future
Ed. by Christopher H. Herbst, Amr Elshalakani, Jakub Kakietek, Alia Hafiz, and Oliver Petrovic
This book aims to inform the development of a feasible nutrition policy and strategy and to guide nutrition investments over the coming years in Egypt. It looks at Egypt's nutrition situation, interventions currently in place, and opportunities to scale up, along with the fiscal requirements of doing so.
ISBN: 978-1-4648-1467-9.
November 2019. 186 pages.
Understanding Poverty

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