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Asset Recovery Handbook
: A Guide for Practitioners
Developing countries lose between $20 billion and $40 billion each year to bribery, embezzlement, and other corrupt practices. Over the past 15 years only $5 billion has been recovered and returned. A new handbook seeks to help close this gap. The Asset Recovery Handbook, produced by the Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative (StAR) of the World Bank Group and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), provides practitioners with a how-to guide for recovering stolen assets.

The World Bank's annual World Development Report provides a wide international readership with an extraordinary window on development economics. Each year, the report focuses on a specific aspect of development.

East Asia and Pacific Economic Update October 2014
: WORLD BANK EAST ASIA AND PACIFIC ECONOMIC UPDATE OCTOBER 2014 Enhancing Competitiveness in an Uncertain World

This work is a product of the staff of The World Bank with external contributions. The findings, interpretations, and conclusions expressed in this work do not necessarily reflect the views of The World Bank, its Board of Executive Directors, or the governments they represent. The World Bank does not guarantee the accuracy of the data included in this work.

This work shows how the world's leading financial institutions - the IMF, World Bank and WTO - have been hijacked by the economic ideology of neoliberalism and the interest behind it, particularly from the 1980s onwards

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The global economy is showing signs of recovery, but at an uneven pace; global growth is expected to rise modestly to 2.6 percent in 2014, and an average 3.3 percent in 2015–17. Activity in high-income economies as a group expanded in the second quarter, but performance varied sharply across countries. In the United States, output rebounded strongly, supported by still accommodative monetary policy, easing fiscal consolidation, and rising employment, investment growth, and confidence. Growth is projected at about 2 percent in 2014, rising to 3 percent in 2015.

Reinventing the World Bank
: The Political Economy of the World Bank: The Early Years

Written by leading North American and British scholars, this book offers a critical examination of the World Bank.

African Art: The World Bank Collection
: 50 Years is Enough: The Case Against the World Bank

The book displays African art from past to present, African art at the World Bank, and African art and society

Education, Poverty and the World Bank
: The World Bank Legal Papers

Certainly in some periods since 1975, and perhaps in most, the World Bank has moved into and out of different types of activity faster than it did before 1970.

Knowledge is a fundamental driver of increased productivity and global competition. Information and communication technologies provide a foundation for building up and applying knowledge in private and public sectors.

The World Bank: Partnerships for Development
: Moving from Education to Skills in East Asia and Pacific
Despite economic progress in recent decades in many parts of the world, too many people still live in conditions of abject poverty. And while ... The World Bank's mission is to help countries fight poverty and raise their living standards.
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