Africa

Africa is the world's second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. At about 30.2 million km² (11.7 million sq mi) including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of the Earth's total surface area and 20.4% of the total land area.[2] With 1.0 billion people (as of 2009, see table) in 61 territories, it accounts for about 14.72% of the world's human population.

Date of publication
August 2013

This book analyzes the development of
knowledge-based economies in the Middle East and North
Africa (MENA). Its principal messages are: Because of the

Publisher
World Bank Group
Date of publication
August 2013

This report reviews the collaboration
between the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) and the
African states. Since 1991 GEF has financed 425 projects to

Publisher
World Bank Group
Date of publication
February 2014

This article reviews trends in poverty,
economic policies, and growth in a sample of African
countries during the 1990s, drawing on the better household

Publisher
World Bank Group
Date of publication
June 2012

By using long-term panel data sets of rural households in the Philippines, Thailand, Bangladesh, and India and cross-sectional data sets in Kenya, Uganda, and Ethiopia, the roles of labor markets i

Publisher
World Bank Group
Date of publication
May 2012

The objective of this report is to
identify ways of enhancing competitiveness through sector
reforms in Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, and Mali (the

Publisher
World Bank Group
Date of publication
May 2012

Index insurance, such as weather
indexing, addresses other inherent problems in insurance by
using an indicator that is not affected by individual

Publisher
World Bank Group
Date of publication
June 2012

Trade preferences are expected to
facilitate global market integration and offer the potential
for rapid economic growth and poverty reduction for

Publisher
World Bank Group
Date of publication
June 2012

This paper develops the structural
Ricardian method, a new approach to modeling agricultural
performance using cross-sectional evidence, and uses the

Publisher
World Bank Group
Date of publication
August 2012

Sound, deep, and efficient financial
sectors are vital for high sustained, private sector-led
growth. But financial sectors in their current form pose

Publisher
World Bank Group

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