Amérique centrale

Policy Papers & Briefs
juin 2011
Afrique sub-saharienne
Asie
Afrique occidentale
Afrique
Global
Amérique centrale
Asie orientale
Océanie
Amérique latine et Caraïbes
Asia du sud-est

Ownership and control over assets such as land and housing provide direct and indirect benefits to individuals and households, including a secure place to live, the means of a livelihood, protection during emergencies, and collateral for credit that can be used for investment or consumption. Unfortunately, few studies - either at the micro or macro levels- examine the gender dimensions of asset ownership. This paper sets out a framework for researchers who are interested in collecting data on individual level asset ownership and analyzing the gender asset gap.

Reports & Research
Policy Papers & Briefs
octobre 2012
Nicaragua
Panama
Honduras
Amérique centrale
Amérique latine et Caraïbes

The Central America region is a small market. The region contains around 43 million inhabitants (0.6 percent of total world population) who generate around 0.25 percent of the world's Gross Domestic Product (GDP). While the region has successfully embarked on a regional integration agenda and has strong commercial links with the US, extra-regional trade-mainly with large fast-growing emerging economies-remains a challenge.

Reports & Research
Policy Papers & Briefs
juin 2012
Nicaragua
Amérique centrale
Amérique latine et Caraïbes

In Central America, cargo is transported almost entirely by road. The movement of imports and exports to and from international seaports is done by truck. Rail service is almost nonexistent and air transport serves less than one percent of the cargo generated within the Central American Common Market (SIECA, 2004). Intra-regional trade is much more important in Central America than it might seem at first glance. The second largest trading partner of Central America is the region itself.

Reports & Research
Policy Papers & Briefs
juin 2012
Amérique centrale
Amérique latine et Caraïbes

This chapter uses supply chain analysis (SCA) to identify transport and logistics bottlenecks that add costs, times and uncertainty to the exportation of perishable agricultural products from Central America. Macro-level analyses of logistics performance, including the logistics performance index, Doing Business Reports and Enterprise Surveys of the World Bank, as well as the Global Competitiveness Index of the Global Economic Forum, often leave policy-makers unclear on exactly what poor performance means for exporters and producers in Central America.

Reports & Research
Policy Papers & Briefs
octobre 2012
Amérique centrale
Amérique latine et Caraïbes

The Central America region is a small market. The region contains around 43 million inhabitants (0.6 percent of total world population) who generate around 0.25 percent of the world's Gross Domestic Product (GDP). While the region has successfully embarked on a regional integration agenda and has strong commercial links with the US, extra-regional trade-mainly with large fast-growing emerging economies-remains a challenge.

Reports & Research
Journal Articles & Books
mars 2017
Amérique centrale
Amérique latine et Caraïbes

Central America is undergoing an important transition. Urban populations are increasing at accelerated speeds, bringing pressing challenges for development, as well as opportunities to boost sustained, inclusive and resilient growth. Today, 59 percent of the region’s population lives in urban areas, but it is expected that 7 out of 10 people will live in cities within the next generation.

Reports & Research
Journal Articles & Books
octobre 2016
Amérique centrale
Caraïbes
Amérique latine et Caraïbes
Amérique du Sud

This report, produced by the Office of the Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) of the World Bank, examines LAC’s challenges as the global economy settles to an equilibrium with lower growth and lower commodity prices. Chapter 1 gives an overview of the world economy and how it affects LAC’s short and medium-term prospects. It argues that LAC suffered an external shock that shaped growth in recent years, and that the current global context is likely here to stay.

Reports & Research
Policy Papers & Briefs
juillet 2016
République-Unie de Tanzanie
Japon
Malaisie
Madagascar
Chine
Namibie
Indonésie
Australie
République populaire démocratique de Corée
Argentine
République de Corée
Sri Lanka
Brésil
Nouvelle-Zélande
Amérique centrale
Amérique septentrionale
Océanie

To meet carbon emissions targets, more than 30 countries have committed to boosting production of renewable resources from biological materials andconvert them into products such as food, animal feedand bioenergy. In a post-fossil-fuel world, an increasingproportion of chemicals, plastics, textiles, fuels and electricity will have to come from biomass, which takesup land. To maintain current consumption trends theworld will also need to produce 50–70 percent more foodby 2050, increasingly under drought conditions and onpoor soils.

Journal Articles & Books
février 2012
Afrique sub-saharienne
Amérique centrale
Amérique du Sud
Asie orientale
Caraïbes
Océanie
Asie méridionale

Today, 370 million people live in cities in earthquake prone areas and 310 million in cities with a high probability of tropical cyclones. By 2050 these numbers are likely to more than double, leading to a greater concentration of hazard risk in many of the world's cities. The authors discuss what sets hazard risk in urban areas apart, summarize estimates of valuation of hazard risk, and discuss implications for individual mitigation and public policy.

Conference Papers & Reports
décembre 2009
Suisse
États-Unis d'Amérique
Allemagne
Danemark
Italie
Ghana
Norvège
Europe
Asie
Afrique
Amérique centrale
Amérique septentrionale
Amérique du Sud
Océanie

The paper reveals that ever since the 1950s, after the first land reform of distributing landownership (or possession under public ownership) to small farmers, the irrational and polyopolisticland use by able-bodied part-time and absent small farmers earning higher off-farm income butunwilling to lease the under-producing land beyond their family consumption need to full-timefarmers, has been a global obstacle with both public and private land ownership, traditional andmodern agriculture, fragmented small and consolidatorily enlarged land, low and high incomeeconomies, food under-self-suffi