This report responds to a request from the Government of Timor-Leste (GoTL) and Dr. Mari Alkatiri. The request was for World Bank assistance to collaborate on a range of studies relating to opportunities in the special economic zone, including community development, trade and competitiveness, and regional integration. The analysis builds on a situation analysis prepared by the Zona Especial de Economia Social de Mercado (ZEESM) authority in March 2014.
The MEM is the World Bank's biannual flagship publication on Malaysia. It provides analysis of recent economic developments and the near-term outlook for Malaysia. Each publication also focuses on a special topic related to Malaysia's transformation into a high-income economy. Malaysia is at the forefront of a "new generation" of trade agreements that will shape trade and investment over the next decade.
As part of a national experiment in 2008, Chengdu prefecture implemented ambitious property rights reforms, including complete registration of all land together with measures to ease transferability and eliminate migration restrictions. A triple difference approach using the Statistics Bureau’s regular household panel suggests that the reforms increased consumption and income, especially for less wealthy and less educated households, with estimated benefits well above the cost of implementation.
Support Program for Economic and Enterprise Development (SPEED) is a USAID project to improve the business environment through better trade and investment policies. SPEED’s goal is to have more companies doing more business, resulting in increased trade and investment and a stronger competitive position for Mozambican firms, thus creating local opportunities for jobs and income growth.
Through the SJSSPR project, USAID will use interventions that target property rights as the primary lens through which to work with Libyans to help them deliver justice and security. Property rights has been chosen as the primary focus of this project because its multi-dimensional nature allows USAID to support the evolution of Libya’s conflict resolution systems and thereby help mitigate potential conflict, as property rights appear to be a primary source of potential conflict throughout Libya.
With wealth concentrated in Metro Manila and a few other primary cities, secondary and tertiary cities must elevate their role in spreading economic development. The Strengthening Urban Resilience for Growth with Equity (SURGE) Project is a five-year, $47.8 million project, which fosters the development of conditions for broad-based, inclusive and resilient economic growth for a critical mass of cities and surrounding areas outside Metro Manila, Cebu, and Davao.
The goal of the program is to positively impact the development and implementation of favorable agricultural and environmental policy that promotes agricultural-led, broad-based economic growth leading to a decrease in poverty and hunger, incorporating cross-cutting factors such as sustainable natural resource management, land tenure, gender, resilience, adaptation and mitigation to climate change, research and technology, and nutrition, through institutionalizing and indigenizing evidence-based policy discussion, formulation and implementation by and among broad stakeholders and government
The LAND project is a five year program supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Its primary goal is strengthening the resilience of Rwandan citizens, communities and institutions and their ability to adapt to land-related economic, environmental and social changes.
USAID’s Resilience and Economic Growth in the Sahel – Enhanced Resilience (REGIS-ER) program works to increase the resilience of chronically vulnerable people, households, communities and systems in targeted agro-pastoral and marginal agriculture livelihood zones in Niger and Burkina Faso. This will be achieved through three interwoven objectives: increased and sustainable well-being, strengthened institutions and governance, and improved nutrition and health. Each of these objectives constitutes a core component of the REGIS-ER program.
The Property Rights and Artisanal Diamond Development (PRADD) project was designed to identify, clarify, and reinforce property rights to land and minerals at alluvial diamond mining pilot sites. PRADD aimed to demonstrate that by strengthening property rights alluvial diamonds will be brought into the chain of custody, and local benefits from production and marketing of alluvial diamonds will increase.