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This volume is a product of the staff of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank. The findings, interpretations, and conclusions expressed in this volume do not necessarily reflect the views of the Executive Directors of The World Bank or the governments they represent. The World Bank does not guarantee the accuracy of the(More)
Overview iii Foreword v Acknowledgments vii Why corporate governance matters— more than ever 1 Balancing diverging interests 3 A corporate governance framework: the internal and external architecture 4 The challenge of corporate governance in emerging markets is daunting 13 World Bank Group strategy for helping countries develop and implement a a(More)
Zinc (Zn) hyperaccumulation is a constitutive property of Thlaspi caerulescens, whereas cadmium (Cd) hyperaccumulation varies greatly among different ecotypes. The molecular basis of this variation is unknown. Ecotypic differences in the sequences and expression of four representative ZIP family transporter genes were investigated. Genome analysis indicated(More)
  • Dilip Ratha, Sanket Mohapatra, Sonia Plaza, Uri Dadush
  • 2008
The Policy Research Working Paper Series disseminates the findings of work in progress to encourage the exchange of ideas about development issues. An objective of the series is to get the findings out quickly, even if the presentations are less than fully polished. The papers carry the names of the authors and should be cited accordingly. The findings,(More)
Important documentation related to the Migration and Remittances Household Surveys— including the project report, methodological specifications, and anonymized microdata—have recently been made available to the research community and to policy makers (see the World Bank website). The purpose of this paper is to describe the surveys' data sources, content,(More)
  • Dilek Aykut, Robert Beschel, Jeff Chelsky, Christian Eigen-Zucchi, Havard Halland, Astrid Manroth +57 others
  • 2013
Van Doorn. Many others inside and outside of the World Bank provided helpful comments and suggestions, Executive Summary A s we approach the 2015 deadline for the Millennium Development Goals, the international community is elaborating a new framework to promote sustainable development for all beyond 2015, which will build on achievements to date and(More)
Approximately 0.2 % of all angiosperms are classified as metal hyperaccumulators based on their extraordinarily high leaf metal contents, for example >1 % zinc, >0.1 % nickel or >0.01 % cadmium (Cd) in dry biomass. So far, metal hyperaccumulation has been considered to be a taxon-wide, constitutively expressed trait, the extent of which depends solely on(More)
DISCLAIMER: Policy Research Notes represent the views of the authors and do not necessarily represent WBG views or policy. The views expressed herein should be attributed to the authors and not to the WBG, its Board of Executive Directors, or its management. This note reflects data available as of mid-September 2015. Policy Research Notes (PRNs) are(More)
The economy of Mexico is diversified, with the highest proportion of activity in its formal economic structure. Services account for 47.3 percent of GDP, community and social services 22.4 percent, financial services 13.5 percent, and transport and communications 11.4 percent. Industry generates 28.2 percent of GDP, and agriculture 5 percent. The informal(More)
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