In the past 30 years, Malaysia has successfully curtailed high poverty rates and reduced income inequalities. Its goal is to attain high income status by 2020 while ensuring that growth is sustainable.
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The East Asian financial crisis -
fallout for private power projects, by R. David Gray and
John Schuster. Contingent liabilities for infrastructure
projects - imple... Show More +menting a risk management framework for
governments, by Christopher Lewis and Ashoka Mody. Risk
management systems for contingent infrastructure liabilities
- applications to improve contract design and monitoring, by
Christopher Lewis and Ashoka Mody. Financing water and
sanitation projects - the unique risks, by David Haarmeyer
and Ashoka Mody. Pooling water projects to move beyond
project finance, by David Haarmeyer and Ashoka Mody.
International gas trade - the Bolivia-Brazil gas pipeline,
by Peter Law and Nelson de Franco. Promoting regional power
trade - the Southern African power pool, by Donal
O'Leary, Jean-Pierre Charpentier, and Diane Minogue.
Why performance contracts for state-owned enterprises
haven't worked, by Mary Shirley. Private participation
in the water and sewerage sector - recent trends, by Gisele
Silva, Nicola Tynan, and Yesim Yilmaz. Show Less -
The shadow economy (Dana Wickware).
Microentrepreneurs: the unacknowledged borrowers (Lucy
Conger). A conversation with Elaben Bhatt (Margaret Bergen
and Paralekha... Show More + Chatterjee). Waste not, want not (Michael
Sanio). Mostar: bridging the gap through design (Frank
Hanson). Editor's note (Margaret Bergen). Urban
indicators (Christine Auclair). Portrait of a city -
Salisbury (Patrick French). Cityscape (Annabel Biles).
American urban challenge - reharvesting the industrial
machine (Neal Peirce). "Freak Banker" tells how
to make loans to poor people (J. Daniel Taillant). Show Less -
Competition in the natural gas industry
- the emergence of spot, financial, and pipeline capacity
markets. Natural gas markets in the United Kingdom -
competition, ... Show More +industry structure, and market power of the
incumbent. Development of competitive natural gas markets in
the United States. Mitigating risks in power reform - a new
World Bank lending approach in the Indian state of Hayana.
Developing international power markets in East Asia.
Reforming the Russian electricity sector. Tapping
international equity markets through depository receipts -
lessons from the telecoms sector. Show Less -
Mitigating commercial risks in project
finance; by Ruster, Jeff. A pre-export guarantee facility in
Moldova - mitigating political risk in transition; by Ruhl,
Onno... Show More + and Alfred Watkins. Are bank interest rate spreads too
high? By Fernando Montes-Negret, and Luca Papi. Emerging
markets and financial volatility-beyond Mexico; by Gary
Perlin. Pension funds and capital markets-investment
regulation, financial innovation, and governance; by Dimitri
Vittas. Designing mandatory pension schemes - some lessons
from Argentina, Chile, Malaysia, and Singapore; by Dimitri
Vittas. The privatization dividend - a worldwide analysis of
the financial and operating performance of newly privatized
firms; by William L. Megginson, Robert C. Nash, and Matthias
van Randenborgh. The Macedonian Gambit-enterprise cum bank
restructuring; by Joseph Pernia and S. Ramachandran. Finding
real owners-lessons from Estonia's privatization
program; by John Nellis. End of the line for the local loop
monopoly? Technology, competition, and investment in telecom
networks; by Peter Smith. Regulating
telecommunications-lessons from U.S. price cap experience;
by Jeffrey H. Rohlfs. Franchising telecom service
shops-meeting demand from non-subscribers in Indonesia; by
Rajesh Pradhan, and Peter Smith. Show Less -
In this issue: Feature Article:
transport research in the World Bank, by Clell G. Harral.
Completed research: Short-run and long-run influences on
income distributi... Show More +on. Growth, employment, and the size
distribution of income. The labor markets in Malaysia.
Effects of health and nutrition standards on workers'
productivity. Evaluation methodology for education projects.
New research: A statistical analysis of the efficiency of
Indonesian manufacturing. National spatial policies. Health
and rural development in Nepal. Mass media and rural
development. A framework for agriculture sector analysis.
Better software for mathematical modeling: the general
algebraic modeling system. Econometric models of the supply
of perennials: a case study of rubber and tea in Sri Lanka.
Land tenure and labor markets in Indonesia. New and
forthcoming publications. Show Less -