With a population of 355 million and the vast majority of people living in middle-income countries, the MENA region came into the Arab Spring with multiple strengths, including a young and educated population, strong resource base, and economic resilience that helped it weather the 2008/9 global financial crisis.
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Rome celebrates millennium, by Christian
Jubilee. US-Mexico identities: culture at the border. Asia
pacific discussion: heritage network on-line. Geographic
Informa... Show More +tion System: historical town analyses. World
Monuments Fund: heritage sites named. Revitalizing cities
through culture, by Charles Landry. Culture &
development at the World Bank, by Ismail Serageldin.
Conservation in the old walled city of Lahore, by Katrinka
Ebbe. The new corporate philanthropy, by Keith W. Eirinberg.
Development + preservation = landmarking, by Mahasti Afshar.
The culture bank: a community-based museum provides
micro-credit, by Todd Vincent Crosby and Katrinka Ebbe.
Architecture of independence: the making of modern South
Asia, by Jonathan Hale. The challenge of living heritage, by
Khoo Salma Nasution. Cultural heritage resource guide. Show Less -
In this issue: Feature article-World
Bank Research on the Hunger Dimension of the Food Problem;
by Shlomo Reutlinger. Completed Research: Rural Development
in China... Show More +. Marketing manufactured exports: Clothing from
Colombia. Management and organization of irrigation
projects. International Trade Policy for the development of
Bangladesh. Labor migration from Pakistan and Bangladesh to
the Middle East. Incomes and Welfare in Colombia, 1964-1978.
New research: adjustment in oil-importing countries. A model
of energy demand in developing countries. The welfare
implications of alternative energy pricing policies in
Indonesia. Planning investments in electric power in
Indonesia. Tax and contractual arrangements for exploiting
natural resources. Public Policies in Agriculture: Republic
of Korea and Thailand. Economic consequences of the coffee
boom in East Africa. National accounts statistics of
centrally planned economies. Indian urban development.
Industrial location policies for urban deconcentration:
Republic of Korea. Income formation and expenditures of poor
urban households. Participant-observer evaluation of urban
projects. Research and Development: Hand pumps for rural
water supply. Determinants of fertility in rural Bangladesh.
Demand for and willingness to pay for services in rural
Mali. New and Forthcoming Publications. Show Less -