A Qualitative Assessment of Poverty in Ten Areas of Albania

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/2118
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Poverty Assessment
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De Soto, Hermine
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Gordon, Peter
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Gedeshi, Ilir
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Sinoimeri, Zamira
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2013-08-28T20:35:26Z
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2013-08-28T20:35:26Z
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2001-06-30
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2021-04-23T14:03:14Z
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This qualitative assessment of poverty in Albania seeks to deepen the understanding of poverty in the country, first, by involving poor Albanians in a process of exploring the causes, nature, extent of poverty, and how it affects their livelihoods. Second, it is intended to support the Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP); third, it supports preparation of the Country Assistance Strategy (CAS), and the Living Standards Measurement Survey (LSMS) process; and, fourth, it supports ongoing research on formal, and informal institutions in the country that are relevant to poverty, and it identifies as well, emerging areas of concern. Findings suggest that poverty in the study sites, developed as a result of a weak economic base at the beginning of reform (as of 1990), worsened as the reforms continued, and accelerated during the 1997 financial crisis. From household interviews, it is perceived that the causes of poverty are a result of unemployment, insufficient and low quality of land, absence of formal institutions, and marketing mechanisms to support industrial and agricultural development, and, the government's inability to respond to infrastructure, and basic needs. The study further examines the factors depressing, and/or precluding (sector wide) the potential to compete, sustain livelihoods, attain employment, and receive economic, and social assistance. And it rightly identifies the contribution from migrant remittances, accounting for a significant percentage of GDP. Policy implications spell out the need to improve administration of social security, and services, by decentralizing legal and regulatory frameworks, and equitably mobilizing fiscal revenues.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2001/06/1677826/albania-qualitative-assessment-poverty-ten-areas-albania
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/15455
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English
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en_US
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World Bank, Washington, DC
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
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POVERTY REDUCTION STRATEGIES
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POVERTY ASSESSMENTS
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POVERTY INCIDENCE
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POVERTY EVALUATION METHODS
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POVERTY MEASUREMENT
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POVERTY MONITORING
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COUNTRY ASSISTANCE STRATEGY
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LIVING STANDARDS INDICATORS
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INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK
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INSTITUTIONAL CAPACITY
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ECONOMIC CONSTRAINTS
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REFORM IMPLEMENTATION
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REFORM POLICY
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FINANCIAL CRISES
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HOUSEHOLD SURVEYS
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UNEMPLOYMENT RATES
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LAND CARRYING CAPACITY
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LAND PRODUCTIVITY
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CAPACITY CONSTRAINTS
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MARKETING TECHNIQUES
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SECTORAL ASSESSMENT
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INFRASTRUCTURE
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BASIC NEEDS
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SOCIAL PROTECTION SYSTEMS
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SOCIAL SAFETY NETS
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COMPETITIVENESS
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LIVELIHOOD PROGRAMS
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ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE
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SOCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
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REMITTANCES
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MIGRANT WORKERS
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GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT
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POLICY FORMATION
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SOCIAL SECURITY SYSTEMS
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SOCIAL SERVICE DELIVERY
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LEGAL & REGULATORY FRAMEWORK
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DECENTRALIZATION
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FISCAL ADMINISTRATION
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RESOURCE MOBILIZATION GAPS
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INVESTMENT ENVIRONMENT
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CIVIL SOCIETY
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NONGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS
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COMMUNITY-BASED DEVELOPMENT ABSOLUTE POVERTY
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ADOLESCENTS
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AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION
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CASH INCOME
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CITIZEN
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CITIZEN PARTICIPATION
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CITIZENS
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CIVIL SOCIETY
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CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS
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CLEAN WATER
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CLINICS
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COMMUNITY LEADERS
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COMMUNITY LEVEL
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COMMUNITY MEMBERS
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COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION
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CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK
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CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
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CORRUPTION
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CRIME
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DEBT
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DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
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DISCRIMINATION
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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
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ECONOMIC GROWTH
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EMIGRATION
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EMPLOYMENT
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ETHNIC GROUP
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ETHNIC GROUPS
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ETHNIC MINORITIES
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FAMILIES
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FAMILY RELATIONS
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FARMING COMMUNITIES
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FIELD RESEARCH
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FIELD WORK
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FISHERIES
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FISHING
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FOREIGN INVESTORS
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FORMAL INSTITUTIONS
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GROUP DISCUSSIONS
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HEALTH CARE
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HEALTH CENTERS
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HEALTH PROBLEMS
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HEALTH SERVICES
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HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT
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HOSPITALS
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HOUSEHOLD QUESTIONNAIRE
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HOUSEHOLD SURVEY
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HOUSING
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HYGIENE
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ILLITERACY
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IMPORTS
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INFLATION
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INFORMAL ACTIVITIES
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INFORMAL SECTOR
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LAWS
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LIVING CONDITIONS
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LIVING STANDARDS
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LIVING STANDARDS MEASUREMENT
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LOCAL INSTITUTIONS
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LOCAL LEVEL
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LOCAL LEVELS
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LOCAL OFFICIALS
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MALNUTRITION
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MANAGERS
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MARKET INSTITUTIONS
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MARKETING
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MARKETING MECHANISMS
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MEDICAL FACILITIES
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MIGRANTS
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MIGRATION
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PARENTS
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POLICY DEVELOPMENT
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POLICY IMPLICATIONS
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POLITICAL CONDITIONS
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POLITICAL LEADERS
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POLITICAL PARTIES
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POLITICAL SYSTEM
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POOR HOUSEHOLDS
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POVERTY LINE
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POVERTY REDUCTION
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POVERTY REDUCTION STRATEGY
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POWER PLANTS
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PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS
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PRIVATE SECTOR
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PRODUCERS
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PRODUCTIVITY
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PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
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QUALITATIVE DATA
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QUALITATIVE INFORMATION
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RELIGIOUS GROUPS
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RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS
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RESEARCH TEAM
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RICKETS
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RURAL AREAS
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SAFETY
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SAFETY NET
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SAFETY NETS
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SAVINGS
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SCHOOLS
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SERVICE DELIVERY
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SERVICE SECTOR
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SHORT TERM
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SOCIAL ASSISTANCE
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SOCIAL CAPITAL
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SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
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SOCIAL PROBLEMS
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SOCIAL SECURITY
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SOCIAL SERVICES
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SOCIAL STUDIES
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STATE-OWNED ENTERPRISES
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SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
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SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT UNIT
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UNEMPLOYMENT
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URBAN AREAS
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URBAN CENTERS
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VIOLENCE
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WATER SUPPLY
dc.title
A Qualitative Assessment of Poverty in Ten Areas of Albania
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okr.date.disclosure
2010-06-12
okr.docurl
http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2001/06/1677826/albania-qualitative-assessment-poverty-ten-areas-albania
okr.globalpractice
Poverty
okr.globalpractice
Governance
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yes
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000094946_02012604014913
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1677826
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23521
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en
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2002/02/09/000094946_02012604014913/Rendered/PDF/multi0page.pdf
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okr.region.administrative
Europe and Central Asia
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Health Economics and Finance
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Health Monitoring and Evaluation
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Poverty Reduction :: Poverty Assessment
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Environmental Economics and Policies
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Governance :: Governance Indicators
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Sustainable Devmt Sector Unit (ECSSD)
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1

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