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World Bank Training series

This series of textbooks and sourcebooks provides material geared toward professional training in the field of international development. The World Bank disseminates its expert banking and project management knowledge through workshop programs that have been turned into handbooks on a variety of topics: monitoring systems and evaluation methods, banking risk analysis, microfinance, poverty analysis, post-disaster reconstruction, gender in agriculture, and communication strategies. These books are provided in both print and electronic formats in order to foster an interactive learning environment for workshops and classrooms.

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VitalBooks published by World Bank Publications:

Analyzing Banking Risk, 3rd Edition (coming soon!)

Building Commitment to Reform through Strategic Communication 

Building Competitiveness in Africa's Agriculture: A Guide to Value Chain Concepts and Applications

Forests Sourcebook: Practical Guidance for Sustaining Forests in Development Cooperation

Gender in Agriculture Sourcebook

Handbook on Impact Evaluation: Quantitative Methods and Practices (coming soon!)

Handbook on Poverty and Inequality (coming soon!)

International Financial Reporting Standards, Fifth Edition (coming soon!)

Managing Risk and Creating Value with Microfinance (coming soon!)

The Road to Results: Designing and Conducting Effective Development Evaluations

Safer Homes, Stronger Communities: A Handbook for Reconstructing After Natural Disasters










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