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    Aligning Financial Supervisory Structures with Country Needs
    -Alexander Fleming, David T. Llewellyn, and Jeffrey Carmichael, editors

    The financial sector industry has undergone major changes in recent years. Technological innovation, deregulation, and liberalization are changing the context in which financial supervisors operate. Selecting the right supervisory model is an important strategic decision for a government or financial authority, and should be done in a way that fits with the institutional setting and resource capacity of the particular country. While an increasing number of countries are planning to integrate financial supervisory agencies, others have adopted a partially integrated supervisory structure, and many maintain completely separate agencies.
    Aligning Financial Supervisory Structures with Country Needs  examines experiences from a variety of supervisors and policymakers from different countries to cross-fertilize ideas on issues of financial supervisory structure and to better understand why and how some countries have initiated structural changes. This timely book also identifies the pros and cons of different financial supervisory models.

    2004. 288 pages. Stock no. 16002 (ISBN 0-8213-6002-7). Price US$25.
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    The Capital Inflow Problem
    -Peter J. Montiel
    This paper provides a broad overview of a capital inflow episode experienced by a large group of developing countries. Drawing on prior work by the author, various characteristics of the episode are reviewed, empirical literature on the factors driving capital inflows is surveyed, and the policy responses as well as macroeconomic outcomes in the recipient countries are examined.
    1998. 48 pages. Stock No. 37135. Full text. PDF 1.8 Kb
    Decentralization Briefing Notes
    -Jennie Litvack and Jessica Seddon, editors
    The notes in this paper are designed to highlight the broad rance of issues that need to be considered with regard to decentralization. The notes provide brief overviews of the many different aspects of decentralization and summarize key issues that need to be considered by practitioners. Each note is not meant to address its topic in great depth, but rather to help readers consider which questions to ask in their countries. By bringing these individual notes together, readers are encouraged to consider the cross-cutting nature of decentralization and the importance of a comprehensive approach.
    1999. 96 pages. Stock No. 37142. Full text. PDF 544 Kb
    Economic Analysis of Investment Operations: Analytical Tools and Practical Applications
    -Pedro Belli, Jock R. Anderson, Howard N. Barnum, John A. Dixon, and Jee-Peng Tan
    This book presents general principles and methodologies applicable across sectors, including quantitative risk analysis. It provides both theory and practice about how to evaluate transportation, health, and education projects, and explains how to assess the environmental impact of projects. The book offers a fresh look at the tools of project analysis and explains how to apply quantitative analysis of costs and benefits from multiple perspectives, that is, from the point of view of the private sector, the public sector, bankers, and the country as a whole. The examples used to illustrate the principles are drawn from actual projects of the World Bank and other institutions.
    2001. 292 pages. ISBN 0-8213-4850-7. SKU 14850. $35.00
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    Expanding Access to Finance: Good Practices and Policies for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
    -Mohina Malhotra, Yann Chen, Alberto Criscuolo, Qimiao Fan, Iva Ilieva Hamel, Yevgeniya Savchenko  
    2007. ISBN: 0-8213-7177-0   $18.00
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    Investment Climate in Brazil, India and South Africa: A Comparison of Approaches for Sustaining Economic Growth in Emerging Economies  
    -Qimiao Fan , Jose Guilherme Reis , Michael Jarvis , Andrew Beath , Kathrin Frauscher
    2007. ISBN: 0-8213-7363-3    $20.00
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