Following the Carbon for Clean Energy in Asia
Over 80% of worldwide new coal-fired power plants due to begin operating between now and 2020 will be in middle-income countries in Asia: China, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines and Pakistan.
Receiving country: China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Philippines, Vietnam
Improving Land Administration in Ethiopia
To speed the transition from subsistence to commercial agriculture, Ethiopia recognized that it needed to reform its land administration. However, the country’s mechanisms for enforcing property rights, lowering transaction costs, and encouraging investment in land were weak.
Providing country: Vietnam, Thailand
Receiving country: Ethiopia
Increasing Tax Revenues and Transparency in Bangladesh
Tax reforms are demanding :Taxes are known for being one of “life’s certainties” but yet a difficult subject that generally raises strong views and negative sentiments.
Providing country: Vietnam
Receiving country: Bangladesh
Learning to Build National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) in South Asia
The Internet has become an integral part of the delivery of quality education nearly worldwide, except in countries such as Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Nepal that lack easy, cost-effective Internet access. Wanting to address this academic isolation and improve higher education, these four countries approached the World Bank for help.
Providing country: Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam
Receiving country: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal