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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2021
    Argentina

    Digital technologies are slowly spreading in agriculture sectors globally. But their adoption is hampered by the digital divide which requires significant public investments, improved policy and incentive frameworks to be bridged. Only after that, digital transformation will take place at scale. DAP is meant to assess the country's readiness for this digital transformation by identifying main bottlenecks, opportunities and risks for digital transformation. DAP will thus guide public investment and policy work to accelerate the scaling up of digital transformation.

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    September, 2008
    Dominican Republic, Mexico, Chile, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Argentina, Colombia, Brazil, Latin America and the Caribbean

    This study on Latin America is based on a sample of eight countries, comprising the big four economies of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Mexico; Colombia and Ecuador, two of the poorest South American tropical countries; the Dominican Republic, the largest Caribbean economy; and Nicaragua, the poorest country in Central America. Together, in 2000-04, these countries accounted for 78 percent of the region's population, 80 percent of the region's agricultural value added, and 84 percent of the total gross domestic product (GDP) of Latin America.

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    Socio-Economic, Spatial and Environmental Consequences of Reforming Public Transport Subsidies in Buenos Aires

    Reports & Research
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    August, 2017
    Argentina, Latin America and the Caribbean

    Transit subsidies in the urban area of Buenos Aires are high, amounting to a total of US$5 billion for 2012. They have been challenged on several counts: suspected of driving urban sprawl and associated infrastructure costs, diverting resources from system maintenance, and failing to reach the poor among others. In this context, this paper examines the impacts of cost recovery fares under a range of different policy scenarios that could cushion the impact of fare increases.

  4. Library Resource

    Argentina

    Reports & Research
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2012
    Argentina, Latin America and the Caribbean

    Doing Business sheds light on how easy or difficult it is for a local entrepreneur to open and run a small to medium-size business when complying with relevant regulations. It measures and tracks changes in regulations affecting 10 areas in the life cycle of a business: starting a business, dealing with construction permits, getting electricity, registering property, getting credit, protecting investors, paying taxes, trading across borders, enforcing contracts and resolving insolvency.

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    Argentina

    Reports & Research
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    October, 2012
    Argentina, Latin America and the Caribbean

    This tenth edition of Doing Business sheds light on how easy or difficult it is for a local entrepreneur to open and run a small to medium-size business when complying with relevant regulations. It measures and tracks changes in regulations affecting eleven areas in the life cycle of a business: starting a business, dealing with construction permits, getting electricity, registering property, getting credit, protecting investors, paying taxes, trading across borders, enforcing contracts, resolving insolvency and employing workers.

  6. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    July, 2016
    Tanzania, Japan, Malaysia, Madagascar, China, Namibia, Indonesia, Australia, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Argentina, Republic of Korea, Sri Lanka, Brazil, New Zealand, Central America, Northern America, Oceania

    To meet carbon emissions targets, more than 30 countries have committed to boosting production of renewable resources from biological materials andconvert them into products such as food, animal feedand bioenergy. In a post-fossil-fuel world, an increasingproportion of chemicals, plastics, textiles, fuels and electricity will have to come from biomass, which takesup land. To maintain current consumption trends theworld will also need to produce 50–70 percent more foodby 2050, increasingly under drought conditions and onpoor soils.

  7. Library Resource
    Securing Forest Tenure Rights for Rural Development: Lessons from Six Countries in Latin America cover image
    Journal Articles & Books
    March, 2017
    Latin America and the Caribbean, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Argentina, Colombia, Peru

    Secure land tenure in rural landscapes is widely recognized as an essential foundation for achieving a range of economic development goals. However, forest areas in low and middle-income countries face particular challenges in strengthening the security of land and resource tenure. Forest peoples are often among the poorest and most politically marginalized communities in their national contexts, and their tenure systems are often based on customary, collective rights that have insufficient formal legal protection.

  8. Library Resource
    August, 2012
    Argentina

    In the Argentina Biodiversity
    Conservation Project, a social assessment (SA) helped the
    Government of Argentina/World Bank team develop a
    cooperative approach to protected areas management. Social
    analysis and participatory research helped the task team
    understand the range of potential social impacts and risks
    to people living in proposed protected areas, and to the
    project itself. The resulting recommendations were put

  9. Library Resource
    August, 2013
    Argentina

    The study reviews the challenges water
    resources management faces, and the opportunities for policy
    formulation towards sustainable development in Argentina,
    where regardless of prudent public finances management,
    water resources management remain disproportionately
    backward compared to regional, and international best
    practices. Hence, within a frame of reference on the
    country's population, institutions, and legal

  10. Library Resource
    August, 2012
    Argentina

    The Argentine government is using
    output-based contracts with the private sector for
    rehabilitation and maintenance of its nonconcessioned road
    network. The multiyear lump sum contracts, funded by the
    government, specify required road service outputs and use
    incentive-based payment schedules to ensure the quality of
    the work. After three years of operation the 60 contracts
    (averaging US$10 million) in the first phase are working

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