Second Book News from WTO Publications, July 2015

The latest issue of Book News from WTO Publications, highlighting recently launched titles and products, is now available.

The focus of this instalment is the WTO Annual Report 2015, available in PDF as well as an app. More information, including how to access the app for Android or Apple devices, is available in this issue.

To learn more about WTO Publications and availability of titles, visit the WTO Publications website or the WTO Bookshop website.

New publications from OECD, mid July 2015

New OECD publications have been uploaded to the OECD iLibrary, a comprehensive digital repository of books, papers, and statistics from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Titles recently added include:

These volumes and more are accessible from the OECD iLibrary by WTO staff and WTO Library patrons.

Book News from WTO Publications, July 2015

The latest issue of Book News from WTO Publications, highlighting recently launched titles and products, is now available.

This installment includes information about the recently launched The Role of Trade in Ending Poverty, details on Aid for Trade at a Glance 2015, and a link to the WTO Publications Catalogue.

To learn more about WTO Publications and availability of titles, visit the WTO Publications website or the WTO Bookshop website.

Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation 2015: Highlights

OECD has released new data and analysis on agricultural support in OECD and emerging economies in their recent publication, Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation 2015: Highlights.

This highlights publication offers a sampling of what will be included in the full Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation 2015 report, to be launched in 2015. The volume covers OECD countries and a number of emerging economies, looking at average levels of support given to agricultural producers and comparing trends between countries.

The highlights to the forthcoming Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation 2015 is available online, as well as a Reader’s Guide, and a section titled Developments in Agricultural Policy and Support.

These documents, tools and more are accessible from the OECD iLibrary by WTO staff and WTO Library patrons.

The Little Green Data Book 2015

World Bank has now launched the 2015 edition of The Little Green Data Book. [doi]

Abstract:

The Little Green Data Book 2015 is a pocket-sized ready reference on key environmental data for over 200 countries. Key indicators are organized under the headings of agriculture, forestry, biodiversity, oceans, energy, emission and pollution, and water and sanitation. For the third year, The Little Green Data Book presents a new set of ocean-related indicators, highlighting the role of oceans in economic development.

Full-text of the book is available in PDF, by chapter or in its entirety, through a subscription to the World Bank eLibrary.

The Challenge of Stability and Security in West Africa

Alexandre Marc, Neelam Verjee and Stephen Mogaka. (2015) The Challenge of Stability and Security in West Africa. Washington, DC: World Bank. [doi]

Abstract:

Since independence, the West African sub-region has been an arena for a number of large-scale conflicts and civil wars, as well as simmering and low-intensity uprisings. Contrary to perceptions, West Africa in its post-independence history has experienced fewer conflict events and fatalities from conflict than the other sub-regions on the continent. The turn of the millennium has witnessed the recession of large-scale and conventional conflict, and it has ushered in new and emerging threats. The specters of religious extremism, maritime piracy, and narcotics trafficking threaten to undermine some of the progress achieved in recent years. The Challenge of Stability and Security in West Africa critically examines the key drivers of conflict and violence, and the way in which they impact the countries of the sub-region. In addition to emerging threats, these drivers include the challenges of youth inclusion, migration, sub-regional imbalances, and extractives, as well as challenges related to the fragility of political institutions and managing the competition for power, reform of the security sector, and weakness of institutions related to land management. The book explores how the sub-region, under the auspices of the regional organization ECOWAS, has become a pioneer on the continent in terms of addressing regional challenges. The Challenge of Stability and Security in West Africa also identifies key lessons in the dynamics of resilience in the face of political violence and civil war drawn from Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, that can be useful for countries around the world in similar situations. It incorporates knowledge and findings from leading experts and provides insights from academics and development practitioners. Finally, the book identifies possible policy and programmatic responses and directions for policy dialogue at the national and international levels.

Full-text of this publication is available in PDF through a subscription to the World Bank eLibrary.

New publications from OECD, early July 2015

New OECD publications have been uploaded to the OECD iLibrary, a comprehensive digital repository of books, papers, and statistics from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Titles recently added include:

These volumes and more are accessible from the OECD iLibrary by WTO staff and WTO Library patrons.