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Overview of World Bank Activities in Fiscal 1998

By: The World Bank

Economics

The World Bank?s purpose is to help borrowers reduce poverty and improve living standards through sustainable growth and investment in people. In fiscal 1998, the Bank made strong headway in implementing the Strategic Compact,1 aimed at increasing development impact and playing its part in the fight against poverty more effectively. The Board of Executive Directors reviewed two progress reports on the compact in fiscal 1998 that documented improvements in the quality, ti...

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Small Arms and Tourism

Excerpt: Tourism is one of the fastest growing industries in the world and a leading source of revenue for many developing countries. According to the World Tourism Organization, tourism is among the top five “exports” for 83% of countries and the top export for almost 40%. Tourism has one of the highest rates of job creation, both directly within the industry and in related areas. Tourism also helps bring in foreign currency, providing a more consistent source of income...

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Hamiltonian Chaos and Statistical Mechanics

Excerpt: The specific examples of chaotic systems discussed in the main text- the logistic map, the damped, driven pendulum, and the Lorenz equations- are all dissipative. It is important to recognize that nondissipative Hamiltonian systems can also exhibit chaos; indeed, Poincare made his prescient statement concerning sensitive dependence on initial conditions in the context of the few-body Hamiltonian problems he was studying. Here we examine briefly the many subtleti...

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Uncertainties in formulating monetary policy : hearing before the ...

By: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Operations. Commerce, Consumer, and Monetary Affairs Subcommittee

Supplemental catalog subcollection information: American Libraries Collection; U.S. Government Historic Document; Historical Literature; Includes bibliographical references

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Federal Reserve's First Monetary Policy Report for 1996 : Hearing ...

By: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
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