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Research digest newsletter Vol. 12 (No. 1) (English)

This issue includes the following headings: Realizing Education's Promise; Investing in School Readiness; Can Participation by Parents Improve School Quality? ... See More +

Newsletter 120241 OCT 04, 2017

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Pakistan - Country snapshot (English)

Pakistan’s growth outlook continued to improve and inflation remained contained, but to sustain growth and improve welfare it is essential to reverse the current macroeconomic imbalances and continue structural reforms. ... See More +

Working Paper 120418 OCT 01, 2017

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Delivering education to the underserved through a public-private partnership program in Pakistan (English)

This study experimentally evaluates the short-term impacts of public per-student subsidies to partnering local entrepreneurs to establish and operate tuition-free, coeducational, private primary schools in educationally underserved villages in Sindh province, Pakistan. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8177 AUG 29, 2017

Barrera-Osorio,Felipe; Blakeslee,David S.; Hoover,Matthew; Linden,Leigh; Raju,Dhushyanth; Ryan,Stephen P. Disclosed

The poverty implications of alternative tax reforms: results from a numerical application to Pakistan (English)

This paper presents results from four simulations of the impact of potential tax reforms in Pakistan on poverty, shared prosperity, and inequality. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8164 AUG 14, 2017

Feltenstein,Andrew; Mejia-Mantilla,Carolina; Newhouse,David Locke; Sedrakyan,Gohar Disclosed

The impact of electricity shortages on firm productivity : evidence from Pakistan (English)

Power shortages present a significant challenge to manufacturers, who rely on power as a key input to production. In Pakistan, power shortages are commonplace, but empirical evidence on the impact of shortages is still lacking. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8130 JUN 29, 2017

Grainger,Corbett Alden; Zhang,Fan Disclosed

Wind resource mapping in Pakistan : maintenance visit report - all sites (English)

The World Bank in collaboration with the Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB) - Government of Pakistan is implementing Renewable Energy Mapping Project. ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 117288 JUN 23, 2017

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Child undernutrition in Pakistan : what do we know ? (English)

Pakistan has an extraordinarily high and persistent level of child undernutrition. To effectively tackle the problem, the design of public policies and programs needs to be based on evidence. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8049 MAY 04, 2017

Raju,Dhushyanth; Dsouza,Ritika Disclosed

Who serves the poor ? surveying civil servants in the developing world (English)

Who are the civil servants that serve poor people in the developing world? This paper uses direct surveys of civil servants -- the professional body of administrators who manage government policy -- and their organizations from Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Nigeria, Pakistan and the Philippines, to highlight key aspects of their characteristics and experience of civil service life. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8051 MAY 04, 2017

Rogger,Daniel Oliver Disclosed

Pakistan Development Update - Spring 2017 (English)

Pakistan's economy continues to grow strongly, emerging as one of the top performers in South Asia. Beneath the surface, however, a number of warning signs are emerging. ... See More +

Working Paper 115187 MAY 01, 2017

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Banking on women : Gender intelligence for Banks - Moving the needle on gender equality (English)

The International Finance Corporation, IFC, is a member of the World Bank Group. IFC is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector in developing countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 118740 MAY 01, 2017

Hamm,Kathrin; Joseph,Roshin Mathai Disclosed

Wind resource mapping in Pakistan : site installation report of meteorological masts (English)

The World Bank in collaboration with the Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB) - Governmentof Pakistan is implementing Renewable Energy Mapping Project. ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 112987 FEB 15, 2017

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The impacts of cash transfers on women’s empowerment : learning from Pakistan’s BISP program (English)

Large-scale government cash transfer programs have become an important element of social protection and poverty reduction strategies throughout the developing world. ... See More +

Working Paper 113161 FEB 01, 2017

Ambler, Kate; De Brauw,Alan Disclosed

Solar resource mapping in Pakistan : final model validation report (English)

This model validation report gives an overview on the results achieved by comparing the solar radiation values based on satellite data developed in phase one with ground measurement data achieved up to the present time during the measurement campaign in phase two of the Solar Resource Mapping Project for Pakistan. ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 112664 JAN 01, 2017

Stökler,Steffen; Dr. Schillings,Christoph Disclosed

Islamic banking opportunities across small and medium enterprises : Pakistan (English)

In recent years, banks in Pakistan and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region have become increasingly interested in targeting the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector and have realized that many small businesses demand Shariah-compliant banking. ... See More +

Working Paper 112825 JAN 01, 2017

Makhlouf,Mouayed Disclosed

Pakistan off-grid lighting consumer perceptions : study overview (English)

For the last decade, Pakistan has been in the grip of a severe energy crisis. The power shortfall has severely hampered economic development and job creation across the country and it has only become more severe over the last five years. ... See More +

Working Paper 112020 JAN 01, 2017

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Physical and fiscal disaster risk assessment in Pakistan (English)

Pakistan's natural catastrophes raise a major financing challenge: the losses from flooding alone cost 3–4 percent of the federal budget, with losses from natural disasters exceeding $18 billion over the past decade. ... See More +

Brief 116276 JAN 01, 2017

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Gender and digital financial services : camping with our customers (English)

Easy Paisa of Pakistan uses 75,000 agents and 6,000 plus 1-link enabled automated teller machines (ATMs) to facilitate 1.2 million Benazir income support payments (BISP) to poor women every quarter. ... See More +

Brief 117397 JAN 01, 2017

Biallas,Margarete O. Disclosed

Pakistan - Report on the observance of standards and codes, accounting and auditing (English)

Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes Accounting and Auditing (ROSC A&A) assess financial reporting and auditing practices in participating countries. ... See More +

Accounting and Auditing Assessment (ROSC) 118827 JAN 01, 2017

Hadi,Qurat Ul Ain Disclosed

Residential electricity subsidies in Pakistan : targeting, welfare impacts, and options for reform (English)

This paper examines the economic and social implications of the current system of residential electricity subsidies in Pakistan, and assesses the potential to improve the system's outcomes through alternative targeting and program design. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7912 DEC 13, 2016

Walker,Thomas; Canpolat,Ezgi; Khan,Farah Khalid; Kryeziu,Adea Disclosed

Pakistan - Does sharing test scores with parents improve student learning? (English)

In Pakistan, researchers sought to measure the impact of providing families with information about their child’s test scores and about the test scores in the other schools of the village. ... See More +

Brief 110997 DEC 01, 2016

Burke,Laura Erin; Marcus,Aliza Disclosed

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Research digest newsletter Vol. 12 (No. 1) (English)
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OCT 04, 2017 120241 Newsletter
Pakistan - Country snapshot (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120418 Working Paper
Delivering education to the underserved through a public-private partnership program in Pakistan (English)
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AUG 29, 2017 WPS8177 Policy Research Working Paper
The poverty implications of alternative tax reforms: results from a numerical application to Pakistan (English)
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AUG 14, 2017 WPS8164 Policy Research Working Paper
The impact of electricity shortages on firm productivity : evidence from Pakistan (English)
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JUN 29, 2017 WPS8130 Policy Research Working Paper
Wind resource mapping in Pakistan : maintenance visit report - all sites (English)
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JUN 23, 2017 117288 ESMAP Paper
Child undernutrition in Pakistan : what do we know ? (English)
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MAY 04, 2017 WPS8049 Policy Research Working Paper
Who serves the poor ? surveying civil servants in the developing world (English)
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MAY 04, 2017 WPS8051 Policy Research Working Paper
Pakistan Development Update - Spring 2017 (English)
See More +
MAY 01, 2017 115187 Working Paper
Banking on women : Gender intelligence for Banks - Moving the needle on gender equality (English)
See More +
MAY 01, 2017 118740 Working Paper
Wind resource mapping in Pakistan : site installation report of meteorological masts (English)
See More +
FEB 15, 2017 112987 ESMAP Paper
The impacts of cash transfers on women’s empowerment : learning from Pakistan’s BISP program (English)
See More +
FEB 01, 2017 113161 Working Paper
Solar resource mapping in Pakistan : final model validation report (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2017 112664 ESMAP Paper
Islamic banking opportunities across small and medium enterprises : Pakistan (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2017 112825 Working Paper
Pakistan off-grid lighting consumer perceptions : study overview (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2017 112020 Working Paper
Physical and fiscal disaster risk assessment in Pakistan (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 116276 Brief
Gender and digital financial services : camping with our customers (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2017 117397 Brief
Pakistan - Report on the observance of standards and codes, accounting and auditing (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2017 118827 Accounting and Auditing Assessment (ROSC)
Residential electricity subsidies in Pakistan : targeting, welfare impacts, and options for reform (English)
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DEC 13, 2016 WPS7912 Policy Research Working Paper
Pakistan - Does sharing test scores with parents improve student learning? (English)
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DEC 01, 2016 110997 Brief