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Man vs. machine in predicting successful entrepreneurs : evidence from a business plan competition in Nigeria (English)

This paper compares the relative performance of man and machine in being able to predict outcomes for entrants in a business plan competition in Nigeria. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8271 DEC 12, 2017

Mckenzie,David J.; Sansone,Dario Disclosed

Mini grids in Nigeria : a case study of a promising market (English)

The Global Facility on Mini Grids of the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) hired Castalia to study the regulation of mini grids in six jurisdictions in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia (Kenya, Tanzania, and Nigeria; and Bangladesh, Cambodia, and the state of Uttar Pradesh in India). ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 121837 NOV 01, 2017

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Mini grids in Nigeria : a case study of a promising market (English)

The mini grid sector in Nigeria started to develop only recently. The study focuses on mini grids defined as small, privately-owned and operated systems with generation of up to 10 megawatts (MW) capacity and a network that distributes power to several customers. ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 121827 NOV 01, 2017

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Nigeria biannual economic update : the case for sustaining state fiscal reform (English)

Nigeria's economy recorded positive growth (0.6 percent year-on-year) in the second quarter of 2017, after contracting for 5 consecutive quarters, and growth is expected to reach 1 percent in 2017, contingent on sustained recovery of oil production. ... See More +

Working Paper 121301 OCT 01, 2017

Joseph-Raji,Gloria Aitalohi; Timmis,Emilija; Lee,Yue Man; Ogebe,Joseph Orinya; Kojima,Masami; Varma,Sona; Azad,Abdulhamid; Benmessaoud,Rachid; Bartsch,Ulrich Disclosed

A wake up call : Nigeria water supply, sanitation, and hygiene poverty diagnostic : A Wake up call : Nigeria Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene Poverty Diagnostic (English)

This report offers an overview of the state of WASH services in the country. It draws from a number of national data sources, desk reviews, and original research to analyze service delivery in the country and assess the sector's performance. ... See More +

Working Paper 118241 AUG 01, 2017

Disclosed

Natural resources, institutions, and economic growth : the case of Nigeria (English)

Using growth regressions with panel data, this study identifies the determinants of economic growth, highlighting in particular the role of natural resources and institutional quality. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8153 JUL 20, 2017

Raggl,Anna Katharina Disclosed

Nigeria - Ibadan Urban Flood Management Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 3) : Abbreviated resettlement action plan for Omiri Bridge Priority Site (English)

The development objective of Ibadan Urban Flood Management Project for Nigeria is to improve the capacity of Oyo State to manage livelihood, Bank Policy strongly recommends offering land in compensation for lost land so that the land based economy can be maintained; (ii) where poor people are involved, it is often necessary to provide special assistance to assure that people manage their compensation adequately; (iii) special care should be taken with vulnerable people who lack flood risk and to respond effectively and promptly to flooding in the city of Ibadan. ... See More +

Working Paper SFG3511 JUL 20, 2017

Elufioye,Abiodun Disclosed

Productivity in the non-oil sector in Nigeria : firm-level evidence (English)

This paper examines the determinants of the productivity of Nigerian firms, using three waves of Enterprise Surveys from 2007, 2009, and 2014 and 7,670 firms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8145 JUL 12, 2017

Herrera,Santiago; Kouame,Wilfried Anicet Kouakou Disclosed

Can job training decrease women’s self-defeating biases ? experimental evidence from Nigeria (English)

Occupational segregation is a central contributor to the gap between male and female earnings worldwide. As new sectors of employment emerge, a key question is whether this pattern is replicated. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8141 JUL 10, 2017

Croke,Kevin; Goldstein,Markus P.; Holla,Alaka Disclosed

The role of the private sector in Lagos, Nigeri (English)

Private schools are currently educating the majority of primary and secondary education students in Lagos State, Nigeria. As such, Lagos is one of the largest private school markets in the world. ... See More +

Working Paper 119784 JUN 30, 2017

Abdul-Hamid,Husein; Baum,Donald Rey; De Brular,Laura Lewis; Lusk-Stover,Oni Disclosed

SABER engaging the private sector in education country report : Lagos, Nigeria 2014 (English)

SABER-EPS research in Lagos found that access to primary education is not yet universal and that enrolments at the secondary level are very low. ... See More +

Brief 119789 JUN 30, 2017

Inuwa,Abubakar Tata Disclosed

North-East Nigeria - Recovery and peace building assessment : Synthesis report (English)

The government response to the crisis has primarily been a nationally based security and humanitarian response, with limited and unsuccessful attempts at negotiation, and some actions aimed at preventing and addressing radicalization. ... See More +

Working Paper 116791 JUN 15, 2017

Rossiasco Uscategui,Paula Andrea Disclosed

Child marriage and fertility in Nigeria (English)

In Nigeria, women who marry as children have on average 18-33 percent more births over their life time as compared to women marrying after the age of 18. ... See More +

Brief 121627 JUN 01, 2017

Wodon,Quentin T.; Onagoruwa,Adenike Opeoluwa Disclosed

Early childbirth and under-five mortality in Nigeria (English)

In Nigeria, about one in eight children dies before the age of five; for children born of mothers younger than 18, the risk is higher. Controlling for socio-economic and other characteristics, being born of a mother younger than 18 increases the likelihood of dying before the age of five by five percentage points in the baseline model, as compared to otherwise similar children born of older mothers. ... See More +

Brief 121628 JUN 01, 2017

Wodon,Quentin T.; Onagoruwa,Adenike Opeoluwa 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

Structural change, fundamentals, and growth : a framework and case studies (English)

Developing countries made considerable gains during the first decade of the 21st century. Their economies grew at unprecedented rates, resulting in large reduction in extreme poverty and a significant expansion of the middle class. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8041 APR 26, 2017

Mc Millan,Margaret; Rodrik,Dani; Sepulveda,Claudia Paz Disclosed

Nigeria - Bi-annual economic update 2017 : fragile recovery (English)

This economic update provides an overview of recent developments in the Nigerian economy.Low oil revenues and the lack of major tax policy reforms to significantly increase non-oil revenues led to large revenue shortfalls at all levels of governmentin 2016. ... See More +

Working Paper 114996 APR 01, 2017

Disclosed

Nigeria - Private sector participation in solid waste management activities in Ibadan (Vol. 2) (English)

The report entitled “Private Sector Participation of Solid Waste Management Activities in Ibadan” provides Oyo State Government with recommendations to improve the technical, legal and institutional environment for the immediate, medium and the long term interventions in solid waste management. ... See More +

Working Paper 112871 FEB 01, 2017

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Nigeria - Private sector participation in solid waste management activities in Ibadan : synthesis note (English)

The report entitled “Private Sector Participation of Solid Waste Management Activities in Ibadan” provides Oyo State Government with recommendations to improve the technical, legal and institutional environment for the immediate, medium and the long term interventions in solid waste management. ... See More +

Working Paper 112871 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

World Bank support towards implementing a programmatic approach to recovery and peace building (English)

In North East Nigeria, the violence of Boko Haram and the resulting military operations have affected nearly 15 million people since 2009. Due to the violence, more than 20,000 lives have been lost, and over two million people have been displaced. ... See More +

Brief 113819 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

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Man vs. machine in predicting successful entrepreneurs : evidence from a business plan competition in Nigeria (English)
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DEC 12, 2017 WPS8271 Policy Research Working Paper
Mini grids in Nigeria : a case study of a promising market (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 121837 ESMAP Paper
Mini grids in Nigeria : a case study of a promising market (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 121827 ESMAP Paper
Nigeria biannual economic update : the case for sustaining state fiscal reform (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 121301 Working Paper
A wake up call : Nigeria water supply, sanitation, and hygiene poverty diagnostic : A Wake up call : Nigeria Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene Poverty Diagnostic (English)
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AUG 01, 2017 118241 Working Paper
Natural resources, institutions, and economic growth : the case of Nigeria (English)
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JUL 20, 2017 WPS8153 Policy Research Working Paper
Nigeria - Ibadan Urban Flood Management Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 3) : Abbreviated resettlement action plan for Omiri Bridge Priority Site (English)
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JUL 20, 2017 SFG3511 Working Paper
Productivity in the non-oil sector in Nigeria : firm-level evidence (English)
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JUL 12, 2017 WPS8145 Policy Research Working Paper
Can job training decrease women’s self-defeating biases ? experimental evidence from Nigeria (English)
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JUL 10, 2017 WPS8141 Policy Research Working Paper
The role of the private sector in Lagos, Nigeri (English)
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JUN 30, 2017 119784 Working Paper
SABER engaging the private sector in education country report : Lagos, Nigeria 2014 (English)
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JUN 30, 2017 119789 Brief
North-East Nigeria - Recovery and peace building assessment : Synthesis report (English)
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JUN 15, 2017 116791 Working Paper
Child marriage and fertility in Nigeria (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 121627 Brief
Early childbirth and under-five mortality in Nigeria (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 121628 Brief
Who serves the poor ? surveying civil servants in the developing world (English)
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MAY 04, 2017 WPS8051 Policy Research Working Paper
Structural change, fundamentals, and growth : a framework and case studies (English)
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APR 26, 2017 WPS8041 Policy Research Working Paper
Nigeria - Bi-annual economic update 2017 : fragile recovery (English)
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APR 01, 2017 114996 Working Paper
Nigeria - Private sector participation in solid waste management activities in Ibadan (Vol. 2) (English)
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FEB 01, 2017 112871 Working Paper
Nigeria - Private sector participation in solid waste management activities in Ibadan : synthesis note (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 112871 Working Paper
World Bank support towards implementing a programmatic approach to recovery and peace building (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 113819 Brief