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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

Disclosed

Guatemala - Forest Investment Plan (FIP) : Guatemala - Forest investment plan (English)

FIP interventions aim to propose the strengthening of governance1 and governability in protected areas, prioritizing the restoration of deforested and degraded areas; sustainable forest management, both in natural forests and in forest plantations; the strengthening of the value chain of forest products (timber and non-timber) and institutional strengthening as a transversal support action. ... See More +

Working Paper 120210 OCT 02, 2017

000388914:Gabriela Encalada Romero:gencalada@wor; ldbank.org; Disclosed

Predicting school dropout with administrative data: new evidence from Guatemala and Honduras (English)

Across Latin America, school dropout is a growing concern, because of its negative social and economic consequences. Although a wide range of interventions hold potential to reduce dropout rates, policy makers in many countries must first address the basic question of how to target limited resources effectively for such interventions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8142 JUL 10, 2017

Adelman,Melissa Ann; Haimovich,Francisco; Ham,Andres; Vazquez,Emmanuel Jose Disclosed

Estimating poverty using cell phone data : evidence from Guatemala (English)

The dramatic expansion of mobile phone use in developing countries has given rise to a rich and largely untapped source of information about the characteristics of communities and regions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7969 FEB 14, 2017

Hernandez,Marco; Hong,Lingzi; Frias-Martinez,Vanessa; Frias-Martinez,Enrique Disclosed

World development report 2017 : Guatemala’s international commission against impunity - a case study on institutions and rule of law (English)

In the last years of the armed conflict, some of the actors that have participated in those clandestine operations re-adapted their modus operandi to fit other types of criminal activities such as customs corruption, large scale smuggling of goods, extortion and kidnapping for economic purposes, and drug trafficking. ... See More +

World Development Report 112904 JAN 01, 2017

Carrera, Fernando Disclosed

Guatemala - Earthquakes and hurricanes risk profile (English)

The earthquake risk in Guatemala is more significant than the hurricane risk. Annual Average loss (AAL) from earthquakes is Unite States (U.S.) 325.3 million dollars (0.46 percent of gross domestic product (GDP)) and from hurricanes is U.S. 21.6 million dollars (0.04 percent of GDP). ... See More +

Working Paper 114753 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Doing business 2017 : equal opportunity for all - Guatemala (English)

This economy profile presents the Doing Business indicators for Guatemala. To allow useful comparison, it also provides data for other selected economies (comparator economies) for each indicator. ... See More +

Working Paper 109840 OCT 25, 2016

Disclosed

Managing catastrophe risk in Guatemala (English)

Guatemala, one of the largest economies in Central America, made significant progress in achieving macroeconomic and democratic stability after a 36-year civil war. ... See More +

Brief 81168 AUG 25, 2016

Navarro-Martin,Miguel Disclosed

Behavioral interventions in tax compliance : evidence from Guatemala (English)

This paper presents results from a large (43,387) nationwide randomized controlled trial in Guatemala that used reminders to promote tax compliance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7690 JUN 01, 2016

Kettle,Stewart; Hernandez,Marco; Ruda,Simon; Sanders,Michael Disclosed

Access to pre-primary education and progression in primary School : evidence from rural Guatemala (English)

Evidence on the impacts of a large-scale expansion in pre-primary education is limited and mostly circumscribed to high- and middle-income nations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7574 FEB 22, 2016

Bastos,Paulo S. R.; Bottan,Nicolas Luis; Cristia,Julian Disclosed

Measuring progress towards universal health coverage: with an application to 24 developing countries (English)

The last few years have seen a growing commitment worldwide to universal health coverage (UHC). Yet there is a lack of clarity on how to measure progress towards UHC. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7470 NOV 03, 2015

Wagstaff,Adam; Cotlear,Daniel; Eozenou,Patrick Hoang-Vu; Buisman,Leander Robert Disclosed

Doing business 2016 : measuring regulatory quality and efficiency - Guatemala (English)

This economy profile for Doing Business 2016 presents the 11 Doing Business indicators for Guatemala. To allow for useful comparison, the profile also provides data for other selected economies (comparator economies) for each indicator. ... See More +

Working Paper 100742 OCT 01, 2015

Disclosed

Country data report for Guatemala, 1996-2014 (English)

This Country Data Report summarizes the data from the Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI) project for Guatemala. The WGI report six aggregate governance indicators for over 200 countries and territories over the period 1996-2014, covering: i) voice and accountability, ii) political stability and absence of violence, terrorism, iii) government effectiveness, iv) regulatory quality, v) rule of law, and vi) control of corruption. ... See More +

Working Paper 105469 SEP 15, 2015

Disclosed

Agriculture for the prosperity of the rural territories in Guatemala : link the agricultural development with the prosperity of the countryside : Agricultura para la prosperidad de los territorios rurales en Guatemala : vincular el desarrollo agropecuario con la prosperidad del campo (Spanish)

This paper, Agriculture for prosperity of rural territories in Guatemala linking the agricultural development with the prosperity of the countryside, analyzes the performance of the agricultural sector and revisits the challenges and opportunities that in actuality forces the sector to contribute to the great challenges of development of the country and more specifically of the rural zones. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS7583 JUN 01, 2015

Diaz Rios,Luz Berania Disclosed

Guatemala - Elements of a transport and logistics strategy (English)

This document has been produced by the World Bank to support the Government of Guatemala as it improves its transport and logistics sector management in pursuit of enhanced country competitiveness. ... See More +

Working Paper 93529 JAN 01, 2015

Dumitrescu, Anca C.; Smith, Graham; Osborne, Theresa K. Disclosed

Gone with the storm: rainfall shocks and household well-being in Guatemala (English)

This paper investigates the causal consequences of Tropical Storm Agatha (2010) -- the strongest tropical storm ever to strike Guatemala since rainfall records have been kept -- on household welfare. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7177 JAN 01, 2015

Baez, Javier E.; Lucchetti, Leonardo; Genoni, Maria E.; Salazar, Mateo Disclosed

Doing Business 2015 : going beyond efficiency - Guatemala (English)

This economy profile for Doing Business 2015 presents the 11 Doing Business indicators for Guatemala. To allow for useful comparison, the profile also provides data for other selected economies (comparator economies) for each indicator. ... See More +

Working Paper 92028 OCT 01, 2014

Disclosed

Guatemala economic DNA : harnessing growth with a special focus on jobs (English)

This is the first edition of the of the Guatemala Economic DNA (Diagnostic for National Action) with a focus section on job creation. The report highlights the important achievements of Guatemala on the macroeconomic stability front. ... See More +

Working Paper 90491 AUG 01, 2014

Hernandez, Marco Antonio; Tiongson, Erwin; Saldarriaga, Miguel Angel; Clavijo, Mateo; Loyola, Jorge; Lothrop, Sean; Scott, Kinnon; Udomsaph, Charles; Coates, Brendan; Leon, Cesar; Hanusch, Marek; Arnal, Matias; Lachy, Diana Spanish Disclosed

Guatemala economic DNA : harnessing growth with a special focus on jobs : Analisis para el dialogo nacional (ADN) economico de Guatemala : capturando crecimiento con una seccion de enfoque sobre empleo (Spanish)

This is the first edition of the of the Guatemala Economic DNA (Diagnostic for National Action) with a focus section on job creation. The report highlights the important achievements of Guatemala on the macroeconomic stability front. ... See More +

Working Paper 90491 AUG 01, 2014

Hernandez, Marco Antonio; Tiongson, Erwin; Saldarriaga, Miguel Angel; Clavijo, Mateo; Loyola, Jorge; Lothrop, Sean; Scott, Kinnon; Udomsaph, Charles; Coates, Brendan; Leon, Cesar; Hanusch, Marek; Arnal, Matias; Lachy, Diana English Disclosed

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Research digest newsletter Vol. 12 (No. 1) (English)
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OCT 04, 2017 120241 Newsletter
Guatemala - Forest Investment Plan (FIP) : Guatemala - Forest investment plan (English)
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OCT 02, 2017 120210 Working Paper
Predicting school dropout with administrative data: new evidence from Guatemala and Honduras (English)
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JUL 10, 2017 WPS8142 Policy Research Working Paper
Estimating poverty using cell phone data : evidence from Guatemala (English)
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FEB 14, 2017 WPS7969 Policy Research Working Paper
World development report 2017 : Guatemala’s international commission against impunity - a case study on institutions and rule of law (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 112904 World Development Report
Guatemala - Earthquakes and hurricanes risk profile (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 114753 Working Paper
Doing business 2017 : equal opportunity for all - Guatemala (English)
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OCT 25, 2016 109840 Working Paper
Managing catastrophe risk in Guatemala (English)
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AUG 25, 2016 81168 Brief
Behavioral interventions in tax compliance : evidence from Guatemala (English)
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JUN 01, 2016 WPS7690 Policy Research Working Paper
Access to pre-primary education and progression in primary School : evidence from rural Guatemala (English)
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FEB 22, 2016 WPS7574 Policy Research Working Paper
Measuring progress towards universal health coverage: with an application to 24 developing countries (English)
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NOV 03, 2015 WPS7470 Policy Research Working Paper
Doing business 2016 : measuring regulatory quality and efficiency - Guatemala (English)
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OCT 01, 2015 100742 Working Paper
Country data report for Guatemala, 1996-2014 (English)
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SEP 15, 2015 105469 Working Paper
Agriculture for the prosperity of the rural territories in Guatemala : link the agricultural development with the prosperity of the countryside : Agricultura para la prosperidad de los territorios rurales en Guatemala : vincular el desarrollo agropecuario con la prosperidad del campo (Spanish)
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JUN 01, 2015 AUS7583 Working Paper
Guatemala - Elements of a transport and logistics strategy (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93529 Working Paper
Gone with the storm: rainfall shocks and household well-being in Guatemala (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7177 Policy Research Working Paper
Doing Business 2015 : going beyond efficiency - Guatemala (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 92028 Working Paper
Guatemala economic DNA : harnessing growth with a special focus on jobs (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 90491 Working Paper Spanish
Guatemala economic DNA : harnessing growth with a special focus on jobs : Analisis para el dialogo nacional (ADN) economico de Guatemala : capturando crecimiento con una seccion de enfoque sobre empleo (Spanish)
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AUG 01, 2014 90491 Working Paper English
Guatemala - Improving civil society engagement in EITI in Guatemala : summary of training and communication activities : Guatemala - Programa de apoyo directo a la sociedad civil : resumen de actividades de formacion y comunicacion (Spanish)
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JUN 20, 2014 ACS9714 Working Paper