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India - Country snapshot (English)

India is governed by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance following its victory in May 2014 national elections. Real Gross domestic product (GDP) slowed growth this past quarter but overall annual growth for fiscal year 2017-2018 is expected to rebound to an annual rate of seven percent. ... See More +

Working Paper 120404 OCT 01, 2017

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Measuring the effectiveness of service delivery : delivery of government provided goods and services in India (English)

This paper uses new survey data to measure the government's capacity to deliver goods and services in a manner that includes: high coverage of the population; equal access; and high quality of service delivery. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8207 SEP 27, 2017

Demirguc-Kunt,Asli; Klapper,Leora; Prasad,Neeraj Disclosed

Making it easier to apply for a bank account: a study of the Indian market (English)

This paper draws on new individual-level survey data from India to study the costs of opening an account and the efficiency of the account application process. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8205 SEP 26, 2017

Demirguc-Kunt,Asli; Klapper,Leora; Ansar,Saniya; Jagati,Aditya Disclosed

How does port efficiency affect maritime transport costs and trade ? evidence from Indian and western Pacific Ocean countries (English)

Would improvements in port performance increase trade in countries on the Indian and Western Pacific Oceans? Previous studies attempted to answer this question using ad hoc measures of port efficiency that do not control for the actual use of port assets or measures that can be very noisy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8204 SEP 25, 2017

Herrera Dappe,Matias; Jooste,Charl; Suarez Aleman,Ancor Disclosed

Flies without borders : lessons from Chennai on improving India's municipal public health services (English)

India's fast-growing cities face three key challenges in improving public health outcomes. The first is the persistence of weak links in the chain -- notably, slums badly underserved with basic civic services -- that can pose public health threats to all. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8197 SEP 18, 2017

Das Gupta,Monica; Dasgupta,Rajib; Kugananthan,P.; Rao,Vijayendra; Somanathan,Trikkur V.; Tewari,K.N. Disclosed

A bit far ? geography, international economic agreements, and foreign direct investment : evidence from emerging markets (English)

How do international economic agreements influence the investment patterns of firms from emerging economies? This paper studies the ways in which bilateral investment treaties and preferential trade agreements interact with geographic and cultural distance to influence firms' investment patterns. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8185 SEP 07, 2017

Gomez-Mera,Laura; Varela,Gonzalo J. Disclosed

Water use and reallocation implications for economic growth : a case study of Rajasthan : summary report (English)

The key objective of the study is to analyze whether Rajasthan can achieve its economicgrowth targets with its available water resources and current water allocation pattern. ... See More +

Working Paper 120421 AUG 01, 2017

Misra,Smita Disclosed

Water use and reallocation implications for economic growth : a case study of Rajasthan (Vol. 2) (English)

The key objective of the study is to analyze whether Rajasthan can achieve its economicgrowth targets with its available water resources and current water allocation pattern. ... See More +

Working Paper 120421 AUG 01, 2017

Misra,Smita Disclosed

Social norms change for women’s financial inclusion (English)

In 2016, village elders banned mobile phones for unmarried women in a community in Gujarat. The male elders had decided that there is no benefit to unmarried women’s access to a phone and that such access is a nuisance to society. ... See More +

Brief 119212 JUL 01, 2017

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Whose power gets cut ? using high-frequency satellite images to measure power supply irregularity (English)

In many parts of the developing world, access to electricity is uneven and inconsistent, characterized by frequent and long hours of power outages. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8131 JUN 29, 2017

Min,Brian; O'Keeffe,Zachary; Zhang,Fan Disclosed

Unheard voices : the challenge of inducing women's civic speech (English)

Deliberative institutions have gained popularity in the developing world as a means by which to make governance more inclusive and responsive to local needs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8120 JUN 27, 2017

Parthasarathy,Ramya; Rao,Vijayendra; Palaniswamy,Nethra Disclosed

Deliberative inequality : a text-as-data study of Tamil Nadu's village assemblies (English)

The resurgence of deliberative institutions in the developing world has prompted a renewed interest in the dynamics of citizen engagement. Using text-as-data methods on an original corpus of village assembly transcripts from rural Tamil Nadu, India, this paper opens the "black box" of deliberation to examine the gendered and status-based patterns of influence. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8119 JUN 27, 2017

Parthasarathy,Ramya; Rao,Vijayendra; Palaniswamy,Nethra Disclosed

India - NLTA to support implementation of Orissa state climate change action plan : Summary report (English)

In a first such request of its kind from an Indian state, Government of Odisha (GoO) requested World Bank’s Non-Lending Technical Assistance (NLTA) for implementation of its State Climate Change Action Plan (SCAP). ... See More +

Working Paper ACS15742 JUN 27, 2017

Iyadomi,Keisuke Disclosed

Are caste categories misleading ? the relationship between gender and Jati in three Indian states (English)

This paper examines the relationship between caste and gender inequality in three states in India. When households are grouped using conventional, government-defined categories of caste the paper finds patterns that are consistent with existing literature: lower-caste women are more likely to participate in the labor market, have greater decision-making autonomy within their households, and experience greater freedom of movement. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8109 JUN 22, 2017

Joshi,Shareen; Kochhar,Nishtha; Rao,Vijayendra Disclosed

Assam - Indicators at a glance (English)

This report presents tabular data on: population; poverty and inequality; income and growth; jobs; health; education; infrastructure and amenities; and recent growth and fiscal performance. ... See More +

Brief 119136 JUN 20, 2017

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Assam - Gender (English)

There is mixed progress for women in Assam. The child sex ratio is higher than in most other states, but is declining. And, although maternal mortality rates in Assam have improved, they are still the highest in the country. ... See More +

Brief 119137 JUN 20, 2017

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Assam - Health and education (English)

Assam has recorded slow progress on health and education. On the positive side, infant mortality, which is among the highest in the country, is falling. ... See More +

Brief 119138 JUN 20, 2017

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Assam - Jobs (English)

People in Assam are increasingly moving off the farm and into other kinds of work. Nonetheless, half of Assam’s workforce is still on the farm. ... See More +

Brief 119139 JUN 20, 2017

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Assam - Poverty, growth, and inequality (English)

Assam is home to 31 million people, a third of whom are poor. While poverty levels in Assam declined rapidly between 1994 and 2005, the state has since lagged behind most other states in reducing poverty. ... See More +

Brief 119141 JUN 20, 2017

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Assam - Social inclusion (English)

Social groups in Assam record uneven progress. While scheduled castes saw a sharp decline in poverty after 2005, scheduled tribes and other backward castes saw a rise in poverty levels. ... See More +

Brief 119142 JUN 20, 2017

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India - Country snapshot (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120404 Working Paper
Measuring the effectiveness of service delivery : delivery of government provided goods and services in India (English)
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SEP 27, 2017 WPS8207 Policy Research Working Paper
Making it easier to apply for a bank account: a study of the Indian market (English)
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SEP 26, 2017 WPS8205 Policy Research Working Paper
How does port efficiency affect maritime transport costs and trade ? evidence from Indian and western Pacific Ocean countries (English)
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SEP 25, 2017 WPS8204 Policy Research Working Paper
Flies without borders : lessons from Chennai on improving India's municipal public health services (English)
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SEP 18, 2017 WPS8197 Policy Research Working Paper
A bit far ? geography, international economic agreements, and foreign direct investment : evidence from emerging markets (English)
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SEP 07, 2017 WPS8185 Policy Research Working Paper
Water use and reallocation implications for economic growth : a case study of Rajasthan : summary report (English)
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AUG 01, 2017 120421 Working Paper
Water use and reallocation implications for economic growth : a case study of Rajasthan (Vol. 2) (English)
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AUG 01, 2017 120421 Working Paper
Social norms change for women’s financial inclusion (English)
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JUL 01, 2017 119212 Brief
Whose power gets cut ? using high-frequency satellite images to measure power supply irregularity (English)
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JUN 29, 2017 WPS8131 Policy Research Working Paper
Unheard voices : the challenge of inducing women's civic speech (English)
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JUN 27, 2017 WPS8120 Policy Research Working Paper
Deliberative inequality : a text-as-data study of Tamil Nadu's village assemblies (English)
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JUN 27, 2017 WPS8119 Policy Research Working Paper
India - NLTA to support implementation of Orissa state climate change action plan : Summary report (English)
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JUN 27, 2017 ACS15742 Working Paper
Are caste categories misleading ? the relationship between gender and Jati in three Indian states (English)
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JUN 22, 2017 WPS8109 Policy Research Working Paper
Assam - Indicators at a glance (English)
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JUN 20, 2017 119136 Brief
Assam - Gender (English)
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JUN 20, 2017 119137 Brief
Assam - Health and education (English)
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JUN 20, 2017 119138 Brief
Assam - Jobs (English)
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JUN 20, 2017 119139 Brief
Assam - Poverty, growth, and inequality (English)
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JUN 20, 2017 119141 Brief
Assam - Social inclusion (English)
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JUN 20, 2017 119142 Brief