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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

The impact of digital technologies on routine tasks : do labor policies matter? (English)

There is a strong concern that technology is increasingly replacing routine tasks, displacing lower-skilled workers. Labor market institutions exist to protect workers from shocks but, by increasing labor costs, labor policy may also constrain firms from adjusting the workforce and, hence, from fully benefiting from technology adoption. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8187 SEP 08, 2017

Almeida,Rita Kullberg; Corseuil,Carlos H. L.; Poole,Jennifer Pamela 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

Brazil - Amazon Sustainable Landscapes Child Project : resettlement plan : Matriz de processo (Portuguese)

Working Paper SFG3571 AUG 23, 2017

Keller Neiva,Sofia Disclosed

Back to planning : how to close Brazil's infrastructure gap in times of austerity : De volta ao planejamento: como preencher a lacuna de infraestrutura no Brasil em tempos de austeridade (Portuguese)

Why does Brazil continue to lag its peers in the quality of physical infrastructure? What are the implications for growth prospects? What could be done to close the infrastructure gap? ... See More +

Working Paper 117392 AUG 01, 2017

Raiser,Martin; Clarke,Roland N.; Procee,Paul; Briceno-Garmendia,Cecilia M.; Kikoni,Edith; Mubiru,Joseph Kizito; Vinuela,Lorena Disclosed

Case Study - Copanor, Brazil (English)

In 2006, the government of Minas Gerais decided toimplement a bold investment program to make water and sanitation universally accessible in the rural and poorest region of the state. ... See More +

Working Paper 119772 AUG 01, 2017

Rocha,Wilson Dos Santos; Salvetti,Maria Silvia Giovanna Disclosed

Through the looking glass: can classroom observation and coaching improve teacher performance in Brazil ? (English)

This study conducted a randomized evaluation of a program in the Brazilian state of Ceara. The program was designed to improve teachers’ effectiveness by increasing their professional interaction and sharing of classroom practice. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8156 JUL 31, 2017

Disclosed

Can business input improve the effectiveness of worker training? evidence from Brazil's Pronatec-MDIC (English)

This study evaluates the employment effects of a publicly-run national technical vocational education training program in Brazil that explicitly takes input from firms in determining the location, scale, and skill content of courses offered. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8155 JUL 31, 2017

O'Connell,Stephen D.; Mation,Lucas Ferreira; Bevilaqua Teixeira Basto,Joao; Dutz,Mark Andrew Disclosed

Back to planning : how to close Brazil's infrastructure gap in times of austerity (English)

Why does Brazil continue to lag its peers in the quality of physical infrastructure? What are the implications for growth prospects? What could be done to close the infrastructure gap? ... See More +

Working Paper 117392 JUL 01, 2017

Raiser,Martin; Clarke,Roland N.; Procee,Paul; Briceno-Garmendia,Cecilia M.; Kikoni,Edith; Mubiru,Joseph Kizito; Vinuela,Lorena Disclosed

How important are spillovers from major emerging markets ? (English)

The seven largest emerging market economies -- China, India, Brazil, Russia, Mexico, Indonesia, and Turkey -- constituted more than one-quarter of global output and more than half of global output growth during 2010-15. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8093 JUN 07, 2017

Huidrom,Raju; Kose,Ayhan; Ohnsorge,Franziska Lieselotte Disclosed

Full-time teachers, students, and curriculum : the single-shift model in Rio de Janeiro (English)

This paper examines the full-time school program in Rio de Janeiro's municipal schools. The program, called as the "Single-Shift" schools (Turno Unico), extends the time students spend in municipal schools and seeks to improve the quality of education provision by creating a diverse curriculum for the use of the extra time in school. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8086 JUN 05, 2017

Cruz,Tassia De Souza; Loureiro,Andre; Sa,Eduardo Disclosed

Towards a more effective BNDES (English)

Founded in 1952, the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) is a financial entity fully owned by the Brazilian government. It is in the process of redefining its priorities and its role going forward. ... See More +

Working Paper 117304 JUN 01, 2017

Frischtak,Claudio R.; Pazarbasioglu-Dutz,Ceyla; Byskov,Steen; Azevedo Hernandez Perez,Adriana Disclosed

Demystifying forest bonds: assessing the suitability of bonds as a financing instrument to meet forest-based NDC targets (English)

Working Paper 120454 JUN 01, 2017

Sander,Klas; Wolf,Gregor V.; Gotz,Gunnar Fabian; Gretzinger,Steven Paul Disclosed

The potential role of enhanced bond structures in forest climate finance (English)

This report develops innovative bond structures that respond to challenges currently limiting the financing of forest-based NDC activities, with the intention to catalyze significant increases in financing flows. ... See More +

Working Paper 120451 JUN 01, 2017

Eis, Jason; Dixon,Charlie; Day,Edward Charles; da Motta, Ronaldo Serroa; Edwards,Rupert Timothy Guy; Wolf,Gregor V.; Sander,Klas Disclosed

Brazil’s INDC restoration and reforestation target : analysis of INDC land-use targets (English)

Brazil has 12 percent of the global forest area, being the second largest forest area in the world (4,935,380 k

Working Paper AUS19554 JUN 01, 2017

Strassburg,Bernardo Baeta Neves; Latawiec,Agnieszka; Castro,Ana; Eckhardt Da Silva,Daniel Ricardo; Barros,Felipe Sodré Mendes; Alves-Pinto,Helena; Lemgruber,Luisa; Figueredo,Mariela; Feltran-Barbieri,Rafael; Crouzeilles,Renato; Chazdon,Robin Disclosed

Economywide and sectoral impacts on workers of Brazil’s internet rollout (English)

This paper is a study of the effect of Brazil's staggered Internet rollout between 2000 and 2014 on municipality employment and wages. The study uses a new, annual data set on Internet availability from the Brazil school census, with the assumption that the share of schools that have Internet access in each municipality reflects the general accessibility of Internet connections. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8042 APR 26, 2017

Dutz,Mark Andrew; Mation,Lucas Ferreira; O'Connell,Stephen; Willig,Robert D. 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

Summary note on pension reform in Brazil : why is it needed and what will be its impact? (English)

This short note analyzes the fiscal and distributive impacts of the proposed pension reform currently under discussion in Brazil. It argues that the projected aging of Brazil`s population makes pension reform a necessity to regain the financial sustainability of the public pension system. ... See More +

Working Paper 114183 APR 11, 2017

Rudolph,Heinz P.; Zviniene,Asta; Olinto,Pedro Disclosed

Ageing poorly? : accounting for the decline in earnings inequality in Brazil, 1995-2012 (English)

The Gini coefficient of labor earnings in Brazil fell by nearly a fifth between 1995 and 2012, from 0.50 to 0.41. The decline in earnings inequality was even larger by other measures, with the 90-10 percentile ratio falling by almost 40 percent. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8018 MAR 30, 2017

Ferreira,Francisco H. G.; Firpo,Sergio P.; Messina,Julian Disclosed

Pan-Amazon social protection seminar (Portuguese)

Working Paper 116402 MAR 27, 2017

Steta Gandara,Maria Concepcion 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
The impact of digital technologies on routine tasks : do labor policies matter? (English)
See More +
SEP 08, 2017 WPS8187 Policy Research Working Paper
A bit far ? geography, international economic agreements, and foreign direct investment : evidence from emerging markets (English)
See More +
SEP 07, 2017 WPS8185 Policy Research Working Paper
Brazil - Amazon Sustainable Landscapes Child Project : resettlement plan : Matriz de processo (Portuguese)
See More +
AUG 23, 2017 SFG3571 Working Paper
Back to planning : how to close Brazil's infrastructure gap in times of austerity : De volta ao planejamento: como preencher a lacuna de infraestrutura no Brasil em tempos de austeridade (Portuguese)
See More +
AUG 01, 2017 117392 Working Paper
Case Study - Copanor, Brazil (English)
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AUG 01, 2017 119772 Working Paper
Through the looking glass: can classroom observation and coaching improve teacher performance in Brazil ? (English)
See More +
JUL 31, 2017 WPS8156 Policy Research Working Paper
Can business input improve the effectiveness of worker training? evidence from Brazil's Pronatec-MDIC (English)
See More +
JUL 31, 2017 WPS8155 Policy Research Working Paper
Back to planning : how to close Brazil's infrastructure gap in times of austerity (English)
See More +
JUL 01, 2017 117392 Working Paper
How important are spillovers from major emerging markets ? (English)
See More +
JUN 07, 2017 WPS8093 Policy Research Working Paper
Full-time teachers, students, and curriculum : the single-shift model in Rio de Janeiro (English)
See More +
JUN 05, 2017 WPS8086 Policy Research Working Paper
Towards a more effective BNDES (English)
See More +
JUN 01, 2017 117304 Working Paper
Demystifying forest bonds: assessing the suitability of bonds as a financing instrument to meet forest-based NDC targets (English)
See More +
JUN 01, 2017 120454 Working Paper
The potential role of enhanced bond structures in forest climate finance (English)
See More +
JUN 01, 2017 120451 Working Paper
Brazil’s INDC restoration and reforestation target : analysis of INDC land-use targets (English)
See More +
JUN 01, 2017 AUS19554 Working Paper
Economywide and sectoral impacts on workers of Brazil’s internet rollout (English)
See More +
APR 26, 2017 WPS8042 Policy Research Working Paper
Structural change, fundamentals, and growth : a framework and case studies (English)
See More +
APR 26, 2017 WPS8041 Policy Research Working Paper
Summary note on pension reform in Brazil : why is it needed and what will be its impact? (English)
See More +
APR 11, 2017 114183 Working Paper
Ageing poorly? : accounting for the decline in earnings inequality in Brazil, 1995-2012 (English)
See More +
MAR 30, 2017 WPS8018 Policy Research Working Paper
Pan-Amazon social protection seminar (Portuguese)
See More +
MAR 27, 2017 116402 Working Paper