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Measuring districts' monthly economic activity from outer space (English)

Evening-hour luminosity observed using satellites is a good proxy for economic activity. The strengths of measuring economic activity using nightlight measurements include that the data capture informal activity, are available in near real-time, are cheap to obtain, and can be used to conduct very spatially granular analysis. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8523 JUL 12, 2018

Beyer,Robert Carl Michael; Chhabra,Esha; Galdo,Virgilio; Rama,Martin G. Disclosed

Institutional assessment of the Central Statistics Organization (English)

Afghanistan has achieved substantial development progress since 2001, but faces important upcoming challenges. Government efforts supported by aid inflows have fueled rapid economic growth, expanded the quality of and access to basic social services, and improved the capacity of public sector institutions. ... See More +

Working Paper 127466 JUN 01, 2018

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Conflict and the nature of precautionary wealth (English)

The paper uses a detailed household survey to document precautionary wealth accumulation in Afghanistan, with wealth being significantly higher for households facing higher income uncertainty. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8453 MAY 23, 2018

Aghabarari,Leila; Rostom,Ahmed Mohamed Tawfick; Sinha,Rishabh Disclosed

Research digest newsletter Vol. 12 (No. 3) (English)

This issue focuses on FCV Countries and Topics and features the following articles: Confronting the Development Challenges of Fragility, Conflict, and Violence; What Drives the Radicalization of Foreign Terrorist Recruits? ... See More +

Newsletter 126360 MAY 22, 2018

Disclosed

Investment under risks and uncertainty in Afghanistan (English)

This paper investigates the state of low investment in Afghanistan by studying how investment decisions interact with risks and uncertainty in the presence of underdeveloped financial markets. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8443 MAY 15, 2018

Farazi,Subika; Rostom,Ahmed Mohamed Tawfick; Sinha,Rishabh Disclosed

The World Bank Group in Afghanistan : country update (English)

Afghanistan's biggest economic challenge is finding sustainable sources of growth. To date, the World Bank has committed more than 3.85 billion dollars for development projects. ... See More +

Newsletter 124762 APR 01, 2018

Pashto, Dari Disclosed

The World Bank Group in Afghanistan : country update : په افغانستان کې د نړیوال بانک ګروپ: د هیواد تازه معلومات (Pashto)

Afghanistan's biggest economic challenge is finding sustainable sources of growth. To date, the World Bank has committed more than 3.85 billion dollars for development projects. ... See More +

Newsletter 124762 APR 01, 2018

Zia,Abdul Raouf Dari, English Disclosed

The World Bank Group in Afghanistan : country update : گروه بانک جهانی در افغانستان: به روز رسانی کشور (Dari)

Afghanistan's biggest economic challenge is finding sustainable sources of growth. To date, the World Bank has committed more than 3.85 billion dollars for development projects. ... See More +

Newsletter 124762 APR 01, 2018

Zia,Abdul Raouf Pashto, English Disclosed

Progress in the face of insecurity : improving health outcomes in Afghanistan (Vol. 2) : main report (English)

Afghanistan has made strong gains in health outcomes, health service coverage andhealth systems performance since 2003, with a particular impact on women andchildren's health. ... See More +

Working Paper 123809 APR 01, 2018

Chopra,Mickey; Arur,Aneesa Disclosed

Precautionary wealth and financial access : evidence from Afghanistan (English)

Working Paper 124878 MAR 26, 2018

Rostom,Ahmed Mohamed Tawfick; Sinha,Rishabh; Aghabarari,Leila Not Disclosed

Afghanistan - Improving yields and incomes for raisin farmers through markets (English)

The World Bank Group is supporting a transformation in Afghanistan’s underdeveloped raisins sector to recapture its former status as a world-class producer and exporter. ... See More +

Brief 125062 MAR 01, 2018

Disclosed

Progress in the face of insecurity : improving health outcomes in Afghanistan : policy brief (English)

Afghanistan has made strong gains in health outcomes, health service coverage andhealth systems performance since 2003, with a particular impact on women andchildren's health. ... See More +

Working Paper 123809 MAR 01, 2018

Chopra,Mickey; Arur,Aneesa Disclosed

Jobs from Agriculture in Afghanistan (English)

The agriculture sector can play an important role in poverty reduction and sustained growth in Afghanistan, primarily through job creation, improved productivity, and inclusiveness. ... See More +

Publication 123158 FEB 05, 2018

Leao,Izabela; Ahmed,Md Mansur; Kar,Anuja Disclosed

Insecurity and industrial organization : evidence from Afghanistan (English)

One-fifth of the world's population lives in countries affected by fragility, violence and conflict, impeding long-term economic growth. However, little is known about how firms respond to local changes in security, partly because of the difficulty of measuring firm activity in these settings. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8301 JAN 17, 2018

Herskowitz,Sylvan Rene; Scherer,Thomas; Toomet,Ott; Ghani,Tarek F.; Blumenstock,Joshua Evan; Kapstein,Ethan B. Disclosed

Afghanistan to 2030 : background paper : Computable general-equilibrium modeling of Afghanistan growth opportunities (English)

This paper presents a general equilibrium analysis applied to evaluate different growth policy options for Afghanistan. The analysis is part of a larger analytical work program undertaken by the World Bank which aims at enhancing understanding of Afghanistan’s growth and fragility challenges. ... See More +

Working Paper 126644 JAN 02, 2018

Campoy,Diego; Estrades,Carmen Disclosed

Managed labor migration in Afghanistan : exploring employment and growth opportunities for Afghanistan (English)

Afghanistan’s economic prospects are dim and its growth options limited. This puts pressure on the labor market, with 400,000 new entrants joining the labor force annually. ... See More +

Working Paper 122987 JAN 01, 2018

Holzmann,Robert Disclosed

Managed labor migration in Afghanistan : a brief review of the academic migration literature (English)

This paper presents key findings on the international experience with migration, focusing on the implications for a developing nation that is a country of origin. ... See More +

Working Paper 122986 JAN 01, 2018

Nyarko,Yaw; Abi Nahed Chartouni,Carole Disclosed

Managed labor migration in Afghanistan : demographic profile, short-term projections, and supply of migration in Afghanistan (English)

Afghanistan has one of the youngest populations in Asia, creating strong demographic pressure in the labor market. Around 400,000 youth will continue to enter the labor force annually during the next years. ... See More +

Working Paper 122985 JAN 01, 2018

Garrote Sanchez,Daniel Disclosed

Managed labor migration in Afghanistan : institutional requirements and policy processes with and in Afghanistan (English)

International labor migration is becoming an increasingly important employment strategy for developing countries. However, while increasing mobility creates huge potential increases in global welfare, accessing these gains requires careful management and facilitation of labor flows to avoid low-level equilibria. ... See More +

Working Paper 122984 JAN 01, 2018

Smith,Rebekah Lee Disclosed

Managed labor migration in Afghanistan : identifying host countries for managed migration from Afghanistan (English)

Foreign labor markets offer an excellent opportunity to improve employment and income outcomes for a country’s workforce. However, if a sending country’s workforce abroad is overly concentrated in a few receiving markets, it runs the risk of becoming dependent on conditions within those markets for employment opportunities and remittances for its workforce. ... See More +

Working Paper 122983 JAN 01, 2018

Smith,Rebekah Lee Disclosed

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Measuring districts' monthly economic activity from outer space (English)
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JUL 12, 2018 WPS8523 Policy Research Working Paper
Institutional assessment of the Central Statistics Organization (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 127466 Working Paper
Conflict and the nature of precautionary wealth (English)
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MAY 23, 2018 WPS8453 Policy Research Working Paper
Research digest newsletter Vol. 12 (No. 3) (English)
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MAY 22, 2018 126360 Newsletter
Investment under risks and uncertainty in Afghanistan (English)
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MAY 15, 2018 WPS8443 Policy Research Working Paper
The World Bank Group in Afghanistan : country update (English)
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APR 01, 2018 124762 Newsletter Pashto, Dari
The World Bank Group in Afghanistan : country update : په افغانستان کې د نړیوال بانک ګروپ: د هیواد تازه معلومات (Pashto)
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APR 01, 2018 124762 Newsletter Dari, English
The World Bank Group in Afghanistan : country update : گروه بانک جهانی در افغانستان: به روز رسانی کشور (Dari)
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APR 01, 2018 124762 Newsletter Pashto, English
Progress in the face of insecurity : improving health outcomes in Afghanistan (Vol. 2) : main report (English)
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APR 01, 2018 123809 Working Paper
Precautionary wealth and financial access : evidence from Afghanistan (English)
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MAR 26, 2018 124878 Working Paper
Afghanistan - Improving yields and incomes for raisin farmers through markets (English)
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MAR 01, 2018 125062 Brief
Progress in the face of insecurity : improving health outcomes in Afghanistan : policy brief (English)
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MAR 01, 2018 123809 Working Paper
Jobs from Agriculture in Afghanistan (English)
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FEB 05, 2018 123158 Publication
Insecurity and industrial organization : evidence from Afghanistan (English)
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JAN 17, 2018 WPS8301 Policy Research Working Paper
Afghanistan to 2030 : background paper : Computable general-equilibrium modeling of Afghanistan growth opportunities (English)
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JAN 02, 2018 126644 Working Paper
Managed labor migration in Afghanistan : exploring employment and growth opportunities for Afghanistan (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 122987 Working Paper
Managed labor migration in Afghanistan : a brief review of the academic migration literature (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 122986 Working Paper
Managed labor migration in Afghanistan : demographic profile, short-term projections, and supply of migration in Afghanistan (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 122985 Working Paper
Managed labor migration in Afghanistan : institutional requirements and policy processes with and in Afghanistan (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 122984 Working Paper
Managed labor migration in Afghanistan : identifying host countries for managed migration from Afghanistan (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 122983 Working Paper