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IFC, US apparel, and Levi Strauss and Co. : setting a higher standard for sustainability in Pakistan (English)

The apparel supply chain is global, comprised of millions of small, medium and large manufacturers in every region of the world, all operating under intense pressure to hold down costs, innovate products and deliver on tight deadlines. ... See More +

Working Paper 125921 APR 01, 2018

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Decentralization and redistribution : irrigation reform in Pakistan's Indus basin (English)

Does decentralizing the allocation of public resources reduce rent-seeking and improve equity? This paper studies a governance reform in Pakistan's vast Indus Basin irrigation system. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8352 FEB 21, 2018

Jacoby,Hanan G.; Mansuri,Ghazala; Fatima,Freeha Disclosed

Governing the commons? : water and power in Pakistan's Indus basin (English)

Surface irrigation is a common pool resource characterized by asymmetric appropriation opportunities across upstream and downstream water users. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8351 FEB 21, 2018

Jacoby,Hanan G.; Mansuri,Ghazala Disclosed

Transforming Karachi into a livable and competitive megacity : a city diagnostic and transformation strategy (English)

Karachi is the largest city in Pakistan, with a population of 16 million. It accounts for one-third of Sindh’s population and one-fifth of the country’s urban population. ... See More +

Publication 123628 FEB 20, 2018

Ellis,Peter; Friaa,Jaafar Sadok; Kaw,Jon Kher Disclosed

Pakistan: Can private schools catering to the poor increase access and improve learning? (English)

Educating children is a priority across the world, but low-income countries can face enormous challenges. Schools are often overcrowded and in disrepair. ... See More +

Brief 124813 FEB 01, 2018

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Governing the commons? Water and power in Pakistan's Indus Basin (English)

Surface irrigation is a common pool resource characterized by asymmetric appropriation opportunities across upstream and downstream water users. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125673 FEB 01, 2018

Jacoby,Hanan G.; Mansuri,Ghazala Disclosed

Decentralization and redistribution : irrigation reform in Pakistan's Indus Basin (English)

Does decentralizing the allocation of public resources reduce rent-seeking and improve equity? This paper studies a governance reform in Pakistan’s vast Indus Basin irrigation system. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125672 FEB 01, 2018

Jacoby,Hanan G.; Mansuri,Ghazala; Fatima,Freeha Disclosed

The impact of social mobilization on health service delivery and health outcomes : evidence from rural Pakistan (English)

This paper uses a randomized community development program in rural Pakistan to assess the impact of citizen engagement on the quality of public health services. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8313 JAN 23, 2018

Gine,Xavier; Khalid,Salma; Mansuri,Ghazala Disclosed

Strengthening markets for agriculture and rural transformation in Punjab (SMART Punjab – PforR) : technical assessment (English)

Punjab is Pakistan’s most important agricultural province but sector growth has been lackluster. Due to its good soils combined with the world’s largest contiguous irrigation system (the Indus based surface irrigation system), Punjab has traditionally been Pakistan’s breadbasket. ... See More +

Working Paper 122595 JAN 01, 2018

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Punjab improves public services and performance through information technology (English)

Punjab is Pakistan’s largest province and accounts for 52 percent of the country’s economic output. But, like Pakistan as a whole, Punjab fell short of meeting most Millennium Development Goals. ... See More +

Brief 124754 JAN 01, 2018

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Together we will : experimental evidence on female voting behavior in Pakistan (English)

In many emerging democracies women are less likely to vote than men and, when they do vote, are likely to follow the wishes of male household and clan heads. ... See More +

Journal Article 126639 JAN 01, 2018

Gine,Xavier; Mansuri,Ghazala Disclosed

The effect of height on earnings : is stature just a proxy for cognitive and non-cognitive skills ? (English)

This study investigates the degree to which the association of height and earnings in Pakistan is independent of other cognitive and socioemotional skills. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8254 NOV 22, 2017

Bossavie,Laurent Loic Yves; Giles,John T.; Mete,Cem; Alderman,Harold H. Disclosed

Managing risks for sustained growth : Pakistan development update (English)

The objective of this report is to apprise the Government of Pakistan, think-tanks and researchers, the public and The World Bank's senior management of the state of Pakistan's economy, outlook, structural reforms and development challenges. ... See More +

Working Paper 121027 NOV 01, 2017

Illangovan,Patchamuthu; Francisco,Manuela Disclosed

Doing Business 2018 : reforming to create jobs - Pakistan (English)

Doing Business 2018 is the 15th in a series of annual reports investigating the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. ... See More +

Working Paper 121069 NOV 01, 2017

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Pakistan development update : managing risks for sustained growth (English)

Pakistan's economic performance remained robust during the fiscal year 2017 (FY17) as growth continued to accelerate, reaching its highest level in the last decade, while inflation stayed well below target. ... See More +

Working Paper 123404 NOV 01, 2017

Disclosed

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

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Pakistan - Country snapshot (English)

Pakistan’s growth outlook continued to improve and inflation remained contained, but to sustain growth and improve welfare it is essential to reverse the current macroeconomic imbalances and continue structural reforms. ... See More +

Working Paper 120418 OCT 01, 2017

Disclosed

Budget management analysis in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for improved service delivery (English)

The role of public financial management (PFM) as a contributory factor in improving service delivery and stimulating economic progress is getting greater attention in the sector-related literature. ... See More +

Working Paper 122977 OCT 01, 2017

Disclosed

Delivering education to the underserved through a public-private partnership program in Pakistan (English)

This study experimentally evaluates the short-term impacts of public per-student subsidies to partnering local entrepreneurs to establish and operate tuition-free, coeducational, private primary schools in educationally underserved villages in Sindh province, Pakistan. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8177 AUG 29, 2017

Barrera-Osorio,Felipe; Blakeslee,David S.; Hoover,Matthew; Linden,Leigh; Raju,Dhushyanth; Ryan,Stephen P. Disclosed

The poverty implications of alternative tax reforms: results from a numerical application to Pakistan (English)

This paper presents results from four simulations of the impact of potential tax reforms in Pakistan on poverty, shared prosperity, and inequality. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8164 AUG 14, 2017

Feltenstein,Andrew; Mejia-Mantilla,Carolina; Newhouse,David Locke; Sedrakyan,Gohar Disclosed

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IFC, US apparel, and Levi Strauss and Co. : setting a higher standard for sustainability in Pakistan (English)
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APR 01, 2018 125921 Working Paper
Decentralization and redistribution : irrigation reform in Pakistan's Indus basin (English)
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FEB 21, 2018 WPS8352 Policy Research Working Paper
Governing the commons? : water and power in Pakistan's Indus basin (English)
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FEB 21, 2018 WPS8351 Policy Research Working Paper
Transforming Karachi into a livable and competitive megacity : a city diagnostic and transformation strategy (English)
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FEB 20, 2018 123628 Publication
Pakistan: Can private schools catering to the poor increase access and improve learning? (English)
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FEB 01, 2018 124813 Brief
Governing the commons? Water and power in Pakistan's Indus Basin (English)
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FEB 01, 2018 125673 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Decentralization and redistribution : irrigation reform in Pakistan's Indus Basin (English)
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FEB 01, 2018 125672 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The impact of social mobilization on health service delivery and health outcomes : evidence from rural Pakistan (English)
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JAN 23, 2018 WPS8313 Policy Research Working Paper
Strengthening markets for agriculture and rural transformation in Punjab (SMART Punjab – PforR) : technical assessment (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 122595 Working Paper
Punjab improves public services and performance through information technology (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 124754 Brief
Together we will : experimental evidence on female voting behavior in Pakistan (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 126639 Journal Article
The effect of height on earnings : is stature just a proxy for cognitive and non-cognitive skills ? (English)
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NOV 22, 2017 WPS8254 Policy Research Working Paper
Managing risks for sustained growth : Pakistan development update (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 121027 Working Paper
Doing Business 2018 : reforming to create jobs - Pakistan (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 121069 Working Paper
Pakistan development update : managing risks for sustained growth (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 123404 Working Paper
Research digest newsletter Vol. 12 (No. 1) (English)
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OCT 04, 2017 120241 Newsletter
Pakistan - Country snapshot (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120418 Working Paper
Budget management analysis in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for improved service delivery (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 122977 Working Paper
Delivering education to the underserved through a public-private partnership program in Pakistan (English)
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AUG 29, 2017 WPS8177 Policy Research Working Paper
The poverty implications of alternative tax reforms: results from a numerical application to Pakistan (English)
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AUG 14, 2017 WPS8164 Policy Research Working Paper