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Pakistan Development Update : At a Crossroad (English)

The report begins with a chapter on economic developments, with sections on growth, fiscal policy, public debt, the external sector, monetary developments and inflation, and the financial sector. ... See More +

Working Paper 120560 OCT 01, 2018

Ashraf,Mehwish; Ghumman,Adnan Ashraf; Aslam,Zehra; Shaikh,Sarmad Ahmed; Waheed,Muhammad; Blanco Armas,Enrique; Panasco Santos,Cristina Isabel; Qureshi,Ali Nadeem; Zamand,Mina; Schneider,Charles Patrick; Bashir,Amjad; Rontoyanni,Clelia Kalliopi Helena; Varela,Gonzalo J.; Zaheer,Namoos Disclosed

Pakistan Development Update : At a Crossroad (Vol. 2) : Key Messages (English)

The report begins with a chapter on economic developments, with sections on growth, fiscal policy, public debt, the external sector, monetary developments and inflation, and the financial sector. ... See More +

Working Paper 120560 OCT 01, 2018

Disclosed

Electrification and Household Welfare : Evidence from Pakistan (English)

As many as 50 million people in Pakistan may still live without connection to the electric grid. Pakistan also has some of the world's worst power outages. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8582 SEP 12, 2018

Samad,Hussain A.; Zhang,Fan Disclosed

The cost of nutritious food in South Asia (English)

The high cost of nutritious foods can worsen poor diets and nutrition outcomes especially among low-income households. Yet little is known about the spatial and temporal patterns of the cost of nutritious diets in South Asia, where malnutrition in multiple forms remains high. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8557 AUG 16, 2018

Dizon,Felipe Jr Fadullon; Herforth,Anna Whitson Disclosed

Guiding Policy and Investment in Human Nutrition in Four Provinces of Pakistan (English)

Female and childhood malnutrition rates in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan are among the highest in the world. The effects of malnutrition are generally divided into stunting, which refers to height deficit by age, wasting, which refers to weight deficit by height, and underweight, which refers to weight deficit by age. ... See More +

Working Paper 129579 AUG 01, 2018

Disclosed

Revitalizing Pakistan’s fisheries : options for sustainable development (English)

The report is the result of detailed research and consultation, which included review of literature, original analysis of fisheries data, and extensive meetings with people from the Federal Government, Provincial Governments, the private sector, and non-government and international organizations. ... See More +

Working Paper 127433 JUN 19, 2018

Barbosa,Jorge Guillermo; Jabeen,Rahat; Roberts,Julian Peter; Kaczan,David James; Patil,Pawan G.; Roberts,Bradford L.; Zuberi,Saima Disclosed

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

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 +

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

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 +

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

Female labor force participation in Pakistan : what do we know (English)

Pakistan's development road map "Vision 2025" sets an ambitious target of an increase in female labor force participation (FLFP) from its current level of 25 percent to 45 percent by 2025. ... See More +

Working Paper 127518 FEB 01, 2018

Amir,Saman; Kotikula,Aphichoke; Pande,Rohini P.; Bossavie,Laurent Loic Yves; Khadka,Upasana 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

Disclosed

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

Disclosed

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

SABER Teachers Pakistan (Punjab) Country Report 2018 (English)

SABER-Teachers is a core component of SABER (Systems Approach for Better Education Results), an initiative of the World Bank Education Global Practice. ... See More +

Working Paper 130092 JAN 01, 2018

Saleem,Hina Muhammad; Adhikari,Shubham; Castillo, Gustavo E. 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

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Pakistan Development Update : At a Crossroad (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 120560 Working Paper
Pakistan Development Update : At a Crossroad (Vol. 2) : Key Messages (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 120560 Working Paper
Electrification and Household Welfare : Evidence from Pakistan (English)
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SEP 12, 2018 WPS8582 Policy Research Working Paper
The cost of nutritious food in South Asia (English)
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AUG 16, 2018 WPS8557 Policy Research Working Paper
Guiding Policy and Investment in Human Nutrition in Four Provinces of Pakistan (English)
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AUG 01, 2018 129579 Working Paper
Revitalizing Pakistan’s fisheries : options for sustainable development (English)
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JUN 19, 2018 127433 Working Paper
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)
Female labor force participation in Pakistan : what do we know (English)
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FEB 01, 2018 127518 Working Paper
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
SABER Teachers Pakistan (Punjab) Country Report 2018 (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 130092 Working Paper
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