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Spatial analysis of Liberia’s transport connectivity and potential growth (English)

Liberia has been influenced by the Ebola crisis since 2014, but the economy is now recovering quickly. Still, significant challenges lie ahead: Agriculture, an important sector employing approximately half of the labor force, still has a weak growth trajectory. ... See More +

Publication 127128 JUN 06, 2018

Iimi,Atsushi; Rao,Kulwinder Singh Disclosed

Firm location, transport connectivity, and agglomeration economies : Evidence from Liberia (English)

Transport connectivity is among the most important factors in increasing firm productivity and accelerating economic development. The literature generally supports the idea of agglomeration economies, although there is little evidence of their effectiveness in Africa. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8411 APR 18, 2018

Iimi,Atsushi; Rao,Kulwinder Singh Disclosed

Transport connectivity and health care access : evidence from Liberia (English)

Health care access is an important policy concern, especially in rural areas. It is especially challenging in developing countries, where rural residents are poorer and less likely to be insured than those living in urban areas. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8413 APR 18, 2018

Iimi,Atsushi; Rao,Kulwinder Singh Disclosed

Peacekeeping and development in fragile states : micro-level evidence from Liberia (English)

Using surveys and administrative data from post-war Liberia, the hypothesis that peacekeeping deployments build peace "from the bottom up" through contributions to local security and local economic and social vitality was tested. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8389 MAR 29, 2018

Mvukiyehe,Eric Disclosed

Liberia - Country forest note (English)

The key objectives of the Liberia Country Forest Note are to (a) identify opportunities and shape a more programmatic approach to the World Bank's engagement (that is, further analytical support, policy actions, and investments) and (b) guide coordination with other development partners in the sector. ... See More +

Working Paper 126565 JAN 01, 2018

Hooda,Neeta Disclosed

Doing Business 2018 : reforming to create jobs – Liberia (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 120948 NOV 01, 2017

Disclosed

SABER tertiary education country report : Liberia 2017 (English)

SABER-Tertiary Education is a diagnostic tool to assess how education systems perform and to identify priorities for reforms at the national level. ... See More +

Working Paper 119787 JUN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Can media interventions reduce gender gaps in political participation after civil war ? evidence from a field experiment in rural Liberia (English)

Five weeks prior to the 2011 general election in Liberia, women in randomly selected villages were allocated radios and organized into groups to listen regularly to radio programs on the electoral process broadcast by the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7942 JAN 17, 2017

Mvukiyehe,Eric Disclosed

Doing business 2017 : equal opportunity for all - Liberia (English)

This economy profile presents the Doing Business indicators for Liberia. To allow useful comparison, it also provides data for other selected economies (comparator economies) for each indicator. ... See More +

Working Paper 109954 OCT 25, 2016

Disclosed

Combining mentoring programs with cash transfers for adolescent girls in Liberia :baseline report (English)

This report presents findings from the baseline assessment of International Rescue Committee's (IRC) Girl Empower (GE) program in Nimba County, Liberia. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7797 AUG 16, 2016

Hallman,Kelly K.; Kelvin,Elizabeth; Ozler,Berk; Seban,Juliette; Kuhlik,Erica; Alton,Cooper; Kamara,Joseph; Goodman,Sarah Disclosed

Liberia - Skills development constraints for youth in the informal sector (English)

The labor force in Liberia is quite young. Youth aged 15 to 34 constitute over a third of thepopulation in Liberia and are somewhat concentrated in urban areas, according to the 2008census. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS18530 JUN 09, 2016

Billey,Lydie Anne Disclosed

Reducing crime and violence : experimental evidence on adult noncognitive investments in Liberia (English)

The paper shows that self-control, time preferences, and values are malleable in adults, and that investments in these skills and preferences reduce crime and violence. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7648 APR 20, 2016

Blattman,Christopher; Jamison,Julian C; Sheridan,Margaret Disclosed

Key concepts and operational implications in two fragile states : the case of Sierra Leone and Liberia (English)

This paper aims to provide a very distilled summary of the concepts shaping the discourse around state-building in fragile, conflict-affected situations, and to explore some of the operational implications for international development practitioners working in these settings, drawing on experience from two post-conflict countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 105642 JAN 01, 2016

Ingram,Sue Disclosed

Unlocking the potential of information communications technology to improve water and sanitation services : Liberia case study (English)

This report presents findings of a case study on Liberia2.The first section offers a landscape analysis of Liberia, looking at the regulatory and operating environment, existing ICT use in the WASH sector and the current state of ICT policy. ... See More +

Working Paper 107181 NOV 01, 2015

Ndaw,Mouhamed Fadel; Niyungeko,Deo-Marcel Disclosed

Doing business 2016 : measuring regulatory quality and efficiency - Liberia (English)

This economy profile for Doing Business 2016 presents the 11 Doing Business indicators for Liberia. To allow for useful comparison, the profile also provides data for other selected economies (comparator economies) for each indicator. ... See More +

Working Paper 100778 OCT 01, 2015

Disclosed

Country data report for Liberia, 1996-2014 (English)

This country data report summarizes the data from the worldwide governance indicators (WGI) project for Liberia. The WGI report six aggregate governance indicators for over 200 countries and territories over the period 1996-2014, covering: (i) voice and accountability, (ii) political stability and absence of violence and terrorism, (iii) government effectiveness, (iv) regulatory quality, (v) rule of law, and (vi) control of corruption. ... See More +

Working Paper 105504 SEP 15, 2015

Disclosed

Promoting democracy in fragile states : insights from a field experiment in Liberia (English)

A field experiment in rural Liberia is used to study democratic participation in fragile states. Fragile states are marked by political fragmentation, local patronage systems, and voter vulnerability. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7370 JUL 15, 2015

Mvukiyehe,Eric; Samii,Cyrus Dara Disclosed

Improving utility performance in fragile environments : lessons from Liberia water and aewer corporation in Liberia and Guma valley water company in Sierra Leone (English)

This note summarizes lessons from the Water and Sanitation Program’s (WSP) technical assistance to improve performance and cost-recovery at the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC) and Sierra Leone’s Guma Valley Water Company (GVWC). ... See More +

Working Paper 106722 JUL 01, 2015

Hirn,Maximilian Leo; De Waal,Dominick Revell Disclosed

The intricacies of attracting and sustaining investment in WASH in fragile states : lessons from Liberia (English)

The choice made early in the post-conflict transition by the international community to directly fund WASH service delivery through non-state actors rather than through the Liberian government undermined both sector policy dialogue and the formation of robust government institutions able to lead and orchestrate service delivery by non-state actors. ... See More +

Working Paper 106721 JUL 01, 2015

De Waal,Dominick Revell; Hirn,Maximilian Leo Disclosed

The socio-economic impacts of Ebola in Liberia : results from a high frequency cell phone survey round five (English)

Since Liberia’s Ebola virus disease (EVD) epidemic began in March 2014, nearly 10,000 persons have contracted the virus and more than 4,000 have died. ... See More +

Working Paper 96196 APR 13, 2015

Kastelic,Kristen Himelein; Kastelic,Jonathan G. Disclosed

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Spatial analysis of Liberia’s transport connectivity and potential growth (English)
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JUN 06, 2018 127128 Publication
Firm location, transport connectivity, and agglomeration economies : Evidence from Liberia (English)
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APR 18, 2018 WPS8411 Policy Research Working Paper
Transport connectivity and health care access : evidence from Liberia (English)
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APR 18, 2018 WPS8413 Policy Research Working Paper
Peacekeeping and development in fragile states : micro-level evidence from Liberia (English)
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MAR 29, 2018 WPS8389 Policy Research Working Paper
Liberia - Country forest note (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 126565 Working Paper
Doing Business 2018 : reforming to create jobs – Liberia (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 120948 Working Paper
SABER tertiary education country report : Liberia 2017 (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 119787 Working Paper
Can media interventions reduce gender gaps in political participation after civil war ? evidence from a field experiment in rural Liberia (English)
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JAN 17, 2017 WPS7942 Policy Research Working Paper
Doing business 2017 : equal opportunity for all - Liberia (English)
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OCT 25, 2016 109954 Working Paper
Combining mentoring programs with cash transfers for adolescent girls in Liberia :baseline report (English)
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AUG 16, 2016 WPS7797 Policy Research Working Paper
Liberia - Skills development constraints for youth in the informal sector (English)
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JUN 09, 2016 ACS18530 Working Paper
Reducing crime and violence : experimental evidence on adult noncognitive investments in Liberia (English)
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APR 20, 2016 WPS7648 Policy Research Working Paper
Key concepts and operational implications in two fragile states : the case of Sierra Leone and Liberia (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 105642 Working Paper
Unlocking the potential of information communications technology to improve water and sanitation services : Liberia case study (English)
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NOV 01, 2015 107181 Working Paper
Doing business 2016 : measuring regulatory quality and efficiency - Liberia (English)
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OCT 01, 2015 100778 Working Paper
Country data report for Liberia, 1996-2014 (English)
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SEP 15, 2015 105504 Working Paper
Promoting democracy in fragile states : insights from a field experiment in Liberia (English)
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JUL 15, 2015 WPS7370 Policy Research Working Paper
Improving utility performance in fragile environments : lessons from Liberia water and aewer corporation in Liberia and Guma valley water company in Sierra Leone (English)
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JUL 01, 2015 106722 Working Paper
The intricacies of attracting and sustaining investment in WASH in fragile states : lessons from Liberia (English)
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JUL 01, 2015 106721 Working Paper
The socio-economic impacts of Ebola in Liberia : results from a high frequency cell phone survey round five (English)
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APR 13, 2015 96196 Working Paper