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Does Culture Matter or Firm ? Demand for Female Labor in Three Indian Cities (English)

In discussing the inordinately low employment of Indian women in urban areas, several studies have argued that culture and attitudes have created a labor market that is inherently discriminatory. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8736 FEB 12, 2019

Das,Maitreyi B; Mehta,Soumya Kapoor; Zumbyte,Ieva; Sasmal,Sanjeev; Goyal,Sangeeta Disclosed

The Textile-Clothing Value Chain in India and Bangladesh : How Appropriate Policies Can Promote (or Inhibit) Trade and Investment (English)

There are significant value chain linkages between India and Bangladesh, particularly in the textile and apparel sector. India specializes in the upstream segment, supplying such intermediate inputs as silk, cotton, yarn, and fabrics to Bangladesh. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8731 FEB 07, 2019

Kabir,Mahfuz; Singh,Surendar; Ferrantino,Michael Joseph Disclosed

Understanding and Assessing Impact of Transmission and Distribution Projects on Electricity Access (English)

The North Eastern Region (NER) of India stretches across the eastern foothills of the Himalayan mountain range. Geographically, the region is connected to the other parts of the country through a small ‘chicken neck’ corridor in the state of West Bengal. ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 134234 JAN 30, 2019

Mittal,Rohit; Gupta,Amol; Gaba,Kwawu Mensan Disclosed

Phone Monitoring to Improve Service Delivery (English)

In many low-income countries, improving service delivery can be challenging, whether it's making sure that teachers are in the classroom ready to teach or that cash transfers reach intended beneficiaries. ... See More +

Brief 134059 JAN 01, 2019

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States Diverge, Cities Converge : Drivers of Local Growth Catch-up in India (English)

This paper takes a fresh look at growth convergence in India, combining insights from macroeconomics and urban economics. It departs from the existing literature in three ways. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8660 DEC 03, 2018

Li,Yue-000316086; Rama,Martin G.; Zhao,Qinghua Disclosed

The World Bank in India : Newsletter (vol. 17, no.3) (English)

This newsletter includes the following headings: Bringing together people of Bangladesh and India through border markets; South Asia should remove trade barriers for mutual economic gains; The human capital gap; Will India seize the wave of disruptive technology? ... See More +

Newsletter 132734 NOV 01, 2018

Disclosed

Financing India’s MSMEs : Estimation of Debt Requirement of MSMEs in India (English)

This study aims to provide an assessment of the micro, small, and medium enterprise (MSME) sector finance in India. The chapters in the study highlight the key characteristics of the MSME sector, and assess the demand for, and the flow of credit into the sector. ... See More +

Working Paper 134150 NOV 01, 2018

Dutt,Nisha; Prasad,Mukund; Pathak,Nilotpal; Shah,Abhishek; Puranam,Srav; Gokhale,Amar Disclosed

An Assessment of the State of Risk Capital Finance to the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Sectors in India (English)

It is estimated that promoters of more than twenty two million micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in India have to rely on their own funds, or loans from friends and family, for capital. ... See More +

Working Paper 134173 NOV 01, 2018

Disclosed

Doing Business 2019 : Training for Reform – India (English)

Sixteenth in a series of annual reports comparing business regulation in 190 economies, Doing Business 2019 covers 11 areas of business regulation. ... See More +

Working Paper 131700 OCT 31, 2018

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Identifying Urban Areas by Combining Data from the Ground and from Outer Space : An Application to India (English)

This paper develops a tractable method to identify urban areas and applies it to India, where urbanization is messy. Google Earth images are assessed subjectively to determine whether a stratified large sample of Indian cities, towns and villages, as officially defined, are urban or rural in practice. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8628 OCT 29, 2018

Galdo,Virgilio; Li,Yue-000316086; Rama,Martin G. Disclosed

The Causal Mechanism of Financial Education : Evidence from Mediation Analysis (English)

This paper uses a field experiment in India with multiple financial education treatments to investigate the causal mechanisms between financial education and financial behavior. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8619 OCT 22, 2018

Carpena,Fenella; Zia,Bilal Husnain Disclosed

India's Growth Story (English)

India has attained much economic success in the past three decades. Yet an economic deceleration in recent years has generated worried commentaries about the country's growth outlook. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8599 OCT 01, 2018

Ahmad,Junaid Kamal; Blum,Florian Michael; Gupta,Poonam; Jain,Dhruv Disclosed

The World Bank in India newsletter (vol. 17, no. 2) (English)

This newsletter includes the following headings: Delivering rural justice through community-owned courts in Bihar; India, EU and the privacy challenge; Electrocracy in India: Power of, by, and for the people; Empower the woman. ... See More +

Newsletter 130649 SEP 01, 2018

Disclosed

Nowcasting Poverty in India for 2014-15 : A Survey to Survey Imputation Approach (English)

Because of India's size, the age of its most recent available poverty survey, and the availability of a more recent nationally representative survey, the World Bank utilized a survey to survey imputation exercise as a key input to estimate poverty in 2015. ... See More +

Working Paper 130008 SEP 01, 2018

Newhouse,David Locke; Vyas,Pallavi 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

Mobility and congestion in urban India (English)

This paper uses a popular web mapping and transportation service to generate information for more than 22 million counterfactual trip instances in 154 large Indian cities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8546 AUG 09, 2018

Akbar,Prottoy Aman; Couture,Victor; Duranton,Gilles; Ghani,Ejaz; Storeygard,Adam Disclosed

Aquatic salinization and mangrove species in a changing climate : impact in the Indian Sundarbans (English)

This paper contributes to understanding the physical and economic effects of salinity diffusion and planning for appropriate adaptation for managing the Sundarbans in a changing climate, with a focus on the West Bengal portion of the tidal-wetland forest delta. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8532 JUL 13, 2018

Mukhopadhyay,Anirban; Wheeler,David J.; Dasgupta,Susmita; Dey,Ajanta; Sobhan,Istiak Disclosed

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

Jati inequality in rural Bihar (English)

Caste is a persistent driver of inequality in India, and it is generally analyzed with government-defined broad categories, such as Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8512 JUL 10, 2018

Joshi,Shareen; Kochhar,Nishtha; Rao,Vijayendra Disclosed

The ecological impact of transportation infrastructure (English)

There is a long-standing debate over whether new roads unavoidably lead to environmental damage, especially forest loss, but causal identification has been elusive. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8507 JUL 09, 2018

Asher,Samuel Edward; Garg,Teevrat; Novosad,Paul Michael Disclosed

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Does Culture Matter or Firm ? Demand for Female Labor in Three Indian Cities (English)
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FEB 12, 2019 WPS8736 Policy Research Working Paper
The Textile-Clothing Value Chain in India and Bangladesh : How Appropriate Policies Can Promote (or Inhibit) Trade and Investment (English)
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FEB 07, 2019 WPS8731 Policy Research Working Paper
Understanding and Assessing Impact of Transmission and Distribution Projects on Electricity Access (English)
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JAN 30, 2019 134234 ESMAP Paper
Phone Monitoring to Improve Service Delivery (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 134059 Brief
States Diverge, Cities Converge : Drivers of Local Growth Catch-up in India (English)
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DEC 03, 2018 WPS8660 Policy Research Working Paper
The World Bank in India : Newsletter (vol. 17, no.3) (English)
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NOV 01, 2018 132734 Newsletter
Financing India’s MSMEs : Estimation of Debt Requirement of MSMEs in India (English)
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NOV 01, 2018 134150 Working Paper
An Assessment of the State of Risk Capital Finance to the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Sectors in India (English)
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NOV 01, 2018 134173 Working Paper
Doing Business 2019 : Training for Reform – India (English)
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OCT 31, 2018 131700 Working Paper
Identifying Urban Areas by Combining Data from the Ground and from Outer Space : An Application to India (English)
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OCT 29, 2018 WPS8628 Policy Research Working Paper
The Causal Mechanism of Financial Education : Evidence from Mediation Analysis (English)
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OCT 22, 2018 WPS8619 Policy Research Working Paper
India's Growth Story (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 WPS8599 Policy Research Working Paper
The World Bank in India newsletter (vol. 17, no. 2) (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 130649 Newsletter
Nowcasting Poverty in India for 2014-15 : A Survey to Survey Imputation Approach (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 130008 Working Paper
The cost of nutritious food in South Asia (English)
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AUG 16, 2018 WPS8557 Policy Research Working Paper
Mobility and congestion in urban India (English)
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AUG 09, 2018 WPS8546 Policy Research Working Paper
Aquatic salinization and mangrove species in a changing climate : impact in the Indian Sundarbans (English)
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JUL 13, 2018 WPS8532 Policy Research Working Paper
Measuring districts' monthly economic activity from outer space (English)
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JUL 12, 2018 WPS8523 Policy Research Working Paper
Jati inequality in rural Bihar (English)
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JUL 10, 2018 WPS8512 Policy Research Working Paper
The ecological impact of transportation infrastructure (English)
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JUL 09, 2018 WPS8507 Policy Research Working Paper