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Forests and fire : strengthening prevention and management in India (English)

Fire has been a part of India’s landscape since time immemorial and can play a vital role in healthy forests, recycling nutrients, helping tree species regenerate, removing invasive weeds and pathogens, and maintaining habitat for some wildlife. ... See More +

Working Paper 127284 JUN 14, 2018

Sall,Christopher; Suresh,Shraddha; Mitchell,Andrew Michael; Dogra,Pyush; Narain,Urvashi; Smith, Ross Disclosed

Rural roads and local economic development (English)

Nearly one billion people worldwide live in rural areas without access to the paved road network. This paper measures the impacts of India's $40 billion national rural road construction program using regression discontinuity and data covering every individual and firm in rural India. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8466 JUN 05, 2018

Asher,Samuel Edward; Novosad,Paul Michael Disclosed

Using courts to realize education rights : reflections from India and Indonesia (English)

This paper examines the role of courts in promoting fulfillment of the right to education in developing country democracies, focusing on India and Indonesia—two countries that have experienced increased education rights litigation in recent years. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8448 MAY 21, 2018

Rosser,Andrew; Joshi,Anuradha Disclosed

Rajasthan playing to its strengths : a strategy for sustained and inclusive growth (English)

India’s largest state by area, Rajasthan also stands out in economic performance and achieved a greater reduction in poverty than any other low income state. ... See More +

Working Paper 126137 MAY 01, 2018

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The World Bank in India newsletter vol. 16 (no. 6) (English)

This newsletter includes the following headings: A new beginning for widows from fishing communities; pathways to prosperity – World Bank series; development dialogue: India’s growth story; implementation completion report (ICR) update: Assam agricultural competitiveness project; face to face; lighthouse India; recent project approvals and signings; new additions to the public information center; and contact information ... See More +

Newsletter 126736 MAY 01, 2018

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Estimating intergenerational mobility with incomplete data : coresidency and truncation bias in rank-based relative and absolute mobility measures (English)

The rank-based measures of intergenerational mobility have become increasingly popular in economics literature. Recent evidence shows that rank-based measures are less affected by measurement error and life-cycle bias compared with other standard measures such as intergenerational regression coefficient and intergenerational correlation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8414 APR 18, 2018

Emran,M. Shahe; Shilpi,Forhad J. Disclosed

Closer, but no cigar : intergenerational mobility across caste groups in India (English)

This paper compares the intergenerational mobility of educational and occupational attainment of men from disadvantaged groups (Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST)) in India with the intergenerational mobility of men outside these groups during 1983-2009. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8401 APR 11, 2018

Sinha,Rishabh Disclosed

Paris climate agreement and the global economy : winners and losers (English)

The 2015 Paris Climate Agreement was the first instance of countries adhering to take a collective action against global warming. More than 190 countries came forward and submitted their contributions in the form of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions, reflective of their ability and capacity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, as each country set its own targets and actions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8392 APR 02, 2018

Mani,Muthukumara S.; Hussein,Zekarias; Gopalakrishnan,Badri Narayanan; Wadhwa,Deepika Disclosed

A Window of Opportunity : A Diagnostic of Adolescent Girls and Young Women’s Socio-Economic Empowerment in Jharkhand, India (English)

The study reveals substantial vulnerabilities and exclusion of this population; key constraints toeducation, training, and employment; and insights for the design and delivery of programming to improve educational and labor market outcomes. ... See More +

Working Paper 125153 APR 01, 2018

Morton,Matthew H.; Bhattacharya,Shrayana; Kumar,Pravesh Disclosed

Case study - Cultivating a love of learning in K-12 : BYJU’s : how a learning app is promoting deep conceptual understanding that is improving educational outcomes in India (English)

Quality learning is important to prepare students to succeed in the jobs of tomorrow. Yet across the world, a Learning crisis is unfolding. Globally, enrollment gaps between high and low-income countries have narrowed significantly in basic and secondary education. ... See More +

Working Paper 125923 APR 01, 2018

Casanova,Ann Marie Disclosed

Contract management workshop (capacity building) : completion report (English)

A project financed in whole or in part by a loan from the World Bank, is governed by a Loan agreement between the World Bank and the loan receiving agency. ... See More +

Working Paper 126452 APR 01, 2018

Disclosed

Safety nets and natural disaster mitigation: evidence from cyclone Phailin in Odisha (English)

To what degree can vulnerability to extreme weather events be mitigated by access to a rural livelihoods program, particularly with regard to the impacts on women? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8375 MAR 26, 2018

Christian,Paul J.; Kandpal,Eeshani; Palaniswamy,Nethra; Rao,Vijayendra Disclosed

Asymmetric information on noncognitive skills in the Indian labor market : an experiment in online job portal (English)

This paper examines the impact of noncognitive (socio-emotional) skills on job market outcomes, using a randomized control trial implemented in an online job portal in India. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8378 MAR 26, 2018

Yamauchi,Futoshi; Nomura,Shinsaku; Imaizumi,Saori; Areias,Ana Carolina; Chowdhury,Afra Rahman Disclosed

Reflections of employers' gender preferences in job ads in India : an analysis of online job portal data (English)

Using online job portal data and probabilistic regression estimations, the paper investigates the explicit gender bias and salary gap in the Indian job market, reflected in more than 800,000 job recruitment advertisements. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8379 MAR 26, 2018

Chowdhury,Afra Rahman; Areias,Ana Carolina; Imaizumi,Saori; Nomura,Shinsaku; Yamauchi,Futoshi Disclosed

The World Bank in India newsletter vol. 16 (no. 5) (English)

This newsletter includes the following headings: (i) tracking India’s health progress; (ii) pathways to prosperity – World Bank series; (iii) development dialogue : the invisible walls that divide India; (iv) lighthouse India; (v) interview; (vi) ICR update : Karnataka municipal reform project; (vii) recent project approvals and signings; (viii) new additions to the public information center; and (ix) contact information. ... See More +

Working Paper 125190 MAR 01, 2018

Disclosed

Research digest newsletter Vol. 12 (No. 2) (English)

This issue focuses on India and features the following articles: A Long History of World Bank Research Focusing on India; Looking Back on Two Decades of Poverty and Well-Being in India; For India's Rural Poor, Growing Towns Matter More Than Growing Cities; Weighing the Cost-Effectiveness of Strategies to Reduce Teacher Absence in India; Flies without Borders: Lessons from Chennai on Improving Municipal Public Health Services; Are Invisible Walls Inhibiting Internal Migration in India? ... See More +

Newsletter 123703 FEB 28, 2018

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India's internal labor migration paradox : the statistical and the real (English)

Internal labor migration rates in India have been largely static and low in recent times compared with those in other countries. This is a cause for concern because internal migration for economic reasons can promote the agglomeration of economic activity in more productive locations and directly contribute to reducing poverty through remittances. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8356 FEB 26, 2018

Nayyar,Gaurav; Kim,Kyoung Yang Disclosed

Wider economic benefits of investments in transport corridors and the role of complementary policies (English)

This paper estimates the impact of the Golden Quadrilateral and North-South-East-West Highways in India on welfare, social inclusion, and environmental quality. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8350 FEB 21, 2018

Melecky,Martin; Sharma,Siddharth; Subhash,Hari Disclosed

Unlocking India's logistics potential : the value of disaggregated macroscopic freight flow analysis (English)

India is one of the fastest growing major economies. However, at 14 percent of gross domestic product, its logistics costs are high relative to the 8 to 10 percent that is typical of most advanced economies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8337 FEB 13, 2018

Aritua,Bernard; Havenga,Jan; Simpson,Zane Paul; Chiew,Esther Woon Lyn Disclosed

Do management interventions last ? evidence from India (English)

Beginning in 2008, the authors conducted a randomized controlled trial that changed management practices in a set of Indian weaving firms (Bloom et al. 2013). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8339 FEB 13, 2018

Bloom,Nicholas; Mahajan,Aprajit; Mckenzie,David J.; Roberts,John Disclosed

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Forests and fire : strengthening prevention and management in India (English)
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JUN 14, 2018 127284 Working Paper
Rural roads and local economic development (English)
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JUN 05, 2018 WPS8466 Policy Research Working Paper
Using courts to realize education rights : reflections from India and Indonesia (English)
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MAY 21, 2018 WPS8448 Policy Research Working Paper
Rajasthan playing to its strengths : a strategy for sustained and inclusive growth (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 126137 Working Paper
The World Bank in India newsletter vol. 16 (no. 6) (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 126736 Newsletter
Estimating intergenerational mobility with incomplete data : coresidency and truncation bias in rank-based relative and absolute mobility measures (English)
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APR 18, 2018 WPS8414 Policy Research Working Paper
Closer, but no cigar : intergenerational mobility across caste groups in India (English)
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APR 11, 2018 WPS8401 Policy Research Working Paper
Paris climate agreement and the global economy : winners and losers (English)
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APR 02, 2018 WPS8392 Policy Research Working Paper
A Window of Opportunity : A Diagnostic of Adolescent Girls and Young Women’s Socio-Economic Empowerment in Jharkhand, India (English)
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APR 01, 2018 125153 Working Paper
Case study - Cultivating a love of learning in K-12 : BYJU’s : how a learning app is promoting deep conceptual understanding that is improving educational outcomes in India (English)
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APR 01, 2018 125923 Working Paper
Contract management workshop (capacity building) : completion report (English)
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APR 01, 2018 126452 Working Paper
Safety nets and natural disaster mitigation: evidence from cyclone Phailin in Odisha (English)
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MAR 26, 2018 WPS8375 Policy Research Working Paper
Asymmetric information on noncognitive skills in the Indian labor market : an experiment in online job portal (English)
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MAR 26, 2018 WPS8378 Policy Research Working Paper
Reflections of employers' gender preferences in job ads in India : an analysis of online job portal data (English)
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MAR 26, 2018 WPS8379 Policy Research Working Paper
The World Bank in India newsletter vol. 16 (no. 5) (English)
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MAR 01, 2018 125190 Working Paper
Research digest newsletter Vol. 12 (No. 2) (English)
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FEB 28, 2018 123703 Newsletter
India's internal labor migration paradox : the statistical and the real (English)
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FEB 26, 2018 WPS8356 Policy Research Working Paper
Wider economic benefits of investments in transport corridors and the role of complementary policies (English)
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FEB 21, 2018 WPS8350 Policy Research Working Paper
Unlocking India's logistics potential : the value of disaggregated macroscopic freight flow analysis (English)
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FEB 13, 2018 WPS8337 Policy Research Working Paper
Do management interventions last ? evidence from India (English)
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FEB 13, 2018 WPS8339 Policy Research Working Paper