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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

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

Public health in India and four states in transition (English)

An epidemiological transition is well underway in India, in common with countries throughout much of the developing world. The transition refers to a change in the prevailing causes of illness (morbidity) and death (mortality) that is often observed by demographers as economic development and technology enables improvements in public health and sanitation. ... See More +

Brief 127758 JUN 01, 2018

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Gender in Water Snapshot : Swatchh Bharat Mission – Gramin. (English)

In many parts of the world, a combination of social norms and lack of adequate sanitation facilities leaves people with little choice but to defecate in the open. ... See More +

Brief 128320 JUN 01, 2018

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

Disclosed

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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Impact of STIR’s programming on teacher motivation and student learning (English)

The theory-of-change narrative that follows builds on STIR’s documentation as well as ID insight's understanding of the program, built through discussions and workshops with STIR (STIR Education 2015).This narrative follows the order of and is supplemented by the following detailed diagram in Table A6, we provide additional detail about the illustrated links and assumptions. ... See More +

Working Paper 127797 MAY 01, 2018

Disclosed

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

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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
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
Public health in India and four states in transition (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 127758 Brief
Gender in Water Snapshot : Swatchh Bharat Mission – Gramin. (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 128320 Brief
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
Impact of STIR’s programming on teacher motivation and student learning (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 127797 Working Paper
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