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Research digest newsletter Vol. 13 (No. 3) (English)

This issue focuses on Urbanization and Infrastructure Development and features the following articles:Building Sustainable Cities and Efficient Infrastructure; Who Benefits from Investments in Bus Rapid Transit Systems? ... See More +

Newsletter 136052 APR 17, 2019

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Education Spillovers in Farm Productivity : Revisiting the Evidence (English)

This paper exploits the social organization of India to revisit the question of education spillovers in farm productivity. The fact that social interactions mainly occur within castes in rural India provides tools to show that the observed correlation between farm productivity and neighbors' education is likely to be a spillover effect. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8816 APR 11, 2019

Gille,Veronique Disclosed

The Belt and Road Initiative : Economic, Poverty and Environmental Impacts (English)

China's Belt and Road Initiative aims to improve connectivity between China and more than 70 countries through infrastructure investment and regional cooperation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8814 APR 10, 2019

Maliszewska,Maryla; Van Der Mensbrugghe,Dominique Disclosed

Electrification and Women's Empowerment : Evidence from Rural India (English)

Electrification has been shown to accelerate opportunities for women by moving them into more productive activities, but whether improvements in economic outcomes also change gender norms and practices within the household remains unclear. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8796 MAR 28, 2019

Samad,Hussain A.; Zhang,Fan Disclosed

The World Bank in India Newsletter (Vol. 17, No. 5) (English)

This newsletter includes the following headings: Social impact bond for women; Development Dialogue: From schemes to systems; Lighthouse India: Building resilient communities; Recent Project Approvals, Signings and Events; Face to face; ICR Update: Uttarakhand Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project; New Additions to the Public Information Center; and New Additions to the Public Information Center ... See More +

Newsletter 135872 MAR 01, 2019

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Integration and Price Transmission in Key Food Commodity Markets in India (English)

This paper examines patterns of market integration for food commodities in India. First, it tests the extent of domestic spatial market integration for retail and wholesale markets in 2006–14 and 2008–15, respectively, and looks at patterns of price transmission of shocks from international sources. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8755 FEB 25, 2019

Boffa,Mauro; Varela,Gonzalo J. Disclosed

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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India - Strengthening Irrigation Efficiency and Water Productivity (English)

The World Bank-supported Andhra Pradesh and Telangana State Community-Based Management (APCBTM) project (2007–2016) in India benefited 605,052 people by strengthening the capacity of community-based institutions. ... See More +

Brief 135444 JAN 01, 2019

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The World Bank in India Newsletter (vol. 17, no. 4) (English)

This newsletter includes the following headings: (i) India country partnership framework 2018-2022; (ii) development dialogue : the volatality of structural; (iii) ICR update: Tamil Nadu health systems project reforms; (iv) recent project approvals and signings; (v) face to face; (vi) new additions to the public information center; and (vii) contact information. ... See More +

Newsletter 135860 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

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

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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

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India - Case Study on Institutional Arrangement for Detecting Fraud in Government Health Insurance Program : Anti-Fraud Efforts in Government-Sponsored Health Insurance Schemes in Four Indian States (English)

Health systems are highly vulnerable to integrity violations. Government-sponsored health insurance schemes (GSHISs) in India have received a major policy focus with the Government of India launching the Ayushman Bharat - Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY) in September 2018. ... See More +

Report AUS0000676 NOV 01, 2018

Nagaraj,Bathula Amith; Jha,Rajesh-000492667; Chhabra,Sheena; Gupta,Aloke; Smith,Owen K. 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

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Research digest newsletter Vol. 13 (No. 3) (English)
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APR 17, 2019 136052 Newsletter
Education Spillovers in Farm Productivity : Revisiting the Evidence (English)
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APR 11, 2019 WPS8816 Policy Research Working Paper
The Belt and Road Initiative : Economic, Poverty and Environmental Impacts (English)
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APR 10, 2019 WPS8814 Policy Research Working Paper
Electrification and Women's Empowerment : Evidence from Rural India (English)
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MAR 28, 2019 WPS8796 Policy Research Working Paper
The World Bank in India Newsletter (Vol. 17, No. 5) (English)
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MAR 01, 2019 135872 Newsletter
Integration and Price Transmission in Key Food Commodity Markets in India (English)
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FEB 25, 2019 WPS8755 Policy Research Working Paper
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
India - Strengthening Irrigation Efficiency and Water Productivity (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 135444 Brief
The World Bank in India Newsletter (vol. 17, no. 4) (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 135860 Newsletter
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
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
The World Bank in India Newsletter (vol. 17, no. 3) (English)
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NOV 01, 2018 132734 Newsletter
India - Case Study on Institutional Arrangement for Detecting Fraud in Government Health Insurance Program : Anti-Fraud Efforts in Government-Sponsored Health Insurance Schemes in Four Indian States (English)
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NOV 01, 2018 AUS0000676 Report
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