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Colombia : Can a Successful Parenting Program be Implemented at Scale? (English)

Children everywhere need enough nutritious food and stimulation to grow and develop to their full potential. Yet many disadvantaged children in low-income countries do not receive the support they need in the first years of life, negatively affecting their future health, education, and earnings. ... See More +

Brief 139102 JUL 01, 2019

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Caso de Negocios para la Ganaderia Sostenible en Colombia (Spanish)

Capitalizing the results of the Mainstreaming Sustainable Cattle Ranching Project in Colombia with purpose of supporting relevant stakeholders in the making decisions processes, the World Bank, with the technical support of the Project partners and the financial support of the United Kingdom, developed, commissioned to TechnoServe, the development of a business case for the implementation and expansion of silvopastoral systems in Colombia. ... See More +

Working Paper 138553 JUN 28, 2019

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Poverty and Shared Prosperity in Colombia : Background Paper for Policy Notes (English)

Colombia’s solid economic growth since early 2000s has led to significant social improvements. Since the turn of the century, extreme poverty in Colombia almost halved, falling from 17.7 percent in 2002 to 7.4 percent in 2017. ... See More +

Report 137861 JUN 14, 2019

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Spatial Heterogeneity and Household Life Cycle in the Multidimensional Poverty Index : The Case of Colombia (English)

This note discusses the evolution of the MPI in Colombia since 2010 and describes some of the challenges associated with the spatial heterogeneity of multidimensional poverty across urban and rural areas, and the relationship between life cycle and the evolution of the MPI over time. ... See More +

Report 137860 JUN 14, 2019

Pico Mejia,Julieth Carolina; Olivieri,Sergio Daniel; Felipe Balcázar, Carlos; Malásquez, Eduardo A. Disclosed

Gender Equality in Colombia : Country Gender Assessment (English)

Achieving gender equality in Colombia is critical to the country’s future economic development and social cohesion; yet it remains an ongoing challenge. ... See More +

Working Paper 137862 JUN 14, 2019

Muller,Miriam; Olivieri,Sergio Daniel Disclosed

Improving Management in Colombian Firms Through Individual and Group Consulting (English)

The latest note tests two different approaches to improving management, and finds a novel group-based approach to be more cost-effective than the standard approach of providing consulting to individual firms. ... See More +

Brief 137571 JUN 01, 2019

Iacovone,Leonardo; Maloney,William F.; Mckenzie,David J. Disclosed

Improving Management with Individual and Group-Based Consulting : Results from a Randomized Experiment in Colombia (English)

Differences in management quality are an important contributor to productivity differences across countries. A key question is how to best improve poor management in developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8854 MAY 15, 2019

Iacovone,Leonardo; Maloney,William F.; Mckenzie,David J. Disclosed

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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Do Information Technologies Improve Teenagers' Sexual Education ? Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation in Colombia (English)

This study reports results from a randomized evaluation of a mandatory six-month Internet-based sexual education course implemented across public junior high schools in 21 Colombian cities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8821 APR 17, 2019

Chong,Alberto; Gonzalez-Navarro,Marco; Karlan,Dean S.; Valdivia,Martin Disclosed

Are Management Practices Failing or Aiding the Private Sector in South America? (English)

An expanding body of literature has shown that better management practices can offer significant boosts to firms' productivity; this research illustrates that firms in South America are no exception. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8783 MAR 19, 2019

Hyland,Marie Caitriona; Francis,David C.; Rodriguez Meza,Jorge Luis Disclosed

Learning from Developing Country Power Market Experiences : The Case of Colombia (English)

The Colombian power market was established in 1995, driven primarily by concerns about the reliability of supply in the largely hydro-based domestic power system. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8771 MAR 11, 2019

Rudnick,Hugh; Velasquez,Constantin Disclosed

Colombia : Can a Management and Information System Improve Education Quality? (English)

The Results in Education for All Children (REACH) Trust Fund at the World Bank funded the development of a Management & Information System to monitor the quality of the education system in Colombia. ... See More +

Brief 135101 FEB 28, 2019

Cerdan-Infantes,Pedro; Zavala Garcia,Francisco Disclosed

The Use of Data Analytics Techniques to Assess the Functioning of a Government's Financial Management Information System : An Application to Pakistan and Cambodia (English)

Public financial management enables government to implement policy. Financial management information systems are a central element of PFM in that they facilitate government financial transactions and subject them to rigorous budgetary controls. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8689 JAN 03, 2019

Hashim,Ali; Piattifuenfkirchen,Moritz Otto Maria Alfons; Cole,Winston Percy Onipede; Naqvi,Ammar; Minallah,Akmal; Prathna,Maun; So,Sokbunthoeun Disclosed

Vivienda Digna para Todos (Spanish)

Report 137726 JAN 01, 2019

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Doing Business 2019 : Training for Reform - Colombia (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 131618 OCT 31, 2018

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Colombia - Fiscal Consolidation PA (English)

Colombia has a strong macroeconomic and fiscal policy framework that served it well when faced with a large income oil shock over the mid-2014-2015 period. ... See More +

Report 138942 OCT 31, 2018

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FDI and the Skill Premium : Evidence from Emerging Economies (English)

Foreign direct investment may play an important role in transferring technologies from high-income to emerging economies, which can lead to uneven effects on the wages of skilled and unskilled workers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8613 OCT 12, 2018

Vargas Da Cruz,Marcio Jose; Nayyar,Gaurav; Toews,Gerhard; Vezina,Pierre-Louis Disclosed

Tax-Transfers Schemes, Informality, and Search Frictions in a Small Open Economy (English)

This paper evaluates the impact of market-oriented structural reforms, in particular labor market policies, social assistance programs, and trade liberalization on long run unemployment, wage inequality, and the distribution of employment across sectors in a small open economy with search frictions and idiosyncratic productivity shocks. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8574 SEP 05, 2018

Robayo,Monica Disclosed

Memoria Técnica : Séptimo Encuentro Latinoamericano Sobre Derecho a la Salud y Sistemas de Salud - Montevideo, Uruguay 3, 4, y 5 de 2018 (Spanish)

El documento recoge las discusiones análisis y conclusiones de los delegados de ocho países de América Latina que participaron en el Encuentro. ... See More +

Working Paper 134507 SEP 05, 2018

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Colombia : Can a Successful Parenting Program be Implemented at Scale? (English)
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JUL 01, 2019 139102 Brief
Caso de Negocios para la Ganaderia Sostenible en Colombia (Spanish)
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JUN 28, 2019 138553 Working Paper
Poverty and Shared Prosperity in Colombia : Background Paper for Policy Notes (English)
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JUN 14, 2019 137861 Report
Spatial Heterogeneity and Household Life Cycle in the Multidimensional Poverty Index : The Case of Colombia (English)
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JUN 14, 2019 137860 Report
Gender Equality in Colombia : Country Gender Assessment (English)
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JUN 14, 2019 137862 Working Paper
Improving Management in Colombian Firms Through Individual and Group Consulting (English)
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JUN 01, 2019 137571 Brief
Proyecto para Adquisición, Manejo, Distribución, y Seguimiento de Medicamentos para la Hepatitis C (ACMED) desde el Ministerio de Salud y Protección Social Usando Inteligencia Artificial (Spanish)
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Improving Management with Individual and Group-Based Consulting : Results from a Randomized Experiment in Colombia (English)
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MAY 15, 2019 WPS8854 Policy Research Working Paper
Research digest newsletter Vol. 13 (No. 3) (English)
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APR 17, 2019 136052 Newsletter
Do Information Technologies Improve Teenagers' Sexual Education ? Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation in Colombia (English)
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APR 17, 2019 WPS8821 Policy Research Working Paper
Are Management Practices Failing or Aiding the Private Sector in South America? (English)
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MAR 19, 2019 WPS8783 Policy Research Working Paper
Learning from Developing Country Power Market Experiences : The Case of Colombia (English)
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MAR 11, 2019 WPS8771 Policy Research Working Paper
Colombia : Can a Management and Information System Improve Education Quality? (English)
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FEB 28, 2019 135101 Brief
The Use of Data Analytics Techniques to Assess the Functioning of a Government's Financial Management Information System : An Application to Pakistan and Cambodia (English)
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JAN 03, 2019 WPS8689 Policy Research Working Paper
Vivienda Digna para Todos (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2019 137726 Report
Doing Business 2019 : Training for Reform - Colombia (English)
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OCT 31, 2018 131618 Working Paper
Colombia - Fiscal Consolidation PA (English)
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OCT 31, 2018 138942 Report
FDI and the Skill Premium : Evidence from Emerging Economies (English)
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OCT 12, 2018 WPS8613 Policy Research Working Paper
Tax-Transfers Schemes, Informality, and Search Frictions in a Small Open Economy (English)
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SEP 05, 2018 WPS8574 Policy Research Working Paper
Memoria Técnica : Séptimo Encuentro Latinoamericano Sobre Derecho a la Salud y Sistemas de Salud - Montevideo, Uruguay 3, 4, y 5 de 2018 (Spanish)
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SEP 05, 2018 134507 Working Paper