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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

Afghanistan development update (English)

The Afghanistan Development Update is a twice-annual publication providing analysis of recent developments and presenting the World Bank team’s most-recent macroeconomic projections. ... See More +

Working Paper 129163 AUG 01, 2018

Haque,Tobias Akhtar; Sahibzada,Habiburahman; Shome,Saurabh; Haven,Bernard James; Lee,Taehyun 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

Institutional assessment of the Central Statistics Organization (English)

Afghanistan has achieved substantial development progress since 2001, but faces important upcoming challenges. Government efforts supported by aid inflows have fueled rapid economic growth, expanded the quality of and access to basic social services, and improved the capacity of public sector institutions. ... See More +

Working Paper 127466 JUN 01, 2018

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Conflict and the nature of precautionary wealth (English)

The paper uses a detailed household survey to document precautionary wealth accumulation in Afghanistan, with wealth being significantly higher for households facing higher income uncertainty. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8453 MAY 23, 2018

Aghabarari,Leila; Rostom,Ahmed Mohamed Tawfick; Sinha,Rishabh Disclosed

Research digest newsletter Vol. 12 (No. 3) (English)

This issue focuses on FCV Countries and Topics and features the following articles: Confronting the Development Challenges of Fragility, Conflict, and Violence; What Drives the Radicalization of Foreign Terrorist Recruits? ... See More +

Newsletter 126360 MAY 22, 2018

Disclosed

Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF) : adminstrator's report on financial status as of May 21, 2018 (end of fifth month of FY1397) (English)

As of May 21, 2018, the cash balance stood at USD 1,443.92 million comprising: (a) USD 84.19 million in the Recurrent Cost Trust Fund (excluding USD 50 million in the designated Account); (b)combined undisbursed balance of the ARTF active investment portfolio of USD 797.35 million; (c)USD 0.73 million combined undisbursed balance of the Research and Analysis Program and (d)USD 18.12 million reserved for the Monitoring and Supervisory Agents, leaving a net unallocated cash balance of USD 493.53 million. ... See More +

Working Paper 129155 MAY 21, 2018

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Investment under risks and uncertainty in Afghanistan (English)

This paper investigates the state of low investment in Afghanistan by studying how investment decisions interact with risks and uncertainty in the presence of underdeveloped financial markets. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8443 MAY 15, 2018

Farazi,Subika; Rostom,Ahmed Mohamed Tawfick; Sinha,Rishabh Disclosed

ARTF : administrator's report on financial status as of April 20, 2018 (end of fourth month of FY1397) (English)

As of April 20, 2018, the cash balance comprised of: (a) the recurrent cost trust fund; (b) combined undisbursed balance of the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF) active investment portfolio; (c) combined undisbursed balance of the research and analysis program; and (d) reserved for the monitoring and supervisory agents, leaving a net unallocated cash balance. ... See More +

Working Paper 129146 APR 20, 2018

Disclosed

The World Bank Group in Afghanistan : country update (English)

Afghanistan's biggest economic challenge is finding sustainable sources of growth. To date, the World Bank has committed more than 3.85 billion dollars for development projects. ... See More +

Newsletter 124762 APR 01, 2018

Pashto, Dari Disclosed

The World Bank Group in Afghanistan : country update : په افغانستان کې د نړیوال بانک ګروپ: د هیواد تازه معلومات (Pashto)

Afghanistan's biggest economic challenge is finding sustainable sources of growth. To date, the World Bank has committed more than 3.85 billion dollars for development projects. ... See More +

Newsletter 124762 APR 01, 2018

Zia,Abdul Raouf Dari, English Disclosed

The World Bank Group in Afghanistan : country update : گروه بانک جهانی در افغانستان: به روز رسانی کشور (Dari)

Afghanistan's biggest economic challenge is finding sustainable sources of growth. To date, the World Bank has committed more than 3.85 billion dollars for development projects. ... See More +

Newsletter 124762 APR 01, 2018

Zia,Abdul Raouf Pashto, English Disclosed

Progress in the face of insecurity : improving health outcomes in Afghanistan (Vol. 2) : main report (English)

Afghanistan has made strong gains in health outcomes, health service coverage andhealth systems performance since 2003, with a particular impact on women andchildren's health. ... See More +

Working Paper 123809 APR 01, 2018

Chopra,Mickey; Arur,Aneesa Disclosed

Precautionary wealth and financial access : evidence from Afghanistan (English)

Working Paper 124878 MAR 26, 2018

Rostom,Ahmed Mohamed Tawfick; Sinha,Rishabh; Aghabarari,Leila Not Disclosed

Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF) : administrator’s report on financial status as of March 20, 2018, (end of third month of FY1397) (English)

As of March 20, 2018, the cash balance stood at 1,461.86 million US dollars comprising: (a) 84.42 million US dollars in the recurrent cost trust fund (excluding 50 million US dollars in the designated account); (b) combined undisbursed balance of the ARTF active investment portfolio of 746.24 million US dollars cash balance of 558.98 million US dollars. ... See More +

Working Paper 129154 MAR 20, 2018

Disclosed

Afghanistan - Improving yields and incomes for raisin farmers through markets (English)

The World Bank Group is supporting a transformation in Afghanistan’s underdeveloped raisins sector to recapture its former status as a world-class producer and exporter. ... See More +

Brief 125062 MAR 01, 2018

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Progress in the face of insecurity : improving health outcomes in Afghanistan : policy brief (English)

Afghanistan has made strong gains in health outcomes, health service coverage andhealth systems performance since 2003, with a particular impact on women andchildren's health. ... See More +

Working Paper 123809 MAR 01, 2018

Chopra,Mickey; Arur,Aneesa Disclosed

ARTF : administrator's report on financial status as of February 19, 2018 (end of second month of FY1397) (English)

As of February 19, 2018, the cash balance comprised of: (a) the recurrent cost trust fund; (b) combined undisbursed balance of the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF) active investment portfolio; (c) combined undisbursed balance of the research and analysis program; and (d) reserved for the monitoring and supervisory agents, leaving a net unallocated cash balance. ... See More +

Working Paper 129145 FEB 19, 2018

Disclosed

Jobs from Agriculture in Afghanistan (English)

The agriculture sector can play an important role in poverty reduction and sustained growth in Afghanistan, primarily through job creation, improved productivity, and inclusiveness. ... See More +

Publication 123158 FEB 05, 2018

Leao,Izabela; Ahmed,Md Mansur; Kar,Anuja Disclosed

ARTF : administrator's report on financial status as of January 20, 2018 (end of first month of FY1397) (English)

As of January 20, 2018, the cash balance comprised of: (a) the recurrent cost trust fund; (b) combined undisbursed balance of the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF) active investment portfolio; (c) combined undisbursed balance of the research and analysis program; and (d) reserved for the monitoring and supervisory agents, leaving a net unallocated cash balance. ... See More +

Working Paper 129150 JAN 20, 2018

Disclosed

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
The cost of nutritious food in South Asia (English)
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AUG 16, 2018 WPS8557 Policy Research Working Paper
Afghanistan development update (English)
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AUG 01, 2018 129163 Working Paper
Measuring districts' monthly economic activity from outer space (English)
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JUL 12, 2018 WPS8523 Policy Research Working Paper
Institutional assessment of the Central Statistics Organization (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 127466 Working Paper
Conflict and the nature of precautionary wealth (English)
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MAY 23, 2018 WPS8453 Policy Research Working Paper
Research digest newsletter Vol. 12 (No. 3) (English)
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MAY 22, 2018 126360 Newsletter
Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF) : adminstrator's report on financial status as of May 21, 2018 (end of fifth month of FY1397) (English)
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MAY 21, 2018 129155 Working Paper
Investment under risks and uncertainty in Afghanistan (English)
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MAY 15, 2018 WPS8443 Policy Research Working Paper
ARTF : administrator's report on financial status as of April 20, 2018 (end of fourth month of FY1397) (English)
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APR 20, 2018 129146 Working Paper
The World Bank Group in Afghanistan : country update (English)
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APR 01, 2018 124762 Newsletter Pashto, Dari
The World Bank Group in Afghanistan : country update : په افغانستان کې د نړیوال بانک ګروپ: د هیواد تازه معلومات (Pashto)
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APR 01, 2018 124762 Newsletter Dari, English
The World Bank Group in Afghanistan : country update : گروه بانک جهانی در افغانستان: به روز رسانی کشور (Dari)
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APR 01, 2018 124762 Newsletter Pashto, English
Progress in the face of insecurity : improving health outcomes in Afghanistan (Vol. 2) : main report (English)
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APR 01, 2018 123809 Working Paper
Precautionary wealth and financial access : evidence from Afghanistan (English)
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MAR 26, 2018 124878 Working Paper
Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF) : administrator’s report on financial status as of March 20, 2018, (end of third month of FY1397) (English)
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MAR 20, 2018 129154 Working Paper
Afghanistan - Improving yields and incomes for raisin farmers through markets (English)
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MAR 01, 2018 125062 Brief
Progress in the face of insecurity : improving health outcomes in Afghanistan : policy brief (English)
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MAR 01, 2018 123809 Working Paper
ARTF : administrator's report on financial status as of February 19, 2018 (end of second month of FY1397) (English)
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FEB 19, 2018 129145 Working Paper
Jobs from Agriculture in Afghanistan (English)
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FEB 05, 2018 123158 Publication
ARTF : administrator's report on financial status as of January 20, 2018 (end of first month of FY1397) (English)
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JAN 20, 2018 129150 Working Paper