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Africa Region - Gender Action Plan FY18-22 (English)

This Regional Gender Action Plan (RGAP) presents the broad approach that the Africa Region of the WBG will take to address gender inequality FY18-22. ... See More +

Working Paper 130030 SEP 19, 2018

Disclosed

São Tomé and Príncipe - Joint Bank-Fund Debt Sustainability Analysis : 2018 Update (English)

São Tomé and Príncipe is classified as being in debt distress according to this joint World Bank-IMF low-income country debt sustainability analysis (DSA). ... See More +

Working Paper 129999 SEP 14, 2018

Disclosed

Revisiting the Poverty Trend in Rwanda : 2010/11 to 2013/14 (English)

According to the official statistics published by the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda, the country registered a decline in poverty from 46 percent in 2010/11 to 39 percent in 2013/14. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8585 SEP 13, 2018

Fatima,Freeha; Yoshida,Nobuo Disclosed

The Market for Remittance Services in Southern Africa (English)

Remittances are an important source of income for households in the Southern African Development Community (SADC), as well as a crucial source of foreign exchange for countries in the region. ... See More +

Working Paper 129842 SEP 10, 2018

Nicolì, Marco; Kachingwe,Nomsa Lutepo; Kaput,Emily Nicole Disclosed

Rwanda Agriculture Finance Diagnostic (English)

Agriculture is critical to Rwanda’s economy and a key sector in Rwanda’s Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS). Agriculture finance is a national priority to achieve transformation of the agriculture sector and greater financial inclusion. ... See More +

Working Paper 129841 SEP 10, 2018

Nair,Ajai; Ono,Toshiaki; Mapfumo,Shadreck; Gakombe,Brice; Mpambara,Aimee Marie Ange; Allen,Jeffrey Stephen; Ali,Daniel Ayalew; Huguette,Mwiseneza; Shmidt,Oxana; Estep,Tora Johanna Disclosed

Endowment Effects and Usage of Financial Products : Field Evidence from Malawi (English)

When offered a choice between two savings accounts, prior account holders are significantly less likely to switch to a cheaper account, compared with new subjects without a prior account. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8576 SEP 05, 2018

Gine,Xavier; Goldberg,Jessica Ann Disclosed

Elected Members Briefing Note : Participatory Budgeting (English)

KADP has developed this County leader’s briefing note on Participatory Budgeting (PB) to support leaders to understand PB, why it is important, its pros and cons, as well as highlight a few successful case studies. ... See More +

Working Paper 129747 SEP 03, 2018

Kotut,Johnstone Kiptum; Omolo,Annette Akinyi; Hall,Jeremy Andrew Buchyzia; Wanjiru,Rose Ruth Disclosed

Kenya's Strategy to Make Liquefied Petroleum Gas the Nation's Primary Cooking Fuel (English)

Adoption of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) as a clean cooking solution is lagging behind Kenya's 2030 development goal, despite several government initiatives along the LPG value chain. ... See More +

Brief 129734 SEP 01, 2018

Disclosed

Understanding and Addressing Gender-Based Violence (English)

In 2014, the World Bank launched the Development Response to Displacement Impacts Program (DRDIP), a regional operation in the Horn of Africa. Under the second phase of DRDIP, the government of Kenya will implement the Kenya Development Response to Displacement Impacts Project (KDRDIP) in collaboration with the World Bank, aimed at improving access to basic social services; expanding economic opportunities; enhancing the environmental management of communities hosting refugees; and addressing the impacts caused by the protracted presence of refugees in the Kenyan counties of Garissa, Wajir, and Turkana. ... See More +

Working Paper 129961 SEP 01, 2018

Vemuru,Varalakshmi; Ward,Jeanne Louise Disclosed

An Agro-Led Structural Transformation (English)

The latest economic brief highlights that Zambia's rising macroeconomic imbalances, high debt and associated costs of debt service are crowding out private sector growth. ... See More +

Working Paper 130011 SEP 01, 2018

Disclosed

Unlocking the potential of Lesotho’s private sector : a focus on apparel, horticulture, and ICT (English)

Job creation and private sector growth are at the heart of Lesotho’s development agenda. Indeed, despite continuous economic growth during the past decade, over a quarter of the population is unemployed and more than half lives below the national poverty line. ... See More +

Working Paper 128075 SEP 01, 2018

Aterido,Reyes; Troiano,Sara; Kelly,Timothy John Charles; Reva,Anna [editor] Disclosed

Gender Gaps in Property Ownership in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

Women's ownership, use, and control over property matter for their well-being and agency and can influence outcomes for the second generation -- women's daughters and sons. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8573 AUG 30, 2018

Gaddis,Isis; Lahoti,Rahul Suresh; Li,Wenjie Disclosed

Methodology for Poverty Measurement in Malawi (English)

The fourth Integrated Household Survey (IHS4) is a multi-topic survey implemented by the National Statistical Office (NSO) of Malawi between April 2016 to April 2017. ... See More +

Working Paper 129570 AUG 21, 2018

Disclosed

Creating new positions ? direct and indirect effects of a subsidized apprenticeship program (English)

Evaluations of employment programs usually focus on direct impacts on participants. Yet employment programs can have a range of indirect effects that are rarely quantified. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8561 AUG 20, 2018

Crepon,Bruno Jacques Jean Philippe; Premand,Patrick Disclosed

Financial development, exchange rate regimes, and growth dynamics (English)

This paper utilizes data for African countries to analyze the extent to which financial development affects the dynamics of the relationship between exchange rate flexibility and economic growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8562 AUG 20, 2018

Kassa,Woubet; Lartey,Emmanuel Kwasi Koranteng Disclosed

Land fragmentation and food insecurity in Ethiopia (English)

This paper revisits the economic consequences of land fragmentation, taking seriously concerns regarding the exogeneity of fragmentation, its measurement and the importance of considering impacts in terms of welfare metrics. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8559 AUG 17, 2018

Knippenberg,Erwin Willem Yvonnick Leon; Jolliffe,Dean Mitchell; Hoddinott,John Disclosed

The consequences of political interference in bureaucratic decision making : evidence from Nigeria (English)

This paper investigates the consequences of granting politicians power over bureaucrats in the implementation of small-scale public infrastructure projects. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8554 AUG 15, 2018

Rogger,Daniel Oliver Disclosed

Competing priorities : women's microenterprises and household relationships (English)

Recent studies have suggested that women's business decisions are influenced by members of their household, especially their spouse, and that these intrahousehold dynamics contribute to gender gaps in entrepreneurship outcomes. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8550 AUG 13, 2018

Friedson-Ridenour,Sophia; Pierotti,Rachael Susan Disclosed

Heterogeneous impacts of main and feeder road improvements : evidence from Ethiopia (English)

Rural access is among the most important infrastructure constraints in rural Africa. Using the results from comprehensive household surveys and other data from Ethiopia, the paper recasts light on the heterogeneous impacts of road accessibility on agriculture and nonagricultural growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8548 AUG 13, 2018

Iimi,Atsushi; Mengesha,Haileyesus Adamtei; Markland,James; Asrat ,Yetmgeta; Kassahun,Kefargachew Disclosed

Nutrition, religion, and widowhood in Nigeria (English)

It is known that Muslim women in Nigeria have significantly worse nutritional status than their Christian counterparts. The paper first shows that this difference is explained by covariates including geographic location, ethnicity, household wealth, and women’s education. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8549 AUG 13, 2018

Milazzo,Annamaria; Van De Walle,Dominique Disclosed

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Africa Region - Gender Action Plan FY18-22 (English)
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SEP 19, 2018 130030 Working Paper
São Tomé and Príncipe - Joint Bank-Fund Debt Sustainability Analysis : 2018 Update (English)
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SEP 14, 2018 129999 Working Paper
Revisiting the Poverty Trend in Rwanda : 2010/11 to 2013/14 (English)
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SEP 13, 2018 WPS8585 Policy Research Working Paper
The Market for Remittance Services in Southern Africa (English)
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SEP 10, 2018 129842 Working Paper
Rwanda Agriculture Finance Diagnostic (English)
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SEP 10, 2018 129841 Working Paper
Endowment Effects and Usage of Financial Products : Field Evidence from Malawi (English)
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SEP 05, 2018 WPS8576 Policy Research Working Paper
Elected Members Briefing Note : Participatory Budgeting (English)
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SEP 03, 2018 129747 Working Paper
Kenya's Strategy to Make Liquefied Petroleum Gas the Nation's Primary Cooking Fuel (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 129734 Brief
Understanding and Addressing Gender-Based Violence (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 129961 Working Paper
An Agro-Led Structural Transformation (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 130011 Working Paper
Unlocking the potential of Lesotho’s private sector : a focus on apparel, horticulture, and ICT (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 128075 Working Paper
Gender Gaps in Property Ownership in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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AUG 30, 2018 WPS8573 Policy Research Working Paper
Methodology for Poverty Measurement in Malawi (English)
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AUG 21, 2018 129570 Working Paper
Creating new positions ? direct and indirect effects of a subsidized apprenticeship program (English)
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AUG 20, 2018 WPS8561 Policy Research Working Paper
Financial development, exchange rate regimes, and growth dynamics (English)
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AUG 20, 2018 WPS8562 Policy Research Working Paper
Land fragmentation and food insecurity in Ethiopia (English)
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AUG 17, 2018 WPS8559 Policy Research Working Paper
The consequences of political interference in bureaucratic decision making : evidence from Nigeria (English)
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AUG 15, 2018 WPS8554 Policy Research Working Paper
Competing priorities : women's microenterprises and household relationships (English)
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AUG 13, 2018 WPS8550 Policy Research Working Paper
Heterogeneous impacts of main and feeder road improvements : evidence from Ethiopia (English)
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AUG 13, 2018 WPS8548 Policy Research Working Paper
Nutrition, religion, and widowhood in Nigeria (English)
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AUG 13, 2018 WPS8549 Policy Research Working Paper