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Meeting the Sustainable Development Goal for Electricity Access -- Using a Multi-Scenario Approach to Understand the Cost Drivers of Power Infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

This paper explores the investments needed to achieve universal access to electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa by 2030, and the additional operation and maintenance costs these investments entail. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8747 FEB 19, 2019

Nicolas,Claire Marion; Samson,Benjamin; Rozenberg,Julie Disclosed

Are Trade Preferences a Panacea? : The African Growth and Opportunity Act and African Exports (English)

Does "infant industry" preferential access durably boost export performance? This paper exploits significant trade policy changes in the United States around the turn of the 21st century to address this question. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8753 FEB 19, 2019

Fernandes,Ana Margarida; Maemir,Hibret Belete; Mattoo,Aaditya; Forero Rojas,Alejandro Disclosed

Are They Really Being Served? : Assessing Effective Infrastructure Access and Quality in 15 Kenyan Cities (English)

This paper proposes a framework that examines three levels of access to infrastructure -- nominal, effective, and quality-adjusted access. Most conventional indicators measure nominal access --whether a household has physical access to a service in or near the house. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8750 FEB 19, 2019

Gulyani,Sumila; Ryan Rizvi,Andrea C.; Talukdar,Debabrata Disclosed

Estimation of Poverty in Somalia Using Innovative Methodologies (English)

Somalia is highly data-deprived, leaving policy makers to operate in a statistical vacuum. To overcome this challenge, the World Bank implemented wave 2 of the Somalia High Frequency Survey to better understand livelihoods and vulnerabilities and, especially, to estimate national poverty indicators. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 134661 FEB 14, 2019

Pape,Utz Johann Disclosed

Improving Access and Quality in Early Childhood Development Programs : Experimental Evidence from The Gambia (English)

Early childhood experiences lay the foundation for outcomes later in life. Policy makers in developing countries face a dual challenge of promoting access to and quality of early childhood development services, but evidence on how to manage this trade-off is scarce. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8737 FEB 13, 2019

Blimpo,Moussa Pouguinimpo; Amaro Da Costa Luz Carneiro,Pedro Manuel; Jervis,Pamela; Pugatch,Todd Disclosed

Estimation of Poverty in Somalia Using Innovative Methodologies (English)

Somalia is highly data-deprived, leaving policy makers to operate in a statistical vacuum. To overcome this challenge, the World Bank implemented wave 2 of the Somali High Frequency Survey to better understand livelihoods and vulnerabilities and, especially, to estimate national poverty indicators. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8735 FEB 12, 2019

Pape,Utz Johann; Wollburg,Philip Randolph Disclosed

Multi-Donor Trust Fund for Integrated Landscape Management : Annual Report 2018 - Mozambique (English)

This Annual Progress Report presents progress, achievements, challenges and a proposed way forward of the Multi-Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) for Integrated Landscape and Management (ILM) in Mozambique for 2018. ... See More +

Annual Report 134663 FEB 12, 2019

Disclosed

Enhancing Young Children's Language Acquisition through Parent-Child Book-Sharing : A Randomized Trial in Rural Kenya (English)

Worldwide, 250 million children under five (43 percent) are not meeting their developmental potential because they lack adequate nutrition and cognitive stimulation in early childhood. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8733 FEB 07, 2019

Knauer,Heather Ashley; Jakiela,Pamela; Ozier,Owen; Aboud,Frances E; Fernald,Lia C.H. Disclosed

A Joint Foreign Currency Risk Management Approach for Sovereign Assets and Liabilities (English)

An asset and liability management framework for managing risks arising from sovereign foreign exchange obligations requires a joint analysis of (i) the external financial liabilities resulting from a country's sovereign debt and (ii) the foreign exchange assets of its central bank. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8728 FEB 05, 2019

Cangoz,Mehmet Coskun; Sulla,Olga; Wang,ChunLan; Dychala,Christopher Benjamin Disclosed

Why Do So Many Water Points Fail in Tanzania ? An Empirical Analysis of Contributing Factors (English)

According to the 2015 Tanzania Water Point Mapping data, about 29 percent of all water points are non-functional, out of which 20 percent failed within the first year. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8729 FEB 05, 2019

Joseph,George; Andres,Luis Alberto; Chellaraj,Gnanaraj; Grabinsky Zabludovsky,Jonathan; Ayling,Sophie Charlotte Emi; Hoo,Yi Rong Disclosed

Estimating Poverty in a Fragile Context : The High Frequency Survey in South Sudan (English)

The High Frequency South Sudan Survey, implemented by the South Sudan National Bureau of Statistics in collaboration with the World Bank, conducted several waves of representative surveys across seven of the ten former states between 2015 and 2017. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 134221 JAN 30, 2019

Pape,Utz Johann; Parisotto,Luca Disclosed

Estimating Poverty in a Fragile Context -- The High Frequency Survey in South Sudan (English)

The High Frequency South Sudan Survey, implemented by the South Sudan National Bureau of Statistics in collaboration with the World Bank, conducted several waves of representative surveys across seven of the ten former states between 2015 and 2017. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8722 JAN 29, 2019

Pape,Utz Johann; Parisotto,Luca Disclosed

Making it Easier for Women in Malawi to Formalize Their Firms and Access Financial Services (English)

The rate of informal firms is high in Sub-Saharan Africa, especially for those that are women-owned and in the poorest countries, despite a total of 107 business regulatory reforms recorded by Doing Business across 40 economies in the region. ... See More +

Brief 134095 JAN 28, 2019

Campos,Francisco Moraes Leitao; Goldstein,Markus P.; Mckenzie,David J. Disclosed

A Destiny Shaped by Water : A Diagnostic of Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) and Poverty in Niger (English)

The Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Poverty Diagnostic (PD) in Niger is part of a global initiative to improve evidence on the linkages between WASH and poverty. ... See More +

Other Poverty Study 134021 JAN 24, 2019

World Bank Disclosed

Measuring Farm Labor : Survey Experimental Evidence from Ghana (English)

This study examines recall bias in farm labor by conducting a randomized survey experiment in Ghana. Hours of farm labor obtained from a recall survey conducted at the end of the season are compared with data collected weekly throughout the season. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8717 JAN 23, 2019

Gaddis,Isis; Siwatu,Gbemisola Oseni; Palacios-Lopez,Amparo; Pieters,Janneke Disclosed

Guinea-Bissau - Public Expenditure Review : Managing Public Finance for Development (English)

Guinea-Bissau is a small state in West Africa with a population of around 1.8 million. It is rich in natural resources (fisheries, forestry and agriculture) and biodiversity. ... See More +

Public Expenditure Review 133866 JAN 17, 2019

Disclosed

Moving Further on Civil Service Reforms in Ethiopia : Findings and Implications from a Civil Service Survey and Qualitative Analysis (English)

This report identifies key challenges facing the Ethiopian civil service today and suggests avenuesfor further reforms. Ethiopia’s civil service has so far developed at a rapid pace and faces anumber of constraints, challenges, and new or expanding demands. ... See More +

Working Paper 133754 JAN 15, 2019

Araya,Elsa Disclosed

Managing South Africa's Exposure to Eskom : How to Evaluate the Credit Risk from the Sovereign Guarantees? (English)

The South African government offers various support mechanisms to support Eskom, the state-owned electric utility, and the independent power producers in providing low-cost electricity, including credit and payment guarantees. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8703 JAN 15, 2019

Bachmair,Fritz Florian; Aslan,Cigdem; Maseko,Mkhulu Disclosed

Impact of Drought on Poverty in Somalia (English)

Understanding the magnitude and importance of income shocks, such as drought or conflict, in causing and perpetuating poverty is critical to designing policies aimed at building resilience and contributing toward the goal of ending poverty. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 133692 JAN 11, 2019

Pape,Utz Johann; Wollburg,Philip Randolph Disclosed

Impact of Drought on Poverty in Somalia (English)

Understanding the magnitude and importance of income shocks, such as drought or conflict, in causing and perpetuating poverty is critical to designing policies aimed at building resilience and contributing toward the goal of ending poverty. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8698 JAN 10, 2019

Pape,Utz Johann; Wollburg,Philip Randolph Disclosed

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Meeting the Sustainable Development Goal for Electricity Access -- Using a Multi-Scenario Approach to Understand the Cost Drivers of Power Infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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FEB 19, 2019 WPS8747 Policy Research Working Paper
Are Trade Preferences a Panacea? : The African Growth and Opportunity Act and African Exports (English)
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FEB 19, 2019 WPS8753 Policy Research Working Paper
Are They Really Being Served? : Assessing Effective Infrastructure Access and Quality in 15 Kenyan Cities (English)
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FEB 19, 2019 WPS8750 Policy Research Working Paper
Estimation of Poverty in Somalia Using Innovative Methodologies (English)
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FEB 14, 2019 134661 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Improving Access and Quality in Early Childhood Development Programs : Experimental Evidence from The Gambia (English)
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FEB 13, 2019 WPS8737 Policy Research Working Paper
Estimation of Poverty in Somalia Using Innovative Methodologies (English)
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FEB 12, 2019 WPS8735 Policy Research Working Paper
Multi-Donor Trust Fund for Integrated Landscape Management : Annual Report 2018 - Mozambique (English)
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FEB 12, 2019 134663 Annual Report
Enhancing Young Children's Language Acquisition through Parent-Child Book-Sharing : A Randomized Trial in Rural Kenya (English)
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FEB 07, 2019 WPS8733 Policy Research Working Paper
A Joint Foreign Currency Risk Management Approach for Sovereign Assets and Liabilities (English)
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FEB 05, 2019 WPS8728 Policy Research Working Paper
Why Do So Many Water Points Fail in Tanzania ? An Empirical Analysis of Contributing Factors (English)
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FEB 05, 2019 WPS8729 Policy Research Working Paper
Estimating Poverty in a Fragile Context : The High Frequency Survey in South Sudan (English)
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JAN 30, 2019 134221 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Estimating Poverty in a Fragile Context -- The High Frequency Survey in South Sudan (English)
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JAN 29, 2019 WPS8722 Policy Research Working Paper
Making it Easier for Women in Malawi to Formalize Their Firms and Access Financial Services (English)
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JAN 28, 2019 134095 Brief
A Destiny Shaped by Water : A Diagnostic of Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) and Poverty in Niger (English)
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JAN 24, 2019 134021 Other Poverty Study
Measuring Farm Labor : Survey Experimental Evidence from Ghana (English)
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JAN 23, 2019 WPS8717 Policy Research Working Paper
Guinea-Bissau - Public Expenditure Review : Managing Public Finance for Development (English)
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JAN 17, 2019 133866 Public Expenditure Review
Moving Further on Civil Service Reforms in Ethiopia : Findings and Implications from a Civil Service Survey and Qualitative Analysis (English)
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JAN 15, 2019 133754 Working Paper
Managing South Africa's Exposure to Eskom : How to Evaluate the Credit Risk from the Sovereign Guarantees? (English)
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JAN 15, 2019 WPS8703 Policy Research Working Paper
Impact of Drought on Poverty in Somalia (English)
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JAN 11, 2019 133692 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Impact of Drought on Poverty in Somalia (English)
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JAN 10, 2019 WPS8698 Policy Research Working Paper