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Ghana Private Equity and Venture Capital Ecosystem Study (English)

This paper discusses the landscape for private equity and venture capital financing in Ghana. It provides an overview of the private equity and venture capital market in the country, describing key players, including funds, fund managers, investors, and public sector entities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8617 OCT 18, 2018

Divakaran,Shanthi; Schneider,Sam; Mcginnis,Patrick J. Disclosed

Root for the Tubers : Extended-Harvest Crop Production and Productivity Measurement in Surveys (English)

To document the relative accuracy of methods for microdata collection on root and tuber crop production, an experiment was implemented in Malawi over a 12-month period, randomly assigning cassava-producing households to one of four approaches: daily diary-keeping, with semi-weekly supervision visits; daily diary-keeping, with semi-weekly supervisory phone calls; two six-month recall interviews, with six months in between; and a single 12-month recall interview. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8618 OCT 18, 2018

Kilic,Talip; Moylan,Heather G.; Ilukor,John; Mtengula,Clement; Pangapanga-Phiri,Innocent Disclosed

Improving Food Security Early Warning Systems for East and Southern Africa (English)

An assessment of food security early warning systems (EWSs) was conducted to improve food security and resilience in East and Southern Africa (ESA). ... See More +

Brief 130911 OCT 15, 2018

Braimoh,Ademola; Manyena,Bernard; Suwa,Makoto; Obuya,Grace Anyango; Morales,Xenia Zia Disclosed

Who Wins and Who Loses from Staple Food Price Spikes ? Welfare Implications for Mozambique (English)

With a large share of the population dependent on agriculture and high exposure to natural disasters and other food price shocks, the welfare impacts of food price inflation in Mozambique cannot be ignored. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8612 OCT 12, 2018

Baez Ramirez,Javier Eduardo; Caruso,German Daniel; Pullabhotla,Hemant Kumar Disclosed

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

Taking Management Digital : Lessons from the Development of an Innovative Management Information System for Small Businesses in Ethiopia (English)

In many aid projects, monitoring and evaluation is a static exercise driven by donor reporting requirements. After project closure, there are seldom sustainable benefits of the monitoring and evaluation system. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8608 OCT 10, 2018

Alibhai,Aly Salman; Strobbe,Francesco; Villanger,Espen Disclosed

Foreign Investment across the Belt and Road : Patterns, Determinants, and Effects (English)

This paper examines the patterns and economic effects of foreign direct investment across the Belt and Road Initiative countries and assesses the potential role of the initiative in shaping the patterns and effects. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8607 OCT 10, 2018

Xiaoyang Chen,Maggie; Lin,Chuanhao Disclosed

Does Exposure to Other Ethnic Regions Promote National Integration? : Evidence from Nigeria (English)

This paper examines how temporary migration to a different ethnic region affects national integration. It uses original survey data from individuals who were randomly exposed to different ethnic regions of Nigeria during their mandatory national service, the largest program of its kind in Africa. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8606 OCT 09, 2018

Okunogbe,Oyebola Motunrayo Disclosed

Tuberculosis Must Fall! : A Multisector Partnership to Address TB in Southern Africa’s Mining Sector (English)

This book presents key activities, promising practices, and lessons learned to date from the World Bank’s Tuberculosis (TB) in the Mining Sector Initiative—an innovative multi sectoral, multi country, public-private regional initiative. ... See More +

Publication 130001 OCT 04, 2018

Osewe,Patrick Lumumba; Kistnasamy,Barry Disclosed

How Should the Government Bring Small Firms into the Formal System ? Experimental Evidence from Malawi (English)

Developing country governments seek to reduce the pervasive informality of firms for multiple reasons: increasing the tax base, helping firms access formal markets and grow, increasing the rule of law, and as a means to obtain data that can be used for other government functions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8601 OCT 04, 2018

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

Survey of the Kenyan Private Equity and Venture Capital Landscape (English)

This paper discusses the landscape for private equity and venture capital financing in Kenya. It provides an overview of the private equity and venture capital market in the country, describing key players, including funds, fund managers, investors, and public sector entities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8598 OCT 01, 2018

Divakaran,Shanthi; Mcginnis,Patrick J.; Schneider,Sam Disclosed

Can Job Training Decrease Women's Self-Defeating Biases? Experimental Evidence from Nigeria (English)

Gender-based occupational segregation – where women are concentrated in low-paid or low-profit sectors – is a non-trivial source of the gender wage gap worldwide, accounting for as much as 50 percent of the gap in some countries (World Bank 2011). ... See More +

Brief 130409 OCT 01, 2018

Croke,Kevin; Goldstein,Markus P.; Holla,Alaka Disclosed

Financing Social Protection in Tanzania (English)

This note assesses whether social protection programs are adequately financed in mainland Tanzania. We find that social protection programs are an important component of Government expenditures, and complements other Government social spending, including education and health spending. ... See More +

Public Expenditure Review 130503 OCT 01, 2018

Ajwad,Mohamed Ihsan; Abels,Miglena; Novikova,Marina; Mohammed,Muderis Abdulahi Disclosed

Helping Firms Realize the Benefits of (Partial) Formalization (English)

Developing country governments seek to reduce pervasive informality of firms for multiple reasons: increasing the tax base, helping firms access formal markets and grow, increasing rule of law, and as a means of obtaining data that can be used for other government functions. ... See More +

Brief 130756 OCT 01, 2018

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

In Search of Fiscal Space : Government Spending and Taxation - Who Benefits? (English)

The Kenyan Economy is on a rebound in 2018. Reflecting improved rains, better business sentiment and easing of political uncertainty, economic activity is rebounding after the slowdown in activity in 2017. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 130556 OCT 01, 2018

Dennis,Allen Curtis K.; Wankuru,Peter Chacha; Awiti,Christine Achieng; Mutie,Celina Katunda; Sanya,Sarah Oludamilola; Angelique,Umutesi; Pape,Utz Johann; Lange,Simon Disclosed

Scaling Up Climate-Smart Agriculture through the Africa Climate Business Plan (English)

Scaling up climate-smart agriculture in Africa is vital to ending hunger and boosting shared prosperity on the continent. The Africa Climate Business Plan (ACBP) launched at the twenty-first Conference of Parties (COP21) in Paris is an important step toward addressing the interlinked challenges of food security and climate change. ... See More +

Working Paper 130849 OCT 01, 2018

Braimoh,Ademola; Zhao,Yuxuan; Cooke,Sanjiva; Obuya,Grace Anyango Disclosed

Liberia - Joint Bank-Fund Debt Sustainability Analysis : 2018 Update (English)

Liberia remains at moderate risk of debt distress, though care and precision in implementing its ambitious infrastructure program will be critical. ... See More +

Working Paper 130855 OCT 01, 2018

Disclosed

Togo - Joint Bank-Fund Debt Sustainability Analysis : 2018 Update (English)

Togo’s risk of external debt distress continues to be moderate with heightened overall risk of debt distress—unchanged from the previous Debt Sustainability Analysis (DSA) published in April 2017. ... See More +

Working Paper 130856 OCT 01, 2018

Disclosed

Africa's Pulse (English)

Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is estimated to have picked up to 2.7 percent in 2018 fro

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 130414 OCT 01, 2018

French Disclosed

The Gambia - Joint Bank-Fund Debt Sustainability Analysis : 2018 Update (English)

An updated debt sustainability analysis (DSA) indicates that The Gambia is currently in external debt distress and that public debt is unsustainable. ... See More +

Working Paper 130852 OCT 01, 2018

Disclosed

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Ghana Private Equity and Venture Capital Ecosystem Study (English)
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OCT 18, 2018 WPS8617 Policy Research Working Paper
Root for the Tubers : Extended-Harvest Crop Production and Productivity Measurement in Surveys (English)
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OCT 18, 2018 WPS8618 Policy Research Working Paper
Improving Food Security Early Warning Systems for East and Southern Africa (English)
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OCT 15, 2018 130911 Brief
Who Wins and Who Loses from Staple Food Price Spikes ? Welfare Implications for Mozambique (English)
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OCT 12, 2018 WPS8612 Policy Research Working Paper
FDI and the Skill Premium : Evidence from Emerging Economies (English)
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OCT 12, 2018 WPS8613 Policy Research Working Paper
Taking Management Digital : Lessons from the Development of an Innovative Management Information System for Small Businesses in Ethiopia (English)
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OCT 10, 2018 WPS8608 Policy Research Working Paper
Foreign Investment across the Belt and Road : Patterns, Determinants, and Effects (English)
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OCT 10, 2018 WPS8607 Policy Research Working Paper
Does Exposure to Other Ethnic Regions Promote National Integration? : Evidence from Nigeria (English)
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OCT 09, 2018 WPS8606 Policy Research Working Paper
Tuberculosis Must Fall! : A Multisector Partnership to Address TB in Southern Africa’s Mining Sector (English)
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OCT 04, 2018 130001 Publication
How Should the Government Bring Small Firms into the Formal System ? Experimental Evidence from Malawi (English)
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OCT 04, 2018 WPS8601 Policy Research Working Paper
Survey of the Kenyan Private Equity and Venture Capital Landscape (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 WPS8598 Policy Research Working Paper
Can Job Training Decrease Women's Self-Defeating Biases? Experimental Evidence from Nigeria (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 130409 Brief
Financing Social Protection in Tanzania (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 130503 Public Expenditure Review
Helping Firms Realize the Benefits of (Partial) Formalization (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 130756 Brief
In Search of Fiscal Space : Government Spending and Taxation - Who Benefits? (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 130556 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Scaling Up Climate-Smart Agriculture through the Africa Climate Business Plan (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 130849 Working Paper
Liberia - Joint Bank-Fund Debt Sustainability Analysis : 2018 Update (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 130855 Working Paper
Togo - Joint Bank-Fund Debt Sustainability Analysis : 2018 Update (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 130856 Working Paper
Africa's Pulse (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 130414 Working Paper (Numbered Series) French
The Gambia - Joint Bank-Fund Debt Sustainability Analysis : 2018 Update (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 130852 Working Paper