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Willingness to Pay for Electricity Access in Extreme Poverty : Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

Improving electricity access in low-income countries is a challenging problem because of the high costs of grid extension and low demand for grid electricity in rural areas. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8906 JUN 20, 2019

Sievert,Maximiliane; Steinbuks,Jevgenijs Disclosed

Liberia Early Years Policy Note - 2018 (English)

Investment in young children in Liberia is a critical aspect to Liberia's development agenda. While progress is being made, greater momentum is needed to ensure that young children develop and thrive along physical, cognitive, language and socio-emotional dimensions. ... See More +

Report 138085 JUN 19, 2019

Disclosed

Implementing Adaptive Approaches in Real World Scenarios : A Nigeria Case Study, with Lessons for Theory and Practice (English)

How does adaptive implementation work in practice? Drawing on extensive interviews and observations, this paper contrasts the ways in which an adaptive component of a major health care project was implemented in three program and three matched comparison states in Nigeria. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8904 JUN 18, 2019

Bridges,Kate; Woolcock,Michael Disclosed

Review of the Legal, Regulatory and Fiscal Framework of Somalia for the Petroleum Sector (English)

The World Bank has contracted with Gide Loyrette Nouel (‘Gide’ or the ‘Consultant’) for the provision of consultancy services with respect to the review of the legal, regulatory and fiscal framework of Somalia for the petroleum sector (the ‘Assignment’). ... See More +

Report 138058 JUN 18, 2019

Disclosed

The Redistributive Effects of Fiscal Policy in Mali and Niger (English)

This study assesses the redistributive effects of fiscal policy in Mali and Niger. Fiscal policy is poverty increasing in Mali (by 2.4 percentage points) and Niger (2.5 percentage points). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8887 JUN 17, 2019

Hounsa,Thierry; Coulibaly,Mohamed; Sanoh,Aly Disclosed

Full Esteem Ahead ? Mindset-Oriented Business Training in Ethiopia (English)

Is there a mindset gap holding women back in business? Can entrepreneurship training instill a set of attitudes, behaviors, and strategies that are thought to underpin success in business such as motivation, perseverance, and self-confidence? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8892 JUN 17, 2019

Alibhai,Salman; Buehren,Niklas; Goldstein,Markus P.; Papineni,Sreelakshmi Disclosed

The Redistributive Effects of Fiscal Policy in Mali and Niger (English)

This study assesses the redistributive effects of fiscal policy in Mali and Niger. Fiscal policy is poverty increasing in Mali (by 2.4 percentage points) and Niger (2.5 percentage points). ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 137995 JUN 17, 2019

Hounsa,Mahunan Thierry; Coulibaly,Mohamed; Sanoh,Aly Disclosed

Measuring the Full Extent of Fiscal Losses and Gains (English)

Current measures of fiscal impoverishment and gains are not consistent with the law of diminishing returns. This paper proposes new measures of fiscal impoverishment and gains that are consistent with the law of diminishing returns, based on a methodology that gives more significance to greater income gaps, and more importance to the experience of the poorest individuals within the fiscal system. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8886 JUN 13, 2019

Coulibaly,Mohamed; Sanoh,Aly Disclosed

Impact of the West African Ebola Epidemic on Agricultural Production and Rural Welfare : Evidence from Liberia (English)

The 2014-15 Ebola epidemic took a devastating human and economic toll on three West African countries, of which Liberia was perhaps the hardest hit. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8880 JUN 11, 2019

De La Fuente,Alejandro; Jacoby,Hanan G.; Lawin,Kotchikpa Gabriel Disclosed

Market Size, Sunk Costs of Entry, and Transport Costs : An Empirical Evaluation of the Impact of Demand-Side Factors versus Supply-Side Factors on Manufacturing Productivity (English)

This paper uses plant-level, panel data from the Ethiopian manufacturing census to estimate the effects of demand-side and supply-side factors on industrywide aggregate productivity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8875 JUN 10, 2019

Jones,Patricia H.; Lartey,Emmanuel Kwasi Koranteng; Mengistae,Taye Alemu; Zeufack,Albert G. Disclosed

Eritrea - Country Engagement Note : Information Notice (English)

Information Notice 137664 JUN 10, 2019

Disclosed

The Skills Balancing Act in Sub-Saharan Africa : Investing in Skills for Productivity, Inclusivity, and Adaptability (English)

Sub-Saharan Africa has the youngest population of any region of the world, and that growing working-age population represents a major opportunity to reduce poverty and increase shared prosperity. ... See More +

Publication 137952 JUN 10, 2019

Arias Diaz,Omar S.; Evans,David; Santos,Indhira Vanessa Disclosed

Sierra Leone - Tax Reform : Engagement Note (English)

The new government elected in April 2018 inherited a declining economy with slower economic growth in both iron-ore and non-iron-ore sectors, growing twin deficits (domestic fiscal and external current account), accelerating inflation fueled by depreciating exchange rate and the buildup of government arrears, and weaker performance of SOE’s. ... See More +

Report 137598 JUN 09, 2019

Disclosed

Liberia - Domestic Revenue Mobilization Policy Notes (English)

Following general elections in Liberia in 2017, a new government was formed with a mandate to achieve ambitious development objectives. Following a nationwide consultative process, the new medium-term national development plan, Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD)-2019-2023 was developed focusing on: strengthening public institutions; accelerating infrastructure investments for productive capacity; improving productivity in the real sector through enhanced economic diversification; increasing investment in human capital (youth employment, health, and education); and improving competitiveness, while safeguarding macroeconomic and debt sustainability. ... See More +

Report AUS0000782 JUN 09, 2019

Disclosed

Doing Business in Mozambique 2019 : Comparing Business regulation for Domestic Firms in 10 Provinces with 189 Other Economies (English)

Doing Business in Mozambique 2019 focuses on business regulations and their enforcement across four Doing Business areas. It goes beyond Maputo City to benchmark nine other Mozambican provinces across four regulatory areas. ... See More +

Working Paper 137438 JUN 05, 2019

Portuguese Disclosed

From Theory to Practice : Open Government Data, Accountability, and Service Delivery (English)

Open data and open government data have recently attracted much attention as a means to innovate, add value, and improve outcomes in a variety of sectors, public and private. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8873 JUN 04, 2019

Jelenic,Michael Christopher Disclosed

Zambia - Health Sector Public Expenditure Review (English)

The Zambian government has outlined an ambitious rights-based approach to health care provision as outlined in its national health policy. Specifically, the government is determined to achieve universal health coverage (UHC) by providing all its citizens with access to free quality health care services through the public health system. ... See More +

Public Expenditure Review 137373 JUN 03, 2019

Piattifuenfkirchen,Moritz Otto Maria Alfons; Matsebula,Thulani Clement; Yoo,Katelyn Jison; Workie,Netsanet Walelign; Chansa,Collins Disclosed

Country Diagnostic of Senegal (English)

The rapid technological advancement is now disrupting the global economy and creating new business and development models, offering countries opportunities to leapfrog over traditional paths for economic growth. ... See More +

Report 137388 JUN 03, 2019

Muller,Aneliya; Khoury,Zaki Badie; Seck,Mouhamed Tidiane; Bezzina,Jerome Disclosed

Gabon - Public Expenditure Review : Improving Spending Quality to Foster Inclusive Growth (English)

Public Expenditure Review 124718 JUN 01, 2019

Sakho,Yaye Seynabou; Sorgho,Gaston; Carneiro,Francisco Galrao; Di Gropello,Emanuela; Tovo,Maurizia; Elmaleh,David Jacques; Varma,Sona; Arulpragasam,Jehan Disclosed

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

Changes in food prices – triggered frequently by natural disasters, macroeconomic shocks or regional market disruptions– can lead to large household welfare effects. ... See More +

Brief 137631 JUN 01, 2019

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

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Willingness to Pay for Electricity Access in Extreme Poverty : Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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JUN 20, 2019 WPS8906 Policy Research Working Paper
Liberia Early Years Policy Note - 2018 (English)
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JUN 19, 2019 138085 Report
Implementing Adaptive Approaches in Real World Scenarios : A Nigeria Case Study, with Lessons for Theory and Practice (English)
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JUN 18, 2019 WPS8904 Policy Research Working Paper
Review of the Legal, Regulatory and Fiscal Framework of Somalia for the Petroleum Sector (English)
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JUN 18, 2019 138058 Report
The Redistributive Effects of Fiscal Policy in Mali and Niger (English)
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JUN 17, 2019 WPS8887 Policy Research Working Paper
Full Esteem Ahead ? Mindset-Oriented Business Training in Ethiopia (English)
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JUN 17, 2019 WPS8892 Policy Research Working Paper
The Redistributive Effects of Fiscal Policy in Mali and Niger (English)
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JUN 17, 2019 137995 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Measuring the Full Extent of Fiscal Losses and Gains (English)
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JUN 13, 2019 WPS8886 Policy Research Working Paper
Impact of the West African Ebola Epidemic on Agricultural Production and Rural Welfare : Evidence from Liberia (English)
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JUN 11, 2019 WPS8880 Policy Research Working Paper
Market Size, Sunk Costs of Entry, and Transport Costs : An Empirical Evaluation of the Impact of Demand-Side Factors versus Supply-Side Factors on Manufacturing Productivity (English)
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JUN 10, 2019 WPS8875 Policy Research Working Paper
Eritrea - Country Engagement Note : Information Notice (English)
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JUN 10, 2019 137664 Information Notice
The Skills Balancing Act in Sub-Saharan Africa : Investing in Skills for Productivity, Inclusivity, and Adaptability (English)
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JUN 10, 2019 137952 Publication
Sierra Leone - Tax Reform : Engagement Note (English)
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JUN 09, 2019 137598 Report
Liberia - Domestic Revenue Mobilization Policy Notes (English)
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JUN 09, 2019 AUS0000782 Report
Doing Business in Mozambique 2019 : Comparing Business regulation for Domestic Firms in 10 Provinces with 189 Other Economies (English)
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JUN 05, 2019 137438 Working Paper Portuguese
From Theory to Practice : Open Government Data, Accountability, and Service Delivery (English)
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JUN 04, 2019 WPS8873 Policy Research Working Paper
Zambia - Health Sector Public Expenditure Review (English)
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JUN 03, 2019 137373 Public Expenditure Review
Country Diagnostic of Senegal (English)
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JUN 03, 2019 137388 Report
Gabon - Public Expenditure Review : Improving Spending Quality to Foster Inclusive Growth (English)
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JUN 01, 2019 124718 Public Expenditure Review
Who Wins and Who Loses from Staple Food Price Spikes? : Welfare Implications for Mozambique (English)
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JUN 01, 2019 137631 Brief