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How preferential is preferential trade ? (English)

World trade is increasingly ruled by preferential trade agreements (PTAs), but their precise nature remains relatively opaque. This paper assesses a central dimension of these agreements, the significance of tariff preferences, using a new data set on preferential and non-preferential or Most Favored Nation (MFN) applied tariffs, constructed by the International Trade Center and the World Bank. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8446 MAY 16, 2018

Espitia Rueda,Alvaro Raul; Mattoo,Aaditya; Mimouni,Mondher; Pichot,Xavier; Rocha,Nadia Disclosed

Incentives for improving water supply and sanitation service delivery : a South American perspective (English)

Since 2016, the World Bank’s Water and Governance Global Practices have been implementing the Policy, Institutional and Regulatory (PIR) Incentives Initiative to gain deeper insight into the dynamics between water supply and sanitation (WSS) sector incentive mechanisms. ... See More +

Working Paper 126196 MAY 14, 2018

Flores Ariasuijtewaal,Berenice Brigitte; Goksu,Amanda Joan; Saltiel,Gustavo Disclosed

Community-driven development : myths and realities (English)

Community-driven development is an approach to development that emphasizes community control over planning decisions and investment resources. Over the past decade, it has become a key operational strategy for many national governments, as well as for international aid agencies, with the World Bank alone currently supporting more than 190 active community-driven development projects in 78 countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8435 MAY 09, 2018

Wong,Susan; Guggenheim,Scott E. Disclosed

Household expenditure and poverty measures in 60 minutes : a new approach with results from Mogadishu (English)

In fragile states and areas beset by insecurity and conflict, the time available for a face-to-face interview is typically limited. That prevents administering the lengthy household consumption expenditure surveys used for measuring poverty. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8430 MAY 03, 2018

Pape,Utz Johann; Mistiaen,Johan A. Disclosed

Energy Subsidy Reform Facility Country Brief : Kyrgyz Republic (English)

The growth in electricity demand in the Kyrgyz Republic is outpacing supply; in 2014, the country went from being a net power exporter to a net importer. ... See More +

Brief 125934 MAY 03, 2018

ESMAP Disclosed

Infrastructure development in Sub-Saharan Africa : a scorecard (English)

Infrastructure is viewed as a crucial ingredient to foster growth and productivity. Amid the post -- global financial crisis slowdown, Sub-Saharan Africa is in dire need to continue the growth momentum it experienced during the period of the Africa Rising narrative. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8425 MAY 02, 2018

Calderon,Cesar; Cantu,Catalina; Chuhan-Pole,Punam Disclosed

CityStrength diagnostic : methodological guidebook (English)

The World Bank has many tools available to task teams to support technical assistance and operations related to resilience, especially focused on disaster risk management and climate change adaptation. ... See More +

Working Paper 125991 MAY 01, 2018

Lynch,Catherine Disclosed

Aligning institutions and incentives for sustainable water supply and sanitation services (English)

The objective of this study is to analyze how integrated policy, institutional, and regulatory interventions (institutional interventions in brief) can help align incentives for more sustainable water supply and sanitation (WSS) service delivery. ... See More +

Working Paper 126016 MAY 01, 2018

Mumssen,Yogita; Saltiel,Gustavo; Kingdom,Bill Disclosed

Environment : optional sectoral module (English)

In a resilient city, environmental considerations are effectively mainstreamed into sectoral plans, programs, and investments (coordinated). Stability of the urban ecosystem is maintained through guided growth and implementation of environmental regulations (robust). ... See More +

Working Paper 126001 MAY 01, 2018

Disclosed

Water and sanitation : optional sectoral module (English)

In a resilient city, potable water and sanitation services are accessible to all segments of the population (inclusive). Water and sanitation infrastructure is planned with a holistic approach taking into account social, economic, and environmental risks and vulnerabilities (robust and reflective). ... See More +

Working Paper 126012 MAY 01, 2018

Disclosed

Financial integration in East Asia and Pacific : regional and interregional linkages (English)

During the last two decades, economies in East Asia and Pacific have been integrating internationally through trade and financial investments. One trend is puzzling. ... See More +

Brief 126031 MAY 01, 2018

Llovet Montanes,Ruth; Schmukler,Sergio L. Disclosed

Investing in the future : financing and risk sharing mechanisms for agricultural and forestry value chains in Mozambique (Portuguese)

Mozambique has significant potential to increase the productivity and efficiency of its agriculture and forest-based value chains. The absence of affordable financial services, however, is preventing communities, small scale forest operators, smallholder and small emerging commercial farmers (SECFs), and micro and small- to medium-size agribusinesses (MSMEs) from improving natural resource management and increasing growth potential. ... See More +

Working Paper 126082 MAY 01, 2018

English Disclosed

Investing in the future : financing and risk sharing mechanisms for agricultural and forestry value chains in Mozambique (English)

Mozambique has significant potential to increase the productivity and efficiency of its agriculture and forest-based value chains. The absence of affordable financial services, however, is preventing communities, small scale forest operators, smallholder and small emerging commercial farmers (SECFs), and micro and small- to medium-size agribusinesses (MSMEs) from improving natural resource management and increasing growth potential. ... See More +

Working Paper 126082 MAY 01, 2018

Portuguese Disclosed

Communities livelihoods fisheries : fisheries governance and shared growth in Mozambique (English)

The Government's Fisheries Master Plan 2010-2019 focuses heavily on food security, poverty reduction, improving the balance of payments, aquaculture and strengthened human and institutional capacity. ... See More +

Working Paper 126083 MAY 01, 2018

Portuguese Disclosed

Communities livelihoods fisheries : fisheries governance and shared growth in Mozambique (Portuguese)

The Government's Fisheries Master Plan 2010-2019 focuses heavily on food security, poverty reduction, improving the balance of payments, aquaculture and strengthened human and institutional capacity. ... See More +

Working Paper 126083 MAY 01, 2018

English Disclosed

Rajasthan playing to its strengths : a strategy for sustained and inclusive growth (English)

India’s largest state by area, Rajasthan also stands out in economic performance and achieved a greater reduction in poverty than any other low income state. ... See More +

Working Paper 126137 MAY 01, 2018

Disclosed

What cannot be measured still must be managed (English)

There is increasing demand for demonstrating the "results" of development and poverty reduction activities, and this demand is particularly pressing for projects that are related to the concept of "resilience". ... See More +

Working Paper 126265 MAY 01, 2018

Disclosed

How to encourage school principals not to play hooky (English)

This research shows that teacher and administration absences can negatively affect students’ reading and math abilities.Working with the Peruvian Ministry of Education (MINEDU) and the UK’s Behavioural Insights Team (BIT), we tested whether attendance could be influenced by sending different behaviorally informed messages by email. ... See More +

Brief 125816 APR 25, 2018

Disclosed

Terms of reference - INEY IPF component : Strengthening national and subnational capacity to implement the national strategy to accelerate stunting reduction (StratNas Stunting) (English)

Stunting is a condition of failure to grow in children under five years old due to chronic malnutrition, especially in the first thousand days of their life, which is seen from the length or height below the standard of a child of his age (Ministry of Health, 2018). ... See More +

Working Paper 125590 APR 20, 2018

Disclosed

Strategic assessment : a capital investment plan for Lebanon – investment opportunities and reforms (English)

The quality of Lebanon's infrastructure is amongst the poorest regionally and globally. In fact, out of 137 countries, Lebanon ranks 130 in quality of overall infrastructure.1 This has been induced by low public spending on infrastructure, a consequence of the county's debt burden as well as the longterm absence of a budget. ... See More +

Working Paper 124819 APR 06, 2018

Disclosed

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How preferential is preferential trade ? (English)
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MAY 16, 2018 WPS8446 Policy Research Working Paper
Incentives for improving water supply and sanitation service delivery : a South American perspective (English)
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MAY 14, 2018 126196 Working Paper
Community-driven development : myths and realities (English)
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MAY 09, 2018 WPS8435 Policy Research Working Paper
Household expenditure and poverty measures in 60 minutes : a new approach with results from Mogadishu (English)
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MAY 03, 2018 WPS8430 Policy Research Working Paper
Energy Subsidy Reform Facility Country Brief : Kyrgyz Republic (English)
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MAY 03, 2018 125934 Brief
Infrastructure development in Sub-Saharan Africa : a scorecard (English)
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MAY 02, 2018 WPS8425 Policy Research Working Paper
CityStrength diagnostic : methodological guidebook (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 125991 Working Paper
Aligning institutions and incentives for sustainable water supply and sanitation services (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 126016 Working Paper
Environment : optional sectoral module (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 126001 Working Paper
Water and sanitation : optional sectoral module (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 126012 Working Paper
Financial integration in East Asia and Pacific : regional and interregional linkages (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 126031 Brief
Investing in the future : financing and risk sharing mechanisms for agricultural and forestry value chains in Mozambique (Portuguese)
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MAY 01, 2018 126082 Working Paper English
Investing in the future : financing and risk sharing mechanisms for agricultural and forestry value chains in Mozambique (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 126082 Working Paper Portuguese
Communities livelihoods fisheries : fisheries governance and shared growth in Mozambique (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 126083 Working Paper Portuguese
Communities livelihoods fisheries : fisheries governance and shared growth in Mozambique (Portuguese)
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MAY 01, 2018 126083 Working Paper English
Rajasthan playing to its strengths : a strategy for sustained and inclusive growth (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 126137 Working Paper
What cannot be measured still must be managed (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 126265 Working Paper
How to encourage school principals not to play hooky (English)
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APR 25, 2018 125816 Brief
Terms of reference - INEY IPF component : Strengthening national and subnational capacity to implement the national strategy to accelerate stunting reduction (StratNas Stunting) (English)
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APR 20, 2018 125590 Working Paper
Strategic assessment : a capital investment plan for Lebanon – investment opportunities and reforms (English)
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APR 06, 2018 124819 Working Paper