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The shifting natural wealth of nations : the role of market orientation (English)

This paper explores the effect of market orientation on (known) natural resource wealth using a novel dataset of world-wide major hydrocarbon and mineral discoveries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8520 JUL 11, 2018

Arezki,Rabah; van der Ploeg,Frederick; Toscani,Frederik Disclosed

Informing durable solutions by micro-data : a skills survey for refugees in Ethiopia (English)

The Ethiopia case study addresses multiple dimensions of poverty of the refugee populations and the Ethiopian host community living in the vicinity. ... See More +

Working Paper 128185 JUL 10, 2018

Pape,Utz Johann; Petrini,Benjamin; Iqbal,Syedah Aroob Disclosed

How would cross-border electricity trade stimulate hydropower development in South Asia ? (English)

This study examines the importance of enhancing the cross-border transmission interconnections and regional electricity trade to promote hydropower in the South Asia region and quantifies the potential of hydropower development and trade under alternative scenarios. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8513 JUL 10, 2018

Timilsina,Govinda R. Disclosed

Transport costs, comparative advantage, and agricultural development : evidence from Jamuna bridge in Bangladesh (English)

This paper studies the effects of a large reduction in transport costs on agricultural development in a developing country, with a focus on the interactions among the comparative advantage and transport costs of a location, and the transport intensity and value of a commodity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8509 JUL 09, 2018

Blankespoor,Brian; Emran,M. Shahe; Shilpi,Forhad J.; Xu,Lu - DECEE Disclosed

The ecological impact of transportation infrastructure (English)

There is a long-standing debate over whether new roads unavoidably lead to environmental damage, especially forest loss, but causal identification has been elusive. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8507 JUL 09, 2018

Asher,Samuel Edward; Garg,Teevrat; Novosad,Paul Michael Disclosed

Incentivizing a sustainable clean cooking market : lessons from a results-based financing pilot in Indonesia (English)

Access to clean cooking solutions remains one of the most daunting development challenges. Based on the latest Global Tracking Framework, the annual access growth rate of 0.46 percentage points did not keep pace with population growth. ... See More +

Working Paper 128162 JUL 01, 2018

Zhang,Yabei; Durix,Laurent; Tuntivate,Voravate; Adams,Norma Disclosed

Water for Food and Energy Security: An assessment of the impacts of water scarcity on agricultural production and electricity generation in the Middle East and North Africa (English)

Water, energy, and agriculture have been conventionally dealt with separately in investment planning. For each of these sectors, regulatory frameworks, organizations, and infrastructures have been put in place to address sector-specific challenges and demands. ... See More +

Working Paper 128473 JUL 01, 2018

Disclosed

World Bank-Civil Society engagement : review of fiscal years 2005 and 2006 (English)

Fiscal Year 2005 and 2006 have confirmed a growing trend in Bank-civil society relations: more substantive policy dialogue at the global level, and greater country-level operational collaboration. ... See More +

Working Paper 127781 JUN 28, 2018

Disclosed

Beyond crop per drop : assessing agricultural water productivity and efficiency in a maturing water economy (English)

Water scarcity is seen as a major risk in many parts of the world, and water crises are consistently cited as among the top global risks. Irrigated agriculture is by far the largest water use worldwide, accounting for an estimated 70 percent of total freshwater withdrawals. ... See More +

Publication 127625 JUN 27, 2018

Scheierling,Susanne M.; Tréguer, David O. Disclosed

Funding and financing infrastructure : the joint-use of public and private finance (English)

The paper addresses the issue of the feasible level of private finance in a contracting model of infrastructure finding and financing. It characterizes the structure of financial contracts, deriving the conditions under which both public and private finance coexist. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8496 JUN 26, 2018

Fay,Marianne; Martimort,David; Straub,Stephane Disclosed

Innovation, scale up, transformation (English)

The health of the Earth is vital for economic growth and global wellbeing. When managed well, natural resources, watersheds, and productive landscapes and seascapes can provide the foundation for boosting shared prosperity and eliminating extreme poverty around the world. ... See More +

Working Paper 127590 JUN 25, 2018

Disclosed

Piloting the use of network analysis and decision-making under uncertainty in transport operations : preparation and appraisal of a rural roads project in Mozambique under changing flood risk and other deep uncertainties (English)

This paper presents a methodology to identify key priority areas for transport investments. The methodology uses a geospatial data-driven approach and then proposes an innovative economic analysis for project appraisal. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8490 JUN 21, 2018

Espinet Alegre,Xavier; Rozenberg,Julie; Rao,Kulwinder Singh; Ogita,Satoshi Disclosed

Closing the potential-performance divide in Ugandan agriculture (English)

Agriculture accounts for 70 percent of employment, overwhelmingly on small farms; occupies half of all land area, and provides half of all exports and one-quarter of GDP in Uganda. ... See More +

Working Paper 127252 JUN 19, 2018

Disclosed

Revitalizing Pakistan’s fisheries : options for sustainable development (English)

The report is the result of detailed research and consultation, which included review of literature, original analysis of fisheries data, and extensive meetings with people from the Federal Government, Provincial Governments, the private sector, and non-government and international organizations. ... See More +

Working Paper 127433 JUN 19, 2018

Barbosa,Jorge Guillermo; Jabeen,Rahat; Roberts,Julian Peter; Kaczan,David James; Patil,Pawan G.; Roberts,Bradford L.; Zuberi,Saima Disclosed

Support to open government, data, and accountability in Tanzania : progress report (English)

The World Bank activity under the Support to Open Government, Data and Accountability in Tanzania (SOGDAT) programme is a three-year Technical Assistance aiming to establish open data and support service delivery tracking in Education, Water and Health sectors. ... See More +

Working Paper 127502 JUN 18, 2018

Disclosed

Mobilization of private finance by multilateral development banks (Vol. 2) : project list for 2016 joint report (English)

Joint Report is the first joint report on the Multilateral Development Banks’ (MDBs) aggregate amount of Direct and Indirect Mobilization from private investors and other institutional investors (including insurance companies, pension funds, and sovereign wealth funds). ... See More +

Working Paper 114433 JUN 17, 2018

Disclosed

Forests and fire : strengthening prevention and management in India (English)

Fire has been a part of India’s landscape since time immemorial and can play a vital role in healthy forests, recycling nutrients, helping tree species regenerate, removing invasive weeds and pathogens, and maintaining habitat for some wildlife. ... See More +

Working Paper 127284 JUN 14, 2018

Sall,Christopher; Suresh,Shraddha; Mitchell,Andrew Michael; Dogra,Pyush; Narain,Urvashi; Smith, Ross Disclosed

Motivating bureaucrats through social recognition : evidence from simultaneous field experiments (English)

Bureaucratic performance is a crucial determinant of economic growth. Little is known about how to improve it in resource-constrained settings. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8473 JUN 13, 2018

Gauri,Varun; Jamison,Julian C; Mazar,Nina; Ozier,Owen; Raha,Shomikho; Saleh,Karima Disclosed

Egypt climate innovation collaborative : supporting clean tech entrepreneurs in Egypt through partnerships and a market development focus : Concept Busines Plan Egypt Clean Tech Startup Support (English)

The following concept is the result of user-centric-design and a consultative process to develop a business plan to support clean tech startups and SMEs in Egypt. ... See More +

Working Paper 127137 JUN 11, 2018

El Wassimy,Hazem Mohamed Mokhtar; Tadros,Farid M.; Abdel-Razek,Amy Refaat Disclosed

Reducing inequalities in water supply, sanitation, and hygiene in the era of the sustainable development goals synthesis report of the WASH poverty diagnostic initiative : Reducing Inequalities in Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene in the Era of the Sustainable Development Goals (English)

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the World Bank’s corporate goals of ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity call for specific attention to the poor and vulnerable. ... See More +

Working Paper 127135 JUN 11, 2018

Loughnan,Elizabeth Clementine; Rana,Suneira; Li,Shiqing; Carlitz,Ruth Denali; Kullmann,Craig Phillip; Skoufias,Emmanuel; Srivastava,Vivek; Andres,Luis Alberto; Grabel,Brittany Meryl Disclosed

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The shifting natural wealth of nations : the role of market orientation (English)
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JUL 11, 2018 WPS8520 Policy Research Working Paper
Informing durable solutions by micro-data : a skills survey for refugees in Ethiopia (English)
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JUL 10, 2018 128185 Working Paper
How would cross-border electricity trade stimulate hydropower development in South Asia ? (English)
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JUL 10, 2018 WPS8513 Policy Research Working Paper
Transport costs, comparative advantage, and agricultural development : evidence from Jamuna bridge in Bangladesh (English)
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JUL 09, 2018 WPS8509 Policy Research Working Paper
The ecological impact of transportation infrastructure (English)
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JUL 09, 2018 WPS8507 Policy Research Working Paper
Incentivizing a sustainable clean cooking market : lessons from a results-based financing pilot in Indonesia (English)
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JUL 01, 2018 128162 Working Paper
Water for Food and Energy Security: An assessment of the impacts of water scarcity on agricultural production and electricity generation in the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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JUL 01, 2018 128473 Working Paper
World Bank-Civil Society engagement : review of fiscal years 2005 and 2006 (English)
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JUN 28, 2018 127781 Working Paper
Beyond crop per drop : assessing agricultural water productivity and efficiency in a maturing water economy (English)
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JUN 27, 2018 127625 Publication
Funding and financing infrastructure : the joint-use of public and private finance (English)
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JUN 26, 2018 WPS8496 Policy Research Working Paper
Innovation, scale up, transformation (English)
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JUN 25, 2018 127590 Working Paper
Piloting the use of network analysis and decision-making under uncertainty in transport operations : preparation and appraisal of a rural roads project in Mozambique under changing flood risk and other deep uncertainties (English)
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JUN 21, 2018 WPS8490 Policy Research Working Paper
Closing the potential-performance divide in Ugandan agriculture (English)
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JUN 19, 2018 127252 Working Paper
Revitalizing Pakistan’s fisheries : options for sustainable development (English)
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JUN 19, 2018 127433 Working Paper
Support to open government, data, and accountability in Tanzania : progress report (English)
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JUN 18, 2018 127502 Working Paper
Mobilization of private finance by multilateral development banks (Vol. 2) : project list for 2016 joint report (English)
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JUN 17, 2018 114433 Working Paper
Forests and fire : strengthening prevention and management in India (English)
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JUN 14, 2018 127284 Working Paper
Motivating bureaucrats through social recognition : evidence from simultaneous field experiments (English)
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JUN 13, 2018 WPS8473 Policy Research Working Paper
Egypt climate innovation collaborative : supporting clean tech entrepreneurs in Egypt through partnerships and a market development focus : Concept Busines Plan Egypt Clean Tech Startup Support (English)
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JUN 11, 2018 127137 Working Paper
Reducing inequalities in water supply, sanitation, and hygiene in the era of the sustainable development goals synthesis report of the WASH poverty diagnostic initiative : Reducing Inequalities in Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene in the Era of the Sustainable Development Goals (English)
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JUN 11, 2018 127135 Working Paper