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Shedding light on electricity utilities in the Middle East and North Africa : insights from a performance diagnostic (English)

The electricity sector in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is in the grip of an apparent paradox. Although the region continues to hold the world’s largest oil and gas reserves and has been able to maintain electricity access rates of close to hundred percent in most of its economies, it may not be in a position to cater to the future electricity needs of its fast-growing population and their business activities. ... See More +

Publication 121006 NOV 07, 2017

Hamid,Mohamad M.; Camos,Daniel; Estache,Antonio; Bacon,Robert W. Disclosed

Who uses electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa ? findings from household surveys (English)

Analysis of household expenditure surveys since 2008 in 22 Sub-Saharan African countries shows that one-third of all people use electricity. As expected, users are disproportionately urban and rich. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7789 AUG 09, 2016

Kojima,Masami; Zhou,Xin; Han,Jeesun; De Wit,Joerie Frederik; Bacon,Robert W.; Trimble,Christopher Philip Disclosed

Energy, economic growth, and poverty reduction : a literature review : Main report (English)

The objective of this paper is to help project teams better articulate the link between their projects and the World Bank Group's twin corporate goals of reducing poverty and boosting shared prosperity. ... See More +

Working Paper 104866 APR 01, 2016

Bacon,Robert W.; Kojima,Masami Disclosed

Energy, economic growth, and poverty reduction : a literature review (Vol. 2) : Assessment of energy poverty papers (English)

The objective of this paper is to help project teams better articulate the link between their projects and the World Bank Group's twin corporate goals of reducing poverty and boosting shared prosperity. ... See More +

Working Paper 104866 APR 01, 2016

Bacon,Robert W.; Kojima,Masami Disclosed

Djibouti - Poverty and social impact analysis : strengthening safety nets in Djibouti (Vol. 2) : Executive summary (English)

This Poverty and Social Impact Analysis (PSIA) is part of a broader dialogue on energy tax reform and strengthening social safety nets in Djibouti. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS7544 FEB 19, 2015

Brodmann, Stefanie; Coulombe, Harold; Bacon, Robert; Caillava, Ines Rodriguez; Elzir, Angela French Disclosed

Djibouti - Poverty and social impact analysis : strengthening safety nets in Djibouti (Vol. 2) : Resume analytique (French)

This Poverty and Social Impact Analysis (PSIA) is part of a broader dialogue on energy tax reform and strengthening social safety nets in Djibouti. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS7544 FEB 16, 2015

Brodmann, Stefanie; Coulombe, Harold; Bacon, Robert; Caillava, Ines Rodriguez; Elzir, Angela English Disclosed

Djibouti - Poverty and social impact analysis : strengthening safety nets in Djibouti : Main report (English)

This Poverty and Social Impact Analysis (PSIA) is part of a broader dialogue on energy tax reform and strengthening social safety nets in Djibouti. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS7544 FEB 01, 2015

Brodmann, Stefanie; Coulombe, Harold; Bacon, Robert; Caillava, Ines Rodriguez; Elzir, Angela French Disclosed

Djibouti - Poverty and social impact analysis : strengthening safety nets in Djibouti : Rapport principal (French)

This Poverty and Social Impact Analysis (PSIA) is part of a broader dialogue on energy tax reform and strengthening social safety nets in Djibouti. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS7544 FEB 01, 2015

Brodmann, Stefanie; Coulombe, Harold; Bacon, Robert; Caillava, Ines Rodriguez; Elzir, Angela English Disclosed

Political economy of power sector subsidies : a review with reference to Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

Power sector subsidies in Sub-Saharan Africa are substantial and highly regressive. While subsidies can be quick, easy, and politically expedient to implement, they are equally quick to take root and challenging to remove. ... See More +

Working Paper 89547 JUL 01, 2014

Kojima, Masami ; Bacon, Robert ; Trimble, Chris Disclosed

Infrastructure and employment creation in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) (English)

The state of national labor markets has always been a concern for governments and development agencies such as the World Bank. Key labor market indicators, such as the rate of unemployment, send signals about the health of an economy and mirror citizens' attitudes. ... See More +

Publication 74918 JAN 17, 2013

Estache, Antonio; Ianchovichina, Elena; Bacon, Robert; Salamon, Ilhem Disclosed

Who uses bottled gas ? evidence from households in developing countries (English)

Household surveys in Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka were analyzed using a two-stage Heckman model to examine the factors influencing the decision to use liquefied petroleum gas (stage 1) and, among users, the quantity consumed per person (stage 2). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5731 JUL 01, 2011

Kojima, Masami; Bacon, Robert; Zhou, Xin Disclosed

Issues in estimating the employment generated by energy sector activities (English)

Many recent studies and reports on the performance of the energy sector have focused on the employment generated by investment. Governments, planning their energy futures, are also interested in the job creation benefits and possible identification of skill shortages that may emerge from a large energy program. ... See More +

Working Paper 82732 JUN 01, 2011

Bacon, Robert; Kojima, Masami Disclosed

Expenditure of low-income households on energy : evidence from Africa and Asia (English)

Patterns of household energy use and expenditure have been the subject of a large number of studies. Household expenditures on energy-particularly, how much the poor spend-have policy implications for several reasons. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 54929 JUN 01, 2010

Kojima, Masami; Bacon, Robert; Bhattacharya, Soma; Disclosed

Rockets and feathers : asymmetric petroleum product pricing in developing countries (English)

This paper aims to provide those working in developing countries with a review of the issues that can help address the four questions: 1) are petroleum product margins excessively high at certain times? ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 56249 JUN 01, 2010

Bacon, Robert; Kojima, Masami Disclosed

Changes in CO2 emissions from energy use : a multicountry decomposition analysis (English)

The continued growth of global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and their likely adverse effects on global warming are focusing debate on the contribution of various countries to total emissions and the comparability of efforts across countries in mitigating these emissions. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 51117 OCT 01, 2009

Kojima, Masami; Bacon, Robert; Disclosed

Changing patterns of household expenditures on energy : a case study of Indonesia and Pakistan (English)

This paper applies a decomposition technique using a log mean Divisia index to two sets of household surveys taken several years apart in Indonesia and Pakistan. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 49968 JUN 01, 2009

Bacon, Robert; Bhattacharya, Soma; Kojima, Masami Disclosed

Vulnerability to oil price increases : a decomposition analysis of 161 countries (English)

This paper examines the levels of and changes in vulnerability to oil price increases between 1996 and 2006 in 161 countries for which data are available. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 48422 AUG 01, 2008

Bacon, Robert ; Kojima, Masami Disclosed

Coping with oil price volatility (English)

Oil is important in every economy; when its prices are high and volatile, governments feel compelled to intervene. Because there can be large costs associated with such interventions, reserve banks, central planning institutions, and think tanks in industrial countries have been carrying out quantitative analyses of oil price volatility for a number of years. ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 45057 AUG 01, 2008

Bacon, Robert; Kojima, Masami Disclosed

Oil price risks (English)

Oil prices more than tripled between January 2004 and March 2008. The effects can be hard on countries with large net oil imports relative to income. ... See More +

Viewpoint 44610 JUN 01, 2008

Bacon, Robert; Kojima, Masami; Disclosed

Growth and CO2 emissions : how do different countries fare? (English)

The principal tool for describing the relationship between the growth of emissions and changes in various related factors is "decomposition analysis." ... See More +

Environment Working Paper 41760 NOV 01, 2007

Bacon, Robert W.; Bhattacharya, Soma Disclosed

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Shedding light on electricity utilities in the Middle East and North Africa : insights from a performance diagnostic (English)
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NOV 07, 2017 121006 Publication
Who uses electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa ? findings from household surveys (English)
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AUG 09, 2016 WPS7789 Policy Research Working Paper
Energy, economic growth, and poverty reduction : a literature review : Main report (English)
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APR 01, 2016 104866 Working Paper
Energy, economic growth, and poverty reduction : a literature review (Vol. 2) : Assessment of energy poverty papers (English)
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APR 01, 2016 104866 Working Paper
Djibouti - Poverty and social impact analysis : strengthening safety nets in Djibouti (Vol. 2) : Executive summary (English)
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FEB 19, 2015 AUS7544 Working Paper French
Djibouti - Poverty and social impact analysis : strengthening safety nets in Djibouti (Vol. 2) : Resume analytique (French)
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FEB 16, 2015 AUS7544 Working Paper English
Djibouti - Poverty and social impact analysis : strengthening safety nets in Djibouti : Main report (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 AUS7544 Working Paper French
Djibouti - Poverty and social impact analysis : strengthening safety nets in Djibouti : Rapport principal (French)
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FEB 01, 2015 AUS7544 Working Paper English
Political economy of power sector subsidies : a review with reference to Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 89547 Working Paper
Infrastructure and employment creation in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) (English)
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JAN 17, 2013 74918 Publication
Who uses bottled gas ? evidence from households in developing countries (English)
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JUL 01, 2011 WPS5731 Policy Research Working Paper
Issues in estimating the employment generated by energy sector activities (English)
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JUN 01, 2011 82732 Working Paper
Expenditure of low-income households on energy : evidence from Africa and Asia (English)
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JUN 01, 2010 54929 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Rockets and feathers : asymmetric petroleum product pricing in developing countries (English)
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JUN 01, 2010 56249 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Changes in CO2 emissions from energy use : a multicountry decomposition analysis (English)
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OCT 01, 2009 51117 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Changing patterns of household expenditures on energy : a case study of Indonesia and Pakistan (English)
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JUN 01, 2009 49968 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Vulnerability to oil price increases : a decomposition analysis of 161 countries (English)
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AUG 01, 2008 48422 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Coping with oil price volatility (English)
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AUG 01, 2008 45057 ESMAP Paper
Oil price risks (English)
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JUN 01, 2008 44610 Viewpoint
Growth and CO2 emissions : how do different countries fare? (English)
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NOV 01, 2007 41760 Environment Working Paper