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Women, Business and the Law 2019 : A Decade of Reform (English)

At 25 years old, many women are just starting their careers. The decisions they make affect their economic security, career growth and work-life balance. ... See More +

Working Paper 134883 FEB 26, 2019

Adnane,Souad; Alemayehu,Maereg Tewoldebirhan; Alkastalani Dexter,Gharam; Almodovar Reteguis,Nayda; Arekapudi,Nisha Nicole; Batshon,Shirin; Braunmiller,Julia Constanze; Corminales De Oliver,Claudia Lenny; Elefante,Marina; Heliotis,Dimitra Christina; Islam,Asif Mohammed; Joseph,Kavell Gianina; Hammoud Watson,Aida; Hutin,Paul Emile; Khaitina,Viktoria; Kuoh,Gloria Daniele Diba Etonde; Mazoni Silva Martins,Natalia; Nezam,Marie Aria; Sakhonchik,Alena; Santagostino Recavarren,Isabelita Micaela; Schulz,Katrin Anna; Sinha,Aarushi; Tavares,Paula Magarinos Torres; Tsvetanova,Gergana Tsvetanova French, Bulgarian Disclosed

Paid Maternity Leave and Female Employment : Evidence Using Firm-Level Survey Data for Developing Countries (English)

The relationship between the length of paid maternity leave and the proportion of female workers in the private sector is explored using firm-level survey data for 66 mostly developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8715 JAN 23, 2019

Amin,Mohammad; Islam,Asif Mohammed Disclosed

Women, Business and the Law 2019 : A Decade of Reform : Women, Business, and the Law 2019 : A Decade of Reform (French)

At 25 years old, many women are just starting their careers. The decisions they make affect their economic security, career growth and work-life balance. ... See More +

Working Paper 134883 JAN 01, 2019

Adnane,Souad; Almodovar Reteguis,Nayda; Arekapudi,Nisha Nicole; Batshon,Shirin; Braunmiller,Julia Constanze; Corminales De Oliver,Claudia Lenny; Elefante,Marina; Heliotis,Dimitra Christina; Islam,Asif Mohammed; Joseph,Kavell Gianina; Hammoud Watson,Aida; Hutin,Paul Emile; Khaitina,Viktoria; Kuoh,Gloria Daniele Diba Etonde; Mazoni Silva Martins,Natalia; Nezam,Marie Aria; Sakhonchik,Alena; Santagostino Recavarren,Isabelita Micaela; Schulz,Katrin Anna; Sinha,Aarushi; Tavares,Paula Magarinos Torres English, Bulgarian Disclosed

The Drivers and Impacts of Water Infrastructure Reliability : A Global Analysis of Manufacturing Firms (English)

Inadequate infrastructure impedes the productivity of manufacturing firms, with negative consequences for the wider economy. This study examines how water infrastructure copes with severe weather fluctuations and analyzes the effect of unreliable water supplies on the productivity of manufacturing firms, focusing predominately on firms in developing economies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8637 NOV 01, 2018

Islam,Asif Mohammed; Hyland,Marie Caitriona Disclosed

World Development Report 2019 : The Changing Nature of Work : Main Report (Chinese)

The forthcoming World Development Report (WDR) 2019: The Changing Nature of Work studies how the nature of work is changing as a result of advances in technology today. ... See More +

World Development Report 130189 SEP 28, 2018

Djankov,Simeon; Saliola,Federica; Chen,Rong - DECID; Connon,Davida Louise; Cusolito,Ana Paula; Gentilini,Ugo; Islam,Asif Mohammed; Sabarwal,Shwetlena; Santos,Indhira Vanessa; Zheng,Yucheng English, Italian, French, Arabic, Russian, Serbian, Spanish Disclosed

Public Procurement and the Private Business Sector : Evidence from Firm-Level Data (English)

The quality of the public procurement system of an economy can have far-reaching effects on the private sector. This paper empirically explores several of these effects using two rich data sets. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8575 SEP 05, 2018

Ghossein,Tania; Islam,Asif Mohammed; Saliola,Federica Disclosed

The labor productivity gap between female and male-managed firms in the formal private sector (English)

This study analyzes gender differences in labor productivity in the formal private sector, using data from 128 mostly developing economies. The results reveal a sizable unconditional gap, with labor productivity being approximately 11 percent lower among female- than male-managed firms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8445 MAY 16, 2018

Islam,Asif Mohammed; Gaddis,Isis; Palacios-Lopez,Amparo; Amin,Mohammad Disclosed

The burden of water shortages on informal firms (English)

The informal sector in developing economies is a significant source of livelihood for a sizable portion of the population. This study uncovers the effect of poor water infrastructure on the productivity of informal firms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8457 MAY 01, 2018

Islam,Asif Mohammed Disclosed

World Development Report 2019 : The Changing Nature of Work : Main Report (English)

The forthcoming World Development Report (WDR) 2019: The Changing Nature of Work studies how the nature of work is changing as a result of advances in technology today. ... See More +

World Development Report 130189 FEB 16, 2018

Cusolito,Ana Paula; Chen,Rong - DECID; Zheng,Yucheng; Kraay,Aart C.; Djankov,Simeon; Gentilini,Ugo; Avitabile,Ciro; Connon,Davida Louise; Sharrock,David William; Gatti,Roberta V.; Saliola,Federica; Tan,Consuelo Jurado; Islam,Asif Mohammed; Sabarwal,Shwetlena; Santos,Indhira Vanessa French, Arabic, Russian, Chinese Disclosed

Public procurement regulation and road quality (English)

Public procurement regulation is an important instrument for using public resources efficiently and ensuring quality services to citizens. On average, the public procurement sector accounts for 14.5 percent of the gross domestic product globally. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8234 NOV 06, 2017

Islam,Asif Mohammed; Saliola,Federica; Ghossein,Tania; Djankov,Simeon Disclosed

Uncharted Waters : The New Economics of Water Scarcity and Variability (English)

The 21st century will witness the collision of two powerful forces, burgeoning population growth, together with a changing climate. With population growth, water scarcity will proliferate to new areas across the globe. ... See More +

Publication 119840 OCT 24, 2017

Damania,Richard; Desbureaux, Sébastien; Hyland,Marie Caitriona; Islam,Asif Mohammed; Moore,Scott Michael; Rodella,Aude-Sophie; Russ,Jason Daniel; Zaveri,Esha Dilip Disclosed

Uncharted Waters : The New Economics of Water Scarcity and Variability (Vol. 2) : Executive Summary (Arabic)

The 21st century will witness the collision of two powerful forces, burgeoning population growth, together with a changing climate. With population growth, water scarcity will proliferate to new areas across the globe. ... See More +

Publication 119840 OCT 24, 2017

Damania,Richard; Desbureaux, Sébastien; Hyland,Marie Caitriona; Islam,Asif Mohammed; Moore,Scott Michael; Rodella,Aude-Sophie; Russ,Jason Daniel; Zaveri,Esha Dilip English, French, Portuguese, Spanish Disclosed

Uncharted Waters : The New Economics of Water Scarcity and Variability (Vol. 2) : Executive Summary (French)

The 21st century will witness the collision of two powerful forces, burgeoning population growth, together with a changing climate. With population growth, water scarcity will proliferate to new areas across the globe. ... See More +

Publication 119840 OCT 24, 2017

Damania,Richard; Desbureaux, Sébastien; Hyland,Marie Caitriona; Islam,Asif Mohammed; Moore,Scott Michael; Rodella,Aude-Sophie; Russ,Jason Daniel; Zaveri,Esha Dilip English, Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish Disclosed

Uncharted Waters : The New Economics of Water Scarcity and Variability (Vol. 2) : Executive Summary (Portuguese)

The 21st century will witness the collision of two powerful forces, burgeoning population growth, together with a changing climate. With population growth, water scarcity will proliferate to new areas across the globe. ... See More +

Publication 119840 OCT 24, 2017

Damania,Richard; Desbureaux, Sébastien; Hyland,Marie Caitriona; Islam,Asif Mohammed; Moore,Scott Michael; Rodella,Aude-Sophie; Russ,Jason Daniel; Zaveri,Esha Dilip English, Arabic, French, Spanish Disclosed

Uncharted Waters : The New Economics of Water Scarcity and Variability (Vol. 2) : Executive Summary (Spanish)

The 21st century will witness the collision of two powerful forces, burgeoning population growth, together with a changing climate. With population growth, water scarcity will proliferate to new areas across the globe. ... See More +

Publication 119840 OCT 24, 2017

Damania,Richard; Desbureaux, Sébastien; Hyland,Marie Caitriona; Islam,Asif Mohammed; Moore,Scott Michael; Rodella,Aude-Sophie; Russ,Jason Daniel; Zaveri,Esha Dilip English, Arabic, French, Portuguese Disclosed

Unequal laws and the disempowerment of women in the labor market : evidence from firm-level data (English)

Institutions are defined as the set of rules that govern human interactions. When these rules are discriminatory, they may disempower segments of a population in the economic spheres of activity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8202 SEP 21, 2017

Islam,Asif Mohammed; Muzi,Silvia; Amin,Mohammad Disclosed

Does mobile money use increase firms' investment ? evidence from enterprise Surveys in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania (English)

Private investment can be an important engine of economic growth in East African countries, which, despite recent growth rates, are still plagued with adverse economic conditions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7890 NOV 14, 2016

Islam,Asif Mohammed; Muzi,Silvia; Rodriguez Meza,Jorge Luis Disclosed

Unequal before the law : measuring legal gender disparities across the world (English)

Several economies have laws that treat women differently from men. This study explores the degree of such legal gender disparities across 167 economies around the world. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7803 AUG 23, 2016

Iqbal,Sarah; Islam,Asif Mohammed; Ramalho,Rita; Sakhonchik,Alena Disclosed

Absent laws and missing women: can domestic violence legislation reduce female mortality ? (English)

This study contributes to the literature on legal institutions and determinants of adult mortality. The paper explores the relationship between the presence of domestic violence legislation and women-to-men adult mortality rates. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7622 APR 05, 2016

Amin,Mohammad; Islam,Asif Mohammed; Lopez Claros,Augusto Disclosed

Does paternity leave matter for female employment in developing economies ? evidence from firm data (English)

For a sample of 53 developing countries, the results show that women's employment among private firms is significantly higher in countries that mandate paternity leave versus those that do not. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7588 MAR 01, 2016

Amin,Mohammad; Islam,Asif Mohammed; Sakhonchik,Alena Disclosed

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Women, Business and the Law 2019 : A Decade of Reform (English)
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FEB 26, 2019 134883 Working Paper French, Bulgarian
Paid Maternity Leave and Female Employment : Evidence Using Firm-Level Survey Data for Developing Countries (English)
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JAN 23, 2019 WPS8715 Policy Research Working Paper
Women, Business and the Law 2019 : A Decade of Reform : Women, Business, and the Law 2019 : A Decade of Reform (French)
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JAN 01, 2019 134883 Working Paper English, Bulgarian
The Drivers and Impacts of Water Infrastructure Reliability : A Global Analysis of Manufacturing Firms (English)
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NOV 01, 2018 WPS8637 Policy Research Working Paper
World Development Report 2019 : The Changing Nature of Work : Main Report (Chinese)
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SEP 28, 2018 130189 World Development Report English, Italian, French, Arabic, Russian, Serbian, Spanish
Public Procurement and the Private Business Sector : Evidence from Firm-Level Data (English)
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SEP 05, 2018 WPS8575 Policy Research Working Paper
The labor productivity gap between female and male-managed firms in the formal private sector (English)
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MAY 16, 2018 WPS8445 Policy Research Working Paper
The burden of water shortages on informal firms (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 WPS8457 Policy Research Working Paper
World Development Report 2019 : The Changing Nature of Work : Main Report (English)
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FEB 16, 2018 130189 World Development Report French, Arabic, Russian, Chinese
Public procurement regulation and road quality (English)
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NOV 06, 2017 WPS8234 Policy Research Working Paper
Uncharted Waters : The New Economics of Water Scarcity and Variability (English)
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OCT 24, 2017 119840 Publication
Uncharted Waters : The New Economics of Water Scarcity and Variability (Vol. 2) : Executive Summary (Arabic)
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OCT 24, 2017 119840 Publication English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Uncharted Waters : The New Economics of Water Scarcity and Variability (Vol. 2) : Executive Summary (French)
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OCT 24, 2017 119840 Publication English, Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish
Uncharted Waters : The New Economics of Water Scarcity and Variability (Vol. 2) : Executive Summary (Portuguese)
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OCT 24, 2017 119840 Publication English, Arabic, French, Spanish
Uncharted Waters : The New Economics of Water Scarcity and Variability (Vol. 2) : Executive Summary (Spanish)
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OCT 24, 2017 119840 Publication English, Arabic, French, Portuguese
Unequal laws and the disempowerment of women in the labor market : evidence from firm-level data (English)
See More +
SEP 21, 2017 WPS8202 Policy Research Working Paper
Does mobile money use increase firms' investment ? evidence from enterprise Surveys in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania (English)
See More +
NOV 14, 2016 WPS7890 Policy Research Working Paper
Unequal before the law : measuring legal gender disparities across the world (English)
See More +
AUG 23, 2016 WPS7803 Policy Research Working Paper
Absent laws and missing women: can domestic violence legislation reduce female mortality ? (English)
See More +
APR 05, 2016 WPS7622 Policy Research Working Paper
Does paternity leave matter for female employment in developing economies ? evidence from firm data (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 WPS7588 Policy Research Working Paper