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Democratic Republic of Congo urbanization review : productive and inclusive cities for an emerging Congo (English)

The Democratic Republic of Congo has the third largest urban population in Sub-Saharan Africa (estimated at 43 percent in 2016) after South Africa and Nigeria. ... See More +

Publication 121954 DEC 07, 2017

Disclosed

Open and nimble : finding stable growth in small economies (English)

Does economic size matter for economic development outcomes? If so are current policies adequately addressing the role of size in the development process? ... See More +

Publication 120598 OCT 20, 2017

Lederman,Daniel; Lesniak,Justin Thomas Disclosed

Morocco 2040 : emerging by investing in intangible capital (English)

Morocco has made undeniable progress over the past fifteen years not only in the economic and social spheres, but also in the areas of personal freedoms and civil and political rights. ... See More +

Publication 120402 OCT 12, 2017

Chauffour,Jean-Pierre Christophe French Disclosed

Morocco 2040 : emerging by investing in intangible capital (French)

Morocco has made undeniable progress over the past fifteen years not only in the economic and social spheres, but also in the areas of personal freedoms and civil and political rights. ... See More +

Publication 120402 OCT 12, 2017

Chauffour,Jean-Pierre Christophe English Disclosed

Fiscal and welfare impacts of electricity subsidies in Central America (English)

All countries in Central America provide direct electricity subsidies to a majority of residential consumers, in some cases benefiting close to 80 percent of the population. ... See More +

Publication 120401 OCT 12, 2017

Hernandez Ore,Marco Antonio; Sanchez,Luis Alvaro; Sousa,Liliana Do Couto; Tornarolli,Leopoldo; Korczyc,Ewa Joanna; Olivera,Laura; Patron,Luis Rizo Disclosed

Developing socioemotional skills for the Philippines’ labor market (English)

Over the past several decades, the Philippines has dramatically increased the average education level of its labor force. The country has made especially significant progress in expanding access to secondary and tertiary education. ... See More +

Publication 120135 SEP 22, 2017

Acosta,Pablo Ariel; Igarashi,Takiko; Olfindo,Rosechin Tomes; Rutkowski,Jan J. Disclosed

Energy pricing policies for inclusive growth in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

Government strategies for setting energy prices are not uniform across the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region—or even across fuels. Instead, they cover a full spectrum, ranging from discretionary price-fixing at one end to pure market-based approaches at the other. ... See More +

Publication 119770 SEP 11, 2017

Beylis,Guillermo Raul; Cunha,Barbara Disclosed

The distributional impact of taxes and transfers : evidence from eight low- and middle-income countries (English)

In addition to its impact on economic growth and macroeconomic stability, fiscal policy affects the distribution of income across households and individuals through the use of taxes and expenditures. ... See More +

Publication 119229 AUG 24, 2017

Inchauste Comboni,Maria Gabriela; Lustig,Nora-451471; Younger,Stephen D.; Khachatryan,Artsvi; Hill,Ruth; Tsehaye,Eyasu; Kahsay,Tassew Woldehanna; Cancho,Cesar A.; Bondarenko,Elena; Jellema,Jon Robbert; Wai-Poi,Matthew Grant; Afkar,Rythia; Alam,Shamma Adeeb; Serajuddin,Umar; Lopez-Calva,Luis-Felipe; Matytsin,Mikhail; Popova,Daria; Maboshe,Mashekwa; Purfield,Catriona Mary; Woolard,Ingrid Denise; Arunatilake,Nisha Kanthimathie Disclosed

Stepping up skills in urban Ghana : snapshot of the STEP skills measurement survey (English)

The Skills Toward Employment and Productivity (STEP) survey is an initiative of the World Bank in cooperation with other development partners and nongovernmental agencies. ... See More +

Publication 117826 JUL 26, 2017

Darvas,Peter; Favara,Marta; Arnold,Tamara Disclosed

Intermediate cities in Bolivia : a priority agenda (Spanish)

Bolivia faces a unique opportunity to harness the benefits of urbanization and avoid the pitfalls that other countries have made in the past. The urbanization process in Bolivia is one of the last to occur in the region of Latin America and the Caribbean, while its rapid pace requires expeditious action in addressing the challenges associated with this transformation. ... See More +

Brief 117252 JUL 01, 2017

Trohanis,Zoe Elena; Aguilera,Ana Silvia; Tejada,Roberto Disclosed

An investment framework for nutrition : reaching the global targets for stunting, anemia, breastfeeding, and wasting (French)

The report estimates the costs, impacts and financing scenarios to achieve the World Health Assembly global nutrition targets for stunting, anemia in women, exclusive breastfeeding and the scaling up of the treatment of severe wasting among young children. ... See More +

Publication 114429 JUL 01, 2017

Shekar,Meera; Kakietek,Jakub Jan; Dayton,Julia M.; Walter,Dylan English Disclosed

Rethinking infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean : spending better to achieve more (English)

Latin America can dramatically narrow itsinfrastructure service gap by spending efficiently on the right things. It remains to be seen whether spending better will be sufficient for the region to fully achieve what it aspires to. ... See More +

Publication 117647 JUL 01, 2017

Fay,Marianne; Andres,Luis Alberto; Fox,Charles James Edward; Narloch,Ulf Gerrit; Straub,Stephane; Slawson,Michael Alan Disclosed

Developing socioemotional skills for the Philippines’ labor market (English)

While the Philippines has achieved remarkable progress in raising the education level of its labor force, the standard proxy for educational attainment, years of formal schooling, is increasingly inadequate as a measure of workforce skills. ... See More +

Publication ACS22716 JUN 29, 2017

Acosta,Pablo Ariel Disclosed

Strengthening domestic resource mobilization : moving from theory to practice in low- and middle-income countries (English)

This report presents an overview of current trends in tax policy, tax administration, and international taxation and provides a broad landscape of practical examples drawn from World Bank operations across global practices over the past several decades. ... See More +

Publication 116658 JUN 16, 2017

Junquera-Varela,Raul Felix; Verhoeven,Marinus; Shukla,Gangadhar Prasad; Haven,Bernard James; Awasthi,Rajul; Moreno-Dodson,Blanca Disclosed

The last mile to quality service (English)

In many developing countries, governments have invested substantial resources in the provision of basic services such as healthcare and education. ... See More +

Working Paper 116246 JUN 12, 2017

rg;; 000316232:Claire Louise Greer:cgreer@worldbank.o Disclosed

Data for learning : building a smart education data system (English)

Data are a crucial ingredient in any successful education system, but building and sustaining a data system are challenging tasks. Many countries around the world have spent significant resources but still struggle to accomplish a functioning Education Management Information System (EMIS). ... See More +

Publication 119805 JUN 10, 2017

Abdul-Hamid,Husein Disclosed

Sri Lanka education sector assessment : achievements, challenges, and policy options (English)

A country’s education system plays a pivotal role in promoting economic growth and shared prosperity.Sri Lanka has enjoyed high school-attainment and enrollment rates for several decades. ... See More +

Publication 116438 JUN 08, 2017

Dundar,Halil; Millot,Benoît; Riboud,Michelle; Shojo,Mari; Aturupane,Harsha; Goyal,Sangeeta; Raju,Dhushyanth Disclosed

Intermediate cities in Bolivia : a priority agenda (English)

Bolivia faces a unique opportunity to harness the benefits of urbanization and avoid the pitfalls that other countries have made in the past. The urbanization process in Bolivia is one of the last to occur in the region of Latin America and the Caribbean, while its rapid pace requires expeditious action in addressing the challenges associated with this transformation. ... See More +

Brief 117252 JUN 01, 2017

Trohanis,Zoe Elena; Aguilera,Ana Silvia; Tejada,Roberto Disclosed

Data-driven decision making in fragile contexts : evidence from Sudan (English)

Data deficiencies contribute to state fragility and exacerbate fragile states’ already limited capacity to provide basic services, public security and rule of law. ... See More +

Publication 115407 MAY 31, 2017

Hamilton,Alexander James; Hammer,Craig Disclosed

Pathways to prosperity in rural Malawi (English)

By most accounts, rural Malawi lacked dynamism in the past 15 years. Growth was mostly volatile, in large part due to unstable macroeconomic fundamentals evidenced by high inflation, fiscal deficits, and high interest rates. ... See More +

Publication 116657 MAY 31, 2017

Dabalen,Andrew L.; De La Fuente,Alejandro; Goyal,Aparajita; Karamba,R. Wendy; Nguyen,Nga Thi Viet; Tanaka,Tomomi Disclosed

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Democratic Republic of Congo urbanization review : productive and inclusive cities for an emerging Congo (English)
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DEC 07, 2017 121954 Publication
Open and nimble : finding stable growth in small economies (English)
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OCT 20, 2017 120598 Publication
Morocco 2040 : emerging by investing in intangible capital (English)
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OCT 12, 2017 120402 Publication French
Morocco 2040 : emerging by investing in intangible capital (French)
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OCT 12, 2017 120402 Publication English
Fiscal and welfare impacts of electricity subsidies in Central America (English)
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OCT 12, 2017 120401 Publication
Developing socioemotional skills for the Philippines’ labor market (English)
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SEP 22, 2017 120135 Publication
Energy pricing policies for inclusive growth in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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SEP 11, 2017 119770 Publication
The distributional impact of taxes and transfers : evidence from eight low- and middle-income countries (English)
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AUG 24, 2017 119229 Publication
Stepping up skills in urban Ghana : snapshot of the STEP skills measurement survey (English)
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JUL 26, 2017 117826 Publication
Intermediate cities in Bolivia : a priority agenda (Spanish)
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JUL 01, 2017 117252 Brief
An investment framework for nutrition : reaching the global targets for stunting, anemia, breastfeeding, and wasting (French)
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JUL 01, 2017 114429 Publication English
Rethinking infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean : spending better to achieve more (English)
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JUL 01, 2017 117647 Publication
Developing socioemotional skills for the Philippines’ labor market (English)
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JUN 29, 2017 ACS22716 Publication
Strengthening domestic resource mobilization : moving from theory to practice in low- and middle-income countries (English)
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JUN 16, 2017 116658 Publication
The last mile to quality service (English)
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JUN 12, 2017 116246 Working Paper
Data for learning : building a smart education data system (English)
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JUN 10, 2017 119805 Publication
Sri Lanka education sector assessment : achievements, challenges, and policy options (English)
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JUN 08, 2017 116438 Publication
Intermediate cities in Bolivia : a priority agenda (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 117252 Brief
Data-driven decision making in fragile contexts : evidence from Sudan (English)
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MAY 31, 2017 115407 Publication
Pathways to prosperity in rural Malawi (English)
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MAY 31, 2017 116657 Publication