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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

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

When growth is not enough : explaining the rigidity of poverty in the Dominican Republic (English)

The Dominican Republic has enjoyed one of the strongest growth rates in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) over the past 20 years. It also experiences high growth with limited poverty reduction. ... See More +

Publication 115257 MAY 23, 2017

Carneiro,Francisco Galrao; Sirtaine,Sophie Spanish Disclosed

Toward more efficient and effective public social spending in Central America (English)

Central America has come a long way both in terms of economic and political stability. Increasingly the region is focusing on implementing productivity-enhancing reforms as well as supporting reductions in poverty and inequality. ... See More +

Publication 115209 MAY 18, 2017

Acosta,Pablo Ariel; Almeida,Rita Kullberg; Gindling,Thomas; Pena,Christine Lao Disclosed

The last mile to quality service delivery in Jordan (English)

A growing body of research suggests that the quantity and quality of structural inputs of education and healthcare services such as infrastructure, classroom and medical supplies, and even teacher and medical training are largely irrelevant if teachers and healthcare providers do not exert the requisite effort totranslate these inputs into effective teaching and medical service. ... See More +

Publication 114997 MAY 11, 2017

Rabie,Tamer Samah; Nikaein Towfighian,Samira; Clark,Cari Jo; Cammett,Melani Disclosed

When growth is not enough : explaining the rigidity of poverty in the Dominican Republic (Spanish)

The Dominican Republic has enjoyed one of the strongest growth rates in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) over the past 20 years. It also experiences high growth with limited poverty reduction. ... See More +

Publication 115257 MAY 05, 2017

Carneiro,Francisco Galrao; Sirtaine,Sophie English Disclosed

From mines and wells to well-built minds : turning Sub-Saharan Africa's natural resource wealth into human capital (English)

Sub-Saharan Africa's natural resource-rich countries have poor human development. Children in these countries are more likely to die before their first birthday, more likely to be stunted, and less likely to attend school than children in other countries with similar income. ... See More +

Publication 114770 MAY 02, 2017

de la Brière,Bénédicte; Filmer,Deon P.; Ringold,Dena; Rohner,Dominic Patrick; Samuda,Karelle Ann Yakini; Denisova,Anastasiya Disclosed

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

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 APR 20, 2017

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

Risk modeling for appraising named peril index insurance products : a guide for practitioners (English)

Index insurance is commonly perceived to be complicated and difficult to evaluate. This is one reason index insurance products have not yet achieved high penetration in developing countries, despite their clear potential to improve the risk management options for vulnerable populations. ... See More +

Publication 114095 APR 06, 2017

Mapfumo,Shadreck; Groenendaal,Huybert; Dugger,Chloe Djenne Disclosed

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
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
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
When growth is not enough : explaining the rigidity of poverty in the Dominican Republic (English)
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MAY 23, 2017 115257 Publication Spanish
Toward more efficient and effective public social spending in Central America (English)
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MAY 18, 2017 115209 Publication
The last mile to quality service delivery in Jordan (English)
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MAY 11, 2017 114997 Publication
When growth is not enough : explaining the rigidity of poverty in the Dominican Republic (Spanish)
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MAY 05, 2017 115257 Publication English
From mines and wells to well-built minds : turning Sub-Saharan Africa's natural resource wealth into human capital (English)
See More +
MAY 02, 2017 114770 Publication
An investment framework for nutrition : reaching the global targets for stunting, anemia, breastfeeding, and wasting (English)
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APR 20, 2017 114429 Publication French
Risk modeling for appraising named peril index insurance products : a guide for practitioners (English)
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APR 06, 2017 114095 Publication