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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

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

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

Central America urbanization review : making cities work for Central America (English)

Central America is undergoing an important transition. Urban populations are increasing at accelerated speeds, bringing pressing challenges for development, as well as opportunities to boost sustained, inclusive and resilient growth. ... See More +

Publication 113554 MAR 31, 2017

Maria,Augustin; Acero,Jose Luis; Aguilera,Ana Silvia; Garcia Lozano,Marisa Disclosed

The political economy of energy subsidy reform (English)

This book proposes a simple framework for understanding the political economy of subsidy reform andapplies it to four in-depth country studies covering more than 30 distinct episodes of reform.Five key lessons emerge. ... See More +

Publication 113262 MAR 22, 2017

Inchauste,Gabriela; Victor,David G. Disclosed

Stuck in transition : reform experiences and challenges ahead in the Kazakhstan power sector (English)

The large-scale transformation of Kazakhstan’s power sector following independence in 1991 was reflected by the country’s move toward liberalizing the market and implementing sector regulation. ... See More +

Publication 113146 FEB 27, 2017

Aldayarov,Mirlan; Dobozi,Istvan; Nikolakakis,Thomas Disclosed

Urban land acquisition and involuntary resettlement : linking innovation and local benefits (English)

With rapid urbanization and an increasing number of publicly funded urban projects, there is a growing demand to address complex land acquisition and involuntary resettlement issues in urban settings. ... See More +

Publication 112854 FEB 01, 2017

Roquet,Vincent; Campelo Bornholdt,Luciano; Sirker,Karen; Lukic,Jelena Disclosed

At a crossroads : higher education in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

In this study, authors investigate three important aspects of higher education in Latin America and the Caribbean: quality, variety, and equity. ... See More +

Publication 114771 FEB 01, 2017

Ferreyra, María Marta; Avitabile,Ciro; Álvarez, Javier Botero; Haimovich Paz,Francisco; Urzúa, Sergio Disclosed

Transfer pricing and developing economies : a handbook for policy makers and practitioners (English)

Recent years have seen unprecedented public scrutiny over the tax practices of multinational enterprise (MNE) groups. Tax policy and administration concerning international transactions, aggressive tax planning, and tax avoidance have become an issue of extensive national and international debate in developed and developing economies alike. ... See More +

Publication 111554 DEC 01, 2016

Cooper,Joel Lachlan; Fox,Randall R; Loeprick,Jan; Mohindra,Komal French, Disclosed

Expanding job opportunities in Ghana (English)

Ghana was, until very recently, a success story in Africa, achieving high and sustained growth and impressive poverty reduction. However, Ghana is now facing major challenges in diversifying its economy, sustaining growth, and making it more inclusive. ... See More +

Publication 109384 OCT 20, 2016

Honorati,Maddalena; Johansson De Silva,Sara Disclosed

Leveraging the potential of Argentine cities : a framework for policy action (English)

Argentina’s path to economic prosperity is through efficient, sustainable and economically thriving cities. Not only are cities a spatial concentration of people, but also they generate agglomeration economies by concentrating ideas, talent, and knowledge. ... See More +

Publication 109359 OCT 18, 2016

Muzzini,Elisa; Eraso Puig,Beatriz; Anapolsky,Sebastian; Lonnberg,Tara; Mora,Viviana Catalina Disclosed

Fostering skills in Cameroon : inclusive workforce development, competitiveness, and growth : Renforcer les compétences au Cameroun : Développement inclusif de la main-d’oeuvre, compétitivité et croissance (French)

The overarching goal of this study is to facilitate Cameroon’s strategic objective of ensuring that the country has a well-educated human resources base to support its quest to emerge as a strong middle-income economy by 2035. ... See More +

Publication 105204 SEP 27, 2016

Sosale,Shobhana; Majgaard,Kirsten English Disclosed

Inclusive global value chains : policy options for small and medium enterprises and low-income countries (English)

This report's focus is making global value chains (GVCs) more inclusive. To achieve inclusiveness is by overcoming participation constraints for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and facilitation access for Low Income Developing Countries (LIDCs). ... See More +

Publication 108021 AUG 23, 2016

Cusolito,Ana Paula; Safadi,Raed; Taglioni,Daria Disclosed

Accounting for mismatch in low- and middle-income countries : measurement, magnitudes, and explanations (English)

To stimulate economic advancement, low- and middle-income countries need well-educated and trained workforces to fill the types of skilled jobs that drive economic growth. ... See More +

Publication 108097 AUG 23, 2016

Handel,Michael Jeremy; Valerio,Alexandria; Sanchez Puerta,Maria Laura Disclosed

Toward universal health coverage and equity in Latin America and the Caribbean : evidence from selected countries : Rumo a uma cobertura universal de saúde e equidade na América Latina e no Caribe (Spanish)

Over the past three decades, many countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have recognized health as a human right. Since the early 2000s, 46 million more people in the countries studied are covered by health programs with explicit entitlements to care. ... See More +

Publication 97473 AUG 09, 2016

Dmytraczenko,Tania [editor]; Almeida; Gisele [editor] Disclosed

Taking stock of programs to develop socioemotional skills : a systematic review of program evidence (English)

Possessing a range of cognitive, socioemotional, and technical skills is important for individuals to maximize their chances of success in many aspects of life. ... See More +

Publication 107460 AUG 01, 2016

Sánchez Puerta, Maria Laura; Valerio,Alexandria; Bernal, Marcela Gutiérrez Disclosed

Sin tax reform in the Philippines : transforming public finance, health, and governance for more inclusive development (English)

Excise taxes on tobacco and alcohol products can be an effective instrument for promoting public healththrough curbing smoking and excessive drinking, while raising significant revenues for developmentpriorities. ... See More +

Publication 106777 JUL 26, 2016

Kaiser,Kai-Alexander; Bredenkamp,Caryn; Iglesias,Roberto Magno Disclosed

Rules on paper, rules in practice : enforcing laws and policies in the Middle East and North Africa (English)

In early 2011, the citizens of countries across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) took to the streets to demand change in an enduring movement unprecedented in its scope and momentum. ... See More +

Publication 107158 JUL 22, 2016

Al-Dahdah,Edouard; Corduneanu Huci,Cristina; Raballand,Gael J. R. F.; Sergenti,Ernest John; Ababsa, Myriam Disclosed

Strengthening competitiveness in Bangladesh-thematic assessment : a diagnostic trade integration study (English)

This paper describes the trade performance of Bangladesh at the macro and micro levels for goods and services. The analysis of the basic orientation of trade is crucial to judge the extent to which a country’s trade structure is conducive to future growth. ... See More +

Publication 107160 JUL 22, 2016

Kathuria,Sanjay; Malouch, Mariem Mezghenni Disclosed

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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
From mines and wells to well-built minds : turning Sub-Saharan Africa's natural resource wealth into human capital (English)
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MAY 02, 2017 114770 Publication
Risk modeling for appraising named peril index insurance products : a guide for practitioners (English)
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APR 06, 2017 114095 Publication
Central America urbanization review : making cities work for Central America (English)
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MAR 31, 2017 113554 Publication
The political economy of energy subsidy reform (English)
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MAR 22, 2017 113262 Publication
Stuck in transition : reform experiences and challenges ahead in the Kazakhstan power sector (English)
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FEB 27, 2017 113146 Publication
Urban land acquisition and involuntary resettlement : linking innovation and local benefits (English)
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FEB 01, 2017 112854 Publication
At a crossroads : higher education in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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FEB 01, 2017 114771 Publication
Transfer pricing and developing economies : a handbook for policy makers and practitioners (English)
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DEC 01, 2016 111554 Publication French,
Expanding job opportunities in Ghana (English)
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OCT 20, 2016 109384 Publication
Leveraging the potential of Argentine cities : a framework for policy action (English)
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OCT 18, 2016 109359 Publication
Fostering skills in Cameroon : inclusive workforce development, competitiveness, and growth : Renforcer les compétences au Cameroun : Développement inclusif de la main-d’oeuvre, compétitivité et croissance (French)
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SEP 27, 2016 105204 Publication English
Inclusive global value chains : policy options for small and medium enterprises and low-income countries (English)
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AUG 23, 2016 108021 Publication
Accounting for mismatch in low- and middle-income countries : measurement, magnitudes, and explanations (English)
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AUG 23, 2016 108097 Publication
Toward universal health coverage and equity in Latin America and the Caribbean : evidence from selected countries : Rumo a uma cobertura universal de saúde e equidade na América Latina e no Caribe (Spanish)
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AUG 09, 2016 97473 Publication
Taking stock of programs to develop socioemotional skills : a systematic review of program evidence (English)
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AUG 01, 2016 107460 Publication
Sin tax reform in the Philippines : transforming public finance, health, and governance for more inclusive development (English)
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JUL 26, 2016 106777 Publication
Rules on paper, rules in practice : enforcing laws and policies in the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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JUL 22, 2016 107158 Publication
Strengthening competitiveness in Bangladesh-thematic assessment : a diagnostic trade integration study (English)
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JUL 22, 2016 107160 Publication