Documents & Reports

Search / Browse Documents


  

REFINE BY:

Specific Document Date Range

See More +
See More +
See More +
  • Showing 1 - 20 of 473 results
  • Display results in sets of
  • 10
  • 20
  • 50
Download To Excel [x]
The design and sustainability of renewable energy incentives : an economic analysis (English)

Rapid urbanization and economic growth, new demographic trends, and climate change are key challenges that developing countries must face as they strive to meet growing energy demand. ... See More +

Publication 92224 OCT 27, 2014

Meier, Peter; Vagliasindi, Maria; Imran, Mudassar; Eberhard, Anton; Siyambalapitiya, Tilak

Surge in solar-powered homes : experience in off-grid rural Bangladesh (English)

Bangladesh has made remarkable progress in raising living standards and reducing poverty, particularly in previously lagging regions. Rapid solar home system (SHS) expansion in Bangladesh to some 3 million rural households by early 2014 has drawn the attention of donors and governments of other countries. ... See More +

Publication 91349 OCT 08, 2014

Khandker, Shahidur R.; Samad, Hussain A.; Sadeque, Zubair K. M.; Asaduzzaman, Mohammed; Yunus, Mohammad; Haque, A. K. Enamul

Private participation in the Indian power sector : lessons from two decades of experience (English)

This book reviews the major developments in and the lessons learned from the 21-year (1991-2012) experience with private sector participation (PSP) in the power sector in India. ... See More +

Publication 91159 OCT 02, 2014

Mukherjee, Mohua

The power of public investment management : transforming resources into assets for growth (English)

This publication consists of seven chapters: building a system for public investment management; a unified framework for public investment management; country experiences of public investment management; approaches to better project appraisal; public investment management under uncertainty; procurement and public investment management; and public investment management for public-private partnerships. ... See More +

Publication 91158 SEP 30, 2014

Rajaram, Anand; Minh Le, Tuan; Kaiser, Kai; Kim, Jay-Hyung; Frank, Jonas

Governance of Indian State power utilities : an ongoing journey (English)

By the late 1990s, the technical and financial performance of the power sector in India had deteriorated to the point where the Government of India had to step in to bail out the state utilities, almost all of which were vertically integrated state electricity boards (SEBs). ... See More +

Publication 91157 SEP 25, 2014

Pargal, Sheoli; Mayer, Kristy

Striving for better jobs : the challenge of informality in the Middle East and North Africa (English)

Economic growth has been sustained for many years pre-crisis in the region, but this has not resulted in the creation of an adequate number of jobs and has succeeded, at best, in generating low-quality, informal jobs. ... See More +

Publication 90271 AUG 26, 2014

Gatti, Roberta; Angel-Urdinola, Diego F.; Silva, Joana; Bodor, Andras

Understanding changes in poverty (English)

Understanding Changes in Poverty brings together different methods to decompose the contributions to poverty reduction. A simple approach quantifies the contribution of changes in demographics, employment, earnings, public transfers, and remittances to poverty reduction. ... See More +

Publication 80248 AUG 12, 2014

Inchauste, Gabriela ; Pedro Azevedo, João ; Essama-Nssah, B. ; Olivieri, Sergio ; Van Nguyen, Trang ; Saavedra-Chanduvi, Jaime, Winkler, Hernan

The Small Entrepreneur in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations (English)

This report is part of a broader effort by the World Bank Group to understand the motives and challenges of small entrepreneurs in fragile and conflict-affected situations (FCS). ... See More +

Publication 89856 AUG 01, 2014

Speakman, John; Rysova, Annoula

Return on investment and cost-effectiveness of harm reduction program in Malaysia (English)

Cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections were first detected in Malaysia in 1986. Since then, the number of new HIV cases has been increasing steadily to a peak of 6,978 new cases detected in 2002 then declining to 3,438 new cases in 2012. ... See More +

Working Paper 88083 JUL 01, 2014

Naning, Herlianna; Kerr, Cliff; Kamarulzaman, Adeeba; Osornprasop, Sutayut; Dahlui, Maznah; Ng, Chiu-Wan; Wilson, David P.

Universal health coverage for inclusive and sustainable development : a synthesis of 11 country case studies (English)

The goals of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) are to ensure that all people can access quality health services, to safeguard all people from public health risks, and to protect all people from impoverishment due to illness, whether from out-of-pocket payments for health care or loss of income when a household member falls sick. ... See More +

Publication 88862 JUN 25, 2014

Maeda, Akiko; Cashin, Cheryl; Harris, Joseph; Ikegami, Naoki; Reich, Michael Japanese

Universal health coverage for inclusive and sustainable development : a synthesis of 11 country case studies (Japanese)

The goals of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) are to ensure that all people can access quality health services, to safeguard all people from public health risks, and to protect all people from impoverishment due to illness, whether from out-of-pocket payments for health care or loss of income when a household member falls sick. ... See More +

Publication 88862 JUN 25, 2014

Maeda, Akiko; Cashin, Cheryl; Harris, Joseph; Ikegami, Naoki; Reich, Michael English

Cleaning Pakistan's air : policy options to address the cost of outdoor air pollution (English)

Pakistan's urban air pollution is among the most severe in the world and it engenders significant damages to human health and the economy. Air pollution, inadequate water supply, sanitation, and hygiene are the top environmental priority problems in Pakistan. ... See More +

Publication 89065 JUN 24, 2014

Sanchez-Triana, Ernesto; Enriquez, Santiago; Afzal, Javaid; Nakagawa, Akiko; Khan, Asif Shuja

Income support for the poorest : a review of experience in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (English)

Most countries in the world aspire to protect poorest and most vulnerable families from destitution and thus provide some type of income support to those who are very poor. ... See More +

Publication 89068 JUN 24, 2014

Tesliuc, Emil; Pop, Lucian; Grosh, Margaret; Yemtsov, Ruslan

Moving toward universal coverage of social health insurance in Vietnam : assessment and options (English)

To address the growth in resultant out-of-pocket (OOP) payments and associated problems of financial barriers to access, the government issued several policies aimed at expanding coverage throughout the 1990s and 2000s, particularly for the poor and other vulnerable groups. ... See More +

Publication 89066 JUN 20, 2014

Somanathan, Aparnaa; Tandon, Ajay; Dao, Huong Lan; Hurt, Kari L.; Fuenzalida-Puelma, Hernan L. Vietnamese

Moving toward universal coverage of social health insurance in Vietnam : assessment and options : Tien toi bao phu Bao hiem y te toan dan o Viet Nam : danh gia va giai phap (Vietnamese)

To address the growth in resultant out-of-pocket (OOP) payments and associated problems of financial barriers to access, the government issued several policies aimed at expanding coverage throughout the 1990s and 2000s, particularly for the poor and other vulnerable groups. ... See More +

Publication 89066 JUN 20, 2014

Somanathan, Aparnaa; Tandon, Ajay; Dao, Huong Lan; Hurt, Kari L.; Fuenzalida-Puelma, Hernan L. English

Sticky feet : how labor market frictions shape the impact of international trade on jobs and wages (English)

This report analyzes the paths by which developing country labor markets adjust to permanent trade-related shocks. Trade shocks can bring about reallocation of labor between industries, but the presence of labor mobility costs implies economy-wide losses because they extend the period of economic adjustment. ... See More +

Publication 88890 JUN 17, 2014

Hollweg, Claire H.; Lederman, Daniel; Rojas, Diego; Bulmer, Elizabeth Ruppert

Skilling up Vietnam : preparing the workforce for a modern market economy (English)

Education has played an important role in making Vietnam a development success story over the last 20 years. In the 1990s and early 2000s Vietnam experienced rapid economic growth. ... See More +

Publication 88895 JUN 17, 2014

Bodewig, Christian; Badiani-Magnusson, Reena; Macdonald, Kevin; Newhouse, David; Rutkowski, Jan

Understanding the poverty impact of the global financial crisis in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

Any time there is an economic crisis; there is the very real potential that its consequences for human welfare will be severe. Thus when the developed world plunged into such a crisis in 2008 and growth rates in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) began to plummet, fears rose that the region will suffer rising unemployment, poverty, malnutrition, and infant mortality, among other things. ... See More +

Publication 88887 JUN 12, 2014

Bussolo, Maurizio; Dixon, Peter; Freije, Samuel; Fruttero, Anna; Grosh, Margaret; de Hoyos, Rafael E.; Oliveri, Maria Laura; Rimmer, Maureen; Savescu, Cristina; Verikios, George

Analyzing markets for health workers : insights from labor and health economics (English)

The aim of this publication is to examine how labor and health economics can be used to analyze and better understand the role and functions of health worker labor markets. ... See More +

Publication 88889 JUN 12, 2014

McPake, Barbara; Scott, Anthony; Edoka, Ijeoma

The Eurasian connection : supply-chain efficiency along the modern silk route through Central Asia (English)

Central Asia is often associated with the silk route or road, the longest overland trade route connecting China to Europe and one of the oldest in history. ... See More +

Publication 88891 JUN 12, 2014

Rastogi, Cordula; Arvis, Jean-Francois

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
The design and sustainability of renewable energy incentives : an economic analysis (English)
See More +
OCT 27, 2014 92224 Publication
Surge in solar-powered homes : experience in off-grid rural Bangladesh (English)
See More +
OCT 08, 2014 91349 Publication
Private participation in the Indian power sector : lessons from two decades of experience (English)
See More +
OCT 02, 2014 91159 Publication
The power of public investment management : transforming resources into assets for growth (English)
See More +
SEP 30, 2014 91158 Publication
Governance of Indian State power utilities : an ongoing journey (English)
See More +
SEP 25, 2014 91157 Publication
Striving for better jobs : the challenge of informality in the Middle East and North Africa (English)
See More +
AUG 26, 2014 90271 Publication
Understanding changes in poverty (English)
See More +
AUG 12, 2014 80248 Publication
The Small Entrepreneur in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations (English)
See More +
AUG 01, 2014 89856 Publication
Return on investment and cost-effectiveness of harm reduction program in Malaysia (English)
See More +
JUL 01, 2014 88083 Working Paper
Universal health coverage for inclusive and sustainable development : a synthesis of 11 country case studies (English)
See More +
JUN 25, 2014 88862 Publication Japanese
Universal health coverage for inclusive and sustainable development : a synthesis of 11 country case studies (Japanese)
See More +
JUN 25, 2014 88862 Publication English
Cleaning Pakistan's air : policy options to address the cost of outdoor air pollution (English)
See More +
JUN 24, 2014 89065 Publication
Income support for the poorest : a review of experience in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (English)
See More +
JUN 24, 2014 89068 Publication
Moving toward universal coverage of social health insurance in Vietnam : assessment and options (English)
See More +
JUN 20, 2014 89066 Publication Vietnamese
Moving toward universal coverage of social health insurance in Vietnam : assessment and options : Tien toi bao phu Bao hiem y te toan dan o Viet Nam : danh gia va giai phap (Vietnamese)
See More +
JUN 20, 2014 89066 Publication English
Sticky feet : how labor market frictions shape the impact of international trade on jobs and wages (English)
See More +
JUN 17, 2014 88890 Publication
Skilling up Vietnam : preparing the workforce for a modern market economy (English)
See More +
JUN 17, 2014 88895 Publication
Understanding the poverty impact of the global financial crisis in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
See More +
JUN 12, 2014 88887 Publication
Analyzing markets for health workers : insights from labor and health economics (English)
See More +
JUN 12, 2014 88889 Publication
The Eurasian connection : supply-chain efficiency along the modern silk route through Central Asia (English)
See More +
JUN 12, 2014 88891 Publication