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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

Minds and behaviors at work : boosting socioemotional skills for Latin America’s workforce (English)

Although the Latin American region has shown an impressive growth in educational attainment over the past two decades, that education has failed to yield expected benefits. ... See More +

Publication 106671 JUL 14, 2016

Cunningham,Wendy; Acosta,Pablo Ariel; Muller,Noel Disclosed

Beyond ending poverty : the dynamics of microfinance in Bangladesh (English)

The recent past has witnessed phenomenal growth in MFIs around the world. Today as many as 200 million people are beneficiaries of microfinance. ... See More +

Publication 106672 JUL 14, 2016

Khandker,Kazem Adnan; Khalily,Baqui M.A.; Samad,Hussain A. Disclosed

Bringing Government into the 21st Century : The Korean Digital Governance Experience (English)

This volume a collaborative work between the World Bank’ Global Governance Practice and a team of researchers working with the Korean Development Institute is dedicated to the proposition that there is much that can be learned from a careful and nuanced assessment of Korea’s experience with e-governance. ... See More +

Publication 106581 JUL 05, 2016

Karippacheril, Tina George; Kim, Soonhee; Beschel Jr, Robert P. (Editor); Choi, Changyong (Editor) Disclosed

Dynamics of rural growth in Bangladesh : sustaining poverty reduction (English)

The rural economy in Bangladesh has powerfully advanced economic growth and substantially reduced poverty, especially since 2000, but the remarkable transformation and unprecedented dynamism in rural Bangladesh remain an underexplored, underappreciated, and largely untold story. ... See More +

Publication 106579 JUN 29, 2016

Gautam,Madhur; Faruqee,Rashidur R. Disclosed

Public access to information for development : a guide to effective implementation of right to information laws (English)

With more than 100 right to information (RTI) laws also called freedom of information or access to information laws now in place globally, the groundwork has been laid to advance more transparent, accountable, and inclusive governance as a pathway to poverty reduction and economic development. ... See More +

Publication 106580 JUN 29, 2016

Lemieux,Victoria Louise; Trapnell, Stephanie E. Disclosed

Uneven odds, unequal outcomes : inequality of opportunity in the Middle East and North Africa (English)

Perceptions of eroding living standards and low life satisfaction are widespread in the Middle East and North Africa region today, along with pessimism about prospects for economic mobility. ... See More +

Publication 106773 JUN 28, 2016

Krishnan,Nandini; Lara Ibarra,Gabriel; Narayan,Ambar; Tiwari,Sailesh; Vishwanath,Tara Disclosed

Competitiveness of South Asia’s container ports : a comprehensive assessment of performance, drivers, and costs (English)

South Asia's trade almost doubled in the past decade, but the share of trade in GDP is still smaller (47 percent) than in East Asia (55 percent), and South Asia's economic competitiveness continues to lag that of other regions. ... See More +

Publication 106772 JUN 28, 2016

Herrera Dappe,Matias; Suárez-Alemán,Ancor Disclosed

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

Rule of Law is a theoretical concept social scientists use to describe a political order where laws are predictable and applied equally to all citizens, regardless of their political or economic influence. ... See More +

Publication 106712 JUN 15, 2016

Al-Dahdah,Edouard Disclosed

Demographic change in Uruguay : economic opportunities and challenges (English)

The population of Uruguay is undergoing a slow but sustained aging process, driven by the demographic transition that started early in the twentieth century. ... See More +

Publication 106151 JUN 10, 2016

Disclosed

Uruguay - Demographic change and social policies : economic opportunities and challenges (English)

Uruguay’s development progress in recent decades includes falling mortality and fertility which is changing the age structure of the population. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS12457 JUN 10, 2016

Rofman,Rafael P. Disclosed

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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
Minds and behaviors at work : boosting socioemotional skills for Latin America’s workforce (English)
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JUL 14, 2016 106671 Publication
Beyond ending poverty : the dynamics of microfinance in Bangladesh (English)
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JUL 14, 2016 106672 Publication
Bringing Government into the 21st Century : The Korean Digital Governance Experience (English)
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JUL 05, 2016 106581 Publication
Dynamics of rural growth in Bangladesh : sustaining poverty reduction (English)
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JUN 29, 2016 106579 Publication
Public access to information for development : a guide to effective implementation of right to information laws (English)
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JUN 29, 2016 106580 Publication
Uneven odds, unequal outcomes : inequality of opportunity in the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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JUN 28, 2016 106773 Publication
Competitiveness of South Asia’s container ports : a comprehensive assessment of performance, drivers, and costs (English)
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JUN 28, 2016 106772 Publication
Rules on paper, rules in practice : enforcing laws and policies in the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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JUN 15, 2016 106712 Publication
Demographic change in Uruguay : economic opportunities and challenges (English)
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JUN 10, 2016 106151 Publication
Uruguay - Demographic change and social policies : economic opportunities and challenges (English)
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JUN 10, 2016 AUS12457 Working Paper