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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

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

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

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.; Choi,Changyong 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

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

Mobile phone panel surveys in Developing Countries : a practical guide for microdata collection (English)

Household survey data are very useful for monitoring the living conditions of citizens of any country.In developing countries, a lot of this data are collected through “traditional” face-to-face household surveys. ... See More +

Publication 106741 JUN 07, 2016

Dabalen,Andrew L.; Etang Ndip,Alvin; Hoogeveen,Johannes G.; Mushi,Elvis; Schipper,Youdi; Engelhardt,Johannes von Disclosed

From oil to cities : Nigeria’s next transformation (English)

The Nigeria Urbanization Review serves the critical and timely purpose of understanding the challenges and opportunities of urbanization in Nigeria. ... See More +

Publication 106150 JUN 03, 2016

Disclosed

Economic boom or ecologic doom? : using spatial analysis to reconcile road development with forest conservation (English)

The natural endowment of the Democrat Republic of Congo, in the form of land, minerals, and forests, is unparalleled. The right mix of policies has the potential to unleash incentives that could transform the economy. ... See More +

Publication 105983 MAY 11, 2016

Barra,Alvaro Federico; Burnouf,Mathilde Marthe Julienne; Damania,Richard; Russ,Jason Daniel Disclosed

Understanding gender in Maldives : towards inclusive development (English)

Within the past decade Maldives moved from low- to middle-income status, introduced democracy, and was hailed as a Millennium Development Goal Plus country. ... See More +

Publication 105635 MAY 08, 2016

El-Horr,Janna; Rohini Prabha Pande Disclosed

Fostering skills in Cameroon : inclusive workforce development, competitiveness, and growth (English)

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 MAY 01, 2016

Sosale,Shobhana; Majgaard,Kirsten Disclosed

Benchmarking and self-assessment for parliaments (English)

This book presents a tour d’horizon of the current state of parliamentary indicators and benchmarks. Though not trying to be prescriptive, there are already sufficient approaches to benchmarking, this book presents a comprehensive overview of the various approaches now in use around the world by both international organizations and parliaments. ... See More +

Publication 104283 APR 11, 2016

O'Brien,Mitchell; Stapenhurst, Rick; Von Trapp,Lisa Disclosed

Understanding the income and efficiency gap in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

The countries of the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region like other emerging economies, have benefited from a decade of remarkable growth and some income per capita convergence toward the United States and other high-income countries. ... See More +

Publication 104285 APR 08, 2016

Araujo,Jorge A. De Thompson R.; Vostroknutova,Ekaterina; Wacker,Konstantin M.; Clavijo Munoz,Mateo Disclosed

Independent power projects in Sub-Saharan Africa : lessons from five key countries (English)

The track record of Sub-Saharan Africa’s power sector is dismal. Two out of three households in Sub-Saharan Africa, close to 600 million people, have no electricity connection. ... See More +

Publication 104779 APR 01, 2016

Eberhard,Anton Adriaan; Gratwick,Katharine; Morella,Elvira; Antmann,Pedro Disclosed

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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
Beyond ending poverty : the dynamics of microfinance in Bangladesh (English)
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JUL 14, 2016 106672 Publication
Minds and behaviors at work : boosting socioemotional skills for Latin America’s workforce (English)
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JUL 14, 2016 106671 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
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
Mobile phone panel surveys in Developing Countries : a practical guide for microdata collection (English)
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JUN 07, 2016 106741 Publication
From oil to cities : Nigeria’s next transformation (English)
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JUN 03, 2016 106150 Publication
Economic boom or ecologic doom? : using spatial analysis to reconcile road development with forest conservation (English)
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MAY 11, 2016 105983 Publication
Understanding gender in Maldives : towards inclusive development (English)
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MAY 08, 2016 105635 Publication
Fostering skills in Cameroon : inclusive workforce development, competitiveness, and growth (English)
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MAY 01, 2016 105204 Publication
Benchmarking and self-assessment for parliaments (English)
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APR 11, 2016 104283 Publication
Understanding the income and efficiency gap in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
See More +
APR 08, 2016 104285 Publication
Independent power projects in Sub-Saharan Africa : lessons from five key countries (English)
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APR 01, 2016 104779 Publication