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Forecasting electricity demand : an aid for practitioners (English)

Accurate forecasts of electricity demand inform investment decisions about power generation and supporting network infrastructure. Of major interest to energy policymakers, power utilities, and private investors alike, forecasts are also essential for development professionals. ... See More +

Brief 113109 JAN 01, 2017

Steinbuks,Jevgenijs; De Wit,Joerie Frederik; Kochnakyan,Artur; Foster,Vivien Disclosed

Mobilizing risk capital to unlock the global potential of geothermal power (English)

Geothermal heat is increasingly being used around the world to produce electricity in an environmentally friendly way. Current technology could potentially produce more than 70 GW of power, but only about 15 percent of that capacity is currently developed and operating. ... See More +

Brief 113111 JAN 01, 2017

La Rocca,Roberto; Johansen,Peter; Berman,Laura Wendell; Jayawardena,Migara Disclosed

What drives the price of solar photovoltaic electricity in developing countries? (English)

This brief summarizes an analysis of 37 winning bids for utility-scale solar PV plants procured through auctions in 13 developing countries between 2013 and 2016. ... See More +

Brief 113110 JAN 01, 2017

Dobrotkova,Zuzana; Audinet,Pierre; Sargsyan,Gevorg Disclosed

Data for index insurance (English)

The development of sustainable index-insurance markets requires enabling legal and regulatory environments. In addition to this regional regulatory change, the global index-insurance facility (GIIF) has supported national insurance supervision agencies with this transition. ... See More +

Brief 113735 DEC 17, 2016

Assah,Fatou C.; Sberro-Kessler, Rachel Disclosed

Egypt’s youth outside work and education (English)

This knowledge notes based on Egypt’s Youth who are not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) are studied in this note, presenting the first in-depth analysis of Egypt's NEET youth, including demographic profiles and risk factors. ... See More +

Brief 111174 DEC 01, 2016

Dietrich,Paula Tabea Milena; Elshawarby,Amr Mohamed Alsayed Abdelraouf; Lechtenfeld,Tobias Disclosed

Social safety nets in Iraq : reform in a time of fragility, conflict, and violence (English)

Iraq, once a relatively skilled and economically prosperous society, has seen its development thwarted by decades of conflict and economic decline. ... See More +

Brief 110141 NOV 01, 2016

Alkhoja,Ghassan N.; Neman,Ramzi Afif; Hariz,Sara Raja Disclosed

What can MENA governments expect in 2016? (English)

This year will be the fifth consecutive year with global growth below its long-term trend of 3.5 percent observed during 2000-07, standing at last year’s 2.4 percent. ... See More +

Brief 109328 OCT 01, 2016

Mottaghi,Lili Disclosed

What can MENA governments expect in 2016? (English)

Brief 108757 OCT 01, 2016

Mottaghi,Lili Disclosed

Procurement reform advances in the MENA region (English)

In a region beset with major challenges, some remarkable progress has been achieved in the development and modernization of public procurement systems. ... See More +

Brief 108678 SEP 01, 2016

Tayler,Yolanda Disclosed

MENA and the evolution of oil prices (English)

Since September 2014, world crude oil prices have fallen by more than half, setting a new low at 30 US dollars a barrel (Brent crude) in February 2016. ... See More +

Brief 108677 AUG 01, 2016

Mottaghi,Lili Disclosed

Distribution automation : an opportunity to improve reliability and quality (English)

The control systems of today’s smart power-distribution grids have evolved significantly. Such systems improve system reliability by reducing the frequency and duration of outages. ... See More +

Brief 107122 JUL 01, 2016

Nangia,Varun Ravi; Oguah,Samuel Kwesi Ewuah; Gaba,Kwawu Mensan Disclosed

Managing the grids of the future in developing countries : recent World Bank support for SCADA/EMS and SCADA/DMS systems (English)

SCADA/EMS and SCADA/DMS systems ensure that power grids are efficient, resilient, and able to adapt to changes in generation, transmission, and distribution. ... See More +

Brief 107121 JUL 01, 2016

Nangia,Varun Ravi; Oguah,Samuel Kwesi Ewuah; Gaba,Kwawu Mensan Disclosed

Smartening the grid in developing countries : emerging lessons from World Bank lending (English)

Since fiscal year 2010 the World Bank has supported 20 smart grid projects in 19 countries and all six Bank regions. Valued at 960 million dollars - a quarter of all Bank support for transmission and distribution during the period — the projects have focused on advanced metering, distribution automation, and supervisory control and data acquisition for energy and distribution management systems. ... See More +

Brief 107123 JUL 01, 2016

Nangia,Varun Ravi; Oguah,Samuel Kwesi Ewuah; Gaba,Kwawu Mensan Disclosed

Can utilities realize the benefits of advanced metering infrastructure? Lessons from the World Bank’s portfolio (English)

Advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) provides significant benefits to utilities around the world. Although it is entering the mainstream, technical concerns, policy challenges, capacity, and will in the Bank’s client countries hinder wider adoption. ... See More +

Brief 107120 JUL 01, 2016

Nangia,Varun Ravi; Oguah,Samuel Kwesi Ewuah; Gaba,Kwawu Mensan Disclosed

Humanitarian engineering : innovative approaches and partnerships in crisis response (English)

The overall purpose was to identify how reconstruction of infrastructure and provision ofessential services could be more effective,especially in countries, such as Lebanon andJordan, facing a massive refugee crisis driven by the war in Syria. ... See More +

Brief 108683 JUN 01, 2016

Tayler,Yolanda Disclosed

How do people in MENA evaluate their economic prospects? (English)

In the global environment with the risk of prolonged low growth, the short-term economic outlook for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region remains “cautiously "pessimistic”, according to the World Bank’s latest MENA Economic Monitor. ... See More +

Brief 105732 APR 01, 2016

Mottaghi,Lili Disclosed

The impact of war and peace in MENA (English)

Civil wars and violence have significantly damaged human, social and physical capital in the war-torn countries of Syria, Iraq, Libya and Yemen. ... See More +

Brief 105731 MAR 01, 2016

Mottaghi,Lili Disclosed

Scaling up blended financing of water and sanitation investments in Kenya (English)

This note looks at a series of interventions undertaken by the government of Kenya, with support from the World Bank and other development partners, to improve access to commercial finance in the water and sanitation sector. ... See More +

Brief 104502 MAR 01, 2016

Advani,Rajesh K. Disclosed

Building Kuwait’s future, one small enterprise at a time (English)

The number of Small-to-Medium enterprises (SMEs) in Kuwait is high, particularly in retail and non-financial services, but their overall contribution to the economy is marginal. ... See More +

Brief 103713 MAR 01, 2016

Karasapan,Omer M.; Volk,Mark Disclosed

MENA’s forced displacement crisis (English)

The latest MENA Quarterly Economic Brief estimates growth in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region to fall short of expectation at 2.6 percent in 2015, about 0.2 percentage points below the October 2015 forecast. ... See More +

Brief 105730 MAR 01, 2016

Mottaghi,Lili Disclosed

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Forecasting electricity demand : an aid for practitioners (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 113109 Brief
Mobilizing risk capital to unlock the global potential of geothermal power (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 113111 Brief
What drives the price of solar photovoltaic electricity in developing countries? (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 113110 Brief
Data for index insurance (English)
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DEC 17, 2016 113735 Brief
Egypt’s youth outside work and education (English)
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DEC 01, 2016 111174 Brief
Social safety nets in Iraq : reform in a time of fragility, conflict, and violence (English)
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NOV 01, 2016 110141 Brief
What can MENA governments expect in 2016? (English)
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OCT 01, 2016 109328 Brief
What can MENA governments expect in 2016? (English)
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OCT 01, 2016 108757 Brief
Procurement reform advances in the MENA region (English)
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SEP 01, 2016 108678 Brief
MENA and the evolution of oil prices (English)
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AUG 01, 2016 108677 Brief
Distribution automation : an opportunity to improve reliability and quality (English)
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JUL 01, 2016 107122 Brief
Managing the grids of the future in developing countries : recent World Bank support for SCADA/EMS and SCADA/DMS systems (English)
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JUL 01, 2016 107121 Brief
Smartening the grid in developing countries : emerging lessons from World Bank lending (English)
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JUL 01, 2016 107123 Brief
Can utilities realize the benefits of advanced metering infrastructure? Lessons from the World Bank’s portfolio (English)
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JUL 01, 2016 107120 Brief
Humanitarian engineering : innovative approaches and partnerships in crisis response (English)
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JUN 01, 2016 108683 Brief
How do people in MENA evaluate their economic prospects? (English)
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APR 01, 2016 105732 Brief
The impact of war and peace in MENA (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 105731 Brief
Scaling up blended financing of water and sanitation investments in Kenya (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 104502 Brief
Building Kuwait’s future, one small enterprise at a time (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 103713 Brief
MENA’s forced displacement crisis (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 105730 Brief