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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

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

The cost of fire : an economic analysis of Indonesia’s 2015 fire crisis (English)

According to the government, 2.6 million hectares of Indonesian land burned between June and October 2015, an area four and half times the size of Bali. ... See More +

Brief 103668 FEB 01, 2016

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Rooftop solar in Maldives: a World Bank guarantee and Scaling-up Renewable Energy Program (SREP) facilitate private investment in clean and affordable energy (English)

This guidance note talks about Rooftop solar in Maldives. The Maldives Ministry of Environment and Energy, with support from the World Bank and from the Scaling Up Renewable Energy Program (SREP), a funding window of the Climate Investment Fund,has designed a program centered on solar photovoltaic (PV) rooftop installations to take advantage of the Maldive's high insolation while also coping with the scarcity of land. ... See More +

Brief 103935 JAN 01, 2016

Kohli,Sandeep; Braud,Arnaud Disclosed

Mining for inclusive growth in Odisha, India (English)

This guidance note is about a recent mining boom in Odisha, that accelerated and diversified economic growth in the Indian state. However, the boom did not reduce poverty in the mining region. ... See More +

Brief 103934 JAN 01, 2016

Kannan,Sridar Padmanabhan; Peter Van Der Veen Disclosed

Designing effective national programs to improve industrial energy efficiency (English)

This guidance note, about Industrial energy efficiency is closely linked to the economic competitiveness of countries with significant manufacturing bases and to the energy security of countries that rely heavily on imported energy. ... See More +

Brief 103933 JAN 01, 2016

Liu,Feng; Tromop,Robert Wilfred Disclosed

Fostering the development of Energy Service Companies (ESCO) markets for energy efficiency (English)

This guidance note, about Energy service companies (ESCO), was prepared under the Energy Efficiency Outreach activity of the World Bank’s Europe and Central Asia region. ... See More +

Brief 103932 JAN 01, 2016

Hofer,Kathrin; Limaye,Dilip R.; Singh,Jas Disclosed

Are power utilities in Tonga and New Zealand resilient? : human and organizational factors in disaster response (English)

Given the increasing frequency and severity of extreme weather events, it is useful to understand the lessons learned from recent natural disasters in Ha’apai, Tonga, and Christchurch, New Zealand. ... See More +

Brief 102681 JAN 01, 2016

Brown, Ray; Wang,Xiaoping; Page, Christopher Disclosed

Why energy efficiency matters and how to scale it up (English)

Energy efficiency is among the cheapest and cleanest energy resources available. The World Bank, together with its development partners and client governments, is making a commitment to ensure that energy efficiency becomes the “first fuel” of energy policy makers and governments around the world. ... See More +

Brief 102680 JAN 01, 2016

Singh,Jasneet Disclosed

Thirsty energy (II) : the importance of water for oil and gas extraction (English)

The effect of oil and gas development on local and regional water resources can profoundly change a region’s economic possibilities, its water environment, and the vitality of its ecosystem. ... See More +

Brief 102679 JAN 01, 2016

Sohns,Antonia Averill; Rodriguez,Diego Juan; Delgado Martin,Anna Disclosed

New lessons from Australia to improve pension outcomes (English)

The Australian Government commissioned the independent Financial System Inquiry or ‘Murray Review’ to provide recommendations to improve private pensions (superannuation), as well as financial system resilience, innovation and consumer protection. ... See More +

Brief 104792 JAN 01, 2016

Price,William Joseph Disclosed

Azerbaijan - Leveraging postal network for financial and social inclusion (English)

This paper provides a brief overview of the postal network reform in Azerbaijan and transformation of Azerpost, Azerbaijan’s state postal operator, into an efficient platform for basic financial services delivery throughout the country. ... See More +

Brief 104793 JAN 01, 2016

Prigozhina,Angela; Boon,Johannes P. Disclosed

Promoting green growth through water resources management : the case of Republic of Korea (English)

Water security and water quality affect numerous economic sectors and areas: agriculture, energy, disaster management, and others. Countries need balanced and integrated approaches that are economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable. ... See More +

Working Paper 102687 JAN 01, 2016

Ishiwatari,Mikio; Wataya,Eiko; Shin, Taesun; Kim, Daeil; Song, Jiseon; Kim, Seyi Disclosed

Champions wanted : promoting exports in the Middle East and North Africa (English)

Traditional discussions of export performance are typically cast in terms of countries and sectors, which has a comparative advantage, what should be protected, and so on. ... See More +

Brief 100036 OCT 01, 2015

Jaud,Melise; Freund,Caroline Disclosed

Jordan - Developing an efficient public investment management system (English)

The primary objectives of ‘Jordan 2025: a national vision and strategy’ are to address the challenges of increasing living costs, poverty, and unemployment and ensure enhanced prosperity over the next 10 years. ... See More +

Brief 100512 OCT 01, 2015

Cuvillie, Emmanuel; Almaroof,Salam Falah Disclosed

MENA economies hit by conflicts, civil wars, and lower oil prices (English)

Against the backdrop of a slowing global economy and lower commodity prices, economic growth in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is stagnating. ... See More +

Brief 100393 OCT 01, 2015

Mottaghi,Lili Disclosed

Poverty and legal problems in Jordan : defining the relationship (English)

Jordanian citizens are no exception - a household survey conducted in Jordan in 2011 found that roughly 20 percent of families had a member experience a legal problem in the previous five years. ... See More +

Brief 99730 SEP 01, 2015

Prettitore,Paul Scott Disclosed

Third Arab development symposium : a new social contract - enhancing employability in the Arab World (English)

The third Arab development symposium (ADS) - covers issues related to the double transition from education to work in the Arab World. It was held in Kuwait in November 2014. ... See More +

Brief 98245 JUL 01, 2015

Rouis,Mustapha; Limam, Imed; Faour, Muhammad Disclosed

Economics of lifting sanctions on Iran (English)

July has been unusually active for the global economy this year. First, there was Greece’s debt crisis, a referendum on the terms of a bailout, and ensuing negotiations over debt relief. ... See More +

Brief 98801 JUL 01, 2015

Mottaghi,Lili Disclosed

Supporting transmission and distribution projects : World Bank investments since 2010 (English)

The World Bank is responding well to its clients’ demand for financing of transmission and distribution projects. By helping to reduce losses, encouraging the integration of renewable energy, and expanding networks to increase supply, supported projects will improve the financial health of utilities, service for consumers, and economic growth. ... See More +

Brief 97848 JUN 01, 2015

Oguah,Samuel Kwesi Ewuah; Chattopadhyay,Debabrata; Bazilian,Morgan Disclosed

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Building Kuwait’s future, one small enterprise at a time (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 103713 Brief
Scaling up blended financing of water and sanitation investments in Kenya (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 104502 Brief
The cost of fire : an economic analysis of Indonesia’s 2015 fire crisis (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 103668 Brief
Rooftop solar in Maldives: a World Bank guarantee and Scaling-up Renewable Energy Program (SREP) facilitate private investment in clean and affordable energy (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103935 Brief
Mining for inclusive growth in Odisha, India (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103934 Brief
Designing effective national programs to improve industrial energy efficiency (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103933 Brief
Fostering the development of Energy Service Companies (ESCO) markets for energy efficiency (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103932 Brief
Are power utilities in Tonga and New Zealand resilient? : human and organizational factors in disaster response (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 102681 Brief
Why energy efficiency matters and how to scale it up (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 102680 Brief
Thirsty energy (II) : the importance of water for oil and gas extraction (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 102679 Brief
New lessons from Australia to improve pension outcomes (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 104792 Brief
Azerbaijan - Leveraging postal network for financial and social inclusion (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 104793 Brief
Promoting green growth through water resources management : the case of Republic of Korea (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 102687 Working Paper
Champions wanted : promoting exports in the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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OCT 01, 2015 100036 Brief
Jordan - Developing an efficient public investment management system (English)
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OCT 01, 2015 100512 Brief
MENA economies hit by conflicts, civil wars, and lower oil prices (English)
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OCT 01, 2015 100393 Brief
Poverty and legal problems in Jordan : defining the relationship (English)
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SEP 01, 2015 99730 Brief
Third Arab development symposium : a new social contract - enhancing employability in the Arab World (English)
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JUL 01, 2015 98245 Brief
Economics of lifting sanctions on Iran (English)
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JUL 01, 2015 98801 Brief
Supporting transmission and distribution projects : World Bank investments since 2010 (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 97848 Brief