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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

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 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

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

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

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

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

The Lao cookstove experience : redefining health through cleaner energy solutions (English)

This brief examines redefining health through energy solutions. In the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) household air pollution from the incomplete combustion of solid fuels is the top health risk, costing some 3.5 percent of GDP in lost productivity. ... See More +

Brief 105231 JAN 01, 2016

Dave,Rutu; Balasundaram,Rema N. 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

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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
Scaling up blended financing of water and sanitation investments in Kenya (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 104502 Brief
The impact of war and peace in MENA (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 105731 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
The cost of fire : an economic analysis of Indonesia’s 2015 fire crisis (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 103668 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
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
The Lao cookstove experience : redefining health through cleaner energy solutions (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 105231 Brief
Mining for inclusive growth in Odisha, India (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103934 Brief