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Best practices and lessons learned in ICT sector innovation : a case study of Israel (English)

It has been the Israeli government’s explicit goal to position Israel at the core of the knowledge economy. This case study of Israel information and communications technology (ICT) sector highlights the important role of the government in the emergence of Israel as a power house of high-tech in ICT, by laying the foundations for private industry to support innovation, and through heavy investment in building the much-needed human capital resource. ... See More +

World Development Report 102958 JAN 01, 2016

Getz, Daphne; Goldberg,Itzhak Disclosed

How tech hubs are helping to drive economic growth in Africa (English)

Digital technologies have spread rapidly. Digital technologies to benefit everyone everywhere requires improving the analog complements to digital investments - by strengthening regulations that ensure competition among businesses, by adapting workers’ skills to the demands of the new economy, and by ensuring that institutions are accountable. ... See More +

World Development Report 102957 JAN 01, 2016

Kelly,Timothy John Charles; Firestone,Rachel Sohn Disclosed

Exploring the relationship between broadband and economic growth (English)

Broadband can be characterized as high-speed, always-on Internet connectivity. Broadband has driven widespread changes in the information technology (IT) sector enabling services such as cloud computing and mobile apps. ... See More +

World Development Report 102955 JAN 01, 2016

Minges,Michael Disclosed

One network area in East Africa (English)

Communications networks underpin regional and global trade. This is particularly true in East Africa where mobile phones are plentiful but postal services are virtually non-existent and cross border road and railway links are subject to the vagaries of adverse environmental conditions. ... See More +

World Development Report 102952 JAN 01, 2016

Kelly,Timothy John Charles; Kemei,Christopher Kipkoech Disclosed

Network neutrality and private sector investment (English)

Pricing of internet connectivity services poses two important regulatory challenges. The first is which pricing model maximizes social welfare and allows achieving the most efficient degree of innovation and investment in two inter-dependent markets, internet access provision and internet content supply. ... See More +

World Development Report 102961 JAN 01, 2016

Garcia,Jose Marino Disclosed

Walking the walk (English)

The World Bank’s 2016 World Development Report explores how digital technologies are impacting growth, jobs and public services. The internet and other digital technologies profoundly affect the lives of billions of people. ... See More +

World Development Report 102966 JAN 01, 2016

Welsum, Desirée van Disclosed

One step forward, two steps backward? : Does e-government make governments in developing countries more transparent and accountable? (English)

Many countries are in the process of transitioning from primarily paper - based administrative systems to digital systems through the application of information and communication technology (ICTs) as part of e-Government initiatives. ... See More +

World Development Report 102962 JAN 01, 2016

Lemieux,Victoria Louise Disclosed

Do digital technologies facilitate illicit financial flows? (English)

The emerging concept of illicit financial flows has become a crosscutting issue on the international agenda in recent years. This umbrella term refers to money illegally earned, transferred, or used. ... See More +

World Development Report 102953 JAN 01, 2016

Tropina,Tatiana Disclosed

Sharing is caring? : not quite some observations about the sharing economy (English)

Fast evolving cloud-computing platforms that enable new business models, combined with a rapid uptake in digital technologies by consumers and a change in consumer behavior and preferences have enabled the emergence of sharing economy. ... See More +

World Development Report 102963 JAN 01, 2016

Van Welsum,Desiree Disclosed

Enabling digital entrepreneurs (English)

The term digital entrepreneurship most commonly refers to the process of creating a new - or novel - Internet enabled and delivered business, product, or service. ... See More +

World Development Report 102954 JAN 01, 2016

Van Welsum,Desiree Disclosed

The economics and policy implications of infrastructure sharing and mutualization in Africa : World development report 2016 : digital dividends - the economics and policy implications of infrastructure sharing and mutualization in Africa (English)

In developing countries, governments know the importance of broadband for development and promoting broadband as a way to boost knowledge in society has now entered the political agenda. ... See More +

World Development Report 102959 NOV 01, 2015

Garcia,Jose Marino Disclosed

Development impact of social media (English)

The structure of the paper is as follows. Section two provides a definition of social media and a summary of research findings on international patterns of social media use. ... See More +

World Development Report 102964 JUL 25, 2015

Ackland,Robert J.; Tanaka, Kyosuke Disclosed

Guatemala, an early spectrum management reformer (English)

Guatemala, the most populated State in Central America with 15.7 million people and 3,340 United States dollar (USD) gross national income (GNI) per capita in 2013, is an example of early spectrum management liberalization. ... See More +

World Development Report 102956 JUN 01, 2015

Garcia,Jose Marino Disclosed

Multistakeholder internet governance? (English)

Global debate over alternative approaches to governing the internet has been wide ranging, but increasingly has pivoted around the wisdom of multistakeholder governance. ... See More +

World Development Report 102960 MAY 16, 2015

Dutton,William Harold Disclosed

Family planning and health (English)

The World Bank's World Development Report 1993: Investing in Health, the sixteenth in the World Development Report series, examined the interplay between human health, health policy, and economic development. ... See More +

Working Paper 95458 APR 09, 2015

Cochrane, Susan H.; Merrick, Thomas W. Disclosed

Jobs, wellbeing, and social cohesion : evidence from value and perception surveys (English)

Recent events, including the Arab Revolutions and protest movement of unemployed youths in OECD countries, have contributed to the popular sentiment that access to good jobs is an important driver of social cohesion. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6447 MAY 01, 2013

Mcleod,Catriona; Wietzke,Frank-Borge Disclosed

Labor market institutions : a review of the literature (English)

This paper reviews the findings of more than 150 studies on the impacts of four types of labor market institutions: minimum wages, employment protection regulation, unions and collective bargaining, and mandated benefits. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6276 NOV 01, 2012

Betcherman, Gordon Disclosed

Holding on to Monrovia : protecting a fragile peace through economic governance and short-term employment (English)

A key driver of Liberia's re-emergence from utter destruction, between 2004 and 2008, was the willingness of international actors to accept the responsibility and risks associated with stabilization. ... See More +

Working Paper 63206 MAY 01, 2011

Giovine, Luigi; Krech, Robert; Ionkova, Kremena; Bach, Kathryn Disclosed

Rwanda's exit pathway from violence : a strategic assessment (English)

This report aims to assess the steps taken during Rwanda's transition following the genocide against the objective of the long-term durability of domestic peace. ... See More +

Working Paper 62054 APR 01, 2011

Shahabudin McDoom, Omar Disclosed

Drug trafficking and violence in Central America and beyond (English)

This paper examines the relationship between narcotics trafficking and violence in Central America. The first part of the paper addresses particular questions posed for the 2011 World Development Report and examines several competing hypothesis on the drivers of crime in Central America. ... See More +

Working Paper 62031 APR 01, 2011

Demombynes, Gabriel Disclosed

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Best practices and lessons learned in ICT sector innovation : a case study of Israel (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 102958 World Development Report
How tech hubs are helping to drive economic growth in Africa (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 102957 World Development Report
Exploring the relationship between broadband and economic growth (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 102955 World Development Report
One network area in East Africa (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 102952 World Development Report
Network neutrality and private sector investment (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 102961 World Development Report
Walking the walk (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 102966 World Development Report
One step forward, two steps backward? : Does e-government make governments in developing countries more transparent and accountable? (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 102962 World Development Report
Do digital technologies facilitate illicit financial flows? (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 102953 World Development Report
Sharing is caring? : not quite some observations about the sharing economy (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 102963 World Development Report
Enabling digital entrepreneurs (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 102954 World Development Report
The economics and policy implications of infrastructure sharing and mutualization in Africa : World development report 2016 : digital dividends - the economics and policy implications of infrastructure sharing and mutualization in Africa (English)
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NOV 01, 2015 102959 World Development Report
Development impact of social media (English)
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JUL 25, 2015 102964 World Development Report
Guatemala, an early spectrum management reformer (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 102956 World Development Report
Multistakeholder internet governance? (English)
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MAY 16, 2015 102960 World Development Report
Family planning and health (English)
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APR 09, 2015 95458 Working Paper
Jobs, wellbeing, and social cohesion : evidence from value and perception surveys (English)
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MAY 01, 2013 WPS6447 Policy Research Working Paper
Labor market institutions : a review of the literature (English)
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NOV 01, 2012 WPS6276 Policy Research Working Paper
Holding on to Monrovia : protecting a fragile peace through economic governance and short-term employment (English)
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MAY 01, 2011 63206 Working Paper
Rwanda's exit pathway from violence : a strategic assessment (English)
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APR 01, 2011 62054 Working Paper
Drug trafficking and violence in Central America and beyond (English)
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APR 01, 2011 62031 Working Paper