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World Bank Group Boards' calendar (English)

This report contains the World Bank Group Boards' calendar for the period September to November 2014, specifying the Boards' engagements, such as meetings and briefings. ... See More +

Board Report 90747 SEP 16, 2014

Audit Committee : minutes of joint meeting held on Monday, September 8, 2014 (English)

Minutes 90538 SEP 08, 2014

World Bank Group Boards' calendar (English)

This report contains the World Bank Group Boards' calendar for the period of September to November 2014, specifying the Boards' engagements, such as meetings and briefings. ... See More +

Board Report 90407 SEP 04, 2014

Proposed transfer from IBRD surplus to the global infrastructure facility : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 90598 SEP 04, 2014

Agricultural production, dietary diversity, and climate variability (English)

Nonseparable household models outline the links between agricultural production and household consumption, yet empirical extensions to investigate the effect of production on dietary diversity and diet composition are limited. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7022 SEP 01, 2014

Dillon, Andrew; McGee, Kevin; Oseni, Gbemisola

Investment climate reforms and job creation in developing countries : what do we know and what should we do ? (English)

This paper reviews the literature on the role of the investment climate reforms in job creation. It finds that the current landscape of employment and private sector activity in developing countries indicates a number of potential channels through which investment climate reforms can positively affect job creation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7025 SEP 01, 2014

Rahman, Aminur

Corporate governance and bank insolvency risk : international evidence (English)

This paper finds that shareholder-friendly corporate governance is positively associated with bank insolvency risk, as proxied by the Z-score and the Merton's distance to default measure, for an international sample of banks over the 2004-08 period. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7017 SEP 01, 2014

Anginer, Deniz; Demirguc-Kunt, Asli; Huizinga, Harry; Ma, Kebin

GLS estimation and empirical bayes prediction for linear mixed models with Heteroskedasticity and sampling weights : a background study for the POVMAP project (English)

This note adapts results by Huang and Hidiroglou (2003) on Generalized Least Squares estimation and Empirical Bayes prediction for linear mixed models with sampling weights. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7028 SEP 01, 2014

van der Weide, Roy

Cost-effectiveness measurement in development : accounting for local costs and noisy impacts (English)

As evidence from rigorous impact evaluations grows in development, there have been more calls to complement impact evaluation analysis with cost analysis, so that policy makers can make investment decisions based on costs as well as impacts. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7027 SEP 01, 2014

Evans, David K.; Popova, Anna

Comparable estimates of returns to schooling around the world (English)

Rates of return to investments in schooling have been estimated since the late 1950s. In the 60-plus year history of such estimates, there have been several attempts to synthesize the empirical results to ascertain patterns. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7020 SEP 01, 2014

Montenegro, Claudio E.; Patrinos, Harry Anthony

Infrastructure, growth, and inequality : an overview (English)

Academics and policy makers have long considered an adequate supply of infrastructure services to be essential for economic development. This paper reviews recent theoretical and empirical literature on the effects of infrastructure development on growth and income distribution. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7034 SEP 01, 2014

Calderon, Cesar; Serven, Luis

Nash equilibria of games when players' preferences are quasi-transitive (English)

Much of game theory is founded on the assumption that individual players are endowed with preferences that can be represented by a real-valued utility function. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7037 SEP 01, 2014

Basu, Kaushik; Pattanaik, Prasanta K.

The IBNET water supply and sanitation blue book 2014 : the international benchmarking network for water and sanitation utilities data book (English)

The international benchmarking network for water and sanitation utilities (IBNET) has been involved in water and sanitation sector monitoring since 1997. ... See More +

Publication 90280 AUG 28, 2014

Danilenko, Alexander; van den Berg, Caroline; Macheve, Berta; Moffitt, L. Joe

The opportunities of digitizing payments (Vol. 1 of 2) : overview (English)

The G20’s focus on financial inclusion directly contributes to its core goal of achieving strong, sustainable, and balanced growth. Studies show that broader access to and participation in the financial system can reduce income inequality, boost job creation, accelerate consumption, increase investments in human capital, and directly help poor people manage risk and absorb financial shocks. ... See More +

Working Paper 90305 AUG 28, 2014

The opportunities of digitizing payments (Vol. 2 of 2) : full report (English)

The G20’s focus on financial inclusion directly contributes to its core goal of achieving strong, sustainable, and balanced growth. Studies show that broader access to and participation in the financial system can reduce income inequality, boost job creation, accelerate consumption, increase investments in human capital, and directly help poor people manage risk and absorb financial shocks. ... See More +

Working Paper 90305 AUG 28, 2014

Official Documents- REDD Country Participation Agreement with Kingdom of Bhutan, TF071076 (English)

Agreement AUG 27, 2014

Morita,Sachiko

Official Documents- Amendment to Sweden Administration Agreement Ref. TF071613 (English)

Agreement AUG 18, 2014

Sperling,Alexandra C.

World Bank Group Boards' calendar (English)

This report contains the World Bank Group Boards' calendar for the period of August to October 2014, specifying the Boards' engagements, such as meetings and briefings. ... See More +

Board Report 90026 AUG 15, 2014

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World Bank Group Boards' calendar (English)
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SEP 16, 2014 90747 Board Report
Audit Committee : minutes of joint meeting held on Monday, September 8, 2014 (English)
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SEP 08, 2014 90538 Minutes
World Bank Group Boards' calendar (English)
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SEP 04, 2014 90407 Board Report
Proposed transfer from IBRD surplus to the global infrastructure facility : chair summary (English)
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SEP 04, 2014 90598 Board Summary
Agricultural production, dietary diversity, and climate variability (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7022 Policy Research Working Paper
Investment climate reforms and job creation in developing countries : what do we know and what should we do ? (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7025 Policy Research Working Paper
Corporate governance and bank insolvency risk : international evidence (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7017 Policy Research Working Paper
GLS estimation and empirical bayes prediction for linear mixed models with Heteroskedasticity and sampling weights : a background study for the POVMAP project (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7028 Policy Research Working Paper
Cost-effectiveness measurement in development : accounting for local costs and noisy impacts (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7027 Policy Research Working Paper
Comparable estimates of returns to schooling around the world (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7020 Policy Research Working Paper
Infrastructure, growth, and inequality : an overview (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7034 Policy Research Working Paper
Nash equilibria of games when players' preferences are quasi-transitive (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7037 Policy Research Working Paper
Board standing committees membership : term of membership - November 1, 2012 thru October 31, 2014 (English)
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AUG 29, 2014 90433 Board Report
The IBNET water supply and sanitation blue book 2014 : the international benchmarking network for water and sanitation utilities data book (English)
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AUG 28, 2014 90280 Publication
The opportunities of digitizing payments (Vol. 1 of 2) : overview (English)
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AUG 28, 2014 90305 Working Paper
The opportunities of digitizing payments (Vol. 2 of 2) : full report (English)
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AUG 28, 2014 90305 Working Paper
Minutes of Meeting of the Executive Directors of the Bank and IDA, held on August 28, 2014 : Minutes of Meeting of the Executive Directors of the Bank and IDA, held on August 28, 2014 (English)
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AUG 28, 2014 90404 Minutes
Official Documents- REDD Country Participation Agreement with Kingdom of Bhutan, TF071076 (English)
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AUG 27, 2014 Agreement
Official Documents- Amendment to Sweden Administration Agreement Ref. TF071613 (English)
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AUG 18, 2014 Agreement
World Bank Group Boards' calendar (English)
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AUG 15, 2014 90026 Board Report