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Recall Length and Measurement Error in Agricultural Surveys (English)

This paper assesses the relationship between the length of recall and nonrandom error in agricultural survey data. Using data from the World Bank's Living Standards Measurement Study–Integrated Surveys on Agriculture in Malawi and Tanzania, the paper shows that key input and output variables are systematically related to the length of the recall period, indicating the presence of nonrandom measurement error. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9128 JAN 29, 2020

Wollburg,Philip Randolph; Tiberti,Marco; Zezza,Alberto Disclosed

Do Weak Institutions Prolong Crises ? On the Identification, Characteristics, and Duration of Declines During Economic Slumps (English)

This paper studies periods of prolonged contractions in output per capita in a sample of 145 countries from 1950 to 2014. Economic slumps are defined as abrupt interruptions of a period of growth by several regime switches. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9127 JAN 29, 2020

Bluhm,Richard; de Crombrugghe,Denis; Szirmai,Adam Disclosed

Inflation and Public Debt Reversals in Advanced Economies (English)

This paper quantitatively assesses the effects of inflation shocks on the public debt-to-GDP ratio in 19 advanced economies using simulation and estimation approaches. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9129 JAN 29, 2020

Fukunaga,Ichiro; Komatsuzaki,Takuji; Matsuoka,Hideaki Disclosed

Official Documents- Amendment No. 6 to the Administration Agreement with the GAVI Alliance for TF072602 (English)

Agreement JAN 28, 2020

LEGKL Disclosed

Gendered Laws (Arabic)

This paper offers for the first time a global picture of gender discrimination by the law as it affects women's economic opportunity and charts the evolution of legal inequalities over five decades. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9080 JAN 27, 2020

English Disclosed

The Role of Income and Substitution in Commodity Demand (English)

This paper presents estimates of time-varying income elasticities of demand for energy and metal commodities. The analysis finds that the elasticities are close to unity, evaluated at world median per capita income levels. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9122 JAN 23, 2020

Baffes,John; Kabundi,Alain Ntumba; Nagle,Peter Stephen Oliver Disclosed

Natural Capital Accounting for Better Policy Decisions : Climate Change and Biodiversity (English)

This publication provides a record of the 2018 meeting and follows on from the publications of the previous two fora in 2016 and 2017. It highlights the production and uses of NCA for making policy decisions on climate change and biodiversity as well as how governments, business and international organizations can work together to produce and use NCA. ... See More +

Report 145458 JAN 23, 2020

Jain,Sonu; Edens,Bram; Ahlroth,Sofia Elisabet; Alfieri,Alessandra; Cervigni,Raffaello Disclosed

Users and Uses of Environmental Accounts : A Review of Select Developed Countries (English)

The findings of this study are presented in the main body of the report on a country-by country basis in alphabetical order. For each country, a brief overview of the environmental accounting system in terms of the scope, frequency of update, length of time series, and any other relevant information regarding the accounts making up the system is given. ... See More +

Report 145459 JAN 23, 2020

Analytics, Midsummer; Smith, Robert Disclosed

Debt and Financial Crises (English)

Emerging market and developing economies have experienced recurrent episodes of rapid debt accumulation over the past fifty years. This paper examines the consequences of debt accumulation using a three-pronged approach: an event study of debt accumulation episodes in 100 emerging market and developing economies since 1970; a series of econometric models examining the linkages between debt and the probability of financial crises; and a set of case studies of rapid debt buildup that ended in crises. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9116 JAN 22, 2020

Koh,Wee Chian; Kose,Ayhan; Nagle,Peter Stephen Oliver; Ohnsorge,Franziska Lieselotte; Sugawara,Naotaka Disclosed

Intimate Partner Violence : The Influence of Job Opportunities for Men and Women (English)

This study examines the association of unemployment variation with intimate partner violence using representative data from thirty-one developing countries, through 2005 to 2016. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9118 JAN 22, 2020

Bhalotra,Sonia R.; Kambhampati,Uma; Rawlings,Samantha; Siddique,Zahra Disclosed

Conceptual Aspects of Global Value Chains (English)

The paper offers an overview of some key conceptual aspects associated with the rise of global value chains (GVCs). It outlines a series of alternative interpretations and definitions of what the rise of GVCs entails, and it traces the implications of these alternative conceptualizations for the measurement of the phenomenon, as well as for elucidating the key determinants and implications of GVC participation, both at the country level and at the firm level. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9114 JAN 21, 2020

Antras,Pol Disclosed

Heterogeneous Effects of the de jure and de facto Business Environment : Findings from Multiple Data Sets on the Business Environment (English)

Using multiple sources of national- and firm-level data around the world, this paper investigates how the effects of the business environment depend on whether the measure is de jure or de facto, and how business environment effects differ by ownership and size. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9115 JAN 21, 2020

Zhenwei Qiang,Christine; Wang,He; Xu,L. Colin Disclosed

Official Documents- Administration Agreement with the Jersey Overseas Aid for TF072917 (English)

Trust Fund Administrative Agreement JAN 21, 2020

LEGKL Disclosed

Official Documents- Disbursement Letter for ESMAP Grant TF0B1753 (English)

Disbursement Letter JAN 21, 2020

LEGKL Disclosed

Official Documents- Letter Agreement for ESMAP Grant TF0B1753 (English)

Agreement JAN 21, 2020

LEGKL Disclosed

Macro-Financial Aspects of Climate Change (English)

This paper examines the interaction between macro-financial and climate-related risks. It brings together different strands of the literature on climate-related risks and how these relate to macro-financial management and risks. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9109 JAN 14, 2020

Feyen,Erik H.B.; Utz,Robert Johann; Zuccardi Huertas,Igor Esteban; Bogdan,Olena; Moon,Jisung Disclosed

Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Test of ESF for IPF Projects (P169211) (English)

Environmental and Social Assessment,Social Assessment,Environmental Assessment JAN 13, 2020

Govindan,Sanjai Prabu Disclosed

Official Documents- Amendment No. 4 to the Supplemental Agreement with the United Nations Office for Project Services for TF072668 (English)

Agreement JAN 13, 2020

LEGKL Disclosed

Environment and Social Framework (ESF) : ESF Guidance Note 1 Assessment and Management of Environmental and Social Risks and Impacts - Spanish (Spanish)

ESS1 sets out the Borrower’s responsibilities for assessing, managing and monitoring environmental and social risks and impacts associated with each stage of a project supported by the Bank through Investment Project Financing, in order to achieve environmental and social outcomes consistent with the Environmental and Social Standards (ESSs). ... See More +

Correspondence 136579 JAN 09, 2020

Bumgarner,Kimberly Marie English, Arabic, Russian, French, Chinese Disclosed

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Recall Length and Measurement Error in Agricultural Surveys (English)
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JAN 29, 2020 WPS9128 Policy Research Working Paper
Do Weak Institutions Prolong Crises ? On the Identification, Characteristics, and Duration of Declines During Economic Slumps (English)
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JAN 29, 2020 WPS9127 Policy Research Working Paper
Inflation and Public Debt Reversals in Advanced Economies (English)
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JAN 29, 2020 WPS9129 Policy Research Working Paper
Official Documents- Amendment No. 6 to the Administration Agreement with the GAVI Alliance for TF072602 (English)
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JAN 28, 2020 Agreement
Gendered Laws (Arabic)
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JAN 27, 2020 WPS9080 Policy Research Working Paper English
The Role of Income and Substitution in Commodity Demand (English)
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JAN 23, 2020 WPS9122 Policy Research Working Paper
Official Documents-Transfer Agreement between IBRD, IDA and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development for TF073163 through Disbursement Trust Fund TF0B1296 (English)
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JAN 23, 2020 Agreement
Natural Capital Accounting for Better Policy Decisions : Climate Change and Biodiversity (English)
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JAN 23, 2020 145458 Report
Users and Uses of Environmental Accounts : A Review of Select Developed Countries (English)
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JAN 23, 2020 145459 Report
Debt and Financial Crises (English)
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JAN 22, 2020 WPS9116 Policy Research Working Paper
Intimate Partner Violence : The Influence of Job Opportunities for Men and Women (English)
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JAN 22, 2020 WPS9118 Policy Research Working Paper
Conceptual Aspects of Global Value Chains (English)
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JAN 21, 2020 WPS9114 Policy Research Working Paper
Heterogeneous Effects of the de jure and de facto Business Environment : Findings from Multiple Data Sets on the Business Environment (English)
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JAN 21, 2020 WPS9115 Policy Research Working Paper
Official Documents- Administration Agreement with the Jersey Overseas Aid for TF072917 (English)
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JAN 21, 2020 Trust Fund Administrative Agreement
Official Documents- Disbursement Letter for ESMAP Grant TF0B1753 (English)
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JAN 21, 2020 Disbursement Letter
Official Documents- Letter Agreement for ESMAP Grant TF0B1753 (English)
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JAN 21, 2020 Agreement
Macro-Financial Aspects of Climate Change (English)
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JAN 14, 2020 WPS9109 Policy Research Working Paper
Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Test of ESF for IPF Projects (P169211) (English)
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JAN 13, 2020 Environmental and Social Assessment,Social Assessment,Environmental Assessment
Official Documents- Amendment No. 4 to the Supplemental Agreement with the United Nations Office for Project Services for TF072668 (English)
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JAN 13, 2020 Agreement
Environment and Social Framework (ESF) : ESF Guidance Note 1 Assessment and Management of Environmental and Social Risks and Impacts - Spanish (Spanish)
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JAN 09, 2020 136579 Correspondence English, Arabic, Russian, French, Chinese