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Impact of free trade agreement use on import prices (English)

This paper examines the impact of free trade agreement (FTA) use on import prices. For this analysis, it employs establishment-level import data with information on tariff schemes, that is, the FTA and most-favored-nation schemes used for importing. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8416 APR 19, 2018

Hayakawa,Kazunobu; Laksanapanyakul,Nuttawut; Mukunoki,Hiroshi; Urata,Shujiro Disclosed

Estimating intergenerational mobility with incomplete data : coresidency and truncation bias in rank-based relative and absolute mobility measures (English)

The rank-based measures of intergenerational mobility have become increasingly popular in economics literature. Recent evidence shows that rank-based measures are less affected by measurement error and life-cycle bias compared with other standard measures such as intergenerational regression coefficient and intergenerational correlation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8414 APR 18, 2018

Emran,M. Shahe; Shilpi,Forhad J. Disclosed

World/OTHER- P164635- Urban Networking to Complement and Extend the Reach of the Sustainable Cities IAP - Procurement Plan (English)

Procurement Plan STEP8728 APR 17, 2018

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World/OTHER- P164635- Urban Networking to Complement and Extend the Reach of the Sustainable Cities IAP - Procurement Plan (English)

Procurement Plan STEP8728 APR 17, 2018

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World/OTHER- P164635- Urban Networking to Complement and Extend the Reach of the Sustainable Cities IAP - Procurement Plan (English)

Procurement Plan STEP8728 APR 17, 2018

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Place-based policies for development (English)

Many development policies, such as placement of infrastructure or local economic development schemes, are "place-based." Such policies are generally intended to stimulate private sector investment and economic growth in the treated place, and as such they are difficult to appraise and evaluate. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8410 APR 17, 2018

Duranton,Gilles; Venables,Anthony J. Disclosed

Sharing the benefits of innovation-digitization : a summary of market processes and policy suggestions (English)

Governments play a very important role in supporting innovation, managing the disruptive effects of innovation, and ensuring that the benefits of innovation are broadly shared in the long run. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8406 APR 16, 2018

Islam,Roumeen Disclosed

Disclosable Version of the ISR - Red Sea and Gulf of Aden Strategic Ecosystem Management GEF Project - P113794 - Sequence No : 09 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR32102 APR 16, 2018

Esikuri,Enos E. Disclosed

Approaches to REDD : nesting lessons learned from country experiences (Vol. 2) : Appendix : case studies (English)

Mitigation of greenhouse gases in the land sector is complex and has a unique set of challenges. The most significant challenges arise from the geographically diffuse nature of the emissions sources (compared to, for example, point-based energy sources of emissions), the vast array of potential management responses, the ongoing effects of past actions, the interaction of human and natural processes, and the strong influences of policy and markets. ... See More +

Working Paper 125270 APR 13, 2018

Lee,Donna Lynette; Waterworth,Robert Michael; Goehler,Daniela; Llopis, Pablo; Roberts, Geoff Disclosed

Approaches to REDD : nesting lessons learned from country experiences : Main report (English)

Mitigation of greenhouse gases in the land sector is complex and has a unique set of challenges. The most significant challenges arise from the geographically diffuse nature of the emissions sources (compared to, for example, point-based energy sources of emissions), the vast array of potential management responses, the ongoing effects of past actions, the interaction of human and natural processes, and the strong influences of policy and markets. ... See More +

Working Paper 125270 APR 13, 2018

Lee,Donna Lynette; Waterworth,Robert Michael; Pearson,Timothy R.H.; Llopis, Pablo; Roberts, Geoff Disclosed

The effects of cash transfers on adult labor market outcomes (English)

The basic economic model of labor supply has a very clear prediction of what should be expected when an adult receives an unexpected cash windfall: they should work less and earn less. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8404 APR 12, 2018

Baird,Sarah Jane; Mckenzie,David J.; Ozler,Berk Disclosed

Capital inflows, equity issuance activity, and corporate investment (English)

This paper uses issuance-level data to study how equity capital inflows that enter emerging market economies affect equity issuance and corporate investment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8405 APR 12, 2018

Calomiris,Charles W.; Larrain,Mauricio; Schmukler,Sergio L. Disclosed

Local and regional pollution reduction co-benefits from climate change mitigation interventions : a literature review (English)

IEG’s evaluation on pollution and the World Bank Group commissioned a review of theempirical literature on pollution co-benefits from climate change mitigationinterventions, emphasizing air pollution benefits. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125195 APR 12, 2018

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Determinants and dynamics of business aspirations : evidence from small-scale entrepreneurs in an emerging market (English)

Small-scale entrepreneurs are ubiquitous in emerging market economies, yet very few graduate to become larger businesses. This paper asks whether such entrepreneurs aspire to grow and, if so, on which dimensions of the business? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8400 APR 11, 2018

Dalton,Patricio S.; Ruschenpohler,Julius; Zia,Bilal Husnain Disclosed

Returns to investment in education : a decennial review of the global literature (English)

Returns to investment in education based on human capital theory have been estimated systematically since the 1950s. In the 60-plus year history of such estimates, there have been several compilations in the literature. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8402 APR 11, 2018

Psacharopoulos,George; Patrinos,Harry Anthony Disclosed

To impute or not to impute ? a review of alternative poverty estimation methods in the context of unavailable consumption data (English)

There is an increasingly stronger demand for more frequent and accurate poverty estimates, despite the oftentimes unavailable household consumption data. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8403 APR 11, 2018

Dang,Hai-Anh H. Disclosed

Enhancing potential (English)

The global economy grew faster than expected in 2017, with a broad-based upturn.Growth in developing East Asia and Pacific (EAP) accelerated slightly in 2017, reflecting the favorable global environment.The growth outlook for the region remains favorable.Following stronger than anticipated growth in 2017, China is expected to slow moderately in 2018 as its economy continues to rebalance.Growth in the large ASEAN economies is expected to be robust and relatively stable in 2018.The prospects for the region’s smaller economies are generally favorable, reflecting stronger commodity prices and higher investment.Robust growth has underpinned and will continue to contribute to the region’s success in reducing poverty and economic insecurity.This positive outlook for the region’s economies is subject to two sets of risks. ... See More +

Publication 125189 APR 11, 2018

Nguyen,Ha; Sanchez Martin,Miguel Eduardo Disclosed

Committee on Governance and Executive Directors' Administrative Matters (COGAM) : minutes of meeting held on April 9, 2018 (English)

Minutes 125194 APR 09, 2018

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World Bank Group Boards' calendar (English)

This report contains the World Bank Group Boards' calendar for the period of April 2018 to June 2018, specifying the Boards' engagements, such as meetings and briefings. ... See More +

Board Report 125106 APR 09, 2018

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Impact of free trade agreement use on import prices (English)
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APR 19, 2018 WPS8416 Policy Research Working Paper
Estimating intergenerational mobility with incomplete data : coresidency and truncation bias in rank-based relative and absolute mobility measures (English)
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APR 18, 2018 WPS8414 Policy Research Working Paper
World/OTHER- P164635- Urban Networking to Complement and Extend the Reach of the Sustainable Cities IAP - Procurement Plan (English)
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APR 17, 2018 STEP8728 Procurement Plan
World/OTHER- P164635- Urban Networking to Complement and Extend the Reach of the Sustainable Cities IAP - Procurement Plan (English)
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APR 17, 2018 STEP8728 Procurement Plan
World/OTHER- P164635- Urban Networking to Complement and Extend the Reach of the Sustainable Cities IAP - Procurement Plan (English)
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APR 17, 2018 STEP8728 Procurement Plan
Place-based policies for development (English)
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APR 17, 2018 WPS8410 Policy Research Working Paper
Sharing the benefits of innovation-digitization : a summary of market processes and policy suggestions (English)
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APR 16, 2018 WPS8406 Policy Research Working Paper
Disclosable Version of the ISR - Red Sea and Gulf of Aden Strategic Ecosystem Management GEF Project - P113794 - Sequence No : 09 (English)
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APR 16, 2018 ISR32102 Implementation Status and Results Report
Approaches to REDD : nesting lessons learned from country experiences (Vol. 2) : Appendix : case studies (English)
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APR 13, 2018 125270 Working Paper
Approaches to REDD : nesting lessons learned from country experiences : Main report (English)
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APR 13, 2018 125270 Working Paper
The effects of cash transfers on adult labor market outcomes (English)
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APR 12, 2018 WPS8404 Policy Research Working Paper
Capital inflows, equity issuance activity, and corporate investment (English)
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APR 12, 2018 WPS8405 Policy Research Working Paper
Local and regional pollution reduction co-benefits from climate change mitigation interventions : a literature review (English)
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APR 12, 2018 125195 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Determinants and dynamics of business aspirations : evidence from small-scale entrepreneurs in an emerging market (English)
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APR 11, 2018 WPS8400 Policy Research Working Paper
Returns to investment in education : a decennial review of the global literature (English)
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APR 11, 2018 WPS8402 Policy Research Working Paper
To impute or not to impute ? a review of alternative poverty estimation methods in the context of unavailable consumption data (English)
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APR 11, 2018 WPS8403 Policy Research Working Paper
Enhancing potential (English)
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APR 11, 2018 125189 Publication
Committee on Governance and Executive Directors' Administrative Matters (COGAM) : minutes of meeting held on April 9, 2018 (English)
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APR 09, 2018 125194 Minutes
World Bank Group Boards' calendar (English)
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APR 09, 2018 125106 Board Report
Official Documents- Amendment to Participation Arrangement between The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland acting through DEFRA and IBRD for TF071955 (English)
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APR 06, 2018 Agreement