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World - Red Sea and Gulf of Aden Strategic Ecosystem Management GEF Project : P113794 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 02 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR15512 JUL 18, 2014

Guyana - Global Partnership for Education (GPE)-for Early Childhood Education Project (English)

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet 89640 JUL 18, 2014

World Bank Group Board's calendar (English)

Board Report 89474 JUL 15, 2014

Statements submitted to the Eighty-Ninth meeting of the Development Committee (English)

The Joint Ministerial Committee of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund on the Transfer of Real Resources to Developing Countries, the Development Committee, held its eighty-ninth meeting on April 12, 2014, in the Preston Auditorium of the World Bank in Washington, DC. ... See More +

Board Report 89457 JUL 10, 2014

Guyana - Global Partnership for Education (GPE)-for Early Childhood Education Project (English)

Project Information Document 89641 JUL 03, 2014

Estimation of normal mixtures in a nested error model with an application to small area estimation of poverty and inequality (English)

This paper proposes a method for estimating distribution functions that are associated with the nested errors in linear mixed models. The estimator incorporates Empirical Bayes prediction while making minimal assumptions about the shape of the error distributions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6962 JUL 01, 2014

Elbers, Chris; van der Weide, Roy

Inequality is bad for growth of the poor (but not for that of the rich) (English)

The paper assesses the impact of overall inequality, as well as inequality among the poor and among the rich, on the growth rates along various percentiles of the income distribution. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6963 JUL 01, 2014

van der Weide, Roy; Milanovic, Branko

Measuring the effect of internet adoption on paper consumption (English)

A large fraction of the total supply of paper is produced with technologies that have serious adverse consequences on the environment and cause significant health problems, such as cancer. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6965 JUL 01, 2014

Andres, Luis; Zentner, Alejandro; Zentner, Joaquin

Services, inequality, and the dutch disease (English)

This paper shows how Dutch disease effects may arise solely from a shift in demand following a natural resource discovery. The natural resource wealth increases the demand for non-tradable luxury services due to non-homothetic preferences. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6966 JUL 01, 2014

Battaile, Bill; Chisik, Richard; Onder, Harun

Minutes of meeting of the Board of Directors of IFC, held on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 (English)

Minutes 89207 JUL 01, 2014

Open data challenges and opportunities for national statistical offices (English)

Open Data initiatives are transforming how governments and other public institutions interact and provide services to their constituents. They increase transparency and value to citizens, reduce inefficiencies and barriers to information, enable data-driven applications that improve public service delivery, and provide public data that can stimulate innovative business opportunities. ... See More +

Working Paper 89383 JUL 01, 2014

Ponzis : the science and mystique of a class of financial frauds (English)

Ponzis are among the most ubiquitous and least understood phenomena of economic life. They acquired a certain salience with the global financial crisis of 2008 and the crash of Bernie Madoff’s celebrated Ponzi scheme. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6967 JUL 01, 2014

Basu, Kaushik

Learning and results in World Bank operations : how the Bank learns - evaluation one (English)

Knowledge, learning, and innovation are one of eight objectives that will be monitored in the Bank's new strategy. The independent evaluation group (IEG) is conducting a program of learning and results evaluations to promote a better understanding of how the World Bank acquires, captures, and transfers knowledge and learning in its lending operations, and what scope there is for improving. ... See More +

Working Paper 89421 JUL 01, 2014

Carvalho, Soniya; Heath, John; Gaarder, Marie; Jimenez, Emmanuel; Heider, Caroline

Our daily bread : what is the evidence on comparing cash versus food transfers? (English)

This paper reviews key issues in the 'cash versus food' debate, including as they relate to political economy, theory, evidence, and practice. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 89502 JUL 01, 2014

Gentilini, Ugo

Inflation and indivisible investment in developing economies (English)

In countries with limited access to finance, firms accumulate retained earnings to finance indivisible investment projects. McKinnon (1973) illustrates that when cash is used as a primary store of value, inflation may discourage investment as it increases the cost of accumulating retained earnings. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6972 JUL 01, 2014

Eden, Maya; Nguyen, Ha

Evidence of development impact from institutional change : a review of the evidence on open budgeting (English)

Despite the growing body of literature examining the effectiveness of transparency and accountability initiatives, there remains limited substantiation for whether and how open budgeting contributes to reductions in poverty and improvements in the lives of the poor. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6968 JUL 01, 2014

Ling, Cristina; Roberts, Dawn

The return of "patrimonial capitalism" : review of Thomas Piketty's capital in the 21st century : The return of "patrimonial capitalism" : review of Thomas Piketty's capital in the 21st century (English)

The paper provides a detailed review of Thomas Piketty's book "Capital in the 21st century." It focuses on the new contributions of the book, and in particular on its unified treatment of economic growth, functional income distribution, and concentration of personal income. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6974 JUL 01, 2014

Milanovic, Branko

Handshake : IFC's quarterly journal on public-private partnerships (14) (English)

This issue of Handshake focuses on natural resource PPPs that are making a difference. In Cartagena, Colombia, we profile a hybrid public-private agency that has standardized water service to residents while restoring the coast—and in the process, contributed to political stabilization. ... See More +

Working Paper 89697 JUL 01, 2014

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World - Red Sea and Gulf of Aden Strategic Ecosystem Management GEF Project : P113794 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 02 (English)
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JUL 18, 2014 ISR15512 Implementation Status and Results Report
Guyana - Global Partnership for Education (GPE)-for Early Childhood Education Project (English)
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JUL 18, 2014 89640 Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
World Bank Group Board's calendar (English)
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JUL 15, 2014 89474 Board Report
Human Resources Committee (HRC) : minutes of the meeting held on Monday, July 14, 2014 and record of approval June 19 (English)
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JUL 14, 2014 89542 Minutes
Statements submitted to the Eighty-Ninth meeting of the Development Committee (English)
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JUL 10, 2014 89457 Board Report
Minutes of Joint Meeting of the Executive Directors of the Bank and IDA, and the Boards of Directors of IFC and MIGA held on July 3, 2014 (English)
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JUL 03, 2014 89401 Minutes
Guyana - Global Partnership for Education (GPE)-for Early Childhood Education Project (English)
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JUL 03, 2014 89641 Project Information Document
Estimation of normal mixtures in a nested error model with an application to small area estimation of poverty and inequality (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6962 Policy Research Working Paper
Inequality is bad for growth of the poor (but not for that of the rich) (English)
See More +
JUL 01, 2014 WPS6963 Policy Research Working Paper
Measuring the effect of internet adoption on paper consumption (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6965 Policy Research Working Paper
Services, inequality, and the dutch disease (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6966 Policy Research Working Paper
Minutes of meeting of the Board of Directors of IFC, held on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 89207 Minutes
Open data challenges and opportunities for national statistical offices (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 89383 Working Paper
Ponzis : the science and mystique of a class of financial frauds (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6967 Policy Research Working Paper
Learning and results in World Bank operations : how the Bank learns - evaluation one (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 89421 Working Paper
Our daily bread : what is the evidence on comparing cash versus food transfers? (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 89502 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Inflation and indivisible investment in developing economies (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6972 Policy Research Working Paper
Evidence of development impact from institutional change : a review of the evidence on open budgeting (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6968 Policy Research Working Paper
The return of "patrimonial capitalism" : review of Thomas Piketty's capital in the 21st century : The return of "patrimonial capitalism" : review of Thomas Piketty's capital in the 21st century (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6974 Policy Research Working Paper
Handshake : IFC's quarterly journal on public-private partnerships (14) (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 89697 Working Paper