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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

Understanding changes in poverty (English)

Understanding Changes in Poverty brings together different methods to decompose the contributions to poverty reduction. A simple approach quantifies the contribution of changes in demographics, employment, earnings, public transfers, and remittances to poverty reduction. ... See More +

Publication 80248 AUG 12, 2014

Inchauste, Gabriela ; Pedro Azevedo, João ; Essama-Nssah, B. ; Olivieri, Sergio ; Van Nguyen, Trang ; Saavedra-Chanduvi, Jaime, Winkler, Hernan

DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)

Newsletter 89789 AUG 11, 2014

Preventing child marriage : lessons from World Bank Group gender impact evaluations (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled preventing child marriage : lessons from World Bank Group (WBG) gender impact evaluations (IEs). ... See More +

Brief 89989 AUG 11, 2014

Parsons, Jennifer; McCleary-Sills, Jennifer

Advancing women's sexual and reproductive health (English)

Gender equality cannot be achieved until women have control over their sexual and reproductive health (SRH) decisions, including those that determine their risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and for unintended, inadequately spaced, and early pregnancies. ... See More +

Brief 89997 AUG 07, 2014

Parsons, Jennifer; McCleary-Sills, Jennifer

Leveling the playing field : lessons from World Bank Group gender impact evaluations on education (English)

Progress toward gender equality over the past two decades is most evident in education goals, as primary and secondary school enrollment rates are now the same for boys and girls in many countries. ... See More +

Brief 89994 AUG 07, 2014

Parsons, Jennifer; McCleary-Sills, Jennifer

The drivers of non-revenue water : how effective are non-revenue water reduction programs ? (English)

To many, reducing water losses is seen as key to more sustainable water management. The arguments to reduce water losses are compelling, but reducing water losses has turned out to be challenging. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6997 AUG 01, 2014

van den Berg, Caroline

Aid is good for the poor : Aid is good for the poor (English)

Aid is good for the poor. This paper uses detailed aid data spanning 60 developing countries over the past two decades to show that social aid significantly and directly benefits the poorest in society, while economic aid increases the income of the poor through growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6998 AUG 01, 2014

Hirano, Yumeka; Otsubo, Shigeru

Predicting World Bank project outcome ratings (English)

A number of recent studies have empirically documented links between characteristics of World Bank projects and their ultimate outcomes as evaluated by the World Bank's Independent Evaluation Group. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7001 AUG 01, 2014

Geli, Patricia; Kraay, Aart; Nobakht, Hoveida

Eradicating poverty in fragile states: prospects of reaching the "high-hanging" fruit by 2030 (English)

As the world approaches the target year of the Millennium Development Goals and passes into the new, post-2015 era, the development community has made a call for a new international development goal of eradication of extreme poverty by 2030. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7002 AUG 01, 2014

Burt, Alison; Hughes, Barry; Milante, Gary

Use of imported inputs and the cost of importing : evidence from developing countries (English)

For a representative sample of manufacturing firms in 26 countries, this paper shows that changes in the cost of importing over time are significantly and negatively correlated with changes in the percentage of firms' material inputs that are of foreign origin. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7005 AUG 01, 2014

Amin, Mohammad; Islam, Asif

Any guarantees? : China's rural minimum living standard guarantee program (English)

This paper examines China's rural minimum living standard guarantee (dibao) program, one of the largest targeted transfer schemes in the world. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 90030 AUG 01, 2014

Golan, Jennifer; Sicular, Terry; Umapathi, Nithin

Poverty impacts of the volume-based special safeguard mechanism (English)

The volume-based Special Safeguard Mechanism was proposed as essential for small, poor farmers and became the proximate cause of the collapse of the Doha Agenda negotiations in 2008. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7006 AUG 01, 2014

Ivanic, Maros; Martin, Will

Grain price spikes and beggar-thy-neighbor policy responses : a global economywide analysis (English)

When prices spike in international grain markets, national governments often reduce the extent to which that spike affects their domestic food markets. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7007 AUG 01, 2014

Jensen, Hans G; Anderson, Kym

The effect of climate and technological uncertainty in crop yields on the optimal path of global land use (English)

The pattern of global land use has important implications for the world's food and timber supplies, bioenergy, biodiversity and other eco-system services. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7009 AUG 01, 2014

Cai, Yongyang; Steinbuks, Jevgenijs; Elliott, Joshua; Hertel, Thomas W.

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 89826 JUL 31, 2014

Environmental and social framework : setting standards for sustainable development (English)

The World Bank Environmental and Social Framework sets out the Bank's commitment to sustainable development, through a policy and a set of environmental and social standards designed to support Borrowers' projects, with the aim of ending extreme poverty and promoting shared prosperity. ... See More +

Board Report 89813 JUL 30, 2014

Minutes of meeting of the Executive Directors of Bank and IDA held on July 24, 2014 (English)

Minutes 89750 JUL 24, 2014

Minutes of Joint Meeting held July 23, 2014 (English)

Minutes 89745 JUL 23, 2014

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World Bank Group Boards' calendar (English)
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AUG 15, 2014 90026 Board Report
Understanding changes in poverty (English)
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AUG 12, 2014 80248 Publication
DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)
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AUG 11, 2014 89789 Newsletter
Preventing child marriage : lessons from World Bank Group gender impact evaluations (English)
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AUG 11, 2014 89989 Brief
Advancing women's sexual and reproductive health (English)
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AUG 07, 2014 89997 Brief
Leveling the playing field : lessons from World Bank Group gender impact evaluations on education (English)
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AUG 07, 2014 89994 Brief
The drivers of non-revenue water : how effective are non-revenue water reduction programs ? (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS6997 Policy Research Working Paper
Aid is good for the poor : Aid is good for the poor (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS6998 Policy Research Working Paper
Predicting World Bank project outcome ratings (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS7001 Policy Research Working Paper
Eradicating poverty in fragile states: prospects of reaching the "high-hanging" fruit by 2030 (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS7002 Policy Research Working Paper
Use of imported inputs and the cost of importing : evidence from developing countries (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS7005 Policy Research Working Paper
Any guarantees? : China's rural minimum living standard guarantee program (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 90030 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Poverty impacts of the volume-based special safeguard mechanism (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS7006 Policy Research Working Paper
Grain price spikes and beggar-thy-neighbor policy responses : a global economywide analysis (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS7007 Policy Research Working Paper
The effect of climate and technological uncertainty in crop yields on the optimal path of global land use (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS7009 Policy Research Working Paper
World Bank Group Boards' calendar (English)
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JUL 31, 2014 89826 Board Report
Environmental and social framework : setting standards for sustainable development (English)
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JUL 30, 2014 89813 Board Report
Minutes of meeting of the Executive Directors of Bank and IDA held on July 24, 2014 (English)
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JUL 24, 2014 89750 Minutes
Minutes of Joint Meeting held July 23, 2014 (English)
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JUL 23, 2014 89745 Minutes
Committee on Development Effectiveness (CODE) : minutes of the meeting held on Monday, July 21, 2014 (English)
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JUL 21, 2014 89802 Minutes