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Getting to Work : Unlocking Women’s Potential in Sri Lanka’s Labor Force (Vol. 2) (English)

Sri Lanka has the 14th-largest gender gap in labor force participation (LFP) globally. LFP rates among Sri Lankan women age 15 years and older were 36 percent for 2015 and 2016, versus 75 percent for same-age men for both years. ... See More +

Publication 121117 MAR 01, 2020

Solotaroff,Jennifer; Joseph,George; Kuriakose,Anne T.; Sethi,Jayati Disclosed

A Practitioner’s Guide to Innovation Policy : Instruments to Build Firm Capabilities and Accelerate Technological Catch-Up in Developing Countries (Vol. 2) : Summary (English)

The central role that business innovation, the introduction and invention of new products, technologies, business processes, and ideas in the market, plays in economic growth is almost uncontested. ... See More +

Publication 145967 FEB 01, 2020

Disclosed

Expectations and Aspirations : A New Framework for Education in the Middle East and North Africa : Overview (Arabic)

Education has a large untapped potential to contribute to human capital, well-being, and wealth in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA). ... See More +

Publication 131974 JAN 01, 2020

English, French Disclosed

Data Collection in Fragile States : Innovations from Africa and Beyond (English)

The world is becoming less safe and peaceful. According to the 2018 Global Peace Index prepared by the Institute for Economics and Peace, 42 countries experienced an increase in the intensity of internal conflict over the past decade, twice the number of countries that have improved. ... See More +

Publication 145369 JAN 01, 2020

Hoogeveen,Johannes G.; Pape,Utz Johann Disclosed

Women, Business and the Law 2020 (French)

Women, Business and the Law 2020, the sixth edition in a series, analyzes laws and regulations affecting women’s economic inclusion in 190 economies. ... See More +

Publication 145417 JAN 01, 2020

Trumbic,Tea English Disclosed

Women, Business and the Law 2020 (English)

Women, Business and the Law 2020, the sixth edition in a series, analyzes laws and regulations affecting women’s economic inclusion in 190 economies. ... See More +

Publication 145417 JAN 01, 2020

Trumbic,Tea French Disclosed

Global Economic Prospects : Slow Growth, Policy Challenges (English)

Global growth is expected to recover to 2.5 percent in 2020, up slightly from the post-crisis low of 2.4 percent registered last year amid weakening trade and investment, and edge up further over the forecast horizon. ... See More +

Publication 144990 JAN 01, 2020

Dieppe,Alistair Matthew; Guénette, Justin-Damien; Ha,Jongrim; Kindberg-Hanlon,Gene; Kirby,Patrick Alexander; Nagle,Peter Stephen Oliver; Steinbach,Max Rudibert; Sugawara,Naotaka; Taskin,Temel; Vashakmadze,Ekaterine T.; Vorisek,Dana Lauren; Wheeler,Collette Mari; Ye,Lei Sandy Disclosed

Obesity : Health and Economic Consequences of an Impending Global Challenge (English)

This report lays out why overweight and obesity is a ‘ticking time bomb’ with huge potential negative economic and health impacts, especially for the poor and people who live in low- or middle-income countries, dispelling the myth that it is a problem only in high-income countries and urban areas. ... See More +

Publication 145558 JAN 01, 2020

Shekar,Meera; Popkin,Barry M. Disclosed

The Mobility of Displaced Syrians : An Economic and Social Analysis (English)

The war in Syria, now in its eighth year, continues to take its toll on the Syrian people. More than half of the population of Syria remains displaced; 5.6 million persons are registered as refugees outside of the country and another 6.2 million are displaced within Syria’s borders. ... See More +

Publication 145190 JAN 01, 2020

Onder,Harun; Sayed,Haneen Ismail Disclosed

Convergence : Five Critical Steps toward Integrating Lagging and Leading Areas in the Middle East and North Africa : Summary (English)

Policymakers across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) have long tried to integrate their people spatially and economically. Wishing to bring communities together and narrow economic gaps, governments have made large capital investments in transport corridors and new cities. ... See More +

Publication 145925 JAN 01, 2020

Lall,Somik V.; Mahgoub,Ayah; Avner,Paolo; Biau,Julie; Chunet,Alex Maxime Julien; D'Aoust,Olivia Severine; Deichmann,Uwe Klaus; Heger,Katrin Miriam Johanna; Lebrand,Mathilde Sylvie Maria; Murray,Sally Beth; Naomasa,Emiko; Tello Medina,Diana Cristina; Xia, Yuan Disclosed

Convergence : Five Critical Steps toward Integrating Lagging and Leading Areas in the Middle East and North Africa (Vol. 2) : Overview (English)

Policymakers across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) have long tried to integrate their people spatially and economically. Wishing to bring communities together and narrow economic gaps, governments have made large capital investments in transport corridors and new cities. ... See More +

Publication 145925 JAN 01, 2020

Lall,Somik V.; Mahgoub,Ayah; Avner,Paolo; Biau,Julie; Chunet,Alex Maxime Julien; D'Aoust,Olivia Severine; Deichmann,Uwe Klaus; Mathi lde, Katrin Heger; Murray,Sally Beth; Naomasa,Emiko; Tello Medina,Diana Cristina; Xiao,Yuan Disclosed

A Practitioner’s Guide to Innovation Policy : Instruments to Build Firm Capabilities and Accelerate Technological Catch-Up in Developing Countries (English)

The central role that business innovation, the introduction and invention of new products, technologies, business processes, and ideas in the market, plays in economic growth is almost uncontested. ... See More +

Publication 145967 JAN 01, 2020

Cirera,Xavier; Frias,Jaime Andres Uribe; Hill,Justin Piers William; Li,Yanchao Disclosed

Fragility and Conflict : On the Front Lines of the Fight against Poverty (English)

Fragility and conflict pose a critical threat to the global goal of ending extreme poverty. Between 1990 and 2015, successful development strategies reduced the proportion of the world’s people living in extreme poverty from 36 to 10 percent. ... See More +

Publication 146627 JAN 01, 2020

Corral Rodas,Paul Andres; Irwin,Alexander; Krishnan,Nandini; Mahler,Daniel Gerszon; Vishwanath,Tara Disclosed

Public Investment Management Reference Guide (English)

The public investment management (PIM) reference guide aims to convey country experiences and good international practices as a basis for decisions on how to address country-specific PIM reform agendas. ... See More +

Publication 146517 JAN 01, 2020

Kim,Jay-Hyung; Fallov,Jonas Arp; Groom,Simon Miller Disclosed

Political Economy of Education in Lebanon : Research for Results Program (English)

Education is a source of national pride in Lebanon. When the general public was asked how the education system was performing, 76 percent of respondents had a positive opinion; and these satisfaction rates have been consistently high over the years. ... See More +

Publication 146702 JAN 01, 2020

Abdul-Hamid,Husein; Yassine,Mohamed Disclosed

Ready to Learn : Before School, In School, and Beyond School in South Asia (English)

Countries that have sustained rapid growth over decades have typically had a strong public commitment to expanding education as well as to improving learning outcomes. ... See More +

Publication 146275 JAN 01, 2020

Beteille,Tara; Tognatta,Namrata Raman; Riboud,Michelle; Nomura,Shinsaku; Ghorpade,Yashodhan Disclosed

World Bank Group Publications Editorial Style Guide 2020 (English)

The World Bank Group Publications Editorial Style Guide is an essential reference for manuscript editors (substantive and mechanical editors), proofreaders, and production editors. ... See More +

Publication 146677 JAN 01, 2020

Fisk,Mary C. Disclosed

Technology Transfer and Innovation for Low-Carbon Development (English)

Technological revolutions have increased the world’s wealth to a level that was once unimaginable. They have done so unevenly, however, and in ways that have accelerated climate change. ... See More +

Publication 147056 JAN 01, 2020

Pagato, Miria A; Black,Simon John; Dussaux,Damien Claude Robert; Mao,Zhimin; Mckenna,Jonathan Miles; Rafaty,Ryan Milan; Touboul,Simon Disclosed

The Hidden Wealth of Cities : Creating, Financing, and Managing Public Spaces (English)

In every city, the urban spaces that form the public realm, ranging from city streets, neighborhood squares, and parks to public facilities such as libraries and markets—account for about one-third of the city’s total land area, on average. ... See More +

Publication 145968 JAN 01, 2020

Kaw,Jon Kher; Lee,Hyunji; Wahba Tadros,Sameh Naguib Disclosed

Opportunities for Environmentally Healthy, Inclusive, and Resilient Growth in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula (English)

Approximately 4.1 million people live in the three states of the Yucatán Peninsula: Quintana Roo, Yucatán, and Campeche. Some 30 municipalities are in a coastal territory of almost 2,000 linear kilometers, spanning the oil fields of the Gulf of Mexico to the world-renowned beaches of Cancún, just north of the second-largest barrier reef in the world. ... See More +

Publication 144653 DEC 27, 2019

Sanchez-Triana,Ernesto; Ruitenbeek,Herman Jack; Enriquez,Santiago; Siegmann,Katharina Disclosed

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Getting to Work : Unlocking Women’s Potential in Sri Lanka’s Labor Force (Vol. 2) (English)
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MAR 01, 2020 121117 Publication
A Practitioner’s Guide to Innovation Policy : Instruments to Build Firm Capabilities and Accelerate Technological Catch-Up in Developing Countries (Vol. 2) : Summary (English)
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FEB 01, 2020 145967 Publication
Expectations and Aspirations : A New Framework for Education in the Middle East and North Africa : Overview (Arabic)
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JAN 01, 2020 131974 Publication English, French
Data Collection in Fragile States : Innovations from Africa and Beyond (English)
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JAN 01, 2020 145369 Publication
Women, Business and the Law 2020 (French)
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JAN 01, 2020 145417 Publication English
Women, Business and the Law 2020 (English)
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JAN 01, 2020 145417 Publication French
Global Economic Prospects : Slow Growth, Policy Challenges (English)
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JAN 01, 2020 144990 Publication
Obesity : Health and Economic Consequences of an Impending Global Challenge (English)
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JAN 01, 2020 145558 Publication
The Mobility of Displaced Syrians : An Economic and Social Analysis (English)
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JAN 01, 2020 145190 Publication
Convergence : Five Critical Steps toward Integrating Lagging and Leading Areas in the Middle East and North Africa : Summary (English)
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JAN 01, 2020 145925 Publication
Convergence : Five Critical Steps toward Integrating Lagging and Leading Areas in the Middle East and North Africa (Vol. 2) : Overview (English)
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JAN 01, 2020 145925 Publication
A Practitioner’s Guide to Innovation Policy : Instruments to Build Firm Capabilities and Accelerate Technological Catch-Up in Developing Countries (English)
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JAN 01, 2020 145967 Publication
Fragility and Conflict : On the Front Lines of the Fight against Poverty (English)
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JAN 01, 2020 146627 Publication
Public Investment Management Reference Guide (English)
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JAN 01, 2020 146517 Publication
Political Economy of Education in Lebanon : Research for Results Program (English)
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JAN 01, 2020 146702 Publication
Ready to Learn : Before School, In School, and Beyond School in South Asia (English)
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JAN 01, 2020 146275 Publication
World Bank Group Publications Editorial Style Guide 2020 (English)
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JAN 01, 2020 146677 Publication
Technology Transfer and Innovation for Low-Carbon Development (English)
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JAN 01, 2020 147056 Publication
The Hidden Wealth of Cities : Creating, Financing, and Managing Public Spaces (English)
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JAN 01, 2020 145968 Publication
Opportunities for Environmentally Healthy, Inclusive, and Resilient Growth in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula (English)
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DEC 27, 2019 144653 Publication