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Fostering a digitally inclusive aging society in China : the potential of public libraries (English)

The World Bank has been supporting this policythrough theprogram China Rural Information and Communications: Technical Assistance on Design and Impact Evaluation, which aims to support the government make decisions about potential scaling up of innovative ICT pilot projects and to generate and disseminate knowledge about the impacts of ICT in rural China. ... See More +

Working Paper 88281 JUL 08, 2014

Fostering a digitally inclusive aging society in China : the potential of public libraries (Chinese)

The World Bank has been supporting this policythrough theprogram China Rural Information and Communications: Technical Assistance on Design and Impact Evaluation, which aims to support the government make decisions about potential scaling up of innovative ICT pilot projects and to generate and disseminate knowledge about the impacts of ICT in rural China. ... See More +

Working Paper 88281 JUL 08, 2014

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Return on investment and cost-effectiveness of harm reduction program in Malaysia (English)

Cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections were first detected in Malaysia in 1986. Since then, the number of new HIV cases has been increasing steadily to a peak of 6,978 new cases detected in 2002 then declining to 3,438 new cases in 2012. ... See More +

Working Paper 88083 JUL 01, 2014

Naning, Herlianna; Kerr, Cliff; Kamarulzaman, Adeeba; Osornprasop, Sutayut; Dahlui, Maznah; Ng, Chiu-Wan; Wilson, David P.

Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) Roadmap Report (English)

This is a background document on preventing and controlling Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in the Pacific, circulated June 2014 for consideration by the Joint Forum Economic and Pacific Health Ministers' Meeting held in July 2014. ... See More +

Working Paper 89305 JUL 01, 2014

Implications of a changing China for Brazil : a new window of opportunity? (English)

As Brazil and China have become two of the largest global economies, they have also become increasingly connected. Three decades of fast-paced growth and structural change have turned China into the world’s second-largest economy and have transformed it into an upper-middle income country. ... See More +

Working Paper 89450 JUL 01, 2014

Implications of a changing China for Brazil : a new window of opportunity? : Implicacoes de uma China em transformacao : oportunidades para o Brasil? (English)

As Brazil and China have become two of the largest global economies, they have also become increasingly connected. Three decades of fast-paced growth and structural change have turned China into the world’s second-largest economy and have transformed it into an upper-middle income country. ... See More +

Working Paper 89450 JUL 01, 2014

Taking stock : an update on Vietnam's recent economic development (English)

Global growth is projected to pick up to 3.4 percent in 2015 and 3.5 percent in 2016, propelled by highincome countries. Developing country growth will benefit from these tailwinds, with growth projected to increase from 4.8 percent in 2014 to 5.5 percent in 2016—broadly in line with potential. ... See More +

Working Paper 89310 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

ASTAE : anual status report FY13 (English)

Fiscal Year 2013 was the second year of the four-year FY2012-2015 Business Plan for the Multi-Donor Trust Fund (MDTF), which now exceeds US$24 million. ... See More +

Working Paper 89494 JUL 01, 2014

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

Political economy of power sector subsidies : a review with reference to Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

Power sector subsidies in Sub-Saharan Africa are substantial and highly regressive. While subsidies can be quick, easy, and politically expedient to implement, they are equally quick to take root and challenging to remove. ... See More +

Working Paper 89547 JUL 01, 2014

Kojima, Masami ; Bacon, Robert ; Trimble, Chris

Nigeria economic report no. 2 (English)

The Nigerian Economic Report (NER) is a regular publication of the World Bank. Each edition of the NER includes a macroeconomic overview and gives special attention to an additional topic of high policy relevance. ... See More +

Working Paper 89630 JUL 01, 2014

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

Interim guidance note systematic operations risk-rating tool (SORT) (English)

The objective of the Standardized Operations Risk-rating Tool (SORT) is to help the World Bank consistently assess and monitor risks across all operational instruments and country programs. ... See More +

Working Paper 89031 JUN 25, 2014

Open data for economic growth (English)

Many governments are pursuing open data policies. One of the key policy drivers has been to use open data to drive economic growth and business innovation. ... See More +

Working Paper 89606 JUN 25, 2014

Stott, Andrew

Western Balkans - Scaling up energy efficiency in buildings : final report (English)

Within the six countries of the Western Balkans, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia, energy efficiency (EE) is increasingly seen as a key pillar in national energy strategies, helping to enhance energy security, contribute to economic growth, and ensure environmental sustainability. ... See More +

Working Paper 89321 JUN 16, 2014

Singh, Jas; Limaye, Dilip; Hofer, Kathrin

Kazakhstan - Expanding civil society engagement in EITI in Kazakhstan : communications and regional outreach (English)

This report is aimed at describing the final results and impact of the communicating extractive industries transparency initiative (EITI) in Kazakhstan. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS9609 JUN 15, 2014

More power to India: the challenge of distribution (English)

This report reviews the evolution of the Indian power sector since the landmark Electricity Act of 2003 (EA 2003, or EA), with a focus on distribution as key to performance and viability of the sector. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS9203 JUN 12, 2014

Pargal, Sheoli ; Ghosh Banerjee, Sudeshna

West Bank and Gaza - Quality of teaching in PA school : learning from local practices - improving student performance in West Bank and Gaza (English)

The motivation for this study is to contribute to the preparation of the new Palestinian Education Strategy by shedding light on the school and classroom level factors that influence student learning, and to identify good practices that can be generalized from high-performing classrooms to those that need improvement. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS9460 JUN 12, 2014

European Union (EU) Accession Countries - Poverty mapping of new members in EU : completion memo (English)

According to the latest data from Eurostat, more than 124 million people in the European Union, almost 25 percent of EU citizens, are at risk of poverty or social exclusio ... See More +

Working Paper ACS9402 JUN 11, 2014

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Fostering a digitally inclusive aging society in China : the potential of public libraries (English)
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JUL 08, 2014 88281 Working Paper
Fostering a digitally inclusive aging society in China : the potential of public libraries (Chinese)
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JUL 08, 2014 88281 Working Paper English
Return on investment and cost-effectiveness of harm reduction program in Malaysia (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 88083 Working Paper
Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) Roadmap Report (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 89305 Working Paper
Implications of a changing China for Brazil : a new window of opportunity? (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 89450 Working Paper
Implications of a changing China for Brazil : a new window of opportunity? : Implicacoes de uma China em transformacao : oportunidades para o Brasil? (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 89450 Working Paper
Taking stock : an update on Vietnam's recent economic development (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 89310 Working Paper
Open data challenges and opportunities for national statistical offices (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 89383 Working Paper
ASTAE : anual status report FY13 (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 89494 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
Political economy of power sector subsidies : a review with reference to Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 89547 Working Paper
Nigeria economic report no. 2 (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 89630 Working Paper
Handshake : IFC's quarterly journal on public-private partnerships (14) (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 89697 Working Paper
Interim guidance note systematic operations risk-rating tool (SORT) (English)
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JUN 25, 2014 89031 Working Paper
Open data for economic growth (English)
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JUN 25, 2014 89606 Working Paper
Western Balkans - Scaling up energy efficiency in buildings : final report (English)
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JUN 16, 2014 89321 Working Paper
Kazakhstan - Expanding civil society engagement in EITI in Kazakhstan : communications and regional outreach (English)
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JUN 15, 2014 ACS9609 Working Paper
More power to India: the challenge of distribution (English)
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JUN 12, 2014 ACS9203 Working Paper
West Bank and Gaza - Quality of teaching in PA school : learning from local practices - improving student performance in West Bank and Gaza (English)
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JUN 12, 2014 ACS9460 Working Paper
European Union (EU) Accession Countries - Poverty mapping of new members in EU : completion memo (English)
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JUN 11, 2014 ACS9402 Working Paper