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Getting financed : 9 tips for community joint ventures in tourism (English)

Like many organizations working in the tourism sector, the authors believe that private sector investment is one of the key drivers of development. ... See More +

Working Paper 95294 MAR 20, 2015

Catching up to the technological frontier? : understanding firm-level innovation and productivity in Kenya (English)

Kenya’s economy has undergone a significant process of structural transformation over the last decade. Since 2002, the economy has shown an accelerating trend with GDP growth increasing steadily from below 1 percent in 2002 to 7 percent in 2007. ... See More +

Working Paper 94671 MAR 06, 2015

Cirera, Xavier

The fruit of her labor : promoting gender-equitable agribusiness in Papua New Guinea (English)

The overall goal of this report is to assist the World Bank Group (WBG) to achieve greater impact for women from its current activities in agribusiness in Papua New Guinea (PNG), and to provide clear recommendations on additional interventions aimed at improving outcomes for women. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS10004 MAR 02, 2015

How to sustain export dynamism by reducing duality in the Dominican Republic : Como mantener el dinamismo exportador en la Republica Dominicana : un diagnostico del Banco Mundial sobre competitividad commercial (Spanish)

This report analyzes export competitiveness in the Dominican Republic drawing from the Trade Competitiveness Diagnostic methodology (Farole and Reis, 2012). ... See More +

Working Paper AUS6804 MAR 02, 2015

Sanchez Martin, Miguel Eduardo; Reyes, Jose Daniel; Wagle, Swarnim; Iwulska, Aleksandra; Van der Borght, Rafael; Moberg, Lotta; Jouanjean, Marie Agnes; Ugarte, Cristian English

How to sustain export dynamism by reducing duality in the Dominican Republic (English)

This report analyzes export competitiveness in the Dominican Republic drawing from the Trade Competitiveness Diagnostic methodology (Farole and Reis, 2012). ... See More +

Working Paper AUS6804 MAR 02, 2015

Sanchez Martin, Miguel Eduardo; Reyes, Jose Daniel; Wagle, Swarnim; Iwulska, Aleksandra; Van der Borght, Rafael; Moberg, Lotta; Jouanjean, Marie Agnes; Ugarte, Cristian Spanish

Liberia : does giving people the chance to work reduce conflict and boost peace? (English)

The evaluation found that the program successfully shifted high-risk men from criminal activities into farming. Graduates earned more money than their counterparts who weren’t enrolled in the program, spent less time in illegal work and were less likely to consider fighting as mercenaries in neighboring conflicts. ... See More +

Working Paper 94711 MAR 01, 2015

Urban Land Acquisition and Involuntary Resettlement : linking innovation and local benefits - case study report (English)

With rapid urbanization and an increasing number of publicly-funded urban projects, there is a growing demand to address complex land acquisition and involuntary resettlement issues in urban settings. ... See More +

Working Paper 94957 MAR 01, 2015

Roquet, Vincent; Bornholdt, Luciano; Sirker, Karen; Lukic, Jelena

Customer-driven rail intermodal logistics : unlocking a new source of value for China (English)

Rail intermodal logistics, the movement of containerized cargo from origin to destination where a portion of the journey takes place on rail, have gained significance in North America over the past 10 to 15 years based on cost and operational efficiency. ... See More +

Working Paper 95025 MAR 01, 2015

Blancas, Luis C.; Ollivier, Gerald; Bullock, Richard Chinese

Customer-driven rail intermodal logistics : unlocking a new source of value for China (Chinese)

Rail intermodal logistics, the movement of containerized cargo from origin to destination where a portion of the journey takes place on rail, have gained significance in North America over the past 10 to 15 years based on cost and operational efficiency. ... See More +

Working Paper 95025 MAR 01, 2015

Blancas, Luis C.; Ollivier, Gerald; Bullock, Richard English

Emergency hand loan : a product design case study (English)

The poor and other underserved populations in developing countries have unique financial service’s needs. However, there is often a mismatch between what financial institutions offer and what underserved populations need or want. ... See More +

Working Paper 94793 MAR 01, 2015

Tantia, Piyush; Comings, Tyler

Kilmo Salama : index based agriculture insurance - a product design case study (English)

Farming is a mainstay of the Kenyan economy, representing three quarters of employment in the country. Nearly half of all farming output in the country is for subsistence purposes1. ... See More +

Working Paper 94794 MAR 01, 2015

Tantia, Piyush; Comings, Tyler

Commitment savings accounts in Malawi : a product design case study (English)

Malawi‘s economy is heavily dependent on agriculture, especially tobacco, which comprises a majority of the country‘s exports. Tobacco farmers have one harvest a year, and while their income stream occurs over several months it must last them for the entire year, making it difficult to smooth consumption throughout the year. ... See More +

Working Paper 94795 MAR 01, 2015

Tantia, Piyush; Comings, Tyler

WING mobile payments : a product design case study (English)

Economists have long known that financial services have benefits for users by allowing them to smooth consumption, save for bulky purchases, etc. ... See More +

Working Paper 94796 MAR 01, 2015

Datta, Saugato; Tantia, Piyush; Comings, Tyler

Increasing Agricultural Production and Resilience Through improved Agrometeorological Services (English)

Working Paper 94486 MAR 01, 2015

The Aftermath of the 2008 global financial crisis in the Eastern Caribbean : The impact on the St Lucia labor market (English)

Working Paper 94766 MAR 01, 2015

Gimenez, Lea; St. Catherine, Edwin; Karver, Jonathan; Odawara, Rei

China and Africa: - Expanding economic ties in an evolving global context (English)

Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has averaged roughly 5 percent per year over the past decade, improving living standards and bolstering human development indicators across the continent. ... See More +

Working Paper 95161 MAR 01, 2015

Pigato, Miria; Tang, Wenxia

Mapping subnational poverty in Zambia (English)

Many challenges were identified during the Fifth National Development Plan (FNDP) in Zambia. To address these challenges and realize pro-poor growth, the Sixth National Development Plan (SNDP) was set in motion. ... See More +

Working Paper 95276 MAR 01, 2015

De la Fuente, Alejandro; Murr, Andreas; Rascon, Ericka

The socio-economic impacts of Ebola in Liberia : results from a high frequency cell phone survey (English)

As of February 18, 2015 Liberia has reported over 9,000 cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), and 3,900 deaths. Since the previous round of data collection, in December 2014, Liberia continues to show progress toward getting to zero cases, and in the 21 days leading up to January 28, there were only 20 confirmed cases nationally, down from 92 in the 21 days ending on December 31, 2014, and a high of 546 in late August and early September. ... See More +

Working Paper 94518 FEB 24, 2015

Himelein, Kristen; Kastelic, Jonathan

ARTF : administrator's report on financial status as of February 19, 2015 (end of second month of FY1394) (English)

As of February 19, 2015, the cash balance stood at United States (U.S.) 1,647.41 million dollars comprising: (a) U.S. 231.36 million dollars in the recurrent cost trust fund (excluding U.S. 50 million dollars in the designated account); (b) combined undisbursed balance of the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF) active investment portfolio of U.S. 900.07 million dollars; and (c) U.S. 8.17 million dollars reserved for the monitoring and supervisory agent, leaving a net unallocated cash balance of U.S. 457.80 million dollars. ... See More +

Working Paper 95214 FEB 19, 2015

Kenya - STEP skills measurement program 2013, skills toward employment and productivity (wave two) (English)

The STEP survey instruments include: (i) a background questionnaire developed by the WB STEP team; and (ii) a reading literacy assessment developed by Educational Testing Services (ETS). ... See More +

Working Paper 95244 FEB 19, 2015

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Getting financed : 9 tips for community joint ventures in tourism (English)
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MAR 20, 2015 95294 Working Paper
Catching up to the technological frontier? : understanding firm-level innovation and productivity in Kenya (English)
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MAR 06, 2015 94671 Working Paper
The fruit of her labor : promoting gender-equitable agribusiness in Papua New Guinea (English)
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MAR 02, 2015 ACS10004 Working Paper
How to sustain export dynamism by reducing duality in the Dominican Republic : Como mantener el dinamismo exportador en la Republica Dominicana : un diagnostico del Banco Mundial sobre competitividad commercial (Spanish)
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MAR 02, 2015 AUS6804 Working Paper English
How to sustain export dynamism by reducing duality in the Dominican Republic (English)
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MAR 02, 2015 AUS6804 Working Paper Spanish
Liberia : does giving people the chance to work reduce conflict and boost peace? (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 94711 Working Paper
Urban Land Acquisition and Involuntary Resettlement : linking innovation and local benefits - case study report (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 94957 Working Paper
Customer-driven rail intermodal logistics : unlocking a new source of value for China (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 95025 Working Paper Chinese
Customer-driven rail intermodal logistics : unlocking a new source of value for China (Chinese)
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MAR 01, 2015 95025 Working Paper English
Emergency hand loan : a product design case study (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 94793 Working Paper
Kilmo Salama : index based agriculture insurance - a product design case study (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 94794 Working Paper
Commitment savings accounts in Malawi : a product design case study (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 94795 Working Paper
WING mobile payments : a product design case study (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 94796 Working Paper
Increasing Agricultural Production and Resilience Through improved Agrometeorological Services (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 94486 Working Paper
The Aftermath of the 2008 global financial crisis in the Eastern Caribbean : The impact on the St Lucia labor market (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 94766 Working Paper
China and Africa: - Expanding economic ties in an evolving global context (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 95161 Working Paper
Mapping subnational poverty in Zambia (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 95276 Working Paper
The socio-economic impacts of Ebola in Liberia : results from a high frequency cell phone survey (English)
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FEB 24, 2015 94518 Working Paper
ARTF : administrator's report on financial status as of February 19, 2015 (end of second month of FY1394) (English)
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FEB 19, 2015 95214 Working Paper
Kenya - STEP skills measurement program 2013, skills toward employment and productivity (wave two) (English)
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FEB 19, 2015 95244 Working Paper