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Philippines - Lessons learned from Yolanda : an assessment of the post-Yolanda shortand medium-term recovery and rehabilitation interventions of the Government (English)

The Philippines is increasingly exposed and vulnerable to natural hazards, which undermines poverty reduction and long-term growth. Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), which struck the Philippines in 2013, is considered the strongest typhoo ... See More +

Policy Note 120393 OCT 11, 2017

Disclosed

Cities of refuge in the Middle East : bringing an urban lens to the forced displacement challenge (English)

This policy note aims to advance our understanding of urban forced displacement, induced by conflict, by looking at the issue from the perspective of receiving towns and cities. ... See More +

Policy Note 121515 SEP 14, 2017

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Increasing Agribusiness Growth in Bhutan (English)

The policy note assesses Bhutan's agribusiness sector and recommends steps the Royal Government of Bhutan (RGoB) might consider to increase the sector's growth. ... See More +

Policy Note 120138 SEP 01, 2017

Keturakis,Ed; Dawes,Winston; Jones,Maria Ruth; Lapres,Blair Edward; Ronchi,Loraine; Santini,Massimiliano Disclosed

Egypt - Policy note on public land acquisition and institutional reforms : application of eminent domain principles (English)

This reports on the cost of doing business in Egypt consistently identify delays in land acquisition as one of the impediments to setting up new businesses as well as attracting foreign direct investments. ... See More +

Policy Note 116245 JUN 12, 2017

Wang,Chaogang Disclosed

Ghana - Agriculture sector policy note : transforming agriculture for economic growth, job creation, and food security (English)

The objective of this note is to help the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) identify strategic policy directions and reform areas that are fundamental to accelerate and sustain agriculture sector growth. ... See More +

Policy Note 119753 JUN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Promoting inclusive growth by creating opportunities for the urban poor (English)

This policy note discusses promoting inclusive growth by creating opportunities for the urban poor and is part of a broader Philippines urbanization study. ... See More +

Policy Note 115310 MAY 01, 2017

Disclosed

Improving land administration and management for sustainable urban development (English)

This policy note assesses the performance of existing land administration and management (LAM) system in the Philippines in creating an environment for competitive cities. ... See More +

Policy Note 115311 MAY 01, 2017

Disclosed

Improving city competitiveness for economic development and job creation (English)

This policy note presents an analysis of and recommendations on the city competitiveness improvement and is part of a broader Philippines urbanization study. ... See More +

Policy Note 115308 MAY 01, 2017

Disclosed

Strengthening institutions for urban and metropolitan management and service delivery (English)

This policy note discusses strengthening institutions for urban and metropolitan management and service delivery and is part of a broader Philippines urbanization study. ... See More +

Policy Note 115312 MAY 01, 2017

Disclosed

There is security from this place : promoting the safety and economic vitality of port Moresby’s local markets - lessons for market renovators (English)

This Policy Note presents an analysis of and recommendations on the ongoing renovations of neighborhood markets in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG). ... See More +

Policy Note 113907 MAR 01, 2017

Craig,David; Porter,Douglas John Disclosed

Shaping the future : a long-term perspective of people and job mobility for the Middle East and North Africa (Vol. 2) (Arabic)

The objective of this study is to provide a long-term perspective for the ongoing policy dialogue on the management of labor migration in Europe and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries. ... See More +

Policy Note 50267 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Shaping the future : a long-term perspective of people and job mobility for the Middle East and North Africa (Vol. 3) : Background papers (English)

The objective of this study is to provide a long-term perspective for the ongoing policy dialogue on the management of labor migration in Europe and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries. ... See More +

Policy Note 50267 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Shaping the future : a long-term perspective of people and job mobility for the Middle East and North Africa (Vol. 2) (French)

The objective of this study is to provide a long-term perspective for the ongoing policy dialogue on the management of labor migration in Europe and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries. ... See More +

Policy Note 50267 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Policy Note - Health financing in the Republic of Gabon : Note d’orientation - Le financement de la santé en République gabonaise (French)

This is a policy note following from the book Health Financing in the Republic of Gabon. The book is a comprehensive assessment of health financing in the Republic of Gabon. ... See More +

Policy Note 105321 JAN 01, 2016

Saleh,Karima; Couttolenc,Bernard F.; Barroy,Helene English Disclosed

Baseline assessment of proposals to revise federal environmental licensing in Brazil (English)

In order to enrich discussions on improving federal environmental licensing, this study covers a baseline of other studies and research done in recent years, to bring out key challenges arising in the various stages of the licensing process, as well as several bills of law recently presented in the Brazilian National Congress. ... See More +

Policy Note 115256 JAN 01, 2016

Disclosed

Baseline assessment of proposals to revise federal environmental licensing in Brazil (Portuguese)

In order to enrich discussions on improving federal environmental licensing, this study covers a baseline of other studies and research done in recent years, to bring out key challenges arising in the various stages of the licensing process, as well as several bills of law recently presented in the Brazilian National Congress. ... See More +

Policy Note 115256 JAN 01, 2016

Disclosed

Bhutan – Macroeconomic and public finance policy note : hydropower impact and public finance reforms towards economic self-reliance (English)

Bhutan’s hydropower generation potential raises the prospect of tremendous development opportunities for the country: fast increasing export revenue, sustained economic growth, and rapid poverty reduction. ... See More +

Policy Note 106327 NOV 01, 2015

Disclosed

Tanzania’s tourism futures : harnessing natural assets (English)

Tourism provides a robust stream of revenues for the country, with benefits that reverberate widely through the economy. The sector generates the bulk of exports for the country. ... See More +

Policy Note 96150 SEP 08, 2015

Damania,Richard; Glauber,Ann Jeannette; Scandizzo,Pasquale L.; Von Platen-Hallermund,Tobias; Barra,Alvaro Federico; Aryal,Dinesh; Haji,Mahjabeen N. Disclosed

Ghana - Work program (FY15) : poverty and inequality profile (English)

Since 1991 the national poverty rate of Ghana has more than halved. The estimated national headcount poverty ratio fell by 31.2 percentage points from 52.6 percent in 1991 to 21.41 percent in 2012. ... See More +

Policy Note ACS13977 JUN 01, 2015

Molini,Vasco Disclosed

Toward more effective and legitimate institutions to handle problems of justice in Solomon Islands (English)

This policy note summarizes key lessons and conclusions from the World Bank's engagement in Solomon Islands under the justice for the poor program, which has been active in that country since 2009. ... See More +

Policy Note 94716 MAR 01, 2015

Porter, Douglas; Isser, Deborah; Venning, Philippa Disclosed

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Philippines - Lessons learned from Yolanda : an assessment of the post-Yolanda shortand medium-term recovery and rehabilitation interventions of the Government (English)
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OCT 11, 2017 120393 Policy Note
Cities of refuge in the Middle East : bringing an urban lens to the forced displacement challenge (English)
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SEP 14, 2017 121515 Policy Note
Increasing Agribusiness Growth in Bhutan (English)
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SEP 01, 2017 120138 Policy Note
Egypt - Policy note on public land acquisition and institutional reforms : application of eminent domain principles (English)
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JUN 12, 2017 116245 Policy Note
Ghana - Agriculture sector policy note : transforming agriculture for economic growth, job creation, and food security (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 119753 Policy Note
Promoting inclusive growth by creating opportunities for the urban poor (English)
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MAY 01, 2017 115310 Policy Note
Improving land administration and management for sustainable urban development (English)
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MAY 01, 2017 115311 Policy Note
Improving city competitiveness for economic development and job creation (English)
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MAY 01, 2017 115308 Policy Note
Strengthening institutions for urban and metropolitan management and service delivery (English)
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MAY 01, 2017 115312 Policy Note
There is security from this place : promoting the safety and economic vitality of port Moresby’s local markets - lessons for market renovators (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 113907 Policy Note
Shaping the future : a long-term perspective of people and job mobility for the Middle East and North Africa (Vol. 2) (Arabic)
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JAN 01, 2017 50267 Policy Note
Shaping the future : a long-term perspective of people and job mobility for the Middle East and North Africa (Vol. 3) : Background papers (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 50267 Policy Note
Shaping the future : a long-term perspective of people and job mobility for the Middle East and North Africa (Vol. 2) (French)
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JAN 01, 2017 50267 Policy Note
Policy Note - Health financing in the Republic of Gabon : Note d’orientation - Le financement de la santé en République gabonaise (French)
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JAN 01, 2016 105321 Policy Note English
Baseline assessment of proposals to revise federal environmental licensing in Brazil (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 115256 Policy Note
Baseline assessment of proposals to revise federal environmental licensing in Brazil (Portuguese)
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JAN 01, 2016 115256 Policy Note
Bhutan – Macroeconomic and public finance policy note : hydropower impact and public finance reforms towards economic self-reliance (English)
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NOV 01, 2015 106327 Policy Note
Tanzania’s tourism futures : harnessing natural assets (English)
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SEP 08, 2015 96150 Policy Note
Ghana - Work program (FY15) : poverty and inequality profile (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 ACS13977 Policy Note
Toward more effective and legitimate institutions to handle problems of justice in Solomon Islands (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 94716 Policy Note