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Kazakhstan's Geothermal Energy Potential : 10 Quick Facts (English)

Kazakhstan holds significant low-temperature geothermal resources. These resources provide opportunities for potential discoveries. A comprehensive regulatory framework for the use of geothermal resources in Kazakhstan could boost investments in the country. ... See More +

Brief 135371 MAR 18, 2019

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Kazakhstan's Geothermal Energy Potential : 10 Quick Facts (Kazakh)

Kazakhstan holds significant low-temperature geothermal resources. These resources provide opportunities for potential discoveries. A comprehensive regulatory framework for the use of geothermal resources in Kazakhstan could boost investments in the country. ... See More +

Brief 135371 MAR 18, 2019

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Internet Access in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

Target 9.c of the Sustainable Development Goals calls for the achievement of universal and affordable internet access by 2020. This note analyzes Sub-Saharan Africa’s progress towards this goal. ... See More +

Brief 135332 MAR 15, 2019

Mahler,Daniel Gerszon; Montes,Jose; Newhouse,David Locke Disclosed

Old Age Allowance (English)

Bangladesh has seen significant declines in fertility and mortality following remarkable improvements in human development. The country’s population pyramid, once with a wide base representing a very large young population, is starting to see a burgeoning elderly population (defined as those ages sixty-two and older) who represented about 5 percent of the population in 2011i and is expected to grow to a staggering 20 percent of the population by 2050. ... See More +

Brief 135280 MAR 13, 2019

Anwar,Rubaba; Cho,Yoonyoung; Aziz,Ashiq Disclosed

Extreme Weather and Poverty Risk : Evidence from Multiple Shocks in Mozambique (English)

Thanks to strong economic growth over the last two decades, poverty in Mozambique has decreased and the average household is now more likely to access basic education, health, and housing. ... See More +

Brief 135125 MAR 06, 2019

Baez Ramirez,Javier Eduardo; Caruso,German Daniel; Niu,Chiyu Disclosed

Collaboration for Tax Compliance in Kosovo (English)

Tax collection is a development challenge in Kosovo, one of the poorest and youngest countries in Europe in terms of gross domestic product (GDP) per capita, demographics, and statehood. ... See More +

Brief 135069 MAR 04, 2019

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Collecting Robust Real-Time High Frequency Price Data in Fragile Settings (English)

To embark on a sustainable pathway toward development, effective policy responses must be implemented quickly and based on evidence. This requires reliable, timely data, which is often unavailable especially in fragile settings. ... See More +

Brief 135195 MAR 01, 2019

Pape,Utz Johann; Nunez,Gonzalo Ignacio Disclosed

Vulnerable Group Feeding : Bangladesh - Program Brief (English)

In the wake of the famine in 1974, the Government of Bangladesh, in partnership with the World Food Program (WFP), launched the vulnerable group feeding (VGF) program. ... See More +

Brief 135379 MAR 01, 2019

Anwar,Rubaba; Cho,Yoonyoung Disclosed

Public Investment Management : Where the Need Is Great (English)

A government’s provision of complementary public goods, such as roads and bridges, facilitates the development of markets leading to long-term economic growth. ... See More +

Brief 135140 MAR 01, 2019

Cuvillier,Emmanuel F.; Chaouali,Rafika; Mroczka,Fabienne Disclosed

How Effectively Does the Fiscal System in Ukraine Address Poverty and Inequality? : A Commitment to Equity (CEQ) Analysis (English)

Are taxes in Ukraine progressive? Do social protection programs in Ukraine help reduce poverty and inequality? Which programs are more effective in alleviating poverty, per hryvnia allocated to them? ... See More +

Brief 135467 MAR 01, 2019

Bornukova,Kateryna; Leshchenko,Nataliia; Matytsin,Mikhail Disclosed

Working with Administrative Tax Data : A How-to-Get-Started Guide (English)

Administrative tax data at the taxpayer or transaction level (henceforth tax data for simplicity) are a great resource for studying taxpayer behavior, assessing responses to changes in tax policy and administration, and deriving lessons for optimal tax policy design. ... See More +

Brief 135456 MAR 01, 2019

Brockmeyer,Anne Disclosed

World Bank Group Support to Health Services : Achievements and Challenges - Precis (English)

HEALTH SERVICES are an important component of any health system and are arguably its most visible part. These include services dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of disease or the promotion, maintenance, and restoration of health. ... See More +

Brief 135339 FEB 28, 2019

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Robo-Advisors : Investing through Machines (English)

Investing through online automated platforms, known as robo-advisors, is increasingly popular. Robo-advisors expand access to wealth management services by making it easier and less costly to open investments accounts and receive financial advice, as well as plan and automate investment decisions. ... See More +

Brief 134881 FEB 26, 2019

Abraham,Facundo; Schmukler,Sergio L.; Tessada,Jose Disclosed

Assessing Country Progress Towards Digitization (English)

Today, almost all developing nations’ public administrations are going digital, leveraging disruptive technologies for better service delivery and improved efficiency. ... See More +

Brief 134602 FEB 01, 2019

Melhem,Samia Disclosed

Overcoming Shortages of Skilled Civil Servants in Remote and Hardship Areas (English)

The maldistribution of skilled civil servants is an intractable policy challenge faced by many large and sparsely populated countries. Skilled teachers and health care providers tend to concentrate in urban areas where working and living conditions are most favorable. ... See More +

Brief 134549 FEB 01, 2019

Bhatti,Zubair Khurshid; Mcdonald,Paul Lachlan Disclosed

Yemen Economic Monitoring Brief (Arabic)

Yemen’s economic and social fabric continues to suffer from disintegration as the conflict enters its fourth year. While official statistics remain unavailable, partial information and anecdotal evidence suggests that Yemen’s GDP contracted by an accumulated 39 percent since end of 2014. ... See More +

Brief 135266 FEB 01, 2019

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Yemen Economic Monitoring Brief (English)

Yemen’s economic and social fabric continues to suffer from disintegration as the conflict enters its fourth year. While official statistics remain unavailable, partial information and anecdotal evidence suggests that Yemen’s GDP contracted by an accumulated 39 percent since end of 2014. ... See More +

Brief 135266 FEB 01, 2019

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No Business Growth Without Water Efficiency (English)

This study is based on materials provided by Modern Karton, a manufacturer of board and packaging paper operating in Turkey. IFC presents this case as an excellent example of water efficiency adding value to such a business. ... See More +

Brief 134091 JAN 28, 2019

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Be Efficient - It Pays Off (English)

Manufacturers often underestimate benefits of resource efficiency and mistakenly assume that efficiency improvements require unaffordable investments. ... See More +

Brief 134090 JAN 28, 2019

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Convert Waste into Income (English)

The Company improved its operations by generating additional revenue from waste and decreasing thevolume of waste going to the landfill by 40 percent. ... See More +

Brief 134089 JAN 28, 2019

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Kazakhstan's Geothermal Energy Potential : 10 Quick Facts (English)
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Kazakhstan's Geothermal Energy Potential : 10 Quick Facts (Kazakh)
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MAR 18, 2019 135371 Brief
Internet Access in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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MAR 15, 2019 135332 Brief
Old Age Allowance (English)
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Extreme Weather and Poverty Risk : Evidence from Multiple Shocks in Mozambique (English)
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Collaboration for Tax Compliance in Kosovo (English)
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MAR 04, 2019 135069 Brief
Collecting Robust Real-Time High Frequency Price Data in Fragile Settings (English)
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MAR 01, 2019 135195 Brief
Vulnerable Group Feeding : Bangladesh - Program Brief (English)
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MAR 01, 2019 135379 Brief
Public Investment Management : Where the Need Is Great (English)
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MAR 01, 2019 135140 Brief
How Effectively Does the Fiscal System in Ukraine Address Poverty and Inequality? : A Commitment to Equity (CEQ) Analysis (English)
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MAR 01, 2019 135467 Brief
Working with Administrative Tax Data : A How-to-Get-Started Guide (English)
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MAR 01, 2019 135456 Brief
World Bank Group Support to Health Services : Achievements and Challenges - Precis (English)
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FEB 28, 2019 135339 Brief
Robo-Advisors : Investing through Machines (English)
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FEB 26, 2019 134881 Brief
Assessing Country Progress Towards Digitization (English)
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FEB 01, 2019 134602 Brief
Overcoming Shortages of Skilled Civil Servants in Remote and Hardship Areas (English)
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FEB 01, 2019 134549 Brief
Yemen Economic Monitoring Brief (Arabic)
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FEB 01, 2019 135266 Brief
Yemen Economic Monitoring Brief (English)
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FEB 01, 2019 135266 Brief
No Business Growth Without Water Efficiency (English)
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JAN 28, 2019 134091 Brief
Be Efficient - It Pays Off (English)
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JAN 28, 2019 134090 Brief
Convert Waste into Income (English)
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JAN 28, 2019 134089 Brief