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Designing targeted business trainings for impact : insights from a women entrepreneurs' program in Tanzania (English)

Business training in low-income countries have scarcely shown impacts on revenues and profits, especially for female entrepreneurs. In this study, we test two kinds of trainings, one basic in-class training and one enhanced version supplemented with individualized coaching, to test their respective impact on women with established small businesses in Tanzania. ... See More +

Brief 128037 JUL 01, 2018

Bardasi,Elena; Gassier,Marine; Goldstein,Markus P.; Holla,Alaka Disclosed

Impacts on Global Trade and Income of Current Trade Disputes (English)

Global trade tensions have worsened and developing countries stand to see depressing investments as global uncertainty grows. On July 6, the United States implemented a first round of tariffs on 34 billion dollars of imports from China, as part of 50 billion dollars in announced tariffs; China retaliated with tariffs on an equivalent amount of imports from the United States. ... See More +

Brief 128644 JUL 01, 2018

Freund,Caroline; Ferrantino,Michael Joseph; Maliszewska,Maryla; Ruta,Michele Disclosed

Optima HIV optimization and analysis tool : how can HIV funding optimally allocated across a combination of HIV interventions to yield the greatest impact (French)

Optima helps HIV decision-makers and planners determine an optimal distribution of investments to best serve their country`s need by analyzing epidemic, program, and cost data. ... See More +

Brief 126900 JUN 05, 2018

English Disclosed

Optima HIV optimization and analysis tool : how can HIV funding optimally allocated across a combination of HIV interventions to yield the greatest impact (English)

Optima helps HIV decision-makers and planners determine an optimal distribution of investments to best serve their country`s need by analyzing epidemic, program, and cost data. ... See More +

Brief 126900 JUN 05, 2018

French Disclosed

Technical education for better employment : policy note based on tracking survey of graduates of polytechnics – policy brief (English)

Greater access to high quality and relevant technical training opportunities is essential to reap the benefits of a growing youthful population and modern technologies. ... See More +

Brief 126840 JUN 04, 2018

Nakata,Shiro; Rahman,Tashmina; Rahman,Mokhlesur Disclosed

Papua New Guinea poverty and equity brief: spring 2018 (French)

The last Household and Income Expenditure Survey (HIES) was conducted in Papua New Guinea in 2009—2010, with the previous round conducted in 1996. ... See More +

Brief 126882 JUN 01, 2018

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Solomon Islands poverty and equity brief: spring 2018 (English)

Like many countries in the Pacific region, the Solomon Islands suffers from infrequent collection of data and a lack of comparability between rounds. ... See More +

Brief 126883 JUN 01, 2018

Disclosed

Kiribati poverty and equity brief: spring 2018 (English)

It is very difficult to analyze poverty trends in Kiribati due to the infrequency of data collection. The most recent Household Income and Expenditure Survey (HIES) was conducted more than 10 years ago, in 2006 (with the round prior to that conducted in 1996). ... See More +

Brief 126880 JUN 01, 2018

Disclosed

Togo poverty and equity brief: spring 2018 (English)

Using the 2011 Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) USD 3.20 per person per day international poverty line for lower middle income countries, poverty in Tonga was 8.9 percent at the time of the 2009 Household Income and Expenditure Survey (HIES). ... See More +

Brief 126885 JUN 01, 2018

Disclosed

Federated States of Micronesia poverty and equity brief: spring 2018 (English)

Poverty monitoring in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) is complicated by irregular data collection. According to the latest Household Income and Expenditure Survey (HIES), conducted in 2013—2014, the incidence of poverty was estimated at 39.5 percent and 16.0 percent using the lower middle income class and the 2011 PPP USD per person per day USD 1.90 international poverty lines, respectively. ... See More +

Brief 126878 JUN 01, 2018

Disclosed

Vanuatu poverty and equity brief: spring 2018 (English)

At the time of the 2010 Household Income and Expenditure Survey (HIES), the incidence of poverty in Vanuatu was measured at 39.5 percent and 13.2 percent, using the lower middle income class poverty line and the international poverty line, respectively. ... See More +

Brief 126886 JUN 01, 2018

Disclosed

Assessing the poverty footprint of World Bank projects at sub-national levels (English)

Every year, the World Bank spends millions of dollars on development projects in its member countries. But do these investments reach the poor? ... See More +

Brief 126924 JUN 01, 2018

Nguyen,Nga Thi Viet; Hoogeveen,Johannes G. Disclosed

Urban transport infrastructure and household welfare : evidence from Colombia (English)

The distributional effects of urban transport policies are a broadly understudied topic, particularly when in comes to developing countries. This study seeks to fill in this gap in the existing literature by analyzing the effects of a newly established bus rapid transit system in Barranquilla, Colombia. ... See More +

Brief 127208 JUN 01, 2018

Pfutze,Tobias; Rodríguez-Castelán,Carlos; González,Valderrama Disclosed

Peru - Building infrastructure with local financing (English)

In 2015, Peru embarked on reforms to attract more commercial financing for its public-private partnership (PPPs) while reducing the need for government guarantees to cover projects’ commercial risk. ... See More +

Brief 127398 JUN 01, 2018

Disclosed

Cote d’Ivoire - Improving opportunities through cashew value chains (English)

Cote d’Ivoire’s cashew subsector has strong potential for growth if the value chain, and especially local processing, can improve. A new World Bank project, the largest to date in the subsector, is cutting regulatory costs; developing industry associations; providing farmers with quality stock, inputs, and better extension services; improving cashew storage and upgrading processing technology; expanding access to markets with better roads; raising environmental and social standards; and encouraging local banks to lend to smallholders and processors. ... See More +

Brief 127329 JUN 01, 2018

Ehui,Simeon Kacou Disclosed

Youth employment in Nepal (English)

Promoting the smooth labor market integration and early labor market success of workers has increasingly become an important economic and social development aim globally. ... See More +

Brief 127552 JUN 01, 2018

Raju,Dhushyanth; Rajbhandary,Jasmine Disclosed

Can technical assistance sow the seeds for rural finance? (English)

Government interventions to lower interest rates and expand credit to the rural sector are common in developing countries. Some of these policies, like interest rate subsidies, though well-intentioned, can be distortionary and achieve opposite results. ... See More +

Brief 127634 JUN 01, 2018

Bruhn,Miriam; Reddy,Rekha; Ruiz Ortega,Claudia Disclosed

Public health in India and four states in transition (English)

An epidemiological transition is well underway in India, in common with countries throughout much of the developing world. The transition refers to a change in the prevailing causes of illness (morbidity) and death (mortality) that is often observed by demographers as economic development and technology enables improvements in public health and sanitation. ... See More +

Brief 127758 JUN 01, 2018

Disclosed

Cross border business matchmaking : accelerating South Africa's green economy (English)

Green Small and Growing Businesses (SGBs) in South Africa often struggle to take full advantage of local market opportunities and lack the global assets required to succeed in competitive and fast-growing sectors. ... See More +

Brief 127699 JUN 01, 2018

Disclosed

Scaling green sectors through international business to business matches : lessons from Kenya (English)

As environmental challenges mount in Kenya, including in the plastics waste sector, a growing number of companies are seeking business opportunities in green sectors. ... See More +

Brief 127705 JUN 01, 2018

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Designing targeted business trainings for impact : insights from a women entrepreneurs' program in Tanzania (English)
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JUL 01, 2018 128037 Brief
Impacts on Global Trade and Income of Current Trade Disputes (English)
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JUL 01, 2018 128644 Brief
Optima HIV optimization and analysis tool : how can HIV funding optimally allocated across a combination of HIV interventions to yield the greatest impact (French)
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JUN 05, 2018 126900 Brief English
Optima HIV optimization and analysis tool : how can HIV funding optimally allocated across a combination of HIV interventions to yield the greatest impact (English)
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JUN 05, 2018 126900 Brief French
Technical education for better employment : policy note based on tracking survey of graduates of polytechnics – policy brief (English)
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JUN 04, 2018 126840 Brief
Papua New Guinea poverty and equity brief: spring 2018 (French)
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JUN 01, 2018 126882 Brief
Solomon Islands poverty and equity brief: spring 2018 (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 126883 Brief
Kiribati poverty and equity brief: spring 2018 (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 126880 Brief
Togo poverty and equity brief: spring 2018 (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 126885 Brief
Federated States of Micronesia poverty and equity brief: spring 2018 (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 126878 Brief
Vanuatu poverty and equity brief: spring 2018 (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 126886 Brief
Assessing the poverty footprint of World Bank projects at sub-national levels (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 126924 Brief
Urban transport infrastructure and household welfare : evidence from Colombia (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 127208 Brief
Peru - Building infrastructure with local financing (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 127398 Brief
Cote d’Ivoire - Improving opportunities through cashew value chains (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 127329 Brief
Youth employment in Nepal (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 127552 Brief
Can technical assistance sow the seeds for rural finance? (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 127634 Brief
Public health in India and four states in transition (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 127758 Brief
Cross border business matchmaking : accelerating South Africa's green economy (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 127699 Brief
Scaling green sectors through international business to business matches : lessons from Kenya (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 127705 Brief