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Framing the future of work (English)

Digital technologies affect employment through complex channels: automation, connectivity, and innovation. Labor-saving technologies coupled with reshoring may disrupt labor markets in developing countries and result in job losses. ... See More +

Brief 130983 OCT 17, 2018

Christensen, Luc; D’Souza, Ritika; Gatti,Roberta V.; Valerio,Alexandria; Sanchez Puerta,Maria Laura; Palacios,Robert J. Disclosed

Improving Food Security Early Warning Systems for East and Southern Africa (English)

An assessment of food security early warning systems (EWSs) was conducted to improve food security and resilience in East and Southern Africa (ESA). ... See More +

Brief 130911 OCT 15, 2018

Braimoh,Ademola; Manyena,Bernard; Suwa,Makoto; Obuya,Grace Anyango; Morales,Xenia Zia Disclosed

Can Job Training Decrease Women's Self-Defeating Biases? Experimental Evidence from Nigeria (English)

Gender-based occupational segregation – where women are concentrated in low-paid or low-profit sectors – is a non-trivial source of the gender wage gap worldwide, accounting for as much as 50 percent of the gap in some countries (World Bank 2011). ... See More +

Brief 130409 OCT 01, 2018

Croke,Kevin; Goldstein,Markus P.; Holla,Alaka Disclosed

When is a Current Account Deficit Bad? (English)

A current account deficit is sustainable when its underlying drivers support a smooth correction in the future. It is unsustainable when symptomatic of macroeconomic imbalances that would eventually trigger disruptive adjustments. ... See More +

Brief 130415 OCT 01, 2018

Devadas,Sharmila; Loayza,Norman V. Disclosed

Are Mobile Savings the Silver Bullet to Help Women Grow Their Businesses? (English)

In Tanzania and Indonesia, we promoted the expansion of mobile savings accounts among women micro-entrepreneurs and provided them with business related training. ... See More +

Brief 130417 OCT 01, 2018

Bastian,Gautam Gustav; Bianchi,Iacopo; Buvinic,Mayra Lourdes; Goldstein,Markus P.; Jaluka,Tanvi; Knowles,James C.; Montalvao Machado,Joao H. C.; Kartaadipoetra,Firman Witoelar Disclosed

Adaptive Social Protection for Effective Disaster Risk Management (English)

Poverty and vulnerability to shocks are widespread in Nepal. Nepal is highly vulnerable to substantial natural hazards, including earthquakes, floods, drought, and landslides. ... See More +

Brief 130707 OCT 01, 2018

Disclosed

Helping Firms Realize the Benefits of (Partial) Formalization (English)

Developing country governments seek to reduce pervasive informality of firms for multiple reasons: increasing the tax base, helping firms access formal markets and grow, increasing rule of law, and as a means of obtaining data that can be used for other government functions. ... See More +

Brief 130756 OCT 01, 2018

Campos,Francisco Moraes Leitao; Goldstein,Markus P.; Mckenzie,David J. Disclosed

Building a Bridge to Citizens in Nepal Through Stakeholder Engagement (English)

The World Bank Group’s goals are eliminating extreme poverty by 2030 and boosting shared prosperity in a sustainable manner. To realize these goals in Nepal, the author need to know from its people what activities are going to have the highest impact. ... See More +

Brief 130799 OCT 01, 2018

Hill,Ruth Disclosed

Corporate Borrowing in Emerging Markets : Fairly Long Term, But Only for a Few (English)

It is generally believed that firms in emerging markets rely on shorter-term instruments than firms in advanced economies. In recent years, firms in emerging market economies have substantially increased the amount of debt raised in global bond and syndicated loan markets, triggering concerns about their exposure to rollover risks. ... See More +

Brief 130976 OCT 01, 2018

Cortina Lorente,Juan Jose; Didier Brandao,Tatiana; Schmukler,Sergio L. Disclosed

Kenya's Strategy to Make Liquefied Petroleum Gas the Nation's Primary Cooking Fuel (English)

Adoption of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) as a clean cooking solution is lagging behind Kenya's 2030 development goal, despite several government initiatives along the LPG value chain. ... See More +

Brief 129734 SEP 01, 2018

Disclosed

Making a Difference in People's Lives: Rural Electrification in the Lao People's Democratic Republic (English)

Grid connectivity in rural Lao PDR yields widespread benefits: substantial improvements in household income, spending, ownership of durable assets, and children's education. ... See More +

Brief 129736 SEP 01, 2018

Sumad, Hussain; Portale,Elisa Disclosed

Closing the Gender Gap in Extractives – What Has Been Done and What Have We Learned? (English)

Women are not receiving equal benefits of the global development of oil, gas, and mineral resources, even as they shoulder a greater burden of the negative impacts. ... See More +

Brief 129731 SEP 01, 2018

Disclosed

Financing Energy Efficiency, Part 1: Revolving Funds (English)

Despite offering huge economic returns, implementing energy efficiency measures encounters widespread and systemic barriers. One solution is developing effective and scalable financing and implementation mechanisms. ... See More +

Brief 129733 SEP 01, 2018

Disclosed

Job Quality and Poverty in Latin America (English)

Brief 129760 SEP 01, 2018

Brummund,Peter; Mann,Christopher Ryan; Rodriguez Castelan,Carlos Disclosed

Transforming Energy Efficiency Markets in Developing Countries : The Emerging Possibilities of Super ESCOs (English)

Over the past decade, Super ESCOs have emerged as a viable alternative to private sector ESCOs. These government established entities are well positioned to address market barriers and realize energy efficiency potential of the public sector even as they facilitate the development of private sector ESCOs. ... See More +

Brief 129781 SEP 01, 2018

Sarkar,Ashok; Moin,Sarah Disclosed

Financing Railways and Getting it Right (English)

The Transportation networks of the world span many modes. Railways are a critical and climate-friendly component of these networks – supporting development through industrial and economic growth, trade, and mobility. ... See More +

Brief 129782 SEP 01, 2018

Lawrence,Martha B.; De Leon De Maria,Nicolas Disclosed

How can LLDCs Overcome the Plight of Land Locked-ness? (English)

Landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) are amongst the most vulnerable countries in the world. They lack territorial access to the sea, and are hemmed in by more than just land. ... See More +

Brief 129783 SEP 01, 2018

Dumitrescu,Anca Cristina; El-Hefnawy,Moustafa Baher; Zemke,Leszek Tymoteusz Disclosed

Urban Mass Transit : A Lifeline for the World's Growing Cities (English)

As developing countries continue to urbanize, cities are increasingly important engines of economic development. The challenge for many developing cities is to achieve economic growth that is also equitable, inclusive, and sustainable. ... See More +

Brief 129784 SEP 01, 2018

Darido,Georges Bianco; Moody,Joanna Charlotte Disclosed

The Drive toward Universal Health Coverage (English)

Universal health coverage is a social goal that enables everyone to receive the quality health care they need, irrespective of ability to pay, without suffering financial hardship in the process. ... See More +

Brief 124552 SEP 01, 2018

Kim,Young Eun; Loayza,Norman V. Disclosed

Financing Energy Efficiency, Part 2 : Credit Lines (English)

Despite offering huge economic returns, implementing energy efficiency measures encounters widespread and systemic barriers. A variety of market failures are keeping project developers from accessing commercial financing for energy efficiency investments. ... See More +

Brief 129785 SEP 01, 2018

Wu,Yun; Singh,Jasneet; Tucker,Dylan Karl Disclosed

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Framing the future of work (English)
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OCT 17, 2018 130983 Brief
Improving Food Security Early Warning Systems for East and Southern Africa (English)
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OCT 15, 2018 130911 Brief
Can Job Training Decrease Women's Self-Defeating Biases? Experimental Evidence from Nigeria (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 130409 Brief
When is a Current Account Deficit Bad? (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 130415 Brief
Are Mobile Savings the Silver Bullet to Help Women Grow Their Businesses? (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 130417 Brief
Adaptive Social Protection for Effective Disaster Risk Management (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 130707 Brief
Helping Firms Realize the Benefits of (Partial) Formalization (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 130756 Brief
Building a Bridge to Citizens in Nepal Through Stakeholder Engagement (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 130799 Brief
Corporate Borrowing in Emerging Markets : Fairly Long Term, But Only for a Few (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 130976 Brief
Kenya's Strategy to Make Liquefied Petroleum Gas the Nation's Primary Cooking Fuel (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 129734 Brief
Making a Difference in People's Lives: Rural Electrification in the Lao People's Democratic Republic (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 129736 Brief
Closing the Gender Gap in Extractives – What Has Been Done and What Have We Learned? (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 129731 Brief
Financing Energy Efficiency, Part 1: Revolving Funds (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 129733 Brief
Job Quality and Poverty in Latin America (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 129760 Brief
Transforming Energy Efficiency Markets in Developing Countries : The Emerging Possibilities of Super ESCOs (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 129781 Brief
Financing Railways and Getting it Right (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 129782 Brief
How can LLDCs Overcome the Plight of Land Locked-ness? (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 129783 Brief
Urban Mass Transit : A Lifeline for the World's Growing Cities (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 129784 Brief
The Drive toward Universal Health Coverage (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 124552 Brief
Financing Energy Efficiency, Part 2 : Credit Lines (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 129785 Brief