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Improving Management in Colombian Firms Through Individual and Group Consulting (English)

The latest note tests two different approaches to improving management, and finds a novel group-based approach to be more cost-effective than the standard approach of providing consulting to individual firms. ... See More +

Brief 137571 JUN 01, 2019

Iacovone,Leonardo; Maloney,William F.; Mckenzie,David J. Disclosed

Who Wins and Who Loses from Staple Food Price Spikes? : Welfare Implications for Mozambique (English)

Changes in food prices – triggered frequently by natural disasters, macroeconomic shocks or regional market disruptions– can lead to large household welfare effects. ... See More +

Brief 137631 JUN 01, 2019

Baez Ramirez,Javier Eduardo; Caruso,German Daniel; Pullabhotla,Hemant Kumar Disclosed

Where and How Slum Electrification Succeeds : A Proposal for Replication (English)

Substantial gains have been made in recent years in electrifying urban and peri-urban areas in the developing world, in partial fulfillment of the global commitment to ensure access to affordable, reliable, and modern energy for all by 2030. ... See More +

Brief 137835 JUN 01, 2019

Dave,Rutu; Smyser,Connie; Koehrer,Fabian Disclosed

Pakistan : What's the Best Way to Invest in Private School's : Pakistan : What's the Best Way to Invest in Private Schools? (English)

Private schools that cater to low-income students are popular with parents seeking alternatives to government schools. But these private schools, which are often owned by local entrepreneurs, may lack the resources and incentives to expand enrollment or improve quality. ... See More +

Brief 137993 JUN 01, 2019

Andrabi,Tahir; Das,Jishnu; Khwaja,Asim Ijaz; Ozyurt, Selcuk; Singh, Niharika Disclosed

Fostering Impactful Citizen Engagement (English)

Research on citizens as drivers of change and recent reports from the World Bank can inform its citizen engagement mandate. This governance note seeks to contribute to improving the World Bank's entry points for citizen engagement by operationalizing findings on social organizations from the World Development Report 2017: Governance and the Law (WDR 2017) and Citizens as Drivers of Change: How Citizens Use Human Rights to Mobilize, Effectively Engage with the State and Promote Transparency and Accountability. ... See More +

Brief 138005 JUN 01, 2019

Jespersen,Ann-Sofie; Larizza,Marco; Schott,Berenike Laura Disclosed

Mainstreaming Energy Efficiency Investments in Urban Water and Wastewater Utilities (English)

This guidance note presents an overview of the benefits of improving energy efficiency in urban water and wastewater utilities (WWUs). It defines the typical energy efficiency and load management measures and the process to identify and assess these measures. ... See More +

Brief 138001 JUN 01, 2019

Limaye,Dilip R.; Welsien,Kristoffer Disclosed

Ensuring That Regulations Evolve as Mini Grids Mature (English)

As they mature, mini grid sectors evolve from marginally viable competitive entrants to potential monopoly providers of essential services. In early stages, overly stringent regulation can choke the sector’s growth. ... See More +

Brief 137182 MAY 24, 2019

Disclosed

Beyond the Last Mile : Piloting High-Efficiency, Low-Emissions Heating Technologies in Central Asia (English)

Chronic underheating is commonplace among poor households in cold-climate regions of developing countries beyond the reach of district heating and gas-distribution networks. ... See More +

Brief 137183 MAY 24, 2019

Zhang,Yabei; Adams,Norma; Pemberton-Pigott,Crispin Robert Disclosed

Looking at Gender and Socio-Emotional Skills Signaling in Turkey (English)

In the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region, only one in two working-age adults has a job, and the region is experiencing more and more limited job creation to absorb the working-age population. ... See More +

Brief 136669 MAY 01, 2019

Disclosed

Wage Bill and Pay Reform : A First Glance and a Look Forward (English)

Reforming wage bills can significantly impact a country’s fiscal outlook, public sector performance, the health of its labor market, and private sector development. ... See More +

Brief 136843 MAY 01, 2019

Van Acker,Wouter; Hasnain,Zahid Disclosed

Changing Aspirations and Stereotypes in the Maldives (English)

Countries across the globe suffer from high rates of youth unemployment and inactivity. The Maldives are not immune. Despite efforts by the government to increase employment opportunities among young Maldivians, including the establishment of employment quotas for nationals, results have been underwhelming. ... See More +

Brief 136668 MAY 01, 2019

Disclosed

Investing in Mini Grids Now, Integrating with the Main Grid Later : A Menu of Good Policy and Regulatory Option (English)

Mini grids can economically supply electricity to people in areas that the main grid is unlikely to reach soon. Mini grids can be quickly deployed and are increasingly price-competitive against traditional sources of energy. ... See More +

Brief 137147 MAY 01, 2019

Ehrhardt,David; Servetti, Gianmarco; Tessier, Lisa; Missirian, Charly; Hervot, Laurie Disclosed

Kyrgyz Republic : Dialysis Centers (English)

In the Kyrgyz Republic, a nationwide shortage of equipment and expertise meant that only 20 percent of people who needed dialysis had access to it through the country's public health centers. ... See More +

Brief 137570 MAY 01, 2019

Disclosed

Nepal Gender Brief (English)

Nepal ranks 105 out of 149 countries on the Global Gender Gap Index 2018 conducted by the World Economic Forum, indicating that there is still a critical need to focus on gender equality across various spheres. ... See More +

Brief 136342 APR 23, 2019

Disclosed

Empowering Women Through Equal Land Rights : Experimental Evidence From Rural Uganda (English)

Traditional customary land tenure systems often limit women’s land rights in Sub-Saharan Africa.In an ongoing experiment in rural Uganda, we offered households fully-subsidized land titles and basic information about the benefits of land titling.Providing additional gender information and making the offer conditional on female co-tilting raised the take up of joint titles to about 76 percent and 89 percent, respectively, without dampening overall demand for titling. ... See More +

Brief 135873 APR 01, 2019

Cherchi,Ludovica; Goldstein,Markus P.; Habyarimana,James Paul; Montalvao,Joao; O'Sullivan,Michael B.; Udry,Chris; Gruver,Ariel Rose Disclosed

Climate Change and Governance : Opportunities and Responsibilities (English)

This Governance Note explains why climate change is a governance issue. It describes the development challenge that climate change poses and the policy response. ... See More +

Brief 136098 APR 01, 2019

Fozzard,Adrian Disclosed

Cameroon : Can School Grants and Teacher Incentives be Used to Increase School Access and Improve Quality? (English)

The Results in Education for All Children (REACH) Trust Fund at the World Bank funded a feasibility study and a pre-pilot of performance-based school grants and teacher incentives among 20 rural primary schools in Cameroon. ... See More +

Brief 136442 APR 01, 2019

Charles,Che; Perrot,Vincent; Savchenko,Yevgeniya Disclosed

Djibouti Economic Outlook - Spring 2019 (Arabic)

After a short slowdown in 2017 as some of the large infrastructure projects were phased out, growth recovered in 2018 but is still below potential. ... See More +

Brief 125250 APR 01, 2019

English, French Disclosed

Pakistan Customs : Mobilizing Domestic Revenues for Economic Development (English)

The government depends on the ability of Pakistan Customs to play a significant role in mobilizing domestic revenues, which contribute to the country’s economic development. ... See More +

Brief 136505 APR 01, 2019

Custers,Anna Louise; Sutherland,Richard Anthony Disclosed

Human Capital Project : How Countries Nurture Human Capital - Policies and Programs that Use and Expand the Evidence Base (Chinese)

Interventions designed using existing empirical evidence or new analyses can help deliver higher returns to investments in human capital.

Brief 136225 APR 01, 2019

English, Russian, French, Arabic, Spanish Disclosed

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Improving Management in Colombian Firms Through Individual and Group Consulting (English)
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JUN 01, 2019 137571 Brief
Who Wins and Who Loses from Staple Food Price Spikes? : Welfare Implications for Mozambique (English)
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JUN 01, 2019 137631 Brief
Where and How Slum Electrification Succeeds : A Proposal for Replication (English)
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JUN 01, 2019 137835 Brief
Pakistan : What's the Best Way to Invest in Private School's : Pakistan : What's the Best Way to Invest in Private Schools? (English)
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JUN 01, 2019 137993 Brief
Fostering Impactful Citizen Engagement (English)
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JUN 01, 2019 138005 Brief
Mainstreaming Energy Efficiency Investments in Urban Water and Wastewater Utilities (English)
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JUN 01, 2019 138001 Brief
Ensuring That Regulations Evolve as Mini Grids Mature (English)
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MAY 24, 2019 137182 Brief
Beyond the Last Mile : Piloting High-Efficiency, Low-Emissions Heating Technologies in Central Asia (English)
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MAY 24, 2019 137183 Brief
Looking at Gender and Socio-Emotional Skills Signaling in Turkey (English)
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MAY 01, 2019 136669 Brief
Wage Bill and Pay Reform : A First Glance and a Look Forward (English)
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MAY 01, 2019 136843 Brief
Changing Aspirations and Stereotypes in the Maldives (English)
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MAY 01, 2019 136668 Brief
Investing in Mini Grids Now, Integrating with the Main Grid Later : A Menu of Good Policy and Regulatory Option (English)
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MAY 01, 2019 137147 Brief
Kyrgyz Republic : Dialysis Centers (English)
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MAY 01, 2019 137570 Brief
Nepal Gender Brief (English)
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APR 23, 2019 136342 Brief
Empowering Women Through Equal Land Rights : Experimental Evidence From Rural Uganda (English)
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APR 01, 2019 135873 Brief
Climate Change and Governance : Opportunities and Responsibilities (English)
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APR 01, 2019 136098 Brief
Cameroon : Can School Grants and Teacher Incentives be Used to Increase School Access and Improve Quality? (English)
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APR 01, 2019 136442 Brief
Djibouti Economic Outlook - Spring 2019 (Arabic)
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APR 01, 2019 125250 Brief English, French
Pakistan Customs : Mobilizing Domestic Revenues for Economic Development (English)
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APR 01, 2019 136505 Brief
Human Capital Project : How Countries Nurture Human Capital - Policies and Programs that Use and Expand the Evidence Base (Chinese)
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APR 01, 2019 136225 Brief English, Russian, French, Arabic, Spanish