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Blockchain and Associated Legal Issues for Emerging Markets (English)

Blockchain, or distributed ledger technology (DLT), is a tamper-evident and tamper-resistant digital ledger implemented in a distributed fashion.1 This emerging technology, which enables direct transactions within a ledger without need for a central authority or trusted intermediary, has the potential to re-engineer economic models and enable the creation of markets and products previously unavailable or unprofitable across emerging markets. ... See More +

Brief 133877 JAN 16, 2019

Salmon,John; Myers,Gordon I. Disclosed

Service Performance Guarantees for Public Utilities and Beyond - An Innovation with Potential to Attract Investors to Emerging Markets (English)

Emerging market countries require substantial foreign investment for development, economic growth,and poverty alleviation. There are multiple challenges to attracting this investment, however, ranging from political and economic instability to corruption, poor security, and small market size. ... See More +

Brief 133876 JAN 08, 2019

Ramachandran,Vijay; Gelb,Alan Harold; Buehler,Martin Reto Disclosed

Afghanistan Development Brief : Is Afghani/US dollar depreciation a problem for Afghanistan? (English)

In this policy brief we discuss whether and to what extent recent currency depreciation is a problem for Afghanistan. We show that: i) depreciation against the US dollar has been modest and driven mostly be external factors; and ii) depreciation against the US dollar is not significantly driving inflation. ... See More +

Brief 133791 JAN 01, 2019

Sahibzada,Habiburahman; Haque,Tobias Akhtar Disclosed

Energy Subsidy Reform Facility Country Brief : Rwanda (English)

Reforming electricity subsidies is a complex challenge in Rwanda, a landlocked country with limited energy resources and a small industrial base. ... See More +

Brief 133963 JAN 01, 2019

Disclosed

Disability in Water : Brief for Task (English)

Though they may be invisible in the community, persons with disabilities live in every country. In fact, more than one billion people worldwide have some form of disability, and eighty percent of persons with disabilities live in developing countries. ... See More +

Brief 133987 JAN 01, 2019

Disclosed

Informality : Why Is It So Widespread and How Can It Be Reduced? (English)

In a typical developing country, about 70 percent of workers and 30 percent of production are informal. Informality is a cause and a consequence of the lack of economic and institutional development. ... See More +

Brief 133110 DEC 19, 2018

Loayza,Norman V. Disclosed

Logistics Infrastructure Along the Belt and Road Initiative Economies (English)

Logistics is the network of services that support the physical movement of goods, trade across borders, and commerce within borders. It comprises an array of activities beyond transportation, including warehousing and storage, terminal operations (e.g. in ports and airports), express delivery, customs brokerage, as well as data and information management. ... See More +

Brief 133058 DEC 18, 2018

Wiederer,Christina Katharina Disclosed

Welfare Implications of Employment Transitions in Uganda (English)

Understanding employment transitions and their implications in terms of welfare and labor outcomes is key for countries to design labor market policies aimed at inclusive growth, particularly in developing countries. ... See More +

Brief 133064 DEC 18, 2018

Mejia-Mantilla,Carolina Disclosed

Managing Knowledge When Procuring Financial Management Information Systems (English)

Knowledge is a sustainable advantage and using knowledge assets can increase value within an organization. Knowledge advantage—effectively capturing and using know-how and insights in a business environment—advocates effective knowledge management and fosters its continual growth as knowledge begins to flow. ... See More +

Brief 132873 DEC 12, 2018

Lo,Lina; Brumby,James A. Disclosed

Trade, Cross-Border Data, and the Next Regulatory Frontier : Law Enforcement and Data Localization Requirements (English)

Policy-makers and regulators are striving to tackle the challenges brought by the recentexponential growth of cross-border data. One sensitive policy concern is how to ensure accessto data by law enforcement, which has led countries to impose data localization requirements or other heavy-handed responses. ... See More +

Brief 132606 DEC 01, 2018

Molinuevo,Martin; Gaillard,Simon Jean Henri Disclosed

Energy Efficiency in Industry (English)

The vast energy efficiency potential in industry remains largely untapped, impairing global efforts to mitigate climate change. With the right steps, energy savings by 2035 could rise to 668 million metric tons of oil equivalent in OECD countries, and up to five times more in developing countries. ... See More +

Brief 132949 DEC 01, 2018

Dobrotkova,Zuzana; Lukas,Aditya Alexander; Singh,Jasneet Disclosed

Residential Energy Efficiency (English)

Over the next decade, energy consumption in the residential subsector is expected to grow faster than in the rest of the building sector owing to expected increases in both the number of households and in per capita energy use as incomes rise. ... See More +

Brief 132947 DEC 01, 2018

Lukas,Aditya Alexander Disclosed

Energy Efficiency in the Public Sector (English)

As a collectively large energy user, the public sector can set an example for efficiency improvements in other sectors. It can also stimulate EE markets, bring down costs for other energy users, lower emissions, and free up funds for investments for other development priorities. ... See More +

Brief 132945 DEC 01, 2018

Singh,Jasneet Disclosed

Behavioral Science Around the World : A Profile of 10 Countries (Working Draft) (English)

As of November 2018, there are at least 202 public entities all over the world are applyingbehavioral insights to their policies (OECD, 2018). ... See More +

Brief 132610 DEC 01, 2018

Afif,Zeina; Islan,William Wade; Calvo-Gonzalez,Oscar; Dalton,Abigail Goodnow Disclosed

How to Promote Early Childhood Development through Skills Training and Employment Programs (English)

Early Childhood Development (ECD) and skills development are both areas of increasing priority for countries around the world seeking to boost economic growth and stability. ... See More +

Brief 132924 DEC 01, 2018

Bowen,Frances Mary; Devercelli,Amanda Epstein Disclosed

Working Under Pressure : Improving Labor Productivity through Financial Innovation (English)

In developing countries, financial transfers within social and kin networks are ubiquitous and frequent. Though these transfers have social benefits, pressure to redistribute income can introduce a disincentive to work by reducing the payoff of exerting effort. ... See More +

Brief 132959 DEC 01, 2018

Carranza,Eliana; Donald,Aletheia Amalia; Grosset,Florian; Kaur,Supreet Disclosed

How Old is the Belt and Road Initiative? Long Term Patterns of Chinese Exports to BRI Economies (English)

In this note, we look at trade data to answer a simple question: When did the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) really start? The BRI was officially announced in 2013 during President Xi Jinping's visits to Kazakhstan and Indonesia, which took place in September and October of that year, respectively. ... See More +

Brief 133112 DEC 01, 2018

Constantinescu,Ileana Cristina; Ruta,Michele Disclosed

Governance Insight : Smart Fiduciary - An Agile Initiative (English)

The Governance Insight gives you an idea about SMART Fiduciary and initiatives under development. It consistent with the Agile Bank Initiative, SMART Fiduciary, an undertaking of the Governance Global Practice, aims at continuously improving operational financial management work and its impact. ... See More +

Brief 133143 DEC 01, 2018

Olowo-Okere,Edward; Wasike,Moses Sabuni Disclosed

Afghanistan Development Brief : Highlights of Afghanistan Fiscal Year 1398 Budget (English)

In this note we provide an assessment of the technical aspects of budget and discuss the implications of the medium-term fiscal framework. The budget document is technically sound and includes some significant improvements in compliance with international best practices. ... See More +

Brief 133789 DEC 01, 2018

Sahibzada,Habiburahman; Haque,Tobias Akhtar Disclosed

A Call to Support Francophone African Countries to End the Tremendous Suffering from NTDs (English)

Eighteen neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and malaria account together for 22 percent of the total burden of communicable diseases in 25 Francophone African countries (FPACs). ... See More +

Brief 133931 DEC 01, 2018

Sorgho,Gaston; Lavadenz,Fernando; Tshivuila Matala,Opope Oyaka Disclosed

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Blockchain and Associated Legal Issues for Emerging Markets (English)
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JAN 16, 2019 133877 Brief
Service Performance Guarantees for Public Utilities and Beyond - An Innovation with Potential to Attract Investors to Emerging Markets (English)
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JAN 08, 2019 133876 Brief
Afghanistan Development Brief : Is Afghani/US dollar depreciation a problem for Afghanistan? (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 133791 Brief
Energy Subsidy Reform Facility Country Brief : Rwanda (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 133963 Brief
Disability in Water : Brief for Task (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 133987 Brief
Informality : Why Is It So Widespread and How Can It Be Reduced? (English)
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DEC 19, 2018 133110 Brief
Logistics Infrastructure Along the Belt and Road Initiative Economies (English)
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DEC 18, 2018 133058 Brief
Welfare Implications of Employment Transitions in Uganda (English)
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DEC 18, 2018 133064 Brief
Managing Knowledge When Procuring Financial Management Information Systems (English)
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DEC 12, 2018 132873 Brief
Trade, Cross-Border Data, and the Next Regulatory Frontier : Law Enforcement and Data Localization Requirements (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 132606 Brief
Energy Efficiency in Industry (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 132949 Brief
Residential Energy Efficiency (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 132947 Brief
Energy Efficiency in the Public Sector (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 132945 Brief
Behavioral Science Around the World : A Profile of 10 Countries (Working Draft) (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 132610 Brief
How to Promote Early Childhood Development through Skills Training and Employment Programs (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 132924 Brief
Working Under Pressure : Improving Labor Productivity through Financial Innovation (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 132959 Brief
How Old is the Belt and Road Initiative? Long Term Patterns of Chinese Exports to BRI Economies (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 133112 Brief
Governance Insight : Smart Fiduciary - An Agile Initiative (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 133143 Brief
Afghanistan Development Brief : Highlights of Afghanistan Fiscal Year 1398 Budget (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 133789 Brief
A Call to Support Francophone African Countries to End the Tremendous Suffering from NTDs (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 133931 Brief