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A primer on human capital (English)

This note summarizes some of the key contributions in the macro- and micro- economic literature on the pathways linking human capital and income growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8309 JAN 19, 2018

Flabbi,Luca; Gatti,Roberta V. Disclosed

Preschool and child development under extreme poverty : evidence from a randomized experiment in rural Mozambique (English)

This study analyzed the impact of a community-based preschool program on child development and schooling outcomes in high-poverty areas of rural Mozambique. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8290 DEC 22, 2017

Martinez,Sebastian; Naudeau,Sophie; Pereira,Vitor Azevedo Disclosed

Africa research newsletter (5) (English)

This issue includes the following headings: from mines and wells to well-built minds turning Sub-Saharan Africa's natural resource wealth into human capital; socioeconomic impact of mining on local communities in Africa; cash transfer and health evidence from Tanzania; leapfrogging the key to Africa's development. ... See More +

Newsletter 120425 OCT 01, 2017

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Latvia tax review (English)

Latvia's Ministry of Finance requested the World Bank to collaborate on a review of the country's tax system as input for the design a medium-term tax strategy. ... See More +

Working Paper 120580 OCT 01, 2017

Jacobs,Bas; Sinnott,Emily; Skrok,Emilia; Hazans,Mihails; Mosberger,Palma; Pluta,Anna; Rastrigina,Olga; Dillinger,William R. Disclosed

From mines and wells to well-built minds : turning Sub-Saharan Africa's natural resource wealth into human capital (English)

Sub-Saharan Africa's natural resource-rich countries have poor human development. Children in these countries are more likely to die before their first birthday, more likely to be stunted, and less likely to attend school than children in other countries with similar income. ... See More +

Publication 114770 MAY 02, 2017

de la Brière,Bénédicte; Filmer,Deon P.; Ringold,Dena; Rohner,Dominic Patrick; Samuda,Karelle Ann Yakini; Denisova,Anastasiya Disclosed

The power of human capital multi-level capacity building for energy access (English)

Over the past decade, the debate on access toenergy has tended to lean mostly on technology,finance, and policy as key drivers. Thanks to this approach, there has been some progress in expanding global energy access—although the goal of universal access is still far off and is likely to remain so for the next two decades. ... See More +

Brief 115075 JAN 01, 2017

Colombo,Emanuela; Mattarolo,Lorenzo; Politecnico di Milano; Bologna,Stefano; Masera,Diego Disclosed

Sustaining impacts when transfers end : the role of women leaders for aspirations and human capital investments (English)

Sustainability of short-term interventions may depend on whether they manage to change families’ attitudes towards the future and related social norms. ... See More +

Working Paper 121569 SEP 17, 2016

Macours,Karen; Vakis,Renos Disclosed

Taking stock of programs to develop socioemotional skills : a systematic review of program evidence (English)

Possessing a range of cognitive, socioemotional, and technical skills is important for individuals to maximize their chances of success in many aspects of life. ... See More +

Publication 107460 AUG 01, 2016

Sánchez Puerta, Maria Laura; Valerio,Alexandria; Bernal, Marcela Gutiérrez Disclosed

Performance and learning review of the country partnership strategy for Papua New Guinea for the period FY2013-FY2016 (English)

This Performance and Learning Review (PLR) updates and assesses progress in implementing the World Bank Group (WBG) Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) for the Independent State of Papua New Guinea (PNG) for the period FY2013–2016, discussed by the Board of Executive Directors in November 2012. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 105698 JUL 01, 2016

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Striving for balance in economics : towards a theory of the social determination of behavior (English)

This paper is an attempt to broaden economic discourse by importing insights into human behavior not just from psychology, but also from sociology and anthropology. ... See More +

Journal Article 105338 JUN 01, 2016

Stiglitz,Joseph E.; Hoff,Karla Disclosed

Djibouti - Performance and learning review of the country partnership strategy for the period FY2014-FY2017 (English)

The first joint International Development Association (IDA), International Finance Corporation (IFC), Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) for FY14-17 for Djibouti was discussed by the Board of Directors in March 2014. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 104985 MAY 03, 2016

Arabic, French Disclosed

World development report 2017 : Accounting for cross-country income differences : ten years later (English)

The study focused on a cross-section of countries observed in the mid-1990s, so the conclusions from that effort are beginning to be a bit dated. ... See More +

World Development Report 112882 MAY 01, 2016

Caselli,Francesco Disclosed

Employer voices, employer demands, and implications for public skills development policy connecting the labor and education sectors (English)

Educators believe that they are adequately preparing youth for the labor market while at the same time employers lament the students' lack of skills. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7582 FEB 29, 2016

Cunningham,Wendy; Villasenor,Paula Disclosed

Peru - Boosting human capital and productivity development policy financing with a deferred drawdown option : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 103327 FEB 11, 2016

Disclosed

Peru - Boosting Human Capital and Productivity Development Policy Financing with a Deferred Drawdown Option Project (English)

The Boosting Human Capital and Productivity Development Policy Financing with a Deferred Drawdown Option (DPF-DDO) aim to support Peru efforts to foster productivity growth under a more challenging external environment. ... See More +

Program Document 99251 JAN 16, 2016

Disclosed

Summer Recreation at the World Bank Group (English)

Every summer, World Bank Group staff and their families would meet for a day of fun outdoor activities. Following the tradition started in the early 1950’s, the World Bank Group staff gathered for the annual picnic in 1959. ... See More +

Working Paper 104685 JAN 01, 2016

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World Bank President Eugene Black Attends Washington Baseball Games with Staff (English)

With summer and baseball season in full swing, the Archives highlights an annual tradition that took place under Eugene Black, the third President of the World Bank Group. ... See More +

Working Paper 104708 JAN 01, 2016

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A primer on human capital (English)
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JAN 19, 2018 WPS8309 Policy Research Working Paper
Preschool and child development under extreme poverty : evidence from a randomized experiment in rural Mozambique (English)
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DEC 22, 2017 WPS8290 Policy Research Working Paper
Africa research newsletter (5) (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120425 Newsletter
Latvia tax review (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120580 Working Paper
Congo, Democratic Republic of - Human Development Systems Strengthening Project : excution support mission - August 21 to September 1, 2017 : République démocratique du Congo - Projet de renforcement des systèmes de développement humain : Mission de soutien à l’exécution - 21 août au 1er septembre 2017 (French)
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AUG 21, 2017 120569 Aide Memoire
Congo, Democratic Republic of - Human Development Systems Strengthening Project : technical mission - June 19 to 23, 2017 : République Démocratique du Congo - Projet de Renforcement des Systèmes de Développement Humain : Mission technique - 19 au 23 Juin 2017 (French)
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JUN 19, 2017 120568 Aide Memoire
From mines and wells to well-built minds : turning Sub-Saharan Africa's natural resource wealth into human capital (English)
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MAY 02, 2017 114770 Publication
The power of human capital multi-level capacity building for energy access (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 115075 Brief
Congo, Democratic Republic of - Human Development Systems Strengthening Project : technical mission - November 28 to December 2, 2016 : République Démocratique du Congo - Projet de Renforcement de Systèmes de Développement Humain : mission technique - du 28 Novembre au 2 Décembre 2016 (French)
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DEC 02, 2016 114044 Aide Memoire
Sustaining impacts when transfers end : the role of women leaders for aspirations and human capital investments (English)
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SEP 17, 2016 121569 Working Paper
Taking stock of programs to develop socioemotional skills : a systematic review of program evidence (English)
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AUG 01, 2016 107460 Publication
Performance and learning review of the country partnership strategy for Papua New Guinea for the period FY2013-FY2016 (English)
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JUL 01, 2016 105698 Country Assistance Strategy Document
Striving for balance in economics : towards a theory of the social determination of behavior (English)
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JUN 01, 2016 105338 Journal Article
Djibouti - Performance and learning review of the country partnership strategy for the period FY2014-FY2017 (English)
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MAY 03, 2016 104985 Country Assistance Strategy Document Arabic, French
World development report 2017 : Accounting for cross-country income differences : ten years later (English)
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MAY 01, 2016 112882 World Development Report
Employer voices, employer demands, and implications for public skills development policy connecting the labor and education sectors (English)
See More +
FEB 29, 2016 WPS7582 Policy Research Working Paper
Peru - Boosting human capital and productivity development policy financing with a deferred drawdown option : chair summary (English)
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FEB 11, 2016 103327 Board Summary
Peru - Boosting Human Capital and Productivity Development Policy Financing with a Deferred Drawdown Option Project (English)
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JAN 16, 2016 99251 Program Document
Summer Recreation at the World Bank Group (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 104685 Working Paper
World Bank President Eugene Black Attends Washington Baseball Games with Staff (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 104708 Working Paper