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Informal sector heterogeneity and income inequality : evidence from the Democratic Republic of Congo (English)

This paper uses 1-2-3 survey data on the Democratic Republic of Congo to analyze heterogeneity in the informal sector. It empirically identifies three types of entrepreneurs in the sector. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8328 FEB 01, 2018

Adoho,Franck M.; Doumbia,Djeneba Disclosed

Simulating pension income scenarios with penCalc : an illustration for India's national pension system (English)

This paper sets out initial results from a new modeling exercise for Defined Contribution (DC) pensions. It develops a package called penCalc based on the open source software language R, which is popular in the academic and modeling communities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8304 JAN 17, 2018

Price,William Joseph; Sane,Renuka Disclosed

India - India Low-Income Housing Finance : P119039 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 10 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR30209 DEC 02, 2017

Ray,Anuradha Disclosed

Formal informality : informal practices of formal firms as a key business constraint (Laotian)

Despite strong economic growth in recent decades led by the resource-based sectors, Lao PDR facessignificant challenges, including high poverty rates and limited productivity. ... See More +

Working Paper 120867 NOV 01, 2017

Imboden,Anders Stensrud; Hoppe,Mombert English Disclosed

Disclosable Version of the ISR - Kenya Youth Employment and Opportunities - P151831 - Sequence No : 03 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR29771 OCT 23, 2017

Tesliuc,Cornelia M. Disclosed

Product and factor market distortions : the case of the manufacturing sector in Morocco (English)

This paper studies the effect of market distortions in the manufacturing sector in Morocco. Recent microdata are used to calculate the extent of resource misallocation associated to these distortions and the potential total factor productivity (TFP) gain resulting from their removal. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8218 OCT 13, 2017

Chauffour,Jean-Pierre Christophe; Diaz Sanchez,Jose Luis Disclosed

Disclosable Version of the ISR - Improving Access to Affordable Housing Project - P157932 - Sequence No : 01 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR29700 OCT 06, 2017

Terraza,Horacio Cristian Disclosed

Doing business in Lao PDR : constraints to productivity (Laotian)

New available data suggests that the Lao business environment is not improving, and might be deteriorating. The main constraints named by firms surveyed in the 2016 Enterprise Survey are the practices of the informal sector, with 40 percent of respondents identifying this issue, followed by tax rates at 33 percent and transportation at 23 percent. ... See More +

Brief 122170 AUG 01, 2017

English Disclosed

Women and insurance : the next frontier (English)

The mission of the World Bank and IFC is to end extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity. The journey out of poverty is never easy, but when personal or natural disasters strike it can be a major setback. ... See More +

Brief 122319 JUL 01, 2017

Holliday,Susan Claire Disclosed

The effects of health insurance within families: experimental evidence from Nicaragua (English)

This paper measures the causal effects of parent enrollment into voluntary health insurance on healthcare utilization among insured and uninsured children in Nicaragua. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8115 JUN 26, 2017

Fitzpatrick,Anne; Thornton,Rebecca Lynn Disclosed

Congo, Democratic Republic of - Catalytic Project to Strengthen the National Statistical Institute : restructuring (English)

The development objective of the Catalytic Project to Strengthen the National Statistical Institute (INS) for Congo, Democratic Republic of is to strengthen the capacity of INS to generate and disseminate statistical information. ... See More +

Project Paper RES19559 JUN 26, 2017

Adoho,Franck M. Disclosed

Project Information Document (Concept Stage) - Creating a Trade in Value-Added Database for Africa - P162228 (English)

Project Information Document PIDC95954 JUN 13, 2017

Eric RolandMetreau Disclosed

Madagascar - Country partnership framework for the period of FY17 - FY21 (English)

This Country Partnership Framework (CPF) sets out the World Bank Group’s (WBG) strategy in Madagascar for the period of FY17‐FY21. As the country has emerged from a political crisis, the CPF supports the Government’s goal of generating a higher, inclusive and sustainable growth path to reduce poverty, as presented in its 2015‐2019 National Development Plan (NDP). ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 114744 MAY 30, 2017

French Disclosed

India - India Low-Income Housing Finance : P119039 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 09 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR27779 MAY 23, 2017

Ray,Anuradha Disclosed

Kenya - Financial Sector Support Project. : P151816 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 04 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR27574 APR 29, 2017

Safavian,Mehnaz S. Disclosed

Structural change, fundamentals, and growth : a framework and case studies (English)

Developing countries made considerable gains during the first decade of the 21st century. Their economies grew at unprecedented rates, resulting in large reduction in extreme poverty and a significant expansion of the middle class. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8041 APR 26, 2017

Mc Millan,Margaret; Rodrik,Dani; Sepulveda,Claudia Paz Disclosed

Implications of minimum wage increases on labor market dynamics lessons for emerging economies (English)

This paper offers evidence on the relationship between the minimum wage and unemployment and informal employment, and identifies some of the lessons learned on the potential effects of increasing the minimum wage. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8030 APR 18, 2017

Del Carpio,Ximena Vanessa; Pabon,Laura M. Disclosed

Relief from usury : impact of a community-based microcredit program in rural India (English)

The impact of micro-credit interventions on existing credit markets is theoretically ambiguous. Previous empirical work suggests the entry of a joint-liability lender may lead to a positive impact on the informal lending rate. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8021 APR 03, 2017

Hoffmann,Vivian; Rao,Vijayendra; Surendra,Vaishnavi; Datta,Upamanyu Disclosed

World - Enhancing Coherence and Integration of Economic and Social Statistics in Support of the Implementation of 2008 System of National Accounts (SNA) Project : additional financing (English)

The development objective of the Enhancing Coherence and Integration of Economic and Social Statistics in Support of the Implementation of 2008 System of National Accounts (SNA) Project for the World is to increase statistical capacity in compiling national accounts and supporting statistics according to the recommendations of the 2008 SNA and other relevant international standards in the twelve Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA) countries. ... See More +

Project Paper PP1943 MAR 31, 2017

Disclosed

Central African Republic - Data for Decision Making Project (English)

The objective of the Data for Decision Making Project is to increase the capacity of the national statistical institute (ICASEES) to produce and publicly disseminate statistics through data recovery, institutional development and support to data production. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD2232 MAR 09, 2017

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Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Informal sector heterogeneity and income inequality : evidence from the Democratic Republic of Congo (English)
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FEB 01, 2018 WPS8328 Policy Research Working Paper
Simulating pension income scenarios with penCalc : an illustration for India's national pension system (English)
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JAN 17, 2018 WPS8304 Policy Research Working Paper
India - India Low-Income Housing Finance : P119039 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 10 (English)
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DEC 02, 2017 ISR30209 Implementation Status and Results Report
Formal informality : informal practices of formal firms as a key business constraint (Laotian)
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NOV 01, 2017 120867 Working Paper English
Disclosable Version of the ISR - Kenya Youth Employment and Opportunities - P151831 - Sequence No : 03 (English)
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OCT 23, 2017 ISR29771 Implementation Status and Results Report
Product and factor market distortions : the case of the manufacturing sector in Morocco (English)
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OCT 13, 2017 WPS8218 Policy Research Working Paper
Disclosable Version of the ISR - Improving Access to Affordable Housing Project - P157932 - Sequence No : 01 (English)
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OCT 06, 2017 ISR29700 Implementation Status and Results Report
Doing business in Lao PDR : constraints to productivity (Laotian)
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AUG 01, 2017 122170 Brief English
Women and insurance : the next frontier (English)
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JUL 01, 2017 122319 Brief
The effects of health insurance within families: experimental evidence from Nicaragua (English)
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JUN 26, 2017 WPS8115 Policy Research Working Paper
Congo, Democratic Republic of - Catalytic Project to Strengthen the National Statistical Institute : restructuring (English)
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JUN 26, 2017 RES19559 Project Paper
Project Information Document (Concept Stage) - Creating a Trade in Value-Added Database for Africa - P162228 (English)
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JUN 13, 2017 PIDC95954 Project Information Document
Madagascar - Country partnership framework for the period of FY17 - FY21 (English)
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MAY 30, 2017 114744 Country Assistance Strategy Document French
India - India Low-Income Housing Finance : P119039 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 09 (English)
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MAY 23, 2017 ISR27779 Implementation Status and Results Report
Kenya - Financial Sector Support Project. : P151816 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 04 (English)
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APR 29, 2017 ISR27574 Implementation Status and Results Report
Structural change, fundamentals, and growth : a framework and case studies (English)
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APR 26, 2017 WPS8041 Policy Research Working Paper
Implications of minimum wage increases on labor market dynamics lessons for emerging economies (English)
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APR 18, 2017 WPS8030 Policy Research Working Paper
Relief from usury : impact of a community-based microcredit program in rural India (English)
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APR 03, 2017 WPS8021 Policy Research Working Paper
World - Enhancing Coherence and Integration of Economic and Social Statistics in Support of the Implementation of 2008 System of National Accounts (SNA) Project : additional financing (English)
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MAR 31, 2017 PP1943 Project Paper
Central African Republic - Data for Decision Making Project (English)
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MAR 09, 2017 PAD2232 Project Appraisal Document