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Tracing back the weather origins of human welfare: evidence from Mozambique (English)

Mozambique is among the African countries most exposed to weather-related hazards. Using detailed gridded precipitation data for individuals' birth-year and birth-district, this study investigates the effects of extreme rainfall anomalies around the time of birth on long-run well-being. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8167 AUG 14, 2017

Baez Ramirez,Javier Eduardo; Caruso,German Daniel; Niu,Chiyu Disclosed

Do labor markets limit the inclusiveness of growth in the Dominican Republic? : ¿Ha sido limitado el crecimiento inclusivo en la República Dominicana por los mercados laborales? (Spanish)

The strong economic growth enjoyed by the Dominican Republic following its 2003 domestic crisis was not matched by similarly substantial progress in poverty reduction. ... See More +

Working Paper 117877 AUG 01, 2017

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Do labor markets limit the inclusiveness of growth in the Dominican Republic? (English)

The strong economic growth enjoyed by the Dominican Republic following its 2003 domestic crisis was not matched by similarly substantial progress in poverty reduction. ... See More +

Working Paper 117877 AUG 01, 2017

Disclosed

The Geography of Welfare in Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, and Togo : Géographie du bien-être au Bénin, au Burkina Faso, en Côte d’Ivoire et au Togo (French)

This report aims to assess the spatial disparities in economic development along four important dimensions: (i) It provides stylized facts of the underlying forces behind within-country inequality, namely natural endowment, agglomeration economies, and market access. ... See More +

Other Poverty Study 118151 AUG 01, 2017

Nguyen,Nga Thi Viet; Dizon,Felipe Jr Fadullon Disclosed

The Geography of Welfare in Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, and Togo (English)

This report aims to assess the spatial disparities in economic development along four important dimensions: (i) It provides stylized facts of the underlying forces behind within-country inequality, namely natural endowment, agglomeration economies, and market access. ... See More +

Other Poverty Study 118151 AUG 01, 2017

Nguyen,Nga Thi Viet; Dizon,Felipe Jr Fadullon Disclosed

A wake up call : Nigeria water supply, sanitation, and hygiene poverty diagnostic : A Wake up call : Nigeria Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene Poverty Diagnostic (English)

This report offers an overview of the state of WASH services in the country. It draws from a number of national data sources, desk reviews, and original research to analyze service delivery in the country and assess the sector's performance. ... See More +

Working Paper 118241 AUG 01, 2017

Disclosed

East Asia and Pacific cities : expanding opportunities for the urban poor (English)

Urbanization in East Asia and the Pacific has created enormous opportunity for many. Yet the rapid growth of cities can also create challenges as national and local governments try to keep up with the needs of their growing populations. ... See More +

Publication 117827 JUL 27, 2017

Baker,Judy L.; Gadgil,Gauri Uday Disclosed

Tunisia - WASH and poverty diagnostic (Vol. 2) : Rapport des Comptes WASH (French)

The World Bank funded the present study, Tunisia water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) poverty diagnostics, to assist the Government of Tunisia with exploring the linkages between poverty and WASH services. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS17905 JUL 01, 2017

Tremolet,Sophie Cecile Marie Disclosed

Tunisia - WASH and poverty diagnostic : Synthèse et recommandations politiques (French)

The World Bank funded the present study, Tunisia water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) poverty diagnostics, to assist the Government of Tunisia with exploring the linkages between poverty and WASH services. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS17905 JUL 01, 2017

Tremolet,Sophie Cecile Marie Disclosed

Climbing higher : toward a middle-income Nepal : उच्च आरोहण: मध्यआय मुलुकतर्फको दिशामा (Nepali)

Nepal's recent history of development is marred by a paradox. Many countries in the world have experienced rapid growth but modest poverty reduction, as income has increasingly concentrated in the hands of the wealthy. ... See More +

Country Economic Memorandum 115156 JUL 01, 2017

Cosic,Damir; Dahal,Sudyumna; Kitzmuller,Markus Disclosed

Assessing Africa's policies and institutions : 2016 CPIA results for Africa (English)

Sub-Saharan Africa faced another challenging year in 2016. Economic activity continued to weaken, amid less favorable terms of trade, slowdown in global growth, and difficult domestic conditions. ... See More +

Working Paper 117514 JUL 01, 2017

Disclosed

Assessing Africa's policies and institutions : 2016 CPIA results for Africa : Évaluation des politiques et des institutions en Afrique : Résultats de la CPIA 2016 pour l'Afrique (French)

Sub-Saharan Africa faced another challenging year in 2016. Economic activity continued to weaken, amid less favorable terms of trade, slowdown in global growth, and difficult domestic conditions. ... See More +

Working Paper 117514 JUL 01, 2017

Disclosed

Beneficiary Assessment of PNPM/RES PEK : Rencana Strategis Pembangunan Kampung (English)

In Papua and West Papua, PNPM Rural is implemented together with RESPEK (Rencana Strategis Pembangunan Kampung, or the Village Development Strategic Plan), a CDD program at the provincial level. ... See More +

Working Paper 117801 JUL 01, 2017

Disclosed

Approximating income distribution dynamics using aggregate data (English)

This paper proposes a methodology to approximate individual income distribution dynamics using only time series data on aggregate moments of the income distribution. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8123 JUN 27, 2017

Kraay,Aart C.; Van Der Weide,Roy Disclosed

Education and health services in Uganda : quality of inputs, user satisfaction, and community welfare levels (English)

Good health and quality education are essential for economic growth and poverty reduction. Unfortunately, the quality of the education and health services provided in low-income countries is often low. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8116 JUN 26, 2017

Tsimpo Nkengne,Clarence; Etang Ndip,Alvin; Wodon,Quentin T. Disclosed

Biased policy professionals (English)

A large literature focuses on the biases of individuals and consumers, as well as "nudges" and other policies that can address those biases. Although policy decisions are often more consequential than those of individual consumers, there is a dearth of studies on the biases of policy professionals: those who prepare and implement policy on behalf of elected politicians. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8113 JUN 26, 2017

Banuri,Sheheryar; Dercon,Stefan; Gauri,Varun Disclosed

Education and health services in Uganda : quality of inputs, user satisfaction, and community welfare levels (English)

Good health and quality education are essential for economic growth and poverty reduction. Unfortunately, the quality of the education and health services provided in low-income countries is often low. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8116 JUN 26, 2017

Tsimpo Nkengne,Clarence; Etang Ndip,Alvin; Wodon,Quentin T. Disclosed

Well begun, but aiming higher: a review of Vietnam's education trends in the past 20 years and emerging challenges (English)

Given its modest position as a lower-middle-income country, Vietnam stands out from the rest of the world with its remarkable performance on standardized test scores, school enrollment, and completed years of schooling. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8112 JUN 26, 2017

Dang,Hai-Anh H.; Glewwe,Paul W. Disclosed

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Tracing back the weather origins of human welfare: evidence from Mozambique (English)
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AUG 14, 2017 WPS8167 Policy Research Working Paper
Do labor markets limit the inclusiveness of growth in the Dominican Republic? : ¿Ha sido limitado el crecimiento inclusivo en la República Dominicana por los mercados laborales? (Spanish)
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AUG 01, 2017 117877 Working Paper
Do labor markets limit the inclusiveness of growth in the Dominican Republic? (English)
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AUG 01, 2017 117877 Working Paper
The Geography of Welfare in Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, and Togo : Géographie du bien-être au Bénin, au Burkina Faso, en Côte d’Ivoire et au Togo (French)
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AUG 01, 2017 118151 Other Poverty Study
The Geography of Welfare in Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, and Togo (English)
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AUG 01, 2017 118151 Other Poverty Study
A wake up call : Nigeria water supply, sanitation, and hygiene poverty diagnostic : A Wake up call : Nigeria Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene Poverty Diagnostic (English)
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AUG 01, 2017 118241 Working Paper
East Asia and Pacific cities : expanding opportunities for the urban poor (English)
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JUL 27, 2017 117827 Publication
Vietnam - Second Northern Mountains Poverty Reduction Project : additional financing - procurement plan : Việt Nam - Dự Án Giảm Nghèo Giai Đoạn Thứ Hai Tỉnh Lai Châu : thêm tài chính - kế hoạch đấu thầu (Vietnamese)
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JUL 03, 2017 117152 Procurement Plan
Tunisia - WASH and poverty diagnostic (Vol. 2) : Rapport des Comptes WASH (French)
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JUL 01, 2017 ACS17905 Working Paper
Tunisia - WASH and poverty diagnostic : Synthèse et recommandations politiques (French)
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JUL 01, 2017 ACS17905 Working Paper
Climbing higher : toward a middle-income Nepal : उच्च आरोहण: मध्यआय मुलुकतर्फको दिशामा (Nepali)
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JUL 01, 2017 115156 Country Economic Memorandum
Assessing Africa's policies and institutions : 2016 CPIA results for Africa (English)
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JUL 01, 2017 117514 Working Paper
Assessing Africa's policies and institutions : 2016 CPIA results for Africa : Évaluation des politiques et des institutions en Afrique : Résultats de la CPIA 2016 pour l'Afrique (French)
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JUL 01, 2017 117514 Working Paper
Beneficiary Assessment of PNPM/RES PEK : Rencana Strategis Pembangunan Kampung (English)
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JUL 01, 2017 117801 Working Paper
Vietnam - Second Northern Mountains Poverty Reduction Project : additional financing : procurement plan : Việt Nam - Tài trợ bổ sung cho Dự án Giảm nghèo vùng núi phía bắc : kế hoạch đấu thầu (Vietnamese,English)
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JUL 01, 2017 117791 Procurement Plan
Approximating income distribution dynamics using aggregate data (English)
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JUN 27, 2017 WPS8123 Policy Research Working Paper
Education and health services in Uganda : quality of inputs, user satisfaction, and community welfare levels (English)
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JUN 26, 2017 WPS8116 Policy Research Working Paper
Biased policy professionals (English)
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JUN 26, 2017 WPS8113 Policy Research Working Paper
Education and health services in Uganda : quality of inputs, user satisfaction, and community welfare levels (English)
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JUN 26, 2017 WPS8116 Policy Research Working Paper
Well begun, but aiming higher: a review of Vietnam's education trends in the past 20 years and emerging challenges (English)
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JUN 26, 2017 WPS8112 Policy Research Working Paper