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Pakistan - Strengthening Markets for Agriculture and Rural Transformation in Punjab Program Project (English)

The development objective of the Strengthening Markets for Agriculture and Rural Transformation (SMART) in Punjab Program Project for Pakistan is to increase the productivity of crop and livestock farmers, improve their climate resilience, and foster agribusiness development in Punjab. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document 121616 NOV 22, 2017

Disclosed

Firm-level decomposition of energy consumption in Turkish manufacturing industry (English)

Energy efficiency in industry is a crucial topic for Turkey, as the country has an import dependency of 80 percent in energy. Although the importance of enhancing energy efficiency in industry is widely acknowledged, there has not been any study examining the energy efficiency in Turkish industry at micro level. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8211 OCT 04, 2017

Sahin,Sebnem Disclosed

Assessing effects of large-scale land transfers: challenges and opportunities in Malawi's estate sector (English)

This study uses data from the complete computerization of agricultural leases in Malawi, a georeferenced farm survey, and satellite imagery to document the opportunities and challenges of land-based investment in novel ways. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8200 SEP 20, 2017

Deininger,Klaus W.; Xia,Fang Disclosed

Export quality in advanced and developing economies : evidence from a new data set (English)

This paper develops new estimates of export quality, based on bilateral data, which are far more extensive than previous efforts. The data cover 166 countries and hundreds of products over 1962-2014. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8196 SEP 14, 2017

Henn,Christian; Papageorgiou,Chris; Romero,Jose; Spatafora,Nikola L. Disclosed

Moving out and up : panel data evidence on migration and poverty in Uganda (English)

This paper examines the relationship between spatial and economic mobility in Uganda using longitudinal data from 2005 through 2012. The study relies on a detailed panel tracking survey and exploits exogenous variation in the spatial intensity of violent conflict, rainfall shocks, distance from the regional capital, and ethnic networks in urban areas. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8186 SEP 07, 2017

Mensah,Edouard Romeo; O'Sullivan,Michael B. Disclosed

Global inequality in a more educated world (English)

In developing countries, younger and better-educated cohorts are entering the workforce. This developing world-led education wave is altering the skill composition of the global labor supply, and impacting income distribution, at the national and global levels. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8135 JUN 30, 2017

Ahmed, S. Amer; Bussolo,Maurizio; Vargas Da Cruz,Marcio Jose; Go,Delfin Sia; Osorio-Rodarte,Israel Disclosed

Uganda - Energy for Rural Transformation Project in Support of the Second Phase of the Energy for Rural Transformation Program (English)

Ratings for the Energy for Rural Transformation Project in Support of the Second Phase of the Energy for Rural Transformation Program for Uganda were as follows: outcomes were moderately satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was moderate, the Bank performance was moderately unsatisfactory, and the Borrower performance was also moderately unsatisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR4053 JUN 23, 2017

Disclosed

Senegal - First Multi-Sectoral Structural Reform Development Policy Financing Project (English)

The objective of the First Multi-Sectoral Structural Reform Development Policy Financing Project is to support Government’s efforts in: (i) strengthening governance and management to reduce costs, improve reliability and facilitate equitable access in the energy sector; and (ii) enhancing the legal and regulatory framework to promote competition, investment and equitable access in the ICT sector. ... See More +

Program Document 109335 MAY 23, 2017

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

India - Assam Agribusiness and Rural Transformation Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2) : Environmental assessment and environmental management framework : annexes (English)

The development objective of the Assam Agribusiness and Rural Transformation Project (APART) for India is to increase value-added and improve resilience in the production and processing of selected agriculture commodities, focusing on small farmers and agro-entrepreneurs in targeted districts. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG2730 APR 01, 2017

Esson,Ama Disclosed

Urbanization and development : is Latin America and the Caribbean different from the rest of the world? (English)

Two long-established stylized facts in the urban and development economics literatures are that: (a) a country's level of economic development is strongly positively correlated with its level of urbanization; and (b) a country's level of urbanization is strongly negatively correlated with the size of its agricultural sector. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8019 MAR 30, 2017

Roberts,Mark; Blankespoor,Brian; Deuskar,Chandan; Stewart,Benjamin P. Disclosed

Breaking into tradables : urban form and urban function in a developing city (English)

Many cities in developing economies, particularly in Africa, are experiencing urbanization without industrialization. This paper conceptualizes this in a framework in which a city can produce non-tradable goods and -- if it is sufficiently competitive -- also internationally tradable goods, potentially subject to increasing returns to scale. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7950 JAN 23, 2017

Venables,Anthony J. Disclosed

Gender-differentiated impacts of tenure insecurity on agricultural performance in Malawi's customary tenure systems (English)

Many African countries rely on sporadic land transfers from customary to statutory domains to attract investment and improve agricultural performance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7943 JAN 18, 2017

Deininger,Klaus W.; Xia,Fang; Holden,Stein Terje Disclosed

Sources of productivity growth in Uganda : the role of interindustry and intra-industry misallocation in the 2000s (English)

Uganda's growth in gross domestic product of the 2000s was accompanied by high growth rates of labor productivity across industries producing tradable goods and services. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7909 DEC 07, 2016

Dennis,Allen Curtis K.; Mengistae,Taye Alemu; Yoshino,Yutaka; Zeufack,Albert G. Disclosed

Argentina - Metropolitan Buenos Aires Urban Transformation Project : environmental assessment : Marco de gestión ambiental y social - Componente 2 (Spanish)

Environmental Assessment SFG2586 OCT 25, 2016

Scialabba,Santiago Disclosed

Uganda - Second Energy for Rural Transformation Adaptable Program Loan Project : resettlement plan (Vol. 2) : Resettlement action plan for Rubaare-Kakukuru-Kyempene (English)

The objective of the Second Energy for Rural Transformation Adaptable Program Loan Project for is to increase access to energy and Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in rural Uganda. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan SFG2550 OCT 12, 2016

Katusabe,Barbara Disclosed

Uganda - Second Energy for Rural Transformation Adaptable Program Loan Project : resettlement plan (Vol. 3) : Resettlement action plan for Kizirafumbi-Kadoma-Kikoob-Kyapoloni-Kabaale Power line (English)

The objective of the Second Energy for Rural Transformation Adaptable Program Loan Project for is to increase access to energy and Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in rural Uganda. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan SFG2550 OCT 01, 2016

Katusabe,Barbara Disclosed

Maldives - Country snapshot (English)

Maldives was one of the world’s 20 poorest countries in the early 1980s. Three decades later, its inhabitants enjoy the same levels of gross domestic product (GDP) per capita and human development outcomes as a middle income country. ... See More +

Working Paper 109250 OCT 01, 2016

Disclosed

Nepal - Country snapshot (English)

Nepal experienced its slowest growth in 14 years in FY2016. Real GDP growth, which slowed to 2.7 percent in FY2015 on account of a devastating earthquake, was further dragged down to 0.6 percent in FY2016 due to the sluggish post-earthquake reconstruction activities and the disruption in cross-border trade. ... See More +

Working Paper 109251 OCT 01, 2016

Disclosed

Structural transformation of the agricultural sector : a primer (English)

In developing countries, structural transformation started much later, mostly in the 1900s. The structural transformation of the agricultural sector has been characterized by the relative decline of basic agriculture; the rising importance of agribusiness, which includes the value added for agro-related industries and for agricultural trade and distribution services; as well as the growing share of high-value agricultural products in international trade with respect to traditional exports. ... See More +

Brief 104231 MAR 01, 2016

Divanbeigi,Raian; Paustian,Nina; Loayza,Norman V. Disclosed

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Pakistan - Strengthening Markets for Agriculture and Rural Transformation in Punjab Program Project (English)
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NOV 22, 2017 121616 Project Appraisal Document
Firm-level decomposition of energy consumption in Turkish manufacturing industry (English)
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OCT 04, 2017 WPS8211 Policy Research Working Paper
Assessing effects of large-scale land transfers: challenges and opportunities in Malawi's estate sector (English)
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SEP 20, 2017 WPS8200 Policy Research Working Paper
Export quality in advanced and developing economies : evidence from a new data set (English)
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SEP 14, 2017 WPS8196 Policy Research Working Paper
Moving out and up : panel data evidence on migration and poverty in Uganda (English)
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SEP 07, 2017 WPS8186 Policy Research Working Paper
Global inequality in a more educated world (English)
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JUN 30, 2017 WPS8135 Policy Research Working Paper
Uganda - Energy for Rural Transformation Project in Support of the Second Phase of the Energy for Rural Transformation Program (English)
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JUN 23, 2017 ICR4053 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Senegal - First Multi-Sectoral Structural Reform Development Policy Financing Project (English)
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MAY 23, 2017 109335 Program Document
Structural change, fundamentals, and growth : a framework and case studies (English)
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APR 26, 2017 WPS8041 Policy Research Working Paper
India - Assam Agribusiness and Rural Transformation Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2) : Environmental assessment and environmental management framework : annexes (English)
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APR 01, 2017 SFG2730 Environmental Assessment
Urbanization and development : is Latin America and the Caribbean different from the rest of the world? (English)
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MAR 30, 2017 WPS8019 Policy Research Working Paper
Breaking into tradables : urban form and urban function in a developing city (English)
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JAN 23, 2017 WPS7950 Policy Research Working Paper
Gender-differentiated impacts of tenure insecurity on agricultural performance in Malawi's customary tenure systems (English)
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JAN 18, 2017 WPS7943 Policy Research Working Paper
Sources of productivity growth in Uganda : the role of interindustry and intra-industry misallocation in the 2000s (English)
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DEC 07, 2016 WPS7909 Policy Research Working Paper
Argentina - Metropolitan Buenos Aires Urban Transformation Project : environmental assessment : Marco de gestión ambiental y social - Componente 2 (Spanish)
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OCT 25, 2016 SFG2586 Environmental Assessment
Uganda - Second Energy for Rural Transformation Adaptable Program Loan Project : resettlement plan (Vol. 2) : Resettlement action plan for Rubaare-Kakukuru-Kyempene (English)
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OCT 12, 2016 SFG2550 Resettlement Plan
Uganda - Second Energy for Rural Transformation Adaptable Program Loan Project : resettlement plan (Vol. 3) : Resettlement action plan for Kizirafumbi-Kadoma-Kikoob-Kyapoloni-Kabaale Power line (English)
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OCT 01, 2016 SFG2550 Resettlement Plan
Maldives - Country snapshot (English)
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OCT 01, 2016 109250 Working Paper
Nepal - Country snapshot (English)
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OCT 01, 2016 109251 Working Paper
Structural transformation of the agricultural sector : a primer (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 104231 Brief